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Macedonian Press Agency: Brief News in English, 97-08-19
From: The Macedonian Press Agency at http://www.mpa.gr and http://www.hri.org/MPA.
BRIEF GREEK NEWS BULLETIN BY MACEDONIAN PRESS AGENCY
Thessaloniki, August 19, 1997
NEWS IN DETAIL
 THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH COMPLETED HIS VISIT TO GREECE
Chios 19 August (MPA)Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomeos, who visited the Aegean islands of Chios, Psara and Inouses, returns to Istanbul today.
Before his departure, the Ecumenical Patriarch sent a message of peace and cooperation to Greece and Turkey, stressing that the two countries have no other choice but peace.
On September 28, the Ecumenical Patriarch will visit Thessaloniki at the invitation of the Organization Cultural Capital of Europe.
 GREECE AND CYPRUS LAUNCHED AN INFORMATION CAMPAIGN ON THE CYPRUS PROBLEM
Athens 19 August (MPA)Greece and Cyprus launched a campaign aimed at informing the international community on the Cyprus issue and demonstrate Turkey's intransigence.
The Greek government called on the Greeks living all over the world to show vigilance in order to deal with the situation created as a result of the Clerides-Denktash direct talks in Montreaux, Switzerland.
Also, the Greek government will protest to the UN Secretary General, the members of the UN Security Council and the European Union.
 PROTEST RALLY OUTSIDE THE TURKISH EMBASSY IN LONDON IN MEMORY OF THE TWO GREEK-CYPRIOTS KILLED LAST YEAR
London 19 August (MPA)A protest rally was held outside the Turkish Embassy in London last night organized by the Cypriot community in Britain in memory of the Greek-Cypriots Tasos Isaak and Solomos Solomou, who were killed in Cyprus last year.
Also, a prayer was held for those killed in the Cypriot struggle and for those still missing since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
 THE NEW GREEK AMBASSADOR TO CYPRUS MET WITH THE CYPRIOT PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT
Nicosia 19 August (MPA)Greece's new Ambassador to Nicosia mr.Kyriakos Rodousakis met with Cypriot Parliament President mr.Spyros Kyprianou.
The two men discussed the latest developments in the Cyprus issue and the situation created due to the collapse of the direct talks in Montreaux, Switzerland between Cypriot President Glafkos Clerides and Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash.
 THE US CONTINUES TO BELIEVE THAT THE CYPRUS TALKS ARE USEFUL
Nicosia 19 August (MPA)The United States continue to believe that the Cyprus talks are useful and want to see them repeated at the right time, stated US State Department spokesman James Rubin.
Mr.Rubin maintained that a conclusion on the talks is expected to be presented to the UN Security Council by UN special envoy Diego Cordovez some time this week.
 BALKAN STATES PRESIDENTS' MEETING IN BULGARIA
Sofia 19 August (MPA)Bulgarian President Petar Stoyanov prepares a meeting of Balkan states Presidents to be held in the sea resort of Varna next month, according to the newspaper "168 Hours".
Mr.Stoyanov will meet in Varna with the Presidents of Turkey and Romania on the occasion of the installation of a television satellite, while he is also examining the possibility of inviting to the meeting and the Presidents of Greece and FYROM.
 THE FAILURE IN ONE OF KOZLODUI'S NUCLEAR REACTORS HAS BEEN REPAIRED
Sofia 19 August (MPA)The failure in one of the nuclear reactors in Bulgaria's Kozlodui energy plant, that forced its management to suspend its operation has been repaired and the reactor was back in operation today at 50% of its capacity, according to the Bulgarian News Agency.
The BBC had reported earlier that one of the two turbines of nuclear reactor Number 1 had broken down and the causes of the failure were unknown, while assurances had been given according to which, there was no radiation leak.
 THE TURKISH PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCED THAT HE ESCAPED AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT AGAINST HIM
Ankara 19 August (MPA)Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz announced today that he was the target of a failed assassination attempt.
Mr.Yilmaz stated that the police averted a bomb attack against him on Sunday, one day before the voting in Parliament on the education bill, which will result in the closure of the islamist religious schools in Turkey at the demand of the secularist military establishment in the country.
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