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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 00-06-09

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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. 109/00 -- 9.6.00

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Denktash comments on Cyprus solution at Hannay meeting.
  • [02] Denktash insists on known intransigent views.
  • [03] TGNA speaker to illegally visit pseudostate.
  • [04] Turkish ambassadors meet Denktash.
  • [05] Talat meets EU Ambassador.
  • [06] Hannay gives lecture at "Near East University".
  • [07] "Merit Hotels Chain".

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Denktash comments on Cyprus solution at Hannay meeting

    KIBRIS (9.6.00) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash had a meeting on Thursday with Sir David Hannay, Britain/s Special Envoy to Cyprus who is paying a visit to the island prior to the third-round Cyprus proximity talks. Sir David Hannay was accompanied by British High Commissioner Edward Clay, Undersecretary John Buck and the responsible for Turkish Affairs Peter Boxer.

    Following their tete-a-tete meeting, Denktash said that their "Independence Day celebrations" are important and that he can join the proximity talks until the end of July after he attends the "celebrations". Denktash also said that he is ready to discuss every issue in the proximity talks but that firstly, "TRNC" should be recognized.

    Responding to the question of a Greek Cypriot journalist on the solution proposals of the UN, Denktash said that they are ready for all solution proposals which consider Turkish and Greek Cypriot side as equal and which can be accepted by two sides.

    Denktash said, "you will have to wait for a long time if you want the UN, US or the EU to solve the problem."

    Denktash added that they have to solve the Cyprus question and that they have to have cooperation for a single Cyprus.

    Hannay did not respond to the questions of the journalists and said that it will not be correct to make a statement at this stage, but added that he is ready to reply to questions within the general framework of the press conference he will stage today.

    Furthermore, Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash also had a meeting with the Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus, Tzemi Tzur.

    Denktash/s advisors Ergun Olgun, Necati Munir Ertekun, Taner Etkin and Mustafa Evran were also present at the meeting. No statement was made before or after the meeting.

    [02] Denktash insists on known intransigent views

    KIBRIS (9.6.00) reports that former Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Cyprus, James Holger, paid a farewell visit yesterday to Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash. It is expected that Holger will continue his duties, that officially ended on 31 May, until the 15 June when the Secretary General/s new Representative, Polish diplomat Zbigniew Wlosowics, takes office.

    In a statement Denktash said that "both sides must exert efforts in order to be able to achieve an agreement in the Cyprus problem. This is not a tango that we can dance alone. The other side must accept the realities. The Greek Cypriot side must stop the claims that they represent the whole of Cyprus since 1963".

    Touching on the coming indirect talks, Denktash continued: "The Greek Cypriot side will insist on the resolutions of the Security Council, but it is not possible to accept any resolution that is addressed only to the Cyprus Government, even though it comes from the Security Council."

    Denktash also said that he is very satisfied with the initiatives of the UN General Secretary towards the solution of the problem.

    Referring to the termination of his duties, Holger said that this does not mean that he will not be interested in the Cyprus problem any more. Holger also said that everybody expects a peaceful solution on the island and that UN will not impose any solution to the sides.

    [03] TGNA speaker to illegally visit pseudostate

    KIBRIS (9.6.00) reports that the speaker of Turkey/s National Assembly Yildirim Akbulut will arrive in the occupied area on Monday for a two-day "official" visit as a guest of so-called assembly speaker Ertugrul Hasipoglu.

    [04] Turkish ambassadors meet Denktash

    According to KIBRIS (9.6.00) the Turkish Ambassadors who are visiting the occupied area had meetings yesterday with the Turkish envoy Ertugrul Apakan and with Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash and his advisors.

    In a statement, Denktash said that the Turkish Ambassadors/ visit shows the importance Turkey gives to the pseudostate.

    Turkish Ambassador Versan Senturker, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, said that although they know the Cyprus problem, to stay in the pseudostate and to have contacts with so-called officials gives them more strength and increases their morale.

    Senturker also said that the talks they will have with Rauf Denktash will refresh their knowledge of the Cyprus problem and make their duties easier.

    [05] Talat meets EU Ambassador

    YENIDUZEN (9.6.00) reports that the leader of the Republican Turkish Party (RTP) Mehmet Ali Talat met yesterday with EU Ambassador to Cyprus, Donato Chiarini. The meeting lasted one hour and a half hours, during which they discussed mostly Cyprus-EU relations and the political and economic problems of the pseudostate.

    [06] Hannay gives lecture at "Near East University"

    KIBRIS (9.6.00) reports that British special Cyprus representative, Sir David Hannnay, gave a lecture yesterday at the "Near East University" on "The development of EU/s Joint Foreign Security Policy and Potentials".

    The leader of the Republican Turkish Party, Mehmet Ali Talat, British High Commissioner Edward Clay, EU Ambassador Donato Chiarini were present at the conference.

    Hannay said that he would not touch on the Cyprus problem in his lecture.

    At the end of the lecture, Hannay did not answer any questions regarding the Cyprus problem except one which was related to the approach of the EU in the Cyprus problem within the framework of its joint foreign security policy. He said that "EU follows the policy of supporting the United Nations/ efforts".

    The conference was also attended by a group of Greek Cypriot press members.

    [07] "Merit Hotels Chain"

    KIBRIS (9.6.00) reports that the Turkish firm Net Holding gave a press conference yesterday to promote the "Merit Hotels Chain".

    The "Kyrenia Merit Hotel" includes the Zefyros and Crystal Cove hotels. The "Kyrenia Merit Hotel" cost 15 million dollars to Net Holding. The article says that Net Holding rented the "Merit Hotels Chain" for 8 million dollars for the next 49 years.


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


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