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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Press and Other Media, 06-02-07

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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.26/06 07.02.06

[A] NEWS ITEMS

  • [01] Mehmet Ali Talat: No international actor within the world can deny the realities in Cyprus any more.
  • [02] The self-styled Minister of Education returned from Kyrgyzistan.
  • [03] Francis Wurtz: We will establish a relation with the Turkish Cypriots within the framework of the rules of the international law.
  • [04] Dervis Kemal Deniz explains the expenses of the Fund for Tourist Development and Advertisement.
  • [05] Strawberry growers complain about imports from Turkey.
  • [06] Illegal Turkish workers want to stay in Cyprus.
  • [07] The latest on the bird flu in Turkey.
  • [B] COMMENTARIES, EDITORIALS AND ANALYSIS

  • [08] Columnist in Turkish Cypriot paper on Turkey´s new Action Plan.

  • [A] NEWS ITEMS

    [01] Mehmet Ali Talat: No international actor within the world can deny the realities in Cyprus any more

    Illegal Bayrak television (06.02.06) broadcast the following:

    President Mehmet Ali Talat has stressed that no international actor within the world can deny the realities in Cyprus any more.

    Mr Talat added that the international community knows very well that the Turkish Cypriot side wants a solution to the Cyprus problem and the Greek Cypriot side is against it.

    Speaking during a meeting today with officials of the Cyprus Turkish Fighters Society, President Mehmet Ali Talat called on everyone not to have a doubt on the maintenance of the Turkish Cypriot peoples rights in any possible agreement on the Cyprus issue.

    Referring to the great resistance put up by the Turkish Cypriot people in the past, the President expressed his distress that a permanent and honorable peace can not be achieved yet in Cyprus to put an end to this long-standing struggle.

    Our struggle will continue till a solution, based on basic rights of the Turkish Cypriot people, is found to the Cyprus problem, he stressed.

    As for the Turkish Cypriot peoples strive within the international arena, Mr Talat criticized previous leadership for its wrong policy, saying that both he and the government are trying to pursue a new policy, proving the Turkish Cypriot sides rightfulness.

    The President underlined the fact that the Greek Cypriot administrations European Union membership before a settlement to the Cyprus problem constitutes the biggest hurdle in front of the Turkish Cypriot people.

    Stating that the new policy of the Turkish Cypriot side begins to affect the international law, Mr Talat said he will continue to prove the Greek Cypriot sides wrong stance as regards the Cyprus issue within the international community.

    [02] The self-styled Minister of Education returned from Kyrgyzistan

    Illegal Bayrak television (06.02.06) broadcast the following:

    The Minister of National Education and Culture Canan Oztoprak stressed that the fruits of her contacts in Kyrgyzistan will be picked up in the coming days.

    Ms Oztoprak returned to the Republic last night at the end of her contacts in Bishkek as guest of the Kyrgyz Minister of Culture Sultan Rayev.

    The Minister of National Education and Culture Canan Oztoprak held a press conference today to provide details of her visit to Bishkek, which she called a positive step towards improving the relations between the two countries.

    Describing her meeting with the Kyrgyz Minister of Culture Sultan Rayev as very useful, the Minister said that they exchanged views on ways to increase cooperation between the two countries in the field of culture.

    Explaining that she also met with the Kyrgyz Minister of Sports, who earlier paid a visit to the Republic, Ms Oztoprak said ways to create more opportunities for sporting events between the two countries had been discussed during the meeting.

    During the visit, the Minister held various contacts with high ranking Kyrgyz officials and an agreement was signed between the two countries on culture.

    A cooperation protocol was also signed between the friendship groups from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Kyrgyz Parliaments.

    (Tr. Note: The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is a regime set up by the Turkish Republic in the territories of the Republic of Cyprus occupied by 40,000 Turkish troops).

    [03] Francis Wurtz: We will establish a relation with the Turkish Cypriots within the framework of the rules of the international law

    Turkish Cypriot daily KIBRIS newspaper (07.02.06) reports that Mr Francis Wurtz, member of the Contact Group between the European Parliament (EP) and the Turkish Cypriots and chairman of the United Left Group of the EP, has said that the contact group will establish a relation with the Turkish Cypriots within the framework of the rules of the international law.

