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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Press and Other Media, 06-01-20

Cyprus Press and Information Office: Turkish Cypriot Press Review Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

TURKISH PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA No.14/06 20.01.06

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Ferdi Sabit Soyer: Until 1995 we got electricity for free from the Greek Cypriot side.
  • [02] Electricity supply to the occupied areas to continue for one month.
  • [03] Soyer told German tour operators that relations with them will cause very serious political developments.
  • [04] Angolemli: We are very far away from the solution.
  • [05] Serdar Denktas left for Kyrgyzstan.
  • [06] Halak Ulusoy was re-elected President of the Turkish Football Federation.

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Ferdi Sabit Soyer: Until 1995 we got electricity for free from the Greek Cypriot side

    Ankara Anatolia news agency (18.01.06) reported from occupied Lefkosia that the self-styled Prime Minister in the occupied territories of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Ferdi Sabit Soyer, has announced that efforts had started to obtain electricity from Southern Cyprus in order to overcome the electricity shortage resulting from a burst pipe in the second 60-megawatt unit of the Teknecik Electrical Power Plant. Mr Soyer, in a statement he made while going into a meeting of the self-styled Council of Ministers, asserted that a problem of excessive heat had come about in the mount of one 60-megawatt unit of the Teknecik Electrical Power Plant, and that maintenance and repair of the unit that is out of operation will take seven or eight days, while a burst pipe has occurred in the boiler system of the other 60-megawatt unit.

    Mr Soyer said: "Due to all the measures that were taken, a disaster like that of 1994 did not occur. But as things now stand, this 60-megawatt generator has also gone out of operation. Consequently, we will have a deficit of between 90 and 100 megawatts at night and between 40 and 50 megawatts during the daytime. In accord with this, the Electricity Administration will draw up a schedule of outages and provide it to the public."

    In response to a question as to whether or not obtaining electricity from the free areas of the Republic of Cyprus had come onto the agenda in order to overcome the shortage that has come about, Mr Soyer said:

    "We have already begun our efforts in this regard. I cannot know what the response will be. But we have begun our efforts, our initiative. We have launched this initiative, but we do not want a free contribution. We lived through the experience of this as well for many years. Until 1995, we got electricity for free from the Greek Cypriot side, and we collected money for it from the people. But we do not want to experience such a situation. I want to state this."

    [02] Electricity supply to the occupied areas to continue for one month

    Illegal Bayrak television (19.01.06) broadcast the following:

    The failure of the Teknecik power plant has led the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (territories of the Republic of Cyprus occupied by Turkish troops) to buy electricity from the Greek Cypriot South Cyprus (free areas of Cyprus).

    Contacts with the Greek Cypriot Administration ended successfully with the Greek Cypriot side agreeing to provide the needed power supply to the North Cyprus grid.

    Earlier, the Greek Cypriot administration had announced it saw no political hurdles in providing electricity power to North Cyprus.

    The supply of electricity from South Cyprus has greatly met the demand, but a statement from the `TRNC Electricity Authority´ said there can still be power cuts at times.

    The BRT was told by officials of the Electricity Authority earlier that supply from South Cyprus has been feeding transformers in the Gazimagusa (occupied Famagusta) and Guzelyurt (occupied Morfou) areas since yesterday evening.

    Earlier, the `Minister of Agriculture and Forestry´ Huseyin Oztoprak said the Greek Cypriot authorities had agreed to provide up to 80 Megawatts of the power thats needed.

    The minister added that the `government´ may continue to purchase electricity from the south for a period of up to a month, pending the repair work at the Teknecik power plant (at occupied Klepini).

    [03] Soyer told German tour operators that relations with them will cause very serious political developments

    Turkish Cypriot daily KIBRIS newspaper (20.01.06) reports that Mr Ferdi Sabit Soyer, self-styled Prime Minister of the TRNC (occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus) has said to a delegation of 27 German tourist operators and travel agents who are visiting the Turkish occupied part of the island that the development of the relations between them and the occupied areas of Cyprus will not only help the Turkish Cypriots, but at the same time it will cause very important political and human developments, which will contribute to the political unification of the island and help the Greek Cypriots as well.

    The German delegation participated yesterday in a workshop organized in Kyrenia during which it was informed about the possibilities existing in the occupied areas of the Republic in the field of tourism.

