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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot and Turkish Media Review, 15-01-09

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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. 05/15 09.01.15

[A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

  • [01] Akansoy: "Eroglu nourishes the crisis on the Cyprus problem"
  • [02] Ozyigit commented on the renewal of NAVTEX; "The Turkish side serves the non-solution"
  • [03] GAE opinion poll shows that CTP and DP electorate will not fully abide by their party's decision as regards the "presidential elections"
  • [04] KTOS and KTOEOS: The economic packages created destruction
  • [05] "Turkish Cypriot peace forces martyrs associations" calls on Derya to apologize to them and to the Turkish army
  • [06] YKP and BKP to attend the EL meeting in Berlin
  • [07] 365 arrested for drug related crimes in 2014
  • [08] Davutoglu unveils incentives to encourage procreation
  • [09] Turkey to order four more F-35 from US Lockheed Martin

  • [A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

    [01] Akansoy: "Eroglu nourishes the crisis on the Cyprus problem"

    Under the above title: "Eroglu nourishes the crisis" Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (09.01.15) reports that Asim Akansoy, "deputy" with the Republican Turkish Party-United Forces (CTP-BG), in statements to the paper, accused Eroglu of the crisis occurred on the Cyprus problem and said that "Eroglu did nothing to prevent the crisis to reach to this point".

    Akansoy said that the necessary stance that Eroglu should had to show on the issue of the crisis occurred concerning the hydrocarbon resources in the island, was to establish an effective dialogue between Turkey and the Greek Cypriot side. "Eroglu did nothing to prevent the crisis. I consider that Eroglu follows a policy which nourishes the crisis. The existing crisis is nourished by Eroglu's separatist policy and the different alternatives he has. (?)".

    Referring to the Cyprus problem, Akansoy said that even though he does not find it right for the Greek Cypriot side to continue its unilateral oil exploration activities, he opposes to the statement issued by the so-called foreign ministry that "we will not remain unresponsive to the continuation of the unilateral possessions of the Greek Cypriot side". Akansoy pointed out that the decision of Turkey to send the Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa vessel to the region again, does not serve the policy of peace.

    Akansoy expressed the opinion that a right method for this matter to be solved, could be to bring the issue to the agenda at the negotiating table, to establish a committee that could meet the right expectations of the Turkish Cypriots and this committee to be under the umbrella of the UN.

    Akansoy reiterated once again that the CTP party cannot continue with its current structure and added that at the moment they will lay aside the internal problems that exist in the party. He, however, added that after April and the "presidential elections", there are a lot of things which need to be discussed.

    (AK)

    [02] Ozyigit commented on the renewal of NAVTEX; "The Turkish side serves the non-solution"

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (09.01.15) reports that Cemal Ozyigit, chairman of the Social Democracy Party (TDP), in a written statement yesterday, stressed the need for mutual actions to be taken in order for the crisis occurred on the Cyprus problem to be overcome.

    Evaluating the issue of the renewal of their own NAVTEX, both Turkey and the "Greek Cypriot leadership", Ozyigit supported that with this action, the Turkish Cypriot side which recognizes this right to Turkey, does not serve the solution but the policy of tension and the non-solution.

    Ozyigit stressed in the statement that his party supported from the beginning that in order for the crisis to be overcome, simultaneous actions are necessary to be done.

    Supporting the view that the withdrawal of Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa vessel after the expire of Turkey's NAVTEX on December 30th 2014 was an opportunity for the resumption of the Cyprus negotiation talks, Ozyigit said that Turkey did not evaluated well this opportunity.

    Commenting on the decision of the "Greek Cypriot administration", as he called the Republic of Cyprus to continue its drilling activities, and the new preconditions put forth by President Nicos Anastasiades in order to return to the negotiating table, Ozyigit said that these, gave the chance to the opportunists in the "north" to manipulate the situation.

    Ozyigit condemned further the Republican Turkish Party-United Forces (CTP-BG) for its stance towards this issue, supporting that during 2011 when it was an opposition party, it was against the agreement reached with Turkey to license Turkey's TPAO to carry out exploration activities in favor of the "TRNC", while today, as Ozyigit said, it supports the renewal of NAVTEX.

    (AK)

    [03] GAE opinion poll shows that CTP and DP electorate will not fully abide by their party's decision as regards the "presidential elections"

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (08.01.14) publishes more results of the "Keryneia American University's" (GAU) "Kyrenia Research Institute" ("GAE") annual "Expectations Research", according to which the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) and the Democratic Party (DP) electorate will not fully abide by their party's decision as regards the "presidential elections"

    However, Communal Democracy Party (TDP) and National Unity Party (UBP) voters would wholly vote for their party candidate - TDP with 76% for Mustafa Akinci and the UBP with 69% for Dervis Eroglu.

    In the event of an "election, only 50% of those who responded and are CTP voters said that they would vote for Sibel Siber and only 19.4% of DP supporters would vote for Dervis Eroglu.

    The survey was conducted in December 20 with a sample of 695 persons from the five "districts" in the occupied area of Cyprus.