    Mr Wurtz noted that they will visit Cyprus in March and that at a meeting of the Group they will determine a strategy and they will decide from where they will come to the Island and how the meetings with the Turkish Cypriots will be contacted.

    He, inter alia, said: We will contact the works of the Contact Group having the following thoughts: First, to bring the two communities closer to each other. And second, we will be within a legal framework which will be taking into consideration the existence of the Republic of Cyprus, which is a member of the EU within the framework of the rules of the international law. We do not encourage the division. We support the reunification. I think that the occupation in Cyprus could not be regarded as unimportant. This is a matter of principles for me. We must refrain from encouraging the occupation.

    (I/Ts.)

    [04] Dervis Kemal Deniz explains the expenses of the Fund for Tourist Development and Advertisement

    Turkish Cypriot daily AFRIKA newspaper (07.02.06) reports that Mr Dervis Kemal Deniz, self styled minister of economy and tourism, explained yesterday the expenses of the so-called Fund for Tourist Development and Advertisement. Mr Deniz made this statement after long discussions on the issue in the Turkish Cypriot press.

    He said that money had been paid to some media for propaganda regarding the development of the tourism in the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus. Money has been given for programs and advertisements in televisions, radios, newspapers and magazines. The money paid to the media constitutes only 8 % of the total expenses for the propaganda regarding the field of tourism, noted Mr Deniz.

    He pointed out that advertisements were given only to newspapers and magazines issued in foreign languages. He argued that no one should reach the conclusion that the media which had been given this money are bought off.

    Mr Deniz noted that about 400 thousands New Turkish Liras (YTL) were paid. The media and institutions which received this money are the following:

    MAGAZINES:

    North Tourism Magazine (in English) (since 2000) 54000 YTL

    Tourism Monthly (in English) (since 2003) 12,484.67 YTL

    On Air Magazine (in English) 4,988.20 YTL

    Turnalar Magazine (in English) (since 2003) 9,012.36 YTL

    Chamber of Industry (since 2000) 14,767.84 YTL

    Kyrenia Post (since 2004) 7,442.80 YTL

    NEWSPAPERS

    Cyprus Times 39100 YTL

    Cyprus Dialogue (since 2004) 71,556.40 YTL

    Cyprus Today 21,657.10 YTL

    Cyprus Observer (since 2001) 75,676.56 YTL

    RADIO AND TV PORGRAMS FOR TOURISM

    Sim Radio (since 2003) 3600 YTL

    Genc TV (since 2002) 82,675.29 YTL

    Kanal T (since 2003) 8,936.87 YTL

    Radio Mayis 2990 YTL

    INSTITUTIONS AND FOUNDATIONS

    Institution for Living with Diabetes (since 2004) 2700 YTL

    Institution for Hemodialysis and Kidney Diseases 900 YTL

    Turkish Cypriot Journalists Association (advertisement in the newspapers) 1500 YTL

    Samtay Foundation (webpage) (since 2003) 2,157.10 YTL

    TOTAL: 416,145.19 YTL

    [05] Strawberry growers complain about imports from Turkey

    Local Turkish Cypriot daily YENIDUZEN newspaper (07.02.06) reports that strawberry growers in the occupied Limnitis village criticize the imports of strawberry from Turkey.

    The growers complained that 3 tons of strawberry imported from Turkey on 3rd January were marketed without any analysis because the self-styled state laboratory was out of order. They also complained that strawberries imported on 26th December were destroyed because they contained chemical residue.

    The growers also complained that the imported strawberries were marketed using labels of Limnitis growers.

    The growers demand that strawberries imported from Turkey carry the stamp imported from Turkey.

    Complaining that imported strawberries cause price drops in the markets the growers demand that import permission should not be issued where local strawberry produce is on the market.

    [06]Illegal Turkish workers want to stay in Cyprus

    Local Turkish daily AFRIKA newspaper (06.02.06) reports that a study is being carried out in the occupied territories of the Republic of Cyprus, which is aimed at creating equal conditions for workers, in case of a settlement. The paper reports that in the study, illegal Turkish workers from Turkey who arrived in the occupied area were included in the study as well.

    The Head of the study Prof. Fatma G. Lisaniler of the so-called East Mediterranean University (DAU) has presented the results of the study carried out on illegal Turkish workers.

