TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA (Cyprus PIO review) 96-01-05
From: Panayiotis Zaphiris <pzaphiri@Glue.umd.edu>
TURKISH PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
 Denktash meets Italian deputy Foreign Minister.
 Denktash on the proposal for indirect talks.
 Turkish settler crosses into the free areas.
 Serious damages due to the bad weather conditions.
 Holebrook to ask for implicit recognition
 Denktash meets Italian deputy Foreign Minister
According to KIBRIS (5.1.96) Rauf Denktash yesterday had a
meeting with the Italian deputy Foreign Minister Emanuele
Scammaca, which lasted one hour and fifty minutes. They discussed
the latest developments in the Cyprus problem and especially
According to the paper, Denktash told Mr Scammaca "Send the Greek
Cypriots to the negotiating table".
After the meeting Denktash told reporters that the green light
given to the Greek Cypriots by the EU is a bad start and will
render the solution of the problem difficult. He also said the
Italian delegation did not present him with any new formula.
Mr Scammaca said that upon his return to Italy he will make an
evaluation of his contacts with the Foreign Minister of his
country who, in turn, will submit some kind of a report to the EU
members. He also said that EU entry will be beneficial to both
communities on the island.
 Denktash on the proposal for indirect talks
According to TRT Television Network (18:00 hours, 4.1.96) Rauf
Denktash has responded positively to the proposal to hold
indirect talks made by President Clerides. Denktash added,
however, that President Clerides cannot run way from direct
Replying to a statement made by President Clerides to the effect
that he wants to hold indirect talks, Denktash said that indirect
talks have been continuing, in one way or another, since 1979,
and added: "We consent to this as well. We will, however,
sooner or later, hold direct talks. This is necessary to reach
an agreement". Referring to the 400-year-old existence of the
two communities on the island as destiny, Denktash claimed: "For
the last 400 years two separate communities have existed on the
island as parts of two different nations. One cannot be ruled by
the other. Either a joint, bizonal, equal partnership with
sovereignty in all aspects, or the neighbourhood of two equal
peoples each of which will have full sovereignty. This is our
 Turkish settler crosses into the free areas
According to KIBRIS (5.1.96), the person who yesterday crossed
into the free areas of the Republic near the Paphos Gate area is
a Turkish settler, 34 year-old Ali Ihsan Yasar. He came to
Cyprus in 1988 and he got married to a Turkish Cypriot.
The paper says he decided to leave the occupied area because of
the difficult economic conditions.
 Serious damages due to the bad weather conditions
According to KIBRIS (5.1.96), heavy rain and strong winds during
the last three days caused serious damages especially in the
occupied village of Vatili.
Damages are estimated to have reached 100 million turkish lira.
 Holebrook to ask for implicit recognition of "TRNC"
According to Turkish Daily News (4.1.96), an informed source
of the newspaper said that Richard Holbrooke, US Assistant
Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs, will
basically propose a "Bosnian Model" as the solution of the Cyprus
"Just the way the Republic of Srpska is implicitly
recognized in Dayton although the US could not officially talk to
Karadzic, in a similar manner, the US is getting ready to
convince the Greek Cypriots to implicitly recognize the Turkish
Republic of Northern Cyprus without a de juro recognition on the
part of the US or anybody else" the source declared. "They are
planning to pass over that delicate question and press on with
diplomacy", the source said. "The goal is a bizonal, bicommunal
federation which should better be named a confederation", it