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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Press and Other Media, 01-09-25

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

TURKISH PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA No.183/01 25.9.01

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Gurel says Turkey will give 160 million US dollars to the pseudostate.
  • [02] The empty shops in occupied Nicosia remind a post - war period.
  • [03] The ancient walls of Famagusta have been turned into a rubbish-dump.
  • [04] People live in toilets in occupied Cyprus.
  • [05] A so-called MP of Democratic Party lost his life in a car accident.
  • [06] Denktas will be given honorary Doctor degree.
  • [B] COMMENTS AND EDITORIALS

  • [07] Columnist of HURRIYET asks for a new formula to the Cyprus problem.

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Gurel says Turkey will give 160 million US dollars to the pseudostate

    Sukru Sina Gurel, Turkey`s Minister responsible for Cyprus, said yesterday that Ankara will provide 160 US dollars as financing to the pseudostate for this year, reports KIBRIS (25.09.01).

    Talking after the signing of a so - called «Supplementary Protocol» for Economic and Financial Co-operation and a so-called «Mutual Co-operation Agreement» for the Transition Programme towards Economic Stability and Production, Mr Gurel noted that the 20 million dollars will be given to the so -called «Development Bank» and added that «the new arrangements will increase the production and the exports» of the pseudostate.

    The Turkish Minister said also that Turkey had never separated the economic and political development of the pseudostate from her economic and political development.

    On the behalf of the pseudostate the «agreements» were signed by the so-called «Deputy Prime Minister», Salih Cosar and the «Finance Minister», Mehmet Bayram, who late last night returned to the occupied areas.

    [02] The empty shops in occupied Nicosia remind a post - war period

    According to KIBRIS (25.09.01), the shops in the old town of occupied Nicosia are getting emptier every day. The paper writes that these empty and deserted shops remind a post - war period.

    «Many associations have been created and many projects have been prepared in order to prevent this, but in practice there is still no development», writes KIBRIS concluding that these empty shops are an unpleasant view, a source of bad smell and constitute a danger for those who pass by.

    [03] The ancient walls of Famagusta have been turned into a rubbish - dump

    Under the title «The underside of the walls became a rubbish - dump and a toilet», KIBRIS (25.09.01) reports that the ancient walls of occupied Famagusta have been turned into a rubbish - dump and they are used as a toilet.

    «The walls, which are one of the most visited places by the tourists, are in a shameful condition and constitute a view which is not suitable for our country», writes KIBRIS.

    [04] People live in toilets in occupied Cyprus

    According to «Halkin Sesi» (25.09.01), a family of settlers live in a toilet in occupied Nicosia, as they cannot pay the rent of the boarding - house they used to live in.

    The paper writes that a month ago Abdullah and Zuleyha Turkal with their two children moved into the «municipal» toilet in which Abdullah works, because they could not pay 90 million Turkish liras per month for renting a boarding - house. It is noted that today one US dollar is sold for about 1,5 million Turkish liras in the pseudostate.

    The inhabitants of the region have complained to the so-called «Municipality» of occupied Nicosia about the situation, but they noted that the «officials» were only contented with warning the family.

    [05] A so-called MP of Democratic Party lost his life in a car accident

    The so-called MP of Democratic Party (DP), Ahmet Elbasan lost his life in a car accident, which occurred on the occupied road Rizokarpaso -Yiallousa at the night of 23 September. In the same accident, Kenan Akin, Nationalist Justice Party (NJP) so-called MP and DP "Deputy" Osman Imre and citizen Sehmuz Barut were wounded. The accident occurred when the car driven by Akin and the car driven by Barut crashed into each other. Fatally wounded Elbasan lost his life immediately. Akin, who was driving the car, and the passenger in his car Imre were wounded in addition to Barut, who was driving the other car. It was reported that the wounded were taken to the hospital in the occupied Famagusta and that they are out of danger.

    According to all local Turkish Cypriot papers of today (25/9/01) the funeral of Ahmet Elbasan took place yesterday at the mosque in the occupied Trikomo village. Due to the funeral the so-called pseudo-assembly did not convene yesterday. The Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Omer Izgi and the Turkish Foreign Minister, Ismail Cem sent condolence messages to the so-called pseudo-assembly speaker Ertugrul Hasipoglu. The Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas, the so-called Prime Minister Dervis Eroglu, the leaders of the political parties, and the so-called officials of the pseudostate and people attended the funeral.

    With the death of Elbasan, the number of seats at the so-called pseudo-assembly of the DP decreased to 11. The following is the distribution of the seats at the so-called assembly: National Unity Party (NUP), 23; DP, 11; Communal Liberation Party (CLP), 7; Republican Turkish Party, 6; Independent, 1; empty, 1.

    [06] Denktas will be given honorary Doctor degree

    KIBRIS (25/9/01) reports that the Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas will be given the honorary degree of Doctorate by the Kirikkale University of Turkey at the beginning of the academic year 2001-2002 on 1st of October.

    [B] COMMENTS AND EDITORIALS

    [07] Columnist of HURRIYET asks for a new formula to the Cyprus problem

    Stressing that a new approach to the Cyprus problem is necessary after the terrorist attacks on Washington and New York, the columnist Ferai Tinc, writing at the daily Turkish mainland newspaper HURRIYET (24/9/01), claims that the US Administration's decision to wage a resolute struggle against terrorism will increase the importance of Cyprus. Tinc notes that political stability must be established in eastern Mediterranean to have the Middle East problem solved in a peaceful way. She draws attention to ANAP Deputy Irtemcilik's view on the solution of the disputes between Turkey and Greece and asserts that the Government must take his remarks seriously to draw up a new formula on the Cyprus problem.

    /SK


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