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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. 48/15 12.03.15
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 Denktas met with Arinc in Ankara; The so-called presidential elections and the new economic program were discussedUnder the title: "They discussed the new program", Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (12.03.15) reports that the so-called deputy prime minister and "minister of economy, tourism, culture and sports" Serdar Denktas, within the framework of his contacts in Ankara, met yesterday with Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister, responsible for Cyprus Affairs, Bulent Arinc.
In statements during the meeting, Denktas said that they exchanged views with Arinc regarding the new economic program of 2016-2018.
Also speaking, Arinc referred to the so-called presidential elections which are scheduled to take place in the occupied area of Cyprus on April 19 and said: "What is important in the elections is the choice of our Turkish Cypriot brothers. We will show a great respect to them".
Arinc stated further that during the meeting, they discussed with Denktas issues which interest both "countries". He said that they discussed both the preparation works for the economic program of the years 2016-2018 and also the projects they aim to prepare for the economic development of the "TRNC".
Regarding the so-called presidential elections, Arinc said: "These elections are certainly very important. Presidential elections are very important for North Cyprus, Turkey and for the whole region. I know that the current candidates are very prestigious persons. I wish success to all of them. (?) We are all aware that Turkey has very close ties with North Cyprus. The TRNC grows up, it progresses and becomes stronger", Arinc alleged.
 Denktas supports TFF's initiative and apologizes on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot "people"Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis (12.03.15) reports that the self-styled deputy prime minister and minister of economy, tourism, culture and sports Serdar Denktas, who evaluated the Turkish Football Federation's (TFF) initiative to open a "representation office" in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus as "spectacular", made a new statement yesterday and apologized on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot "people" for the reactions on this issue. Denktas said that it is obvious to be a reaction on this issue in Cyprus, either due to lack of information or completely unawareness.
Denktas apologized on behalf of the Turkish Cypriots during his meeting with the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister responsible for Cyprus affairs Bulent Arinc within the framework of his contacts in Ankara.
On the same issue, speaking upon his return from Ankara yesterday, Denktas apologised to the Anatolian people for the remarks and statements issued by various organisations, politicians and associations in the "TRNC" against the initiative, illegal Bayrak television (online, 12.03.15) broadcast.
"It was us who requested a solution to the crisis we faced, it is the TFF who launched an initiative to solve this problem and yet again it is the Turkish Football Federation which is accused of bypassing the KTFF", he said.
Claiming that the TFF is working to open a representation office in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus because the "KTFF" is not recognized, Denktas said: "Of course all this is subject to FIFA's approval".
Denktas also criticized those who have reacted sharply to the TFF's initiative, adding: "I don't understand where this complex is coming from. Those who have taken on a duty to attack Turkey on grounds that it is bypassing us should reconsider and review their actions".
 Turkish Sports Minister on the "opening" of Turkish Football Federation office in occupied CyprusTurkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (12.03.15) reports that Akif Cagtatay Kilic, the Youth and Sports Minister of Turkey expressed the belief that the issue regarding the request by the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to FIFA to establish a "representation office" in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus will be resolved soon.
Kilic who issued a written statement, said that the problems occurred on the issue will be solved in a very short time and added that the statements made and the reaction showed by the "Turkish Cypriot football federation" on the subject distressed "sport minister" Serdar Denktas, who was visiting Turkey, very much.
"But later we talked and he left feeling happy since the issues on the subject were solved", he stated. Kilic stated that there are FIFA and international rules in the breakaway regime that must be abided by, however he claimed that it is within those rules and regulations that the Turkish Federation had taken this step.
 Clashes within the "government" over TFF's request to open a "representation office" in the occupied area of the Republic of CyprusToday's Turkish Cypriot newspapers (12.03.15) continue to report in their first pages the ongoing reaction on the Turkish Football Federation's (TFF) initiative to open a "representation office" in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus, emphasizing the fact that there are clashes within the "coalition government" of the breakaway regime on this issue. The headlines of some Turkish Cypriot dailies are as follows:
KIBRIS: "The coalition fell into contradiction".
HAVADIS: "The 'ball' exploded in the government"
YENIDUZEN: "Yorgancioglu: It's impossible to accept it. Serdar: TFF's initiative is spectacular"
On the same issue, the leader of the Social Democracy Party (TDP) Cemal Ozyigit described the initiative of the TFF without notifying the "Turkish Cypriot football federation" ("KTFF") as disrespect to the Turkish Cypriot "people". He also stressed that the only solution in the process that they are included is the Cyprus Football Association (CFA), adding that they support the steps that the "KTFF" has taken in this direction.
