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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 01-03-21

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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. 55/01 -- 21.3.01

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Denktash pleased with Turkey/s National Programme.
  • [02] Sadrazam Protested Against Clay.
  • [03] Mehmet Ali Talat: Turkey and Denktash have no right to keep the Turkish Cypriots out of the EU accession process.
  • [04] Mustafa Akinci: Turkey should seriously extend its support to the UN process for a solution to the Cyprus problem.
  • [05] Bulgarian settlers in the occupied areas estimated at around 3000.

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Denktash pleased with Turkey/s National Programme According to KIBRIS (21.3.01) the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Rauf Denktash

    has said that the National Programme, prepared in Turkey/s EU pre-accession strategy framework, outlines a general framework for the time being and there is no disturbing element to this general framework. Denktash replied to journalists/ questions on the plans concerning the Cyprus issue in Turkey/s National Programme, at Bahcesehir University in Turkey where he attended a panel meeting on Cyprus. Denktash remarked that the Programme underlines the issue of sovereignty, which is important for the Turkish Cypriots and welcomed this.

    [02] Sadrazam Protested Against Clay According to KIBRIS (21.3.01), the Chairman of the Association of Retired

    Officers of the Security Forces, Halil Sadrazam, has protested against the British High Commissioner Edward Clay who allegedly likened the ``TRNC administration'' to the racist and totalitarian regimes.

    In a written statement yesterday Halil Sadrazam evaluated Edward Clay/s alleged statements published in the press.

    Sadrazam said that it was a regrettable event that Clay accused the ``TRNC'' administration of being like south Africa, a racist and totalitarian administration that treats people in a manner meted out to the animals.

    Halil Sadrazam said that ``such a disgracing statement made against the ``TRNC'' by the representative of one of Cyprus/s guarantor states, is an unacceptable action against our ``state'' which has exceeded every protocol tradition and good manners''.

    Sadrazam noted that the Turkish Cypriot people along with its state is awaiting an apology from Clay.

    [03] Mehmet Ali Talat: Turkey and Denktash have no right to keep the Turkish Cypriots out of the EU accession process

    Under banner headlines ``what will happen to the Turkish Cypriots?'', YENIDUZEN (21.3.01) publishes statements made by the leader of the Republican Turkish Party, Mr. Mehmet Ali Talat, who yesterday assessed the Turkish National Plan, prepared in the framework of Turkey/s pre-accession strategy.

    Talat yesterday held separate meetings with the Turkish Cypriot Businessmen/s Association and the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Industry.

    Commenting on Turkey/s National Programme Talat said that Turkey gave her word to support the UN procedure for a solution to the Cyprus problem and that for the Greek Cypriots the EU is a strategic target.

    Pointing out that while Turkey and Cyprus are on their way to become EU members, it is not clear where the ``TRNC'' is heading to, and added: It is only us who will stay outside the process. No reply is given to the question of what will become of the Turkish Cypriots. Neither Denktash nor Turkey have a right to leave us out.

    [04] Mustafa Akinci: Turkey should seriously extend its support to the UN process for a solution to the Cyprus problem

    According to ORTAM (21.3.01) the leader of the Communal Liberation Party (CLP), Mr. Mustafa Akinci, commenting on Turkey/s National Programme prepared in the framework of her pre-accession strategy, called on Turkey to support the peace process under UN auspices for a solution to the Cyprus problem.

    In his statements Mr. Akinci, inter alia, said: For a lasting peace the Republic of Turkey should seriously extend her support to the UN process. It should liberate itself and the ``TRNC'' from the responsibility of not attending the talk. By supporting Cyprus/s EU membership after a mutually agreed settlement and by putting into practice, without delay, the other elements of the National Programme, Turkey should shorten her accession course''.

    Akinci also said that Turkey/s National Programme is an important step on the EU path and that no doubt it is a development of great interest for the Turkish Cypriots.

    Finally, he described the Programme an important revolutionary project for Turkey.

    [05] Bulgarian settlers in the occupied areas estimated at around 3000 According to KIBRIS (21-3-01), the president of the Bulgarian Settlers/

    Association in the occupied north part of Cyprus, Kursat Dunki, has said that about 2000 - 3000 Bulgarians are living today in the pseudostate.

    Mr. Dunki stated that the Bulgarian settlers did not intent to leave the occupied areas, adding that the Bulgarians are not emigrating from Turkey to Bulgaria, as the Turkish Press had claimed, but they are only going to Bulgaria in order to take their new passports.

    Claiming that the Bulgarians had come to the occupied areas because ``these are Turkish territories'', Mr. Dunki referred to the problems the Bulgarian settlers are facing. Dunki added the following:

    ``There are some people who are living here for five years without being able to take the citizenship. We need ground in order to be deeply rooted. The Bulgarian Turks who live here can only bring their wife and children when they have only permission to work. As soon as they get the citizenship they can bring their mother and father. Even their uncles cannot come to visit them. These problems should be solved as soon as possible''.


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


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