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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 08-01-24

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] SPOKESMAN - TURKEY - CYPRUS PROBLEM
  • [02] CYPRUS - ILLEGAL SEA ROUTE
  • [03] LITERATURE PRIZES

  • [01] SPOKESMAN - TURKEY - CYPRUS PROBLEM

    Turkey maintains a consistent and steady policy on a Cyprus solution, which is based on the parameters of a UN-proposed plan, rejected by the overwhelming majority of the Greek Cypriots and approved by the Turkish Cypriots, Government Spokesman Vasilis Palmas has said.

    Commenting on statements made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a meeting in Ankara with his Greek counterpart Costas Karamanlis, Palmas said Although Erdogan said that the Annan plan belongs to the past, indirectly but clearly he said that the solution of the Cyprus problem should be based on that plan, which he did not name.

    The Spokesman said that when Erdogan refers to the need to adopt the essence and the content of the plan, he is clearly referring to a Cyprus solution based on the parameters of the Annan plan, which the people of Cyprus have rejected. The clear conclusion we draw is that Turkey is consistent and focuses on a Cyprus solution based on the Annan plans content, he added.

    [02] CYPRUS - ILLEGAL SEA ROUTE

    The government believes that the European Commission view that the use of Cyprus Turkish occupied ports is not contrary to international law relates directly to the Commission stance on direct trade between the Republics occupied areas and the EU.

    The position of Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn on the use of the closed port of Famagusta by a cruise ship, on an illegal sea route to Latakia, Syria, is associated with the Commission proposed regulation on direct trade between the northern Turkish occupied part of the Republic with the EU, Government Spokesman Vasilis Palmas said on Thursday.

    His comments come in response to a reply by Rehn to Euro MP Marios Matsakis, who, in a letter to the Commission, condemned the use of the closed port of Famagusta by a passenger ship to Latakia.

    [03] LITERATURE PRIZES

    The State Literature Awards were presented on Wednesday during a ceremony at Famagusta Gate in Nicosia. The awards were presented by Education and Culture Minister Akis Kleanthous.

    The poetry award went to Dina Katsouris for her work entitled Tis Aphroditis kai tou Adoni (Of Aphrodite and Adonis), the award for best novel went to Yiannis Theodorou, for his book ``O gios tis kataigidas (The son of the storm) and the prize for the best short story to Antonis Georgiou ``Glykia Bloody Life`` (Sweet Bloody Life).

    The childrens literature award went to Elena Pericleous for her book Prasinoi ippotes se mystiki apostoli`` (Green Knights on a secret mission). The youth literature award went to Kyriakos Margarites for his book I symmoria tou Toledo`` (The gang of Toledo). The prize of the best illustrated book went to Hambis Tsaggaris for his book Kalikantzari Kypriakes Istories (Goblins - Cypriot stories).


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