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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot and Turkish Media Review, 15-09-30

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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. 186/15 30.09.2015

[A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

  • [01] Akinci met with Mammadyarov and Hisarciklioglu in New York
  • [02] Tsipras and Davutoglu discussed refugee crisis and Cyprus
  • [03] A critical day for Deryneia crossing point on October 7
  • [04] The candidatures for UBP's congress submitted; Candidates complain of not having the members' names and the phone numbers
  • [05] Eroglu's daughter was relieved of duty; A bargain has reportedly taken place prior to UBP's congress
  • [06] The "dairy cooperation" exports halloumi to the Arab countries for 6 dollars per kilo
  • [07] Turkish Cypriots living abroad want to participate in the "assembly"
  • [08] Turkish Cypriots who live in the UK will participate in the newly established "Turkic World Solidarity Platform"
  • [09] The breakaway regime cannot pay the salaries by the end of the year
  • [10] Birinci will represent the breakaway regime in the Turkish Industry Businesswomen and Businessmen Confederation
  • [11] Erdogan: "PKK is an enemy of 'Kurdish brothers'"
  • [12] Turkey's YSK announced the final candidate lists for November 1st elections
  • [13] A new public survey in Turkey shows AKP regaining the majority of votes in Parliament
  • [14] Turkey to fully finance and build Crimea's largest mosque
  • [15] Change on the implementation of the ending of Daylight Saving Time in Turkey due to snap elections

  • [A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

    [01] Akinci met with Mammadyarov and Hisarciklioglu in New York

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (30.09.15) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci met yesterday in New York with Azerbaijan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov and the chairman of Turkey's Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), Rifat Hissarciklioglu. Akinci's meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, which was planned for yesterday, is postponed for today at the Plaza hotel where Akinci is staying.

    Akinci's meeting with Maymmadarov was held at the Azeri Mission at the UN Plaza.

    Prior to his meeting with Akinci, Hisarciklioglu said that this was their first meeting after Akinci's election. He noted that they had suggested a Consultative Council on Investments for the occupied area of Cyprus, similar to the one which contributed to the increase of the investments in Turkey, but this could not be sustainable in occupied Cyprus. He argued that the obstacles which the foreign investors are facing in the occupied area of the island and what should be done for overcoming these obstacles must be addressed.

    In his statements, Aknci said that they are working to bring peace that will ensure the same tranquility in both sides of the island and underlined the importance of economy. He noted that they want to make use of Hisarciklioglu's experience and that they attach great importance to the Nicosia Forum, created by Turkish Cypriot, Greek Cypriot, Turkish and Greek business circles.

    Expressing the wish to meet with Hisarciklioglu more often in the future, Akinci said that the political solution must be economically supported. Noting that there is an economic difference between the occupied area nd the government controlled area of Cyprus, Akinci said that Hisarciklioglu's experience would be useful for overcoming this gap.

    According to the paper, a meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Sultanate of Oman, Yusuf Bin Alawi Bin Abbas is included among Akinci's contacts in New York.

    Ozdil Nami, the Turkish Cypriot negotiator, is participating in the delegation which accompanies Akinci during his contacts. At the same time, however, Nami is expected to also hold separate contacts and meetings. Nami will meet with assistants of the representatives of the UN Security Council's members.

    (I/Ts.)

    [02] Tsipras and Davutoglu discussed refugee crisis and Cyprus

    Turkish daily Sabah newspaper 930.09.15) reports that the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a meeting with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras.

    The meeting, which was closed to the media, took place on the margins of the United Nations summit in New York.

    According to Turkish Prime Ministry sources the two leaders agreed to enhance cooperation to implement projects aiming to ease the plight of Syrian refugees. During the meeting, Davutoglu expressed Turkey's readiness to offer every kind of support to help Greece overcome its ongoing financial crisis, sources said.

    Tsipras stated during the meeting that Greece supports a fair and sustainable solution to the Cyprus problem based on UN Resolutions and called Turkey to support talks in this direction.

