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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 99-11-11

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <>


  • [01] British High Commissioner - Cyprus problem
  • [02] Cyprus - War veterans - Ceremony
  • [03] Illegal regime - Condemnation events
  • [04] Antiquities department - UNESCO - Illegal Turkish excavations
  • [05] Philippines - New Cyprus ambassador

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    [01] British High Commissioner - Cyprus problem

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- British High Commissioner in Nicosia Edward Clay today said a lot of preparatory work is underway outside Cyprus so that negotiations begin to reach a settlement on the island based on UN resolutions.

    Clay said all contacts going on are held in close consultation with the Cyprus government and other parties interested in finding a good future for the island.

    CNA FZ/MA/EC/1999

    [02] Cyprus - War veterans - Ceremony

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- Cypriot war veterans today expressed sorrow because the principles they had fought for during World War II are being violated in their homeland since the Turkish invasion and occupation 25 years ago.

    Their feelings were echoed by Acting President, House of Representatives President Spyros Kyprianou who told a remembrance day gathering that the people of Cyprus do not enjoy the ideals that many people lost their lives for during the two world wars.

    CNA FZ/MA/EC/1999

    [03] Illegal regime - Condemnation events

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- Preparations are underway by refugee and students' associations to condemn the 16th anniversary since the illegal declaration of an "independent state" in the areas of Cyprus occupied by Turkey since 1974, which is recognised only by Ankara.

    Announcing a number of events today, the Coordinating Committee of municipalities, associations and other organisations of the Turkish occupied town of Kyrenia called on US President Bill Clinton to prove through his actions that he is struggling for justice and freedom to prevail.

    CNA MA/EC/1999

    [04] Antiquities department - UNESCO - Illegal Turkish excavations

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- Cyprus has condemned illegal excavations at the ancient site of Salamina, in the areas of Cyprus occupied by Turkey since 1974, during a discussion on cultural issues at the UNESCO general meeting underway in Paris, according to an official announcement issued today.

    Head of the Antiquities Department Sophocles Hadjisavvas refuted claims by the Turkish delegation that tried to back the illegal excavations by saying they are being carried out by a reputable Turkish scholar and under the illegal "antiquities department" in the Turkish occupied areas.

    CNA MA/EC/1999

    [05] Philippines - New Cyprus ambassador

    Nicosia, Nov 11 (CNA) -- Philippines President Joseph Ejercito Estrada today said all possible ways in reaching a settlement to the Cyprus problem should be examined and expressed his country's support to the Cyprus government's efforts for a just and viable solution.

    Receiving the credentials of Cyprus' new ambassador in his country, Loria Markides who is based in China, the Philippines President expressed the wish for the furthering of relations between the two countries.

    CNA MA/EC/1999
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