    The paper writes that each year between 5-6 thousand illegal workers arrive from Turkey to the occupied territories of the Republic of Cyprus.

    Prof. Lisaniler said that 46010 illegal workers from Turkey applied for work permit, however she added, the real number is much higher than the above mentioned figure.

    The study further showed that 51.6% of the illegal workers from Turkey do not want to return to Turkey.

    The study showed that the education level of 52.9% of the Turkish workers is up to primary school level and they are unqualified.

    Eighty six (86%) of the Illegal workers declared that are making more money in the occupied area than in Turkey.

    [07] The latest on the bird flu in Turkey

    Ankara Anatolia news agency (06.02.06) reported the following from Ankara:

    The Bird Flu National Coordination Center stated on Monday that the number of bird flu positive cities rose from 32 to 34, noting that northern city of Kastamonu and central city of Kirikkale were the latest cities where avian influenza was detected.

    The center said that the number of bird flu detected localities rose from 69 to 77.

    Meanwhile, the number of bird flu suspected cities is 26, and localities is 63.

    A total of 1,703,000 poultry have been culled across the country so far, the center added.


    [B] COMMENTARIES, EDITORIALS AND ANALYSIS

    [08] Columnist in Turkish Cypriot paper on Turkey´s new Action Plan

    Under the title Everyone on his own way, Turkish Cypriot AFRIKA newspaper (06.02.06) publishes the following commentary by Mehmet Levent:

    After America and Britain supported openly Turkey´s `New´ action plan on Cyprus, now Germany found the proposals worth examining!

    The German Foreign Minister says: `We shall examine Turkey´s proposals very carefully´!

    As it is known, the essence of Turkey´s New action plan is the lifting of the isolations applied on North Cyprus!

    For Turkey, the issue of its binding obligation towards the EU to open its ports and airports, is directly related to the Cyprus problem although there is no relations whatsoever!

    What does ` the new action plan´ say?

    `You lift the isolations and we open the ports´(!) What is the difference between this demand and a kidnapper´s asking for ransom?

    In spite of these both America and Britain come out and praise this act of piracy.

    And now Germany joined the line! It says that it will examine the proposals very carefully! All those who are interested in the Cyprus problem, even not closely, know that the proposals contain nothing new. They have no legal ground at all.

    This being the situation, neither America nor England or the UN and not even a single European country spoke out about this.

    Absolutely no one stood against Turkey and said: `Look sir, the proposal you put forth as new contains absolutely nothing fresh. Besides, the issue of opening your ports to Cyprus is a definite obligation you undertook towards the EU. Nothing gives you the right to relate this obligation of yours to any condition. The opening of the ports and airports and the lifting of the isolations are completely different things´. No sooner were these proposals announced, than America and Britain, who are the scenarists of these loathsome games against Cyprus and the Cypriots´, came up and started the applaud them!

    In this manner, the way was shown to the other actors of the play.

    According to the scenario, with these new proposals Turkey would go `eleven step´ ahead and would open a new road to an agreement!

    And the Greek Cypriot side, whose response would be with a definite rejectionist approach, would once more be accused of intransigence!

    Thus, that cursed wall dividing the island would be further raised with newly produced bricks and one more significant step would be added to the division between Cyprus and the US and the EU!

    And Abdullah Gul´s words that `If the plan is rejected everyone follows his own direction´ are not an accidental copy of this bad scenario.

    Everything was written and planned by the British and the Americans since a long time!

    The only legal and real solution road to the Cyprus problem is the return to the 1960 Republic of Cyprus.

    The US and Britain, however, who put this republic on the shelf with fabricated games, do not even take into consideration the return to the Republic of Cyprus, which is the only and real solution road.

    And what a pity it is that the EU too, as part of this ugly game, is contributing to the consolidation of the partition.

    It was not in vain that Abdullah Gul said: `If the plan is rejected everybody goes his own way´. (!)

    The directions are specified

    South Cyprus, recognized by the whole world, is the EU member Republic of Cyprus

    While North Cyprus, reconized by no country and outside the international law, is in the brains of darkness, and in the fabrications of darkness and piracy!

    Direction, `everybody his own way´.

    Let us move

    /SK


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