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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 98-11-15

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Protests - Unilateral Declaration of break-away state
  • [02] Israeli suspects - remand - renewed
  • [03] Kaklamanis - arrival

  • 1340:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Protests - Unilateral Declaration of break-away state

    Nicosia, Nov 15 (CNA) -- Political parties, refugee and youth organisations, here and abroad, are today holding a series of protests against the illegal declaration of a break-away entity in the Turkish-occupied areas of the island, 15 years ago.

    The puppet state unilaterally proclaimed in the Turkish occupied northern part of the island in 1983 is not recognised by any other country but Turkey, whose troops have been occupying 37 per cent island's territory since 1974.

    UN Security Council resolution 541 (1983) "considers the declaration as illegally invalid and calls for its withdrawal," and "calls upon all states not to recognise any Cypriot state other than the Republic of Cyprus".

    Ruling right-wing DISI stresses that international law is provocatively ignored by Turkey and Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, and points to the latter's demand for a confederation of two states in Cyprus despite UN resolutions asking for a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation.

    It also remarks that Cyprus' course for accession to the European Union could assist efforts for re-unification of the island and for a solution to its political problem.

    Meanwhile, DISI youth organisation will hold a protest march and hand a petition denouncing the illegal declaration of the break-away state to a UN local representative.

    Left-wing AKEL organises sit-down protests outside the embassies of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council while petitions have been handed to the five Ambassadors, calling for more active involvement in efforts for a Cyprus settlement.

    In a written statement on the occasion of 15 years since the illegal declaration, AKEL points out that the Cyprus problem is in a "dangerous deadlock" and calls for practical measures for the implementation of relevant UN resolutions.

    AKEL also sends a message of friendship to Turkish Cypriots and pledges to work against chauvinism which it describes as an ally of Cyprus' enemies.

    Centre-right DIKO criticises the international community for tolerating Turkey's actions against Cyprus and international justice and legality.

    Socialist-EDEK says the unilateral declaration of the puppet state was in the framework of Turkey's expansionist policies, noting that recent Turkish demands for a federation of two states in Cyprus also point to this direction.

    On their part the United Democrats, point out that the international community and the EU in particular, should have understood by now the real cause of the deadlock in bi-communal talks so as to send Ankara the right message and to promote Cyprus' accession to the EU.

    New Horizons' party argue that the 1977 and 1979 high level agreements did not bring any benefits to the Greek Cypriot side and call for disengagement from "more painful concessions".

    Meanwhile Greek Parliament Speaker, Apostolos Kaklamanis, arriving here, later today, will tonight be the main speaker at an anti-occupation gathering organised by the Kyrenia Bishopric and the Union of Municipalities, Associations and Organisations of the Turkish-occupied Kyrenia district.

    Protests are also held by Cypriots leaving abroad. In Britain a picketing is held outside the Turkish Embassy in London.

    CNA MCH/MK/1998
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1555:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Israeli suspects - remand - renewed

    Larnaca, Nov 15 (CNA) -- Larnaca district court renewed a remand order for another five days for two Israelis held in suspicion with espionage against the Cyprus republic's National Guard.

    Udi Hargov, 27 and Igal Damari, 49, were arrested on November 7 after a police stakeout of their leased apartment in Zygi, close to a sensitive military area.

    Investigating officer, Andreas Naoum, told the court today, that after their arrival in Cyprus "there were several phone calls by mobile phone to a telephone belonging to a specific intelligence service, based in Tel Aviv".

    He pointed out that two mobile phones were found in the suspects' apartment one carrying a British and one a Dutch card.

    Naoum said that preliminary investigations of the Police criminal service show that the frequency scanners found in the apartment leased by the two Israelis were high-tech and could interfere with the Police and National Guard frequencies.

    "They can also receive Fire-Brigade, Civil Aviation and other essential services' messages," he added.

    Requesting a renewal of the remand order, Naoum said some 25 statements were taken during the past week but more investigation was necessary.

    He said another 20 to 30 statements will be taken in connection with the case.

    Naoum said the two suspects were extensively interrogated but they refuse to cooperate with the Police stating that "they do not reply to questions".

    CNA MCH/MK/1998
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1635:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Kaklamanis - arrival

    Larnaca, Nov 15 (CNA) -- Speaker of Greek Parliament, Apostolos Kaklamanis stated today that Cyprus' course of accession to the European Union is a great national goal and efforts should be concentrated towards achieving that objective.

    Kaklamanis is on a two-day official visit to Cyprus, at the invitation of President of the House of Representatives, Spyros Kyprianou.

    Speaking on arrival, he made special reference to 15 years since the illegal unilateral declaration of the break-away regime in the Turkish- occupied areas, pointing out that international public opinion is by the side of the Republic of Cyprus.

    Kaklamanis stressed the importance of Cyprus' European course but also pointed to the difficulties that have to be overcome.

    "Succeeding this goal is of great strategic importance to the solution of the Cyprus problem, so that Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots will be able to together build a better common future in a free Cyprus without foreign occupation troops," he remarked.

    "The European community will then recognise that in the future the Cyprus Republic will continue its course as a united independent entity," he added.

    On his part, welcoming his Greek counterpart, Kyprianou praised Kaklamanis' contribution in promoting national interests, and his great interest and concern about the future of Hellenism on the island.

    Kaklamanis will be the main speaker at an anti-occupation gathering held to protest against the illegal declaration of the Turkish-occupied areas of the island into a so-called independent entity, in 1983.

    Later this evening the Greek Speaker will meet with House President Kyprianou.

    Tomorrow, Kaklamanis will be received by President Glafcos Clerides and Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos.

    He will also meet with political party leaders and representatives and visit the demarcation line.

    He departs for Athens tomorrow evening.

    CNA MCH/MK/1998
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1635:CYPPRESS:03

    [04] Kaklamanis - arrival

    Larnaca, Nov 15 (CNA) -- Speaker of Greek Parliament, Apostolos Kaklamanis stated today that Cyprus' course of accession to the European Union is a great national goal and efforts should be concentrated towards achieving that objective.

    Kaklamanis is on a two-day official visit to Cyprus, at the invitation of President of the House of Representatives, Spyros Kyprianou.

    Speaking on arrival, he made special reference to 15 years since the illegal unilateral declaration of the break-away regime in the Turkish- occupied areas, pointing out that international public opinion is by the side of the Republic of Cyprus.

    Kaklamanis stressed the importance of Cyprus' European course but also pointed to the difficulties that have to be overcome.

    "Succeeding this goal is of great strategic importance to the solution of the Cyprus problem, so that Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots will be able to together build a better common future in a free Cyprus without foreign occupation troops," he remarked.

    "The European community will then recognise that in the future the Cyprus Republic will continue its course as a united independent entity," he added.

    On his part, welcoming his Greek counterpart, Kyprianou praised Kaklamanis' contribution in promoting national interests, and his great interest and concern about the future of Hellenism on the island.

    Kaklamanis will be the main speaker at an anti-occupation gathering held to protest against the illegal declaration of the Turkish-occupied areas of the island into a so-called independent entity, in 1983.

    Later this evening the Greek Speaker will meet with House President Kyprianou.

    Tomorrow, Kaklamanis will be received by President Glafcos Clerides and Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos.

    He will also meet with political party leaders and representatives and visit the demarcation line.

    He departs for Athens tomorrow evening.

    CNA MCH/MK/1998
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS
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