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Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation: News in English, 01-06-27

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From: The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation at <http://www.cybc.com.cy/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Headlines
  • [02] Markides bases
  • [03] Turkey Titina
  • [04] Markides Titina
  • [05] Oil Cyprus
  • [06] Drugs Clerides
  • [07] Turkey inmates
  • [08] Mideast wrap
  • [09] Iraq UN
  • [10] Chloraka fire
  • [11] Monet money
  • [12] Paul Gallimard in 1891
  • [13] Charles Kiss
  • [14] Tailer
  • [15] Weather WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 2001

  • [01] Headlines

    Attorney-General Alekos Markides stated that no-one can seriously question the fact that British bases areas, are not part of the Cyprus republic, because that's clearly outlined in the establishment treaty,

    Turkey has dismissed a decision by the Council of Europe Ministers' Council, that calls on her to implement the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, regarding the Titina Loizidou case,

    Commerce Minister Nikos Rolandis confirmed that the existence of oil in international waters, between Cyprus, Egypt and Israel, is an issue undergoing serious study, and

    What do you call a cross between a pony and a zebra?

    [02] Markides bases

    Attorney-General Alekos Markides stated that no-one can seriously question the fact that British bases areas, are not part of the Cyprus republic, because that's clearly outlined in the establishment treaty.

    In statements to our stations' third radio programme, Mr Markides said that its inevitable that Cyprus' accession to the European Union, will cause certain problems regarding the bases status.

    He added however, that these problems are not insurpassable.

    Alekos Markides said that the political leadership has to move within the right legal framework and ultimately make the right choice.

    The Attorney-General has already informed the President of the Republic Glafkos Clerides that in the next few weeks, he will submit his final positions over government choices regarding the problems that might arise as a result of the accession.

    [03] Turkey Titina

    Turkey has dismissed a decision by the Council of Europe Ministers' Council, that calls on her to implement the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, regarding the Titina Loizidou case.

    In a written statement, the Turkish foreign ministry says that the case is related to a political issue and has nothing to do with violation of human rights.

    Ankara accuses the Council of Europe of not being able to fulfill its responsibilities regarding the co-ordination necessary to implement the decisions.

    Turkey claims that the recipient of the decision is the so-called Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus, illegally declared in the occupied territories, and not the Turkish republic.

    It further adds that it will move against the use of the Council for politcal matters.

    [04] Markides Titina

    Meanwhile, Attorney-General Alekos Markides and expressed satisfaction over the adoption of a third intermediate resolution, regarding the Titina Loizidou case.

    He said that the decision of the Council of Europe, underlines that Turkey has been cornered politically and isolated.

    In statements to our station, he said that the Cyprus government is methodically planning its moves, so that Turkey remains on the defensive, until it fully complies with the decision.

    What's important, he added, is that al member states of the council are called upon ta take all measures, they deem as necessary, so that Turkey can be made to comply with the decision.

    Of the utmost importance, Alekos Markides added, is also the clear suggestion of the Council, that in order for a state to be accepted, it has to recognise the Council's jurisdiction and comply with its decisions.

    Responding to a relevant questions, Mr Markides stated that the Council does not have the mechanisms to enforce its decisions.

    He stressed however that the pressure is purely political and it's not very pleasant for Turkey to remain in isolation.

    [05] Oil Cyprus

    Commerce Minister Nikos Rolandis confirmed that the existence of oil in international waters, between Cyprus, Egypt and Israel, is an issue undergoing serious study.

    In statements' to our stations' third radio programme, Mr Rolandis said that he has exchanged initial views with an Egyptian delegation visiting Cyprus. The matter will be given its due attention, during an official visit by Egyptian Oil Minister Fahmi, around the end of July.

    He added that Cyprus began seriously considering the issue, after other countries in the area, such as Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian authorities already conducted research at sea for the discovery of oil, and have been quite successful.

    The research has been conducted by a

    a large number of major international companies.

    Mr Rolandis said that the issue us being handled by the Ministerial Council, through a special commitee, chaired by the commerce minister, with the participation of the Attorney General.

    [06] Drugs Clerides

    President of the Republic Glafkos Clerides has announced the creation of a National Centre for the Documentation of Drugs and Drugs Addiction.

    The announcement was made last night, during an official supper at the presidential palace, on the occasion of the International Anti-Drug Day.

    The Centre will be closely associated with the respective European Centre in Lisbon, and forms a co-ordinator vehicle for all European Union members.