    Addressing the delegation, Mr Soyer said that the Turkish Cypriots want the political unification of the Island, that this is the reason for which they voted yes to the Annan Plan and that the cooperation in the field of tourism and the relations in this field are one of the procedures which will influence the developments to a great extent. He, inter alia, noted the following:

    I want you to know that first of all the development of such a relation does not only have an economic significance for the Turkish Cypriot people. Overcoming the isolation in which we live for so many years, we want through tourism to be together with the people of Europe and the other countries and share the wealth of their culture and values. I want to say the following as well: The development and promotion of these relations will not only be a contribution to the Turkish Cypriot people, but at the same time it will cause very significant political and human developments which will contribute to the unification of the Island from the political point of view and help the Greek Cypriot people as well. .

    Meanwhile, the Director of the illegal Turkish Cypriot Airlines, Mr Ahmet Derya, alleged that the Turkish Cypriots have been isolated from the rest of the world for many years but that recently this has given way to a fresh struggle aimed at uniting with the international community.

    He said that the mission of the Turkish Cypriot Airlines was to carry the Turkish Cypriots across the world and, by doing that, to contribute to their economy, and one of its main sectors, tourism.

    Stressing the organizations role in Turkish Cypriot tourism industry, Mr Derya expressed the belief that this new joint work would yield important developments.

    Furthermore, the chairman of Turkish Cypriot Hoteliers Union, Turhan Beydagl1 said the total bed capacity in 120 hotels across the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus has reached thirteen thousand.

    I/Ts.

    [04] Angolemli: We are very far away from the solution

    Turkish Cypriot daily KIBRIS newspaper (20.01.06) reports that the Czech Ambassador to Nicosia, Mr Martin Vavra, paid a courtesy visit yesterday to the leader of the Communal Liberation Party (TKP), Huseyin Angolemli.

    In statements during the meeting, Mr Angolemli expressed the opinion that the attitude of President Papadopoulos and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mehmet Ali Talat makes reaching the solution to the Cyprus problem very difficult. He argued that at the moment we are far away from the solution.

    Mr Angolemli said that on the one hand Mr Talat often calls on the Greek Cypriot side for dialogue and on the other he falls into contradictions with himself by not abolishing the bridge built in the area of Ledra Street.

    He expressed the opinion that the solution to the Cyprus problem must be reached through dialogue between the two communities.

    Referring to the British Foreign Secretary Jack Straws upcoming visit, Mr. Angolemli alleged that President Papadopoulos does neither meet with the Turkish Cypriots nor permit their meeting with others.

    Referring to the electricity problem of the occupied areas of Cyprus, Mr Angolemli said that their self-styled government led them to darkness instead of leading them to Europe. He noted that they lost the 259 million euro financial aid from the EU because of the governments obstinacy and pointed out that such problems as the electricity could be solved with this financial aid.

    I/Ts.

    [05] Serdar Denktas left for Kyrgyzstan

    Ankara Anatolia news agency (19.01.06) reported from occupied Lefkosia that Mr Serdar Denktas, self-styled Foreign Minister in the occupied territories of the Republic of Cyprus, left for Kyrgyzstan on Thursday.

    Denktas will meet Kyrgyz parliament speaker, some ministers and parliamentarians during his stay in this country.

    Mr Denktas is expected to return to the occupied areas on January 23rd.

    [06] Halak Ulusoy was re-elected President of the Turkish Football Federation

    Turkish HURRIYET newspaper (20.01.06) reports under banner headlines in its front page The first goal of the year, that the election of Haluk Ulusoy, to the higher post of football in spite of the govenrment´s support for Ayhan Bermek, was commented as the first goal of the year scored in the backstage.

    Mr Haluk Ulusoy has been re-elected as the head of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) on Thursday by 109 of the votes cast while his opponent Ayhan Bermek received 102.

    However, while Ulusoy was able to claim victory in Thursday´s ballot, his future as president of the TFF remains unclear.

    Prior to the vote, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Ali Sahin, the State Minister responsible for sports, had warned that the election of Ulusoy would raise questions over allegations of corruption against him resulting from an investigation carried out by the Prime Ministry Inspection Board.

    On his part, welcoming his being re-elected to office, Ulusoy stressed that there were criminal acts contained in the reports by the inspection board.

    /SK


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