The United Cyprus Party (BKP) criticized also the initiative of the TFF to open a "representation office" by disregarding the "KTFF". The general secretary of the BKP Abdullah Korkmazhan described this initiative as an indication of the integration perceptive that Turkey sees the north part of Cyprus as its province. He also said that this TFF's initiative is a separatist effort to prevent the Turkish Cypriot football to unite with world football, adding that they support the efforts of the "KTFF" to carry out cooperation with CFA and UEFA.
Meanwhile, the leader of the National Unity Party (UBP) Huseyin Ozgurgun said that it is not possible the "KTFF" to come under the CFA, adding that whatever they have accomplished until today has always been with the cooperation and consultation of Turkey. He also said that the TFF should make cooperation with the "KTFF" in every way.
The same stance is expressed also by the "Turkish Cypriot football trainers association" ("KTFAD"). It believes that the initiative of TFF will contribute to the application of the "KTFF" to become member of FIFA.
 Yorgancioglu: "The government is ready to do all necessary for the negotiations"Under the title: "The government is ready to do all necessary for the negotiation talks", Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (12.03.15) reports that the so-called prime minister Ozkan Yorgancioglu, replying yesterday to a reporter's question after the meeting of the "council of ministers" regarding the issue of NAVTEX, said that the "government" is ready to do all necessary in order to give the opportunity for the "president" to be elected, to carry out negotiation talks.
"The Greek Cypriot side is necessary to give the same chance", Yorgancioglu added.
 Columnist writes that Akinci may win at the April "presidential elections"Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (12.03.15) publishes an article by Aysu Basri regarding the forthcoming "presidential elections" to be held in the breakaway regime.
Basri writes in her column that it is very difficult to predict the outcome of the "elections", however it is possible that independent candidate Mustafa Akinci will be the winner.
She also writes that the "election's results" will determine the fate of the two big parties in the breakaway regime: Of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) and of the National Unity Party (UBP) which faced "elections'" defeats recently and which want very much to win the "elections". She also writes that the percentage that independent candidate Kudret Ozersay will receive will be of a great importance as regards the outcome of the elections and his own ambitions since this will determine his political future as well.
Writing about the advantages and disadvantages of Akinci, Basri writes that his main advantage is that he receives votes from both the left and the right and also that he is perceived as a master politician on the Cyprus problem. His disadvantage is the small budget of his campaign and that there is no any large organization to support his effort.
For the Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, Basri writes that his main advantage is the large group of voters who feel loyal to him. However, Basri thinks that many internal problems faced by UBP as well as the disorganization in the cooperation between UBP and the Democratic Party (DP) which also supports the Turkish Cypriot leader, may cost Eroglu a lot of voters.
According to the columnist, CTP's candidate Sibel Siber's main advantage is that she was very successful when she acted as "interim prime minister" and that she is very much liked by the "public". Her disadvantage is that her candidacy will be negatively affected by the fact that CTP which is in "power" is accused of not taking action on "internal issues" and of the developments on the Cyprus problem.
 Twelve trade unions organized a demonstration and called on the "government" to resignTurkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (12.03.15) reports that twelve trade unions organized a demonstration and a strike yesterday in occupied Famagusta, calling the "government" to resign. The paper writes that many persons participated in the demonstration despite the heavy rain.
KAMU- SEN ,KTAMS, KTOS, KTOEOS, TIP-IS, TURK-SEN, DEV-IS, GUC-SEN, CAG-SEN, HAZINE-SEN, DAU-SEN and DAUBIR-SEN trade unions issued a statement accusing the "government" of taking pro-capitalism measures which are against the workers' rights. "Speaking during the demonstration, the general secretary of KTOEOS trade union Tahir Gokcebel stated that neither the workers want to become slaves, nor they want a fake government to rule. The paper writes that the protestors' reactions will continue the following days.
In addition, Halkin Sesi also writes that "prime minister" Ozkan Yorgancioglu reacted against the demonstrations. He said that he respecst the right to strike but added that he does not understand why a demonstration and a strike are organized for such a "simple reason", as he said and added that the trade unions must understand that the "government" cannot satisfy every demand they have.
 Vaccinations against the LSD diseases in the occupied area of Cyprus are launchedTurkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (12.03.15) reports that the so-called minister of food, agriculture and energy Onder Sennaroglu in a written statement yesterday, said that vaccination of the cattle against the Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) has been launched and added that until so-far in a period of one month a total of 21, 216 animals were vaccinated.
Sennaroglu said that the total number of cattle in the "country" is 66 thousand and stated that their aim is all the animals to be vaccinated, in order to prevent the spreading of the disease.
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