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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 121/98 -- 9.7.98
[A] NEWS ITEMS
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Turkey´s Chief of Staff to visit occupied area on 10 JulyAccording to Anatolia Agency (11:19 hours, 8.7.98) General Ismail Hakki Karadayi, chief of the general staff, will pay an ``official'' visit to the occupied area of Cyprus.
According to a statement issued by the Secretariat General of the Chief of Staff, Gen. Karadayi will go the pseudostate on 10 July 1998.
 Denktash claims S-300 sale cancelledAccording to KIBRIS (9.7.98), Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said Wednesday that the delay in the delivery of Russian-made missiles to Cyprus effectively meant the deal was cancelled.
``My understanding is that the delay in the deliveries until November effectively means the shelving of the deal,'' Denktash claimed.
Russian officials have said delivery of the S-300 ground-to-air missiles would begin in late autumn, instead of August as originally planned, following a request by Cyprus authorities.
``No one will allow them to deploy the missiles'', Denktash alleged . ``I wish they had behaved like a real man and admitted that the deal was shelved. This would have made things easier,'' he claimed.
 Statues stolen from Salamis ruinsKIBRIS (9.8.98) reports under banner headlines that thieves have stolen two statues from the Salamis ruins.
The paper says that thieves removed the statues, each weighing around a tonne, from the open Museum of the Salamis ruins by cutting supporting irons.
KIBRIS adds that efforts by its correspondents to get more information about the circumstances of the theft from the people of the so-called department of antiquities and museums were unsuccessful.
 Yilmaz and Demirel to visit occupied area separatelyAccording to KIBRIS (9.8.98) Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz will be arriving in the occupied area on 20 July, 1998 to attend the Turkish invasion and occupation anniversary ``celebrations''.
KIBRIS also reports that Turkish President Suleyman Demirel will too visit the occupied area towards the end of July.
The exact date of Demirel´s visit will be announced later on. (MY)
 Turks to start searching for petroleum off the Kyrenia coastSABAH (9.7.98) reports that Turkey and the occupied area will start to search jointly for petroleum off the Kyrenia coast, within the territorial waters of the occupied part of Cyprus.
SABAH says that this demonstrates the level of political and economic relations reached between Turkey and the occupied area, as well as stresses the ``sovereignty'' of the occupied area.
SABAH reports that scientists from the so-called East Mediterranean University, the Istanbul Technical University and the Middle East Technical University, as well as experts from the Turkish Petrolium Company and the Mines Research Office will take part in the seismic experiments.
Quoting Turkish officials, SABAH says that searching for oil in the occupied area is a normal activity since ``sovereignty should be demonstrated not in words but in deeds as well and if the TRNC thinks that there might be petroleum in its territorial waters then it can start searching for it.''. (MY)
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