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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>TURKISH CYPRIOT AND TURKISH MEDIA REVIEW No. 38/15 26.02.15
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 Cavusoglu asked for Azerbaijan's support for the occupation regime to obtain an observer status at TURKPATurkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (26.02.15) reports that the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who is carrying out officials contacts in Azerbaijan, asked for Azerbaijan's support in order for the "TRNC" to obtain the observer status at the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking countries (TURKPA).
Stating that the "TRNC" has observer status at the Organization for Islamic Conference (OIC) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation (OEC), Cavusoglu expressed hopes that it will obtain an observer status a TURKPA as well.
Cavusoglu held separate meetings with Azeri Prime Minister Artur Rasizade and the Speaker of the Assembly Oktay Esedov.
 Eroglu: "It is not possible to reach an agreement that will not include Turkey's guarantees"Under the above title, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (26.02.15) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, in statements yesterday while visiting the occupied villages of Kythrea, Trachoni and Neochorio Kythreas, said, inter alia, that Cyprus is the only country in the Eastern Mediterranean where there is no bloodshed and alleged that this is due to the existence of Turkey's active and effective guarantees.
Stating that it is not possible to reach to an agreement which will not include Turkey's guarantees, Eroglu added: "Our vision is the integration of the Turkish Cypriot community with the international community, while at the same time, our national security is considered very important".
Alleging that there is peace in Cyprus at the moment and that what it lacks is an agreement, Eroglu called the Greek Cypriot side to return to the negotiating table and added that the negotiating table is the place for the agreement to be reached.
Eroglu accused again President Nikos Anastasiades for abandoning the negotiation process by presenting several pretexts, especially during a period as he said, that the mutual give-take process was about to start.
Claiming that he is still at the negotiating table, Eroglu criticized the Republican Turkish Party-United Forces (CTP-BG) for accusing him that he is not in favor of the solution and alleged that CTP reiterates continuously the same things and does not use any other expression than the word "solution".
 Eroglu responds to "flag issue crisis"Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (26.02.15) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu in a written statement yesterday responded to the criticism he received by several circles in the occupied area of Cyprus and especially the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot social media, that he has violated the "election restrictions law" and the "flag law".
Eroglu was responding to the criticism he received yesterday after the publication of a photograph presenting him speaking during an event he attended within the framework of his "election campaign". The picture shows him at a table covered with both flags of Turkey and the "TRNC" and food on top.
Turkish Cypriot and Turkish social media covered the story widely yesterday criticizing Eroglu for not respecting the flags and for violating the "election restrictions" related with the "flag".
In the written statement, Eroglu clarified that he has always showed respect for the "national flags" and felt honoured to protect both the Turkish and "TRNC" flags.
Eroglu said that various circles in the "TRNC" have taken advantage of this photograph in order to serve their political purposes and added that this was saddening, since the people who organized the event organized it with good intentions. "People who knew me, know that I am a person with values", Eroglu said, adding that his main mission is to protect those "flags".
 A protocol on customs between Turkey and the breakaway regimeAccording to Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi (26.02.15), self-styled prime minister Ozkan Yorgancioglu, speaking to the press yesterday after a meeting of the "council of ministers", said that they will authorize the so-called customs directorate for signing a protocol with the Customs Directorate of Turkey in order to ease and accelerate trade between them.
 A marine navigation map for the occupied area of the Republic of CyprusTurkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi (26.02.15) reports that the self-styled minister of public works and transportation Hasan Tacoy said that the maritime issue was never given its fair share, adding that the "government" has now given importance to this issue and prepared for the first time a navigation map. He noted that the map will be evaluated today by the "council of ministers".
Tacoy explained that with this navigation map, the pipelines that will transfer water from Turkey will be protected.
 The "mayor" of occupied Guneyli village suspended his relations with CTPAccording to Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi (26.02.15), the so-called mayor of the occupied village of Guneyli Ahmet Benli, who is member of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), announced yesterday that he will suspend his relations with the CTP.
Benli, who is also the "chairman of the Turkish Cypriot municipalities union", said that he took his decision due to the stance of the "government" on the issue of amending the "local administration law".
 A former "mayor" in the occupied area of Cyprus is deputy candidate nominee for AKPAccording to Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris (26.02.15), the former "mayor" of occupied village Komi Kepir Sezai Sezen announced that he is a deputy candidate nominee with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the upcoming general elections in Turkey on June 7.
In his written statement, Sezen said that he will continue politics from Turkey, adding that he aims to provide more services to Cyprus and Adana.
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