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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 06-08-30

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  • [01] ELPA - FIA

  • [01] ELPA - FIA

    Greek Automobile and Touring Association (ELPA) President Demetris Despotopoulos has sent a letter to International Automobile Federation`s (FIA) President Max Mosley, protesting the presence of Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat to the Turkish Grand Prix award ceremony last Sunday.

    According to an ELPA press release, Despotopoulos described Talat`s presence on the Turkish grand prix podium as an ``unacceptable and as an act of political exploitation of a Formula One event.``

    Mosley replied immediately notifying that he gave orders for the launching of a ``full investigation into the circumstances in which the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community Mehmet Ali Talat was invited to present the winners trophy at the 2006 Turkish Grand Prix.``

    ``The results of the investigation will be announced the coming October to the FIA Board of Directors,`` the press release added. ELPA is a FIA member.

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