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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 98-09-10

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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>


TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Talat says Eroglu, Serdar Denktash have nothing to offer.
  • [02] Turkish Foreign Ministry denies joint air exercises with Israel.
  • [03] Turkish, Israeli Premiers discuss issue of selling water to Israel through the pseudostate.

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Talat says Eroglu, Serdar Denktash have nothing to offer

    According to illegal Bayrak radio (10:30 hours, 9.9.98) Republican People´s Party (CTP) leader Mehmet Ali Talat has charged that during their respective congresses, the political views of both the National Unity Party (UBP) and the Democratic Party (DP) were completely exposed.

    In a written statement he issued, Talat said that in his speech, Eroglu, UBP leader and ``prime minister'', said: ``If you have any problems you must come to the UBP.'' In this way, Talat said, Eroglu assumes to be the ``state'' itself. The UBP is getting ready for a dictatorship and oppression in the pseudostate, Talat charged.

    The CTP leader also said that during the DP congress, no solution was proposed for any of the basic problems facing the Turkish Cypriot community. He charged that the DP says that everything depends on the aid to be received from Turkey. Talat said: ``Eroglu and DP leader Serdar Denktash cannot give anything to this community.''

    [02] Turkish Foreign Ministry denies joint air exercises with Israel

    According to Anatolia Agency (14:44 hours 9.9.98), Turkey´s Foreign Ministry and the Israeli Embassy in Ankara denied on Wednesday the claims saying that Turkey and Israel will stage a joint air exercise for the first time.

    Necati Utkan, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that ``we don´t have any information,'' in return to the claims of a joint air exercise between Turkey and Israel.

    Utkan added that the two countries can stage a joint naval exercise.

    Amir Maimon, the Undersecretary at the Israeli Embassy in Ankara said that ``Turkey and Israel have neither joint air operation nor joint naval operation at their agendas''.

    Noting that the claims, which gave Israeli Defense Ministry as a reference and which say that the two countries will stage a joint naval operation, have been denied by the Israeli Defense Ministry itself, Amir Maimon said that the media has created such speculations due to the visit of Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz to Israel.

    Jane´s Defense Weekly magazine which is published in Britain published that Turkey and Israel would stage an air exercise between September 13-16.

    [03] Turkish, Israeli Premiers discuss issue of selling water to Israel through the pseudostate

    According to illegal BRTK (16:30 hours, 9.9.98) the reverberations are still being felt from the contacts Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz held in Israel in the context of his Middle East tour.

    It is being indicated that during the meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz, the issue of providing Israel with water via the occupied area was also taken up.

    In statements during the contacts, Mesut Yilmaz said that with water to be provided from Turkey, the pseudostate could be turned into a water distribution center and water could be sold to Israel through the occupied area.

    The project of selling water to Israel through the pseudostate has long been on the agenda. Some circles closely interested in the water problem in the occupied area are arguing that the pseudostate´s water problem could be easily solved with a project with Israeli involvement.

    However, it was announced that Turkey, the United States, and Israel will be holding a joint sea exercise in November. The Haŕretz paper published in Israel reported, citing reliable sources, that the exercise would be a search-and-rescue type operation and that Turkey and Israel would like Egypt and Jordan to joint it. It was further reported that this would be the second joint sea exercise between Turkey and Israel but that no exact date has yet been set for the November exercise.


    From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/


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