    Also on Tuesday, the Turkish Premier held face-to-face talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Norwegian Prime Minister Arna Solberg, European Council President Donald Tusk, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

    (CS)

    [03] A critical day for Deryneia crossing point on October 7

    Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen (30.09.15) reports that the "problem" regarding the opening of Deryneia crossing point within the framework of the Confidential Building Measures (CBMs) does not fall off the agenda. While some sources claim that there is disagreement between the sides on the problem which is continuing, the "presidency office" preserves its optimism regarding the process. The paper reports that although the "military problem" with the opening of the Deryenia crossing point has been eliminated, the works are carrying out, the leaders have decided to accelerate the works on the current route and the process is continuing positively, they have not reached a solution yet.

    Meanwhile, the fourth meeting of the Technical Committees regarding the opening of the crossing points will be held on October 7. The Turkish Cypriot side will submit its views towards the Greek Cypriot proposal. It is also expected that a clear result will emerge from this meeting.

    Meltem Onurkan Samani, the Turkish Cypriot coordinator of the Technical Committees, in statements to the paper, said that instead of "ironing or not out the kinks", it is more correctly to say that the process is continuing positively. She said that they took all the reports of all shareholders regarding the crossing points and the technical committees will evaluate these reports by discussing them in their meeting, which will be held soon.

    (DPs)

    [04] The candidatures for UBP's congress submitted; Candidates complain of not having the members' names and the phone numbers Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (30.09.15) reports that the seven candidates for the post of the chairman of the National Unity Party (UBP) during the forthcoming congress of 31st of October submitted officially their applications yesterday.

    Huseyin Ozgurgun, Ersan Saner, Zorlu Tore, Ersin Tatar, Nazim Cavusoglu, Unal Ustel and Oguz Ceyda submitted separately their candidatures, but what is called as "crisis of the members' list" is not overcome yet. After submitting their candidatures, the candidates who oppose to Huseyin Ozgurgun, the current chairman, expressed their reaction to the fact that the members' list and the telephone numbers of the members were not given to them.

    (I/Ts.)

    [05] Eroglu's daughter was relieved of duty; A bargain has reportedly taken place prior to UBP's congress

    Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (30.09.15) reports that former Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu's daughter Gencay Eroglu was relieved of her duty as the "director" of the so-called youth department. According to a statement issued by the self-styled prime minister's office, Gencay Eroglu is replaced by Hatice Duzgun.

    Afrika reports that some allege that Gencay Eroglu will be appointed as "undersecretary" at the self-styled ministry of education. Citing reliable sources, the paper writes that the former Turkish Cypriot leader called Huseyin Ozgurgun, chairman of the "minor coalition government partner" National Unity Party (UBP), to his house and asked him explanations. It is argued that Eroglu and Ozgurgun agreed on the appointment of Gencay Eroglu as "undersecretary" at the self-styled ministry of education. Within the framework of this agreement, Eroglu will remain "neutral in favor of Ozgurgun" during the UBP's forthcoming congress and he will even "slightly support" him to win the post of the party chairman again. In return for this, Ozgurgun will not reject the appointment of Eroglu's daughter at the "ministry".

    It is said that the consent of the self-styled minister of education, Kemal Durust has also been secured and the current "undersecretary", who is on leave, will be dismissed in order for Gencay Eroglu to be appointed.

    (I/Ts.)

    [06] The "dairy cooperation" exports halloumi to the Arab countries for 6 dollars per kilo

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibrisli (30.09.15) reports that Omer Bahadi, responsible for the financial and administrative affairs of the "dairy cooperation", said that the quality of their dairy products cannot be questioned. He added that they have exported their dairy products since 1974 and 125 workers are processing 125 tons of milk every day.

    Bahadi further said that they export the 27% of the total agricultural products to the Arab countries and some others. He also claimed that they used to even export halloumi/hellim to Israel.

    Meanwhile, Bahadi said that they export halloumi for 6 dollar per kilo to the Arab countries and claimed that the Republic of Cyprus exports halloumi products for 7 dollars per kilo.

    (DPs)

    [07] Turkish Cypriots living abroad want to participate in the "assembly"

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (30.09.15) reports that the workshop for demanding the right to participate in the "assembly", of the Platform of Turkish Cypriots living abroad, will come together on October 6 in the breakaway regime.

    According to the paper, the "proposal for TRNC citizens who live abroad to participate in the assembly" workshops gave information about the Turkish Cypriots living abroad claiming that there are 600,000 Turkish Cypriots living abroad.

