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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA (Cyprus PIO review) 96-01-18

From: Panayiotis Zaphiris <pzaphiri@Glue.umd.edu>

Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Directory

TURKISH PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA

No.12/96 18.1.96

NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Turkish Cypriot unions protest the establishment of a Turkish trade union in the occupied area.

  • [02] So-called deputies to follow Parliamentary Assembly's under deliberations in Strasbourg.

  • [03] Turkish Union of Aegean Municipalities meeting in the occupied area.

  • [04] Mr. Lefkarites gives interview to KIBRIS.


    NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Turkish Cypriot unions protest the establishment of a Turkish trade union in the occupied area

    In a joint statement 24 Turkish Cypriot trade unions strongly attack TURK-METAL trade union of Turkey, which tries to establish a new trade union federation in the occupied area.

    The statement, published in KIBRIS (18.1.96), says that this attempt by TURK-METAL is unacceptable and the unions strongly protest it. The statement reads:

    "We believe that, whatever the aim, the attempt to direct the working life in Cyprus by coming here from another country is unbecoming of trade union ethics, and is also against the situation prevailing in this country.

    We declare that with every means available we will oppose this foreign intervation they are attempting through their economic strength. We call upon TURK-METAL trade union and say that it is inevitable that it must keep its hands away from Cyprus working life and from the Turkish Cypriot trade unions".

    It is signed by:

          TURK-SEN         DEV-IS             KTAMS
          KTOEOS
          TARIM-SEN        KTOS               TIP-IS
          BANK-SEN         KAMU-SEN           KOOP-SEN
          EL-SEN           TES                AS-SEN
          TEL-SEN          LIMAN-SEN          GUC-SEN
          GIDA-SEN         METAL-SEN          YON-SEN
          BES              BEL-SEN            BASIN-SEN
                           CAG-SEN            PEY-SEN
    
    (MY)

    (Tr. note: As recently reported by MEGA channel in Greece, TURK-METAL owns the premises in occupied Kyrenia where, according to the channel, Chechen rebels are being trained).

    [02] So-called deputies to follow Parliamentary Assembly's winter deliberations in Strasbourg

    According to KIBRIS (18.1.95) a five member so-called delegation from the pseudo-Assembly will be leaving the occupied area for Strasbourg via Istanbul to follow up the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly winter deliberations.

    The Assembly's deliberations will start on 21 January and will last until 28 January. (MY)

    [03] Turkish Union of Aegean Municipalities meeting in the occupied area

    According to BIRLIK (18.1.96) the Union of Aegean Municipalities Executive Committee is holding its annual meeting in the occupied area.

    Speaking during the opening session, the Mayor of the Metropolitan Izmir, Dr. Burhan Ozfatura, referred to the Cyprus problem and said: "Whether Turkey enters into Customs Union (with the EU) or enters into somewhere else, nothing will happen as regards its relations with the TRNC, and definitely the reality that this place is like a province of ours will not change at all".

    For the Turkish Mayors went", on Ozfatura, "Cyprus is like one of the provinces of Turkey. That is, within the political framework a TRNC may exist here, but the people living here are no different than those living in Bursa, Balikesir, Buca or Konak", claimed Ozfatura. (MY)

    [04] Mr Lefkarites gives interview to KIBRIS

    KIBRIS (18.1.96) publishes an interview given by KOP chairman Mr Lefkarites to the paper's correspondent Fevzi Beyar. (MY)
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