    [04] KTOS and KTOEOS: The economic packages created destruction

    Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika (09.01.15) reports that Turkish Cypriot Teachers' Trade Union (KTOS) and the Turkish Cypriot Secondary School Teachers' Trade Union (KTOEOS) said that for years now the economic packages, which are supported and allocated by Turkey towards the Turkish Cypriot community and are implemented with success by their puppet "administration" and local partners, have created a destruction.

    In a joint statement issued yesterday, the two trade unions stressed that the Turkish Cypriot livestock breeders trade union has every right to held a demonstration, adding that they protest against the capitalist circles and the local partners, who think anything else than their own interests and support these economic packages that brought their "country" to this situation.

    Meanwhile, the chairman of the "Turkish Cypriot livestock breeders trade union" Cavus Kelle, in a written statement yesterday, said that the placards opened during the demonstration had not any political meaning, they just asked financial aid from Turkey, like all the "governments" in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus ask help from Turkey to deal with their problems.

    [05] "Turkish Cypriot peace forces martyrs associations" calls on Derya to apologize to them and to the Turkish army

    Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (09.01.15) reports that the "Turkish Cypriot peace forces martyrs associations" (TBK) organized a protest in front of the self-styled assembly against the "deputy" with the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Dogus Derya.

    According to the paper, TBP called on Derya to apologize to the association and to the Turkish army for her statements that the Turkish army raped in 1974 Greek Cypriot women. The association said that those who think like Derya and some newspaper columnists, who share her beliefs and supported her, must also apologize.

    Speaking during the demonstration, TBP chairman Haci Isik, alleged that the Turkish army, not only saved the Turkish Cypriots in 1974, but it saved the Greek Cypriots as well: "We also saved the island of Cyprus. If it was not for us coming here, neither the TRNC nor the Greek Cypriot administration would have existed", he claimed and added that the "peace operation" as he called the 1974 Turkish invasion to Cyprus, is a victory with nothing of its kind in history.

    [06] YKP and BKP to attend the EL meeting in Berlin

    Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika (09.01.15) reports that the New Cyprus Party (YKP) and the United Cyprus Party (BKP), which are observer members of the European Left Party (EL), will be attending the EL Executive meeting in Berlin on 9-11 January.

    Murat Kanatli- YKP's Executive Committee Member- and Salih Sonustun ? BKP's Foreign Relations Secretary- will represent their parties in the EL meeting.

    Kanatli and Sonustu are expected to hold bilateral contacts on the sidelines of the meetings.

    [07] 365 arrested for drug related crimes in 2014

    According to Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi Daily News (online, 09.01.15), the self-styled general police directorate has released a statement regarding drug trafficking in 2014.

    The statement said that 365 people had been arrested for having narcotic substances in their possession. According to the statement, the police seized 5 kg of synthetic cannabinoid, 1.5 kg of Indian hemp, 19.7 grams of cocaine, 0.144 grams of MDMA, 161 Indian hemp plants, and 621 Ecstasy and 3 LSD tablets.

    [08] Davutoglu unveils incentives to encourage procreation

    According to Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News (online, 08.01.15), the Turkish government has unveiled a new incentive program to encourage working women to have more children, in a bid to avoid the decline of the Turkish population.

    Under the new plan, the government is pledging 300 Turkish Liras for a couple's first child, 400 liras for the second, and 600 liras for the third, while easing conditions for new mothers to return to their jobs after maternity leave.

    "Mothers [working in public office] will be able to continue to be promoted in their positions even in their unpaid leave after birth. We will also make arrangements for part-time work for mothers. After the end of maternity leave, mothers with one child will have the right to work part-time for two months, mothers with two children for four months, and mothers with three or more children for six months. They will receive full wages while working part-time," Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at a press conference on Jan. 8.

    The government's new incentive program is part of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's long-term policy of encouraging "at least three children per family."

    "The protection of our family life under any circumstances is of great importance for the protection of future generations, fundamental norms, our values and moral standards," Davutoglu said, adding that the government's program aimed to bring about new measures to help working mothers.

    Motherhood and continuing a professional career are not categorically opposite things, he also said.

    Keeping Turkey's population young as the source of economic productivity and power is also a strategic target, the Prime Minister said, underlining that the government wanted to avoid problems associated with an aging population.

    [09] Turkey to order four more F-35 from US Lockheed Martin

    According to Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News (online, 08.01.15), Turkey is planning to buy four more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from the U.S., in addition to the two it had already ordered, the country's defence industry agency said.

    "It has been agreed that four more F-35 planes will be procured in addition to the two previously ordered as part of a plan to buy a total of 100 new generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighters," the defence industry executive committee (SSM) said in a statement posted on its website.

    The decision came after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for the first time under his rule to discuss key defence purchases.

    Turkey has long planned to purchase 100 jets to replace its ageing F-4 and F-16 fleet, but increasing costs have hampered the acquisitions.

    The defence committee also agreed to "continue negotiations" over Turkey's plan to buy defence missile systems. TURKISH AFFAIRS SECTION

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