    (CS)

    [08] Turkish Cypriots who live in the UK will participate in the newly established "Turkic World Solidarity Platform"

    Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris newspaper (30.09.15) reports that persons originating from Turkic countries who live in the UK gathered in order to organize a common organization. Representatives of the breakaway regime will also participate in the organization.

    According to the paper, the organization will be named "Turkic World Solidarity Platform", and representatives from Azerbaijan, Northern Iraq and other countries will participate in it.

    (CS)

    [09] The breakaway regime cannot pay the salaries by the end of the year

    Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (30.09.15) reports that the entire sum of the 216 million Turkish Liras (TL) granted by Turkey for the breakaway regime's budget this year was used. When the rest of the regime's resources are added to its income, these are not enough to pay the salaries, notes the paper adding that the issue of making some payments from resources planned to be used for 2016's budget has come onto the agenda. The total payment of salaries, including the 13th salary, reaches 680 million TL by the end of the year.

    The amount separated in the regime's budget for paying the farmers, the livestock breeders and the producers was 135 million TL, while the payments reached 200 million TL, notes the paper pointing out that the producers are preparing to hold protests in the streets and that a dilemma exists: either the producers will be paid or the "civil servants", as there is not enough money for paying both of them.

    Meanwhile, 180 million TL out of the 190 million TL separated in the so-called "Turkey-TRNC sustainable economy transition program" in 2015 were not spent and because no reform was made the money will return to Turkey again.

    The paper writes that Turkey is the only source for the breakaway regime's "treasury" which faces a deficit of about 180 million TL by the end of the year. However, it is said that the self-styled prime minister of the regime, Omer Kalyoncyu denied meeting with the Turkish government to ask for resources saying that there is nothing concrete yet on which he could base his demand for money.

    (I/Ts.)

    [10] Birinci will represent the breakaway regime in the Turkish Industry Businesswomen and Businessmen Confederation

    Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris newspaper (30.09.15) reports that businessman Ertan Birinci, chairman of the Birinci Media Group, was elected as "TRNC" representative of the Turkish Industry Businesswomen and Businessmen Confederation.

    According to a statement by the chairman of the Confederation, Ersin Duzyol, Birinci is a well trusted person and will participate in the Confederation in the highest level.

    (CS)

    [11] Erdogan: "PKK is an enemy of 'Kurdish brothers'"

    Ankara Anatolia news agency (30.09.15) reports that Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the PKK of exploiting the "solution process" and the Kurdish people.

    In a speech to village leaders in Ankara on Tuesday, Erdogan asked: "Is it possible for an organization that shoots, ruins and destroys ambulances, fire vehicles, mosques, schools, work places and homes to struggle for the people in the region?"

    Erdogan said that the terrorist organization is not only "an enemy" of the country but also of their "Kurdish brothers," adding that it wanted to make Turkish and Kurdish people enemies of each other.

    Erdogan also said that the PKK is not a part of the nation and added: "Those who attack our country's benefits and aim at its unity and integrity do not belong to this nation, whatever title they have, even if they are in the Parliament."

    The latter comment is thought to be a thinly veiled reference to the People's Democratic Party (HDP).

    Without naming HDP explicitly, Erdogan asked: "Those who backed the terrorist organization, what did you do apart from digging [ditches]? While digging, you disturbed the people there."

    (?)

    [12] Turkey's YSK announced the final candidate lists for November 1st elections

    Ankara Anatolia news agency (29.09.15) reported that Turkey's Supreme Election Board (YSK) has published the final candidate lists that contain a total of 48 new names compared to the lists unveiled on September 23

    Turkey's Supreme Election Board has officially announced candidate lists of all Turkish political parties who will run in the upcoming snap elections on November 1.

    The final candidate lists were published in the official gazette late Monday.

    The lists, approved by the Board, consist of candidates from 16 political parties, who will run in the polls.

    There are a total of 48 new names compared to the lists unveiled on September 23. The Justice and Development (AK) Party changed five of its candidates while the Republican People's Party (CHP) added 13 new names to the list. The other two parties, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), changed 12 and 18 of their candidates, respectively, in the final list.

    The list also has 21 independent parliamentary candidates from across Turkey.

    Snap elections in Turkey will be held on November 1, nearly five months after an inconclusive election on June 7 saw no single party win an overall majority.

