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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 00-05-16

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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

No. 91/00 -- 16.5.00

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Denktash and Akinci discuss economic situation.
  • [02] Denktash meets Russian Ambassador.
  • [03] International yacht rally.
  • [04] Tourist arrivals.
  • [05] Journalists and tour operators from Belarus visit pseudostate.

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Denktash and Akinci discuss economic situation

    According to ORTAM and KIBRIS (16.5.00) Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash had a meeting yesterday with the so-called state minister and deputy prime minister Mustafa Akinci.

    During the meeting, Akinci briefed Denktash on the economic situation and the work being carried out by the so-called government.

    Denktash asked Akinci to find a speedy solution to the "citizenship issue" and to the equal "property allocations".

    Akinci stated that the outline of the so-called economic package prepared by the so-called government will be submitted to the so-called council of ministers tomorrow. After the meeting, which lasted 45 minutes, Denktash and Akinci answered press questions.

    [02] Denktash meets Russian ambassador

    KIBRIS (16.5.00) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash met yesterday with the newly appointed Russian Ambassador to Cyprus, Vladimir Alexsandrovic Pavlinov.

    Denktash said that he wasn/t able to meet with Pavlinov earlier due to the "elections".

    Denktash/s advisors Ergun Olgun, Necati Munir Ertekun, Taner Etkin and Mustafa Evran were also present at the meeting.

    [03] International yacht rally

    KIBRIS (16.5.00) reports that as the 11th Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Rally continues, 76 yachts arrived at the occupied Kyrenia Marina, where they will remain until May 16, before resuming their sail.

    The rally which began in Istanbul on April 26, will terminate in Egypt on June 7. In all 76 yachts from Britain, the United States, Germany, Russia, Canada, Italy, Belgium and Turkey are participating in the rally. Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash gave a cocktail party last night for the participating yachtsmen.

    During the cocktail, Denktash explained to the yachtsmen the developments in the occupied area, pointing out that at their next visit they will be able to see that there are two "states" in Cyprus but only one representation in the international arena.

    Denktash continued by saying that the Cyprus talks will be of the "give and take" kind and that this "dealing relation" will be easier if Greek Cypriots recognize the equality and rights of Turkish Cypriots. Denktash claimed that the fact that the yachtsmen are in the occupied area shows that the "TRNC" exists.

    In the meantime, special events have been organized to highlight places of touristic attraction and to enlighten the participating yachtsmen on the occupied area of Cyprus.

    [04] Tourist arrivals

    The front page article of KIBRIS (16.5.00) refers to tourist arrivals on the island.

    According to the article, during the first three months of 2000, 12,424 tourists (from third countries) visited the occupied area, while during the same period 286,283 tourists visited the free areas. The 23% of the total number of tourists who visited the occupied area crossed over from the free areas of Cyprus. During the period January to March 2000, the majority of tourists who visited the occupied area were from Britain, which amounted to 38% of the total number of tourists. The German tourists amounted to 18.9%, tourists from Israel to 1.8%, tourists from Russia to 18% tourists, from Austria to 0,6% and tourists from France to 0,7% of the total number of tourists.

    Last year (1999), 61,627 tourists visited the occupied areas as follows:

    Britain: 36,827 Germany: 16,295 Israel: 3,048 Russia: 1,112 France : 1,112 Others: 20,720

    In 1999, 334,400 `tourists/ arrived from Turkey and 328,966 departed. During the first three months of 2000, 113,339 `tourists/ from Turkey entered the occupied areas. This means that there has been an increase of 4, 4% compared to the same period last year.

    [05] Journalists and tour operators from Belarus visit pseudostate

    According to ORTAM (16.5.00) the so-called deputy under secretary of the "Deputy Prime Minister/s Office", Bulent Kanol, had a meeting yesterday with journalists and tour operators from Belarus.

    During the meeting the visiting journalists and tour operators told Kanol that they had positive impressions from the occupied area and said that Belarus people are inclined to have special interest in tourism.


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


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