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TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA
No. 88/01 -- 11.5.01
[A] NEWS ITEMS
[B] COMMENTS AND EDITORIALS
[A] NEWS ITEMS
 Rauf Denktash comments on Nicos Sampson`s deathAccording to ``KIBRIS'' (11.5.01), the Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said that Nikos Sampson, who died the day before, was one of the architects of the division of Cyprus and the creation of ``two states'' on the island.
``May God forgive him'', said Rauf Denktash commenting on Nikos Sampson`s death and added that the things Sampson had done are inhuman. He claimed that if the Greek Cypriots had not committed crimes and brutalities the ``two people'', as he calls the two communities in Cyprus, could live together. He also repeated his view that the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots can not live together any more and that the Greek Cypriots are trying in vain to re-unite Cyprus.
Rauf Denktash concluded as follows: ``We can live side by side as two neighbour states, because Nikos Sampson is not alone. There are thousands like him there. If we give them the chance, they will do the same things in the future. Therefore, let Nikos Sampson`s life be an example to us. ..No one can pray to God to have mercy on him.''
 So-called Assembly speaker calls for Greek Cooperation to throw British out of CyprusAccording to KIBRIS (11.5.01) an Ataturk bust was unveiled during a ceremony at occupied Vadili Primary School yesterday.
Addressing the ceremony the so-called Assembly speaker of Denktash/s puppet regime Ertugrul Hasipoglu, inter alia, said: ``If there are problems in a country, then this means that the British are present in that country''. Hasipoglu called on the Greek Cypriots to cooperate in a bid to throw the British out of the island. He said: ``Instead of arming yourselves, let us unite and let us throw the British out of the island. In this way we shall be closer to an agreement''.
 The leader of the Republican Turkish Party is asking for the release of TekogulAccording to YENIDUZEN (11.5.01), the leader of the Republican Turkish Party (RTP), Mr. Mehmet Ali Talat, in statements yesterday asked for the release of the Turkish Cypriot Omer Gazi Tekogul, who was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by Larnaca Criminal Court after being found guilty of drug offences.
In his statements Talat referred to Denktash/s statements that he has been receiving letters from ``organizations'' threatening to take action for the release of Tekogul and asked for Tekogul/s release in order to avoid provocations especially in Pyla, which is a sensitive area.
Talat said that in both the cases of Tsiakourmas and Tekogul their collaborators were not disclosed and the cases were a result of the political rivalry, and added: ``Like Tsiakourmas, Omer Gazi Tekogul, being a victim of political rivalry must be set free''.
Finally, Talat called on Denktash to exhibit the same sensitivity for TMT- B/, the murder of Kutlu Adali and other crimes, whose perpetrators have not been found, as in the case of the ``organizations'' threatening to take action for Tekogul.
 Kamran Inan: ``Turkey is not bound by the European Court's decision''According to ``KIBRIS'' (11.05.01), Kamran Inan, a Turkish Member of Parliament of the Motherland Party, stated yesterday that the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights which found Turkey guilty in the Republic of Cyprus Fourth Inter-state application against Turkey, does not bind his country.
Replying to a question after a meeting of the Turkish Grand National Assembly/s Dialogue Group with Devlet Bahceli, Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Inan claimed that this judgement was the continuation of the political decision of the Court on the case of Titina Loizidou, to whom Turkey had been convicted to pay compensation.
Mr. Inan added the following: ``Originally, the fact that in Helsinki EU put as a precondition the Cyprus problem, made the organs of the European Council a party to this issue. These allegations of them and the fact that they are a party to the issue does not bind Turkey. Turkey will in no way allow Enosis to be realised through EU.''
[B] COMMENTS AND EDITORIALS
 The occupied areas are a place of piratesA place of pirates dependent on Turkey are the occupied areas of Cyprus, writes Mehmet Levent, columnist of ``Avrupa'' (11.05.01), in his regular column ``The voice of silence''. Mr. Levent says that everything in the pseudostate is controlled by Ankara and adds, among other things, the following:
``Is TRNC an independent state? Not at all. TRNC and independence are two things absolutely irrelevant! TRNC is at the very most a pirate state! All the world knows that TRNC is a pirate state. They see this place as the paradise of the modern pirates for every kind of piracy! They hide taxes here worth a fortune. ...'' Criticizing Turkey for controlling everything in the pseudostate Mehmet Levent concludes:
``Let us come to the issue of independence. If TRNC was an independent state could a government of another state appoint one of its citizens in charge of such an important institution as the Central Bank? ... Ataturk has said that `Freedom and revolution is my character.` We do not follow his steps on this matter as we do in a number of other issues. Freedom and revolution have not been our character. The political structure of the `independent` TRNC is from Ankara, the chief of the Central Bank of the `independent` TRNC comes from Ankara, the head of the Security Forces of the `independent` TRNC is from Ankara, the head of the Civil Defence of the `independent` TRNC is from Ankara, the external policy of the `independent` TRNC comes from Ankara! ...''
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