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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot and Turkish Media Review, 16-07-06

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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. 125/16 06.07.2016

[A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

  • [01] Ozgurgun alleges that occupied Morfou will never be returned to its Greek Cypriot owners
  • [02] Afrika comments on Erdogan's statement that Turkey will grant citizenship to Syrian refugees
  • [03] People in Istanbul's streets were attacked because of smoking and drinking alcohol
  • [04] The waste disposal from an orange juice factory causes a huge environmental disaster
  • [05] Erdogan says Turkey's issue is with the Egyptian ruler not the people
  • [06] Seven killed in military helicopter crash in Turkey's Giresun

  • [A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

    [01] Ozgurgun alleges that occupied Morfou will never be returned to its Greek Cypriot owners

    Turkish Cypriot daily Diyalog newspaper (06.07.16) refers to an assurance given by President Anastasiades to the Mayor of occupied Morfou, Charalambos Pittas that "the Cyprus problem cannot be solved without the return of Morfou" and that he has said this clearly to Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. The paper reports that the self-styled mayor of occupied Morfou, Mahmut Ozcinar and some organizations of the area replied to this statement.

    Asked to comment on the issue Ozcinar told the paper, inter alia, the following:

    "Before referring to this issue I want to note the following: The Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos will visit south Cyprus and will be granted the title of honorary citizen of Morfou. The so-called mayor and the municipal council have taken such decision! President Akinci must make a statement on this issue. Our neighbors continue to ignore us. However, we have been holding local elections in Morfou since 1976. And the people of Morfou elect their administrators. We are here since 1976. I cannot understand how the President of Greece accepts such title. [?] I am clearly saying this: The municipal council of the people of Morfou has not taken such decision.

    Coming to the other issue, their policy on Morfou has been continuing for many years. It must be known that this place is not the Morfou of 1974. Investments were made, we made it bigger. And our citizens who came afterwards and were given property of equal value, settled here by leaving their property in the south. They turned this place into their homeland and rebuilt their lives here. They were born here, they died here, that is, from humanitarian point of view this wish [of the Greek Cypriots] cannot happen. In a possible referendum the entire people, not only Morfou, must clearly understand what will happen and take their decision accordingly. [?]"

    Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (06.07.16) reports that Huseyin Ozgurgun, self-styled prime minister of the breakaway regime in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus, has also referred to the issue over his Twitter account. He said: "The president of the Greek Cypriot administration Anastasiades said that there could never be a solution without giving Morfou. This is a reply to those calling 2016 as the year of the solution. My reply is: Morfou can never be given".

    (I/Ts.)

    [02] Afrika comments on Erdogan's statement that Turkey will grant citizenship to Syrian refugees

    Under the front-page title: "Citizenship for votes", Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (06.07.16) refers to statements by Turkish President Erdogan who has said that Turkey will grant citizenship to Syrian refugees.

    Commenting on this statement, the paper writes that all Syrian refugees that will be granted the Turkish citizenship will have the right to vote in the general and local elections in Turkey as well as in the referenda for the new Constitution.

    The paper writes also the following: "It has been always said that 'whatever happens in Turkey, it happens also in the TRNC. Now it's the contrary. Whatever it happens in the TRNC, it happens also in Turkey. Tayyip Erdogan has stated that citizenship is to be granted to Syrian refugees. If 2 million 733 thousand Syrians become citizens of Turkey, 1,5 million out of them will have the right of voting in Turkey's elections. If from the 1,5 million Syrian refugees which will be able to affect the elections results, there will be somebody that would like to become a candidate, then the Syrian refugees will be able to elect a mayor or even an MP. In 2014 and 2015, Erdogan had said that Syrians will return back to their countries".

    The paper writes further that the scenario in Cyprus concerning the citizenship is been played in Turkey.

    (AK)

    [03] People in Istanbul's streets were attacked because of smoking and drinking alcohol

    Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika newspaper (06.07.16) under the front page title: "They were attacked because of smoking and drinking", reports on an incident which took place in Istanbul and writes that around 30 people were attacked in the streets of Istanbul and some of them were stabbed due to the fact that they were smoking and drinking alcohol.

    Another person has been sent to hospital since he was smoking.

    Commenting on the incident, the paper writes: "The same troubles and threats are expecting us?".

    (AK)

    [04] The waste disposal from an orange juice factory causes a huge environmental disaster

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (06.07.16), on its front page, under the title "What a shame", reports that the dimension of the environmental disaster regarding the waste disposal from the Cypfruvex facilities are being increased every passing year since 2012 on the main road of occupied Morphou-Kapouti. The paper stresses that no one does anything regarding this environmental disaster that a "state organzation" creates.

    According to the paper, the waste from the orange juice production is drainning into a river in the near area and has become the reason for a huge environmental disaster. The river has turned into a kind of swamp. The paper publishes a lot of photos wich show the environmental disaster.

    (DPs)

    [05] Erdogan says Turkey's issue is with the Egyptian ruler not the people

    Ankara Anatolia news agency (06.07.16) reports that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey has no problem with the Egyptian people.

    In remarks made following Eid al-Fitr prayer in Istanbul, Erdogan said: "The problem with Egypt is an issue with its administration, especially with its ruler."

    Ankara and Cairo have had troubled ties following the ouster of Egypt's first democratically-elected leader Mohamed Morsi in a 2013 military coup led by Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, then Defense Minister and now President.

    Erdogan said he could not condone such Egyptian rulings. The Turkish President also said that Ankara would increase the pace of its anti-terror campaign following the Eid al-Fitr. "As long as the unity and brotherhood continues, we will definitely overcome this terror," he said.

    [06] Seven killed in military helicopter crash in Turkey's Giresun

    Turkish Hurriyet Daily News (06.07.16) reports that seven people were killed and eight others were wounded on July 5 when a military helicopter carrying top soldiers crashed in the Black Sea province of Giresun, the Turkish General Staff has announced.

    The Sikorsky S-70 helicopter was carrying 15 people. They were returning from Eid al-Fitr visits to military posts and families of fallen soldiers in the region.

    Seven people, including soldiers, were killed in the accident while eight others were wounded, the General Staff said in a statement. It added that the cause of the accident could not immediately be determined.

    Meanwhile, Prime Minister Binali Y?ld?r?m said there were both casualties and injuries in the accident, which was caused by poor weather. In addition, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also contacted Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar for information on the crash. TURKISH AFFAIRS SECTION

    http://www.pio.gov.cy

    (CS/ AM)


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