    Coalition talks between AK Party and the other three parliamentary parties had not produced any result.

    A provisional government was established by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on August 28 to steer Turkey to a rerun of June's polls.

    The interim Cabinet includes representatives from Davutoglu's AK Party, one lawmaker from the MHP and two from the HDP.

    Turkey is divided into 85 constituencies in 81 provinces for a total of 550 MPs.

    The election board will print more than 75 million voting papers for the snap polls.

    [13] A new public survey in Turkey shows AKP regaining the majority of votes in Parliament

    Turkish daily Sabah (29.09.15-online in English) reported that a recent public survey by the Ankara-based Objective Research Center (ORC) and MAK Consultancy found that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) would regain a majority in Parliament following the November 1 early elections.

    Speaking to a local news agency, ORC President Murat Posteki cited Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's recent statements in New York, where he said that the support for the AK Party had increased to 43%. Posteki said that the survey showed that the AK Party will regain the conservative Kurdish votes that it lost in the June 7 elections.

    He also said the 2% of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) supporters who voted for the party are strongly expected to support the AK Party in the upcoming elections.

    In the public survey published by MAK for the month of September, 43.72% of participants support the AK Party, which would lead to it holding the majority in Parliament after the elections. The survey, which was conducted through telephone interviews with 1,521 individuals and one-on-one interviews with 5,500 individuals, was done throughout 30 cities and three regional towns. The results show that, according to the support indicated by participants, the Republican People's Party (CHP) would have 141 Deputies in Parliament, the pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) would have 66 and the MHP would have 64. Posteki said that anything could happen in the November 1 elections and that there are two key parties, the AK Party and the CHP. He said the percentage of possible votes can increase within a day and that the messages conveyed by political parties as well as how voters perceive those messages are highly critical.

    [14] Turkey to fully finance and build Crimea's largest mosque

    Ankara Anatolia news agency (29.09.15) reported that Crimea's Grand Mufti said on Sunday that Turkey is going to fully finance the construction of Crimea's largest mosque.

    Crimea Autonomous Republic's Grand Mufti Emir Ali Ablayev said that the Russian administration approved the project, which they had been trying to implement for 10 years, from before Crimea joined the Russian Federation.

    The mosque will be constructed in Crimea's capital, which Crimean Tatars refer to as "Akmescit," while Russians call it "Simferopol."

    "The worship venue will be built in an area of 2,500 square meters and together with the courtyard and the fountain, it will cover 5,000 square meters Ablayev said, adding that "about 5,000 Muslims will be able to worship at the same time."

    He said that the mosque would be named "The Friday Mosque."

    Ercan Bekar, the owner of the Istanbul-based construction company Erbek Insaat which will build the mosque, said that within days the cornerstone of the mosque would be laid. He said that the construction company has 36 months to build the mosque, but the aim is to finish the construction within 24 months.

    The Crimean Grand Mufti said that "Turkey's Presidency for Religious Affairs provided every kind of support for the implementation of this project, which will be Crimea's largest Mosque. Turkey will fully finance the construction of the Mosque."

    The Grand Mufti said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, former President Abdullah Gul, and the Head of Presidency for Religious Affairs Mehmet Gormez have helped the project to receive approval first from the Ukrainian authorities, and then from the Russian authorities.

    [15] Change on the implementation of the ending of Daylight Saving Time in Turkey due to snap elections

    Turkish daily Sabah newspaper (30.09.15) reports that the Turkish authorities have announced that the daylight saving time in Turkey will end on November 8, instead of October 25, because of the upcoming snap election on November 1st.

    Clocks across the country will be switched back by one hour at 4:00 a.m., which will then become 3 a.m. on November 8, Sunday.

    The clocks across Turkey were last put forward to Daylight Saving Time for an hour on March 29 to save electricity.

    Turkey is estimated to save about 800 million-1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity through switching to Daylight Saving Time for seven months; this amount is equal to that of the annual power production of a middle-scale hydroelectric power plant.

    Daylight Saving Time was first used in northern European countries like Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom during World War I to conserve coal, and was first introduced in Turkey by law in 1925.

    Turkey adopted Daylight Saving Time to keep its clocks in sync with those of European countries and to decrease the demand for electricity in the early evening hours. TURKISH AFFAIRS SECTION

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