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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 96-11-26

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News Update



  • [01] Candidates for municipal elections submit nominations
  • [02] Denktash sends third letter to President Clerides
  • [03] US urged to reject Turkey's bid to host next OSCE Summit
  • [04] 1995 tourist statistics released

[01] Candidates for municipal elections submit nominations

Candidates for the December 15 elections for mayors and councillors in the island's 33 municipalities, including the nine in the occupied areas, presented their nominations officially yesterday.

They are as follows:

Nicosia District

Nicosia			Lellos Demetriades			Independent
			Alexis Theodosiades			Independent
			Anna Marangou				Independent

Strovolos		Kyriakos Kousios			DISY- DIKO
			Savvas Eliofotou			Independent
			Iosif Hadjii osif			Independent

Aglandjia		Andreas Petrou				AKEL
			Eleni Koliou-Kirkou			DIKO-DISY

Dometios		Andreas Kleanthous			DISY-DIKO
			Andreas Hadjiloizou			Independent

Lakatamia		Christakis Violaris			AKEL
			Costas Telemachou			DIKO-DISY
			Andreas Savva				Independent
Latsia			Andreas Koukoumas			AKEL
			Chr. Christofides			DISY-DIKO	

Engomi			Ioannis Kallis				DIKO-DISY
			Sophia Giorgalla			Independent
			N. Hadjicharalambous			Independent

Dhali			Yiannis Groutas				AKEL
			Stavros Efthymiou			Independent
			Nicolas Nicola				Independent
Limassol District
Limassol		Dimitris Kontidis			AKEL EDEK 
								New Democrats
			Antonis Hadjipavlou			DISY-DIKO
			Costas Anastasiou			Independent
			Antonis Protopapas			Independent

Ayios Athanasios	Kyriacos Hadjittofi			AKEL
			Michalakis Agathocleous			Independent
			Phidias Diamantis			Independent

Kato Polemidia		Costas Thomas(Georgiou)			AKEL EDEK 
								New Democrats
			Antonis Vasiliou			Independent

Mesa Yitonia		Stelios Markides 			AKEL EDEK
								New Democrats
			Andreas Michaelides			Independent

Yermasoyia		Panicos Louroutziatis			AKEL EDEK
								New Democrats
			Euripidis Pavlou			DIKO-DISY
Famagusta District
Paralimni		Nicos Vlittis				DISY-DIKO

Ayia Napa		Varvara Nicolaou (Perikleous)		Independent

Dherynia		Florentia (Flora) Ioannou		AKEL
			Andreas Soteriou (Siapanis)		Independent
Larnaca District
Larnaca			Georghios Lycourgos			DIKO-DISY
			Christoforos Christofides		Independent

Aradippou		Andreas Trattos				AKEL
			Christakis Liperis			Independent

Athienou		Costas Sakkalos				DISY-DIKO
			Panayiotis Koumi			Independent
			Stavros (Akis) Mestanas			Independent

Pano Lefkara		Sophoclis Sophocleous			EDEK
Paphos District
Paphos			Phidias Sarikas				AKEL EDEK
			Theodoros Aristodemou			DISY-DIKO
			Andreas Ataliotis			Independent
			Andreas Efstratiou			Independent
			Philippos Kritiotis			Independent
			Andreas Constantinides (AETA)		Independent
			Simos Tsielepos				Independent

Chrysochou		Michalakis Stylianou (Koraka)		AKEL EDEK
			Demetris Papadopoulos (Akoulis)		DISY-DIKO
			Christodoulos  Vassiliou		Independent
			Andreas Kallasides			Independent
			Michael Philippou			Independent

Peyias			Dimitris Kappetzis			DIKO-DISY
		 	Andeas D. Sophocleous			Independent

Yeroskipou		Panayiotis Sekke			DISY-DIKO
			Solon Marcou				Independent
			Andreas Tsadiotis			Independent
			Menelaos Christodoulou			Independent
Occupied areas
Famagusta		Andreas Pouyiouros			Independent
			Chrisostomos Paraskevopoulos		Independent

Lefkoniko		Lycourgos Kappas			DISY

Lysi			Andreas Ttofias
			Ionas Papaioannou			Independent

Akanthou		Sotiris Hailos

Kyrenia			Elli Leptou

Lapithos		Nicos Evangelou

Karavas			Dimitris Kozakos			Independent
			Stelios Panayides			DISY AKEL DIKO
 								EDEK New Democrats
			Panayiotis Tsentas			Independent

Morphou			Andreas Siittis				Independent
			Antigoni Papadopoulou			DISY AKEL DIKO

Kythrea			Costas Frangoudis			DISY AKEL DIKO EDEK
								New Democrats
			Leandros Christides			Independent

[02] Denktash sends third letter to President Clerides

Government Spokesman Yiannakis Cassoulides yesterday confirmed reports in the press that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has sent a third letter to President Glafcos Clerides concerning the Cyprus problem.

He said President Clerides has not yet decided whether he will reply or not.

The letter was sent last week and is similar to previous letters sent by Denktash, Cassoulides said, noting that the Turkish Cypriot leader proposes a dialogue through letters, since, as Denktash argues, President Clerides refuses to meet him.

If Denktash's letters were confined to issues of substance rather than propaganda, they could have some political meaning, Cassoulides noted.

The firm stance of the Cyprus government is that direct talks can take place only after common ground is reached between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides in Cyprus.

[03] US urged to reject Turkey's bid to host next OSCE Summit

The Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe in the US Congress, has sent a letter to US Secretary of State Warren Christopher objecting to the government of Turkey's initiative to host the next Summit of the Organisation on Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) because of Turkey's poor human rights record and calling for the US to officially reject Turkey as an appropriate venue for a future summit until Turkey's human rights record improves.

The letter, signed by Commission Chairman Christopher H. Smith and Co- Chairman Senator Alfonse D'Amato, cites as one of the key factors in their call for a rejection Turkey's continuing illegal and forcible occupation of Cypriot territory in blatant violation of OSCE principles.

"A substantial force of 30,000 Turkish troops remains in Cyprus today in a clear breach of Cypriot sovereignty. In recent months, we have witnessed the worst violence against innocent civilians along the cease-fire line since the 1974 invasion, resulting in at least 5 deaths. In addition, Turkish and Turkish Cypriot authorities have failed to fully account for at least 1,614 Greek Cypriots and five Americans missing since 1974", the letter says.

[04] 1995 Tourist statistics released

More than two million tourists visited Cyprus in 1995, recording a 1,5 per cent increase over 1994 figures, the Department of Statistics and Research has announced.

Most tourists came from European countries, with Britain retaining 40 per cent of the total, followed by Germany with 11,2 per cent, Switzerland with 5,2 , Sweden with 4,7, Russia with 4,5 and Greece with 3,1 per cent.

In the year under review, there were in operation 2.480 tourist accommodation units registered with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation with a total capacity of 78.427.

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