    President Clerides noted that the struggle against drugs can only be won if everybody offers a helping hand. He also expressed the wish that the low percentage of drug users in Cyprus, in comparison to other European states, will provide the opportunity to exercise preventive policy.

    [07] Turkey inmates

    A Turkish prisoner died after refusing food for 250 days in a mass hunger-strike protest.

    Aysun Bozdogan, a leftist prisoner at a Constantinople jail, died last night, raising the death toll in the months-long "death fast" to 25

    Hundreds of mostly leftist inmates and a few members of their families are on hunger strike to protest against a new penitentiary system made up of small cells they say isolate them and leave them vulnerable to police brutality.

    Allegations of torture in Turkish prisons are rife.

    Turkey says the new prisons meet European standards and will break the influence wielded by political prisoners and organised criminals who recruit gang members and run large, dormitory-style wards beyond the control of wardens.

    The European Union, which Turkey aspires to join, has urged Ankara to resolve the protest as part of a wider overhaul of its sketchy human rights record.

    In December security forces stormed jails across the country to end the hunger strike and move prisoners to the new cells. Thirty inmates and two guards died in the raids.

    [08] Mideast wrap

    U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell starts talks in the Middle East on a U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking that hinges on an unsteady two-week-old cease-fire brokered by the United States.

    Before Powell left Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon laid down his bedrock security demands in talks with President George W. Bush, drawing a timeline in the sand for ending nine months of bloodshed.

    [09] Iraq UN

    Russia rejected a U.S.-British plan to revamp Iraqi sanctions and proposed its own resolution to suspend the 11-year-old embargoes against Baghdad.

    But the United States and Britain turned down the Russian plan, leaving the 15-member U.N. Security Council at an impasse.

    [10] Chloraka fire

    A major destruction was avoided at the last minute, at the Paphos district village of Chloraka, when a fire broke out at an oil tanker, parked at a depot.

    The fire broke out at dawn inside the tanker's cabin.

    The fire department rushed to the scene and managed to put out the flames just in time. The fire was about to engulf the fuel tank, which contained two tonnes of pure oil.

    Police are investigating the possibility of arson.

    [11] Monet money

    One of Claude Monet's famous haystack paintings unseen in public for over a hundred years has gone under the hammer for a record 10.1 million pounds.

    Claude Monet's 'Haystacks, last rays of the sun" is the only one of the Haystacks series to have never been publicly exhibited in the twentieth century.

    Now the painting has sold for 10. million pounds to an anonymous buyer, a record for the Haystack series.

    The haystack series of 23 paintings in now recognised as an important landmark in the development of modern art and impressionism.

    Fifteen of the series are in are now in major museums around the world.

    The painting was originally purchased directly from Monet by his friend

    [12] Paul Gallimard in 1891

    [13] Charles Kiss

    Britain's heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and his lover Camilla Parker Bowles have sealed their long-time relationship with their first public kiss.

    The couple's public display of affection occurred at a fund-raising dinner in London in the full glare of the nation's media which eagerly splashed the images on television and the front pages of newspapers.

    Camilla greeted Charles with a kiss on the cheek, and in return he kissed her lightly on both cheeks, mouthing "hello".

    The kiss was heralded by royal watchers as a milestone in the couple's relationship and underlined Charles's determination that Camilla be publicly accepted as his partner.

    [14] Tailer

    What do you call a cross between a pony and a zebra?

    That is the question puzzling employees at a visitors' farm in northwest England, where a Shetland pony recently gave birth to a foal bearing an uncanny resemblance to a zebra.

    It looks very much like a zebra but instead of being white, she's brown. The stripes are quite definite, from the tip of her ears to the tip of her tail.

    The pony came to the farm from a local circus, where she had been penned with a zebra so the two could keep each other company

    [15] Weather

    It will be mainly clear.

    Winds will be moderate westerly to southwesterly, three to four beaufort, turning strong, five beaufort on the south coast, over slight to moderate seas on the south coast.

    Tonight it will be mainly clear.

    Thin mist and low cloud, are expected to form in some coastal areas.

    Winds will be light variable, two to three beaufort, over slight seas.

    Temperatures will fall to 18 degrees inland and on the west coast and 20 on the south coast.

    The fire hazard is extremely high in all forest areas.

    Tomorrow and friday, it will be mainly clear, with temperatures rising slightly.


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