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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 99-06-02

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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>


TURKISH CYPRIOT PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA

No. 93/99 -- 2.6.99

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Denktash asks for measures against money laundering.
  • [02] New chairman of Journalists Association.
  • [03] New Turkish Cabinet members.
  • [04] 49,000 new ``TRNC citizens'' between 1984-1999.
  • [05] Denktash discusses money laundering issue.
  • [06] ``1st International Sports Games'' in the occupied area.

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Denktash asks for measures against money laundering

    According to HURRIYET KIBRIS (1.6.99) Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has asked the so-called ``government'' to take ``legal measures'' against money laundering in the occupied area.

    Denktash said that he had received complaints to this effect and said ``we do not want such a reputation''.

    Denktash urged the ``coalition partners'' to follow closely the operations of off-shore banks in the occupied area.

    (MY)

    [02] New chairman of Journalists Association

    According to YENI DEMOKRAT (30.5.99) Saffet Saykal has been elected chairman of the Turkish Cypriot Journalists Association.

    (MY)

    [03] New Turkish Cabinet members

    MILLIYET (Internet version, 30.5.99) reports that Bulent Ecevitīs coalition government of the Democratic Left Party (DSP), the Nationalist Action Party (MHP), and the Motherland Party (ANAP), features ten economists, seven law scholars, six graduates of the Civil Service School, and three engineers. The most multilingual minister of the cabinet is Hikmet Sami Turk, who speaks (besides Turkish) German, English, French, and Italian.

    The members of the Cabinet are:

    Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit (DSP) Deputy Prime Minister Devlet Bahceli (MHP) Deputy Prime Minister Husamettin Ozkan (DSP) Minister of State Hikmet Ulugbay (DSP) Minister of State Professor Sukru Sina Gurel (DSP) Minister of State Mustafa Yilmaz (DSP) Minister of State Fikret Unlu (DSP) Minister of State Hasan Gemici (DSP) Minister of Justice Professor Hikmet Sami Turk (DSP) Minister of Foreign Affairs Ismail Cem (DSP) Minister of National Education Metin Bostancioglu (DSP) Minister of Forestry Professor Nami Cagan (DSP) Minister of Culture Istemihan Talay (DSP) Minister of the Environment Fevzi Aytekin (DSP) Minister of State Sadi Somuncuoglu (MHP) Minister of State Tunca Toskay (MHP) Minister of State Abdulhaluk Cay (MHP) Minister of State Ramazan Mirzaoglu (MHP) Minister of State Suayip Uzenmez (MHP) Minister of Transportation Enis Oksuz (MHP) Minister of Health Osman Durmus (MHP) Minister of Agriculture and Village Affairs Yusuf Gokalp (MHP) Minister of Public Works Koray Aydin (MHP) Minister of National Defense Sabahattin Cakmakoglu (MHP) Minister of Industry and Trade Ahmet Kenan Tanrikulu (MHP) Minister of State Mehmet Kececiler (ANAP) Minister of Finance Sumer Oral (ANAP) Minister of Energy Cumhur Ersumer (ANAP) Minister of Tourism Erkan Mumcu (ANAP) Minister of State Mehmet Ali Irtemcelik (ANAP) Minister of Labour Yasar Okuyan (ANAP) Minister of the Interior Saadettin Tantan (ANAP) Minister of State Yuksel Yalova (ANAP) Minister of State Rustu Kazim Yucelen (ANAP) Minister of State Edip Safter Gaydali (ANAP)

    [04] 49,000 new ``TRNC citizens'' between 1984-1999

    KIBRIS (2.6.99) reports under banner headlines ``49 thousand people made citizens in 15 years'' and says that the so-called director of the ``Aliens Department'' of the pseudo state, Mustafa Miralay, has declared that 49 thousand people have been made ``TRNC citizens'' between 1984-1999.

    He said that they do not know the exact number of people who received ``citizenship'' between 1974-1984 because there exist no records.

    Miralay added that 30% of those who received ``TRNC citizenship'' were living outside the ``TRNC''.

    Meanwhile, two so-called DP deputies, Huzeyin Ozgurgun and Yusuf Ozkun, had a meeting with Mr Miralay. Miralay briefed the two ``deputies'' on issues related to ``citizenship''. After the meeting Ozgurgun said that in 1993, when ``general elections'' took place, 2 thousand people received ``citizenship'' by the so-called ``Council of Ministers'' decision.

    KIBRIS also reports that according to the ``citizenship law'' currently in force people living five years continuously in the occupied area, those who took part in the 1974 invasion, as well as those who worked for the Turkish terrorist organization TMT since 1 August 1958 are eligible for ``citizenship''.

    Miralay further added that no foreigner under the ``Refugee Investment Programme'' was made ``citizen''.The two Chinese, he said, were made ``citizens'' with the so-called ``Council of Ministers'' decision.

    [05] Denktash discusses money laundering issue

    KIBRIS (2.6.99) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash had separate meetings with the so-called Attorney General Akin Sait and ``Police Director'' Erdem Demirbag with whom he discussed the ``money laundering'' issue in the occupied area.

    [06] ``1st International Sports Games'' in the occupied area

    KIBRIS (2.6.99) reports that Iranīs Tabriz Football team which is considered Iranīs East Azerbaidjan National team has arrived in the occupied area to take part in the ``1st International Sports Games''.

    Speaking at the occupied Tymbou airport one of the teamīs responsibles, Ferhat Sadagad, who is FIFA assigned reference, said that they will try to offer good football to the spectators.

    KIBRIS said that Iranian Azeris who arrived in the occupied area wondered why Turkey does not take part in the games.

    The visiting Iranians will have their first match on Saturday 5 June, with the Sudanese team.


    From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/


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