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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>TURKISH CYPRIOT AND TURKISH MEDIA REVIEW No. 217/11 15.11.11
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[A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESSA message by Eroglu on the occasion of the unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) of the breakaway regime, the illegal visit of Besir Atalay and other Turkish officials to the occupied area of Cyprus, various meetings of officials of the breakaway regime with guests who participate in the celebrations for the "UDI", messages by political parties and organizations on the same occasion, and other internal matters are the main topics covered by the Turkish Cypriot press today.
Main subjects in today's Turkish press are the tension between Turkey and Syria and Van Governor Munir Karaloglu's call to Turkey to extend urgent food and clothing assistance after two major earthquakes hit the province in only two weeks. The papers also continue to publish reports on former MIT agent Kasif Kozinoglu's death prior to testifying in court, a possible bill introducing the right of conscientious objection to military duty and other internal issues.
 Eroglu argues that the breakaway regime has not been declared to die out or as a bluffTurkish Cypriot daily Kibris (15.11.11) reports that the Turkish Cypriot leader, Dervis Eroglu has argued that the "TRNC", breakaway regime in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus, has not been declared to die out, as a bluff or as a joke to history, but to live, be exalted and become the "symbol of the right of the Turkish Cypriot people for freedom and sovereignty".
In his message on the occasion of the unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) of the breakaway regime, Eroglu said that a clearer process exists after the recent meeting of the leaders in New York with the UN Secretary-General, and argued that it has become clear that we are coming to the end of the process and that a natural timetable exists. He alleged:
"Our effort is for this process to end successfully. If we come to the 'end game', that is to the 'last game', like the UN has said, we want this to be a 'happy ending', but if it could not be such we want the Turkish Cypriot people to be saved from the climate of uncertainty. We do not want to be the victims and the hostage of an endless open-ended process".
Eroglu said that until the next tripartite summit to be held mid January, direct meetings and shuttle diplomacy will be conducted. He noted that the UN Secretary-General expects the leaders to intensify their efforts to reach convergences on the issues where no agreement exists and alleged that the Turkish side is ready to exert such effort.
Claiming that the Turkish Cypriots want an agreement more than the Greek Cypriots do, Eroglu added: "However, let no one think that we have no alternative".
Eroglu argued that the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 was "a passage from darkness to light" for the Turkish Cypriots and that with the declaration of the breakaway regime on 15 November 1983 the Turkish Cypriots "stressed their determination to administrate themselves".
Eroglu wondered why the Greek Cypriots opposed to the declaration of the breakaway regime and why they are still opposing to the "state" and the "sovereignty" of the Turkish Cypriot "people".
 Military parade was annulled due to heavy rainfallKibris Postasi webpage (15.11.11) reported that the ceremonies in occupied Lefkosia and Lefka for the "UDI" were annulled due to the heavy rainfall. The military parade in occupied Lefkosia was planned to start at 10.00 o' clock.
 Atalay, Kilicdaroglu and Lord Maginnis among the guests for the "UDI";Turkish Cypriot daily Gunes (15.11.11) reports that state and government officials from Turkey are illegally visiting the occupied area of Cyprus on the occasion of the unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) of the breakaway regime.
The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister responsible for Cyprus, Besir Atalay arrived last night in the occupied area of the island. He was expected to address the ceremony before the military parade today on behalf of the Turkish Government with the Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu.
Mustafa Isen, general secretary of the Turkish presidency, is representing President Abdullah Gul, while chief administrator Selim Uslu is representing the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM).
The leader of the Republican Turkish Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the vice president of the Democratic Left Party (DSP) Dursun Tuncel Erturk and the chairman of the Democrat Party (DP), are also participating in the celebrations.
Gunes reports also that the member of the British Chamber of the Lords and member of the "TRNC" Friends' Group, Lord Maginnis, who is also illegally visiting the occupied area of Cyprus to participate in the celebrations, visited the self-styled prime minister Irsen Kucuk. Erhan Ercin, head of the so-called EU Coordination Centre was also present at the meeting, after which no statement was made.
Meanwhile, according to illegal Bayrak television (14.11.11), Eroglu met with guests who are participating in the celebrations. He met with a delegation from Turkey's Democrat Party led by Namik Kemal Zeybek and afterwards with retired Rear Admiral Aytekin Ersan who took part in the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Speaking during the visit Eroglu evaluated the 1974 Turkish invasion as the "event that brought the Cyprus Turkish people back to life". He argued that due to the geography that emerged after the invasion the Turkish Cypriots were able to establish a "state", something they are very proud of.
Meanwhile, DP leader Namik Kemal Zeybek visited also the "speaker" of self-styled parliament, Hasan Bozer.
Speaking during the visit Zeybek said the "TRNC", breakaway regime in the occupied area of Cyprus, was a blessing for the Turkish Cypriots.
Bozer for his part argued that the Turkish Cypriots paid a very heavy price for where they have come today.
"People who forget their past cannot establish a stable and strong future. We are working hard so we do not return to those days", said Bozer.
Retired Rear Admiral Aytekin Ersan also visited Hasan Bozer.
 Messages for the anniversary of the breakaway regime's establishmentTurkish Cypriot daily Kibris (15.11.11) reports about the messages issued for the anniversary of the establishment of the breakaway regime on 15 November.
The speaker of the "assembly" Hasan Bozer stated in his message that despite the "isolation", the "state" becomes stronger every day and that it found its place in the world.
A message was issued also by the former Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktas, who argued that if the Turkish Cypriots want to continue existing for centuries, they should have the 15th of November as their foundation.
Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis (15.11.11) reports that on his part, the general secretary of the National Unity Party (UBP) Ertugrul Hasipoglu stated that with the step taken on the 15th of November 1983, the Turkish Cypriot "people" showed its determination and that it will not step back from governing itself. "They should all know that the Turkish Cypriot people under no condition will take a step back and will not return to the period before 1974", he stated.
 "Target is solution until June"Under the above title, Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis (15.11.11) reports on statements by Turkish Foreigner Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Davutoglu presenting to the Planning and Budget Committee of the Turkish Parliament the budget of his Ministry, referred to the EU process and the Cyprus problem.
Davutoglu informed the members of the committee that they remain determined to their EU goals, despite the obstructions caused by developments in Cyprus. He alleged that the reason for lack of progress in the accession talks is not Turkey's lack of will or political inequality, but rather EU's lack of a global vision and biased stance towards Turkey.
Regarding the Cyprus problem he argued that they continue their efforts for a comprehensive solution and that they wish to reach a final solution until June 2012.
 Intellectuals from Cyprus Turkey and Greece to participate in an "International Peace Conference" organized by CTPTurkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (15.11.11) reports that a "Peace Studies Centre" (BCM) was established by the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) in occupied Cyprus and adds that the newly established centre will organized a conference on 21-29 of November.
Academicians, journalists-writers, philosophers, peace activists and intellectuals from Cyprus, Turkey and Greece will participate in the conference which will be organized under the title "International Peace Conference".
 Turkey assumes OECD Council ChairAnkara Anatolia news agency reported (14.11.11) from Ankara that Turkey has assumed the position of chair of the ministerial council of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for the year 2012.
In a written statement issued Monday, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that the last time Turkey chaired the ministerial council of the OECD was back in 1986. Turkey's chairmanship will develop Turkey's ties with the OECD and will make it possible for Turkey to shape the OECD's agenda in 2012, the MFA noted.
The meeting of the ministerial council is being planned for May 22 thru 24, 2012 in the French capital of Paris.
 Super Cobra helicopter sale to Turkey cleared in US CongressUnder the above title, Turkish daily Today's Zaman (15.11.11, online) reports that the approval process for the sale of three $111-million attack helicopters to Turkey was completed in the U.S. Congress yesterday.
The Obama administration formally notified the US Congress on Oct. 28 of an "unusual" proposal to take three AH-1W "Super Cobra" attack helicopters from the US Marine Corps inventory and sell them to Turkey. According to US laws, the administration needs to notify the Congress over the sale of arms to other countries and seek its authorization. If an arms sale is to a NATO member country, the Congress has 15 days to reject otherwise the sale will be automatically authorized.
The paper also reports, inter alia: "Turkey has a long-standing request for Super Cobras helicopters. It has a shortage of these helicopters, required in its ongoing fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists, who have increased their violent attacks. [...] The attack helicopters are believed to be delivered in couple months after technical screening."
 Bagis: EU one of the actors of the deadlock in Cyprus questionAnkara Anatolia news agency (15.11.11, online) reports that EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis released a message to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) of the breakaway regime. Bagis alleged in his statement: "The EU had become one of the actors of the deadlock in the Cyprus issue by awarding the Greek Cypriot administration which did not exert any effort for a solution."
Bagis argued that they, as the Justice and Development (AK) Party government, had recorded great progress in regard to the Cyprus problem in the past nine years in favor of the Turkish Cypriot side. "Turkey has explained the Cyprus cause to the world and worked to improve TRNC in areas of politics and economy," he said.
He added that the world and the Mediterranean region would benefit from Cyprus's being an island of peace and tranquility. "Turkey hopes that ongoing negotiations under the auspices of UN Secretary-General in the island would pave the way for a solution," said Bagis. TURKISH AFFAIRS SECTION http://www.moi.gov.cy/pio