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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot and Turkish Media Review, 17-08-14

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

TURKISH CYPRIOT AND TURKISH MEDIA REVIEW No. 155/17 12-14.08.17

[A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

  • [01] Ozgurgun: "Federation parameters have been abolished"
  • [02] Albayrak: "Barbaros seismic explorations vessel is heading towards Morfou"
  • [03] CTP accuses the "government" of "granting citizenship" contrary to the principles of equality and justice
  • [04] FETO investigation in the occupied area of Cyprus is continuing
  • [05] Ozyigit: "The Turkish Cypriots may have come from Anatolia but they have a different identity"
  • [06] Turkey's Finance Minister to pay an illegal visit in the occupied area of Cyprus
  • [07] A decline on imports and exports from Turkey to the occupied area of Cyprus
  • [08] 2,360 "building permits" were issued in the occupied area of Cyprus in 2016
  • [09] Around one thousand Muslims will visit Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca on Kurban Bayram
  • [10] Erdogan: "Relations with Germany to normalize after German elections"

  • [A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

    [01] Ozgurgun: "Federation parameters have been abolished"

    Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris newspaper (14.08.17) reports that Huseyin Ozgurgun, self-styled prime minister of the breakaway regime in the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus and leader of the National Unity Party (UBP), has alleged that the parameters for finding a bi-communal bi-zonal federal solution in Cyprus have been abolished.

    Addressing the congress of his party in occupied Lefka area, Ozgurgun referred to the conditions of the Turkish side for the resumption of the negotiations and claimed that the process could resume only if the Greek Cypriot side "gets its mind right" and accepts the "active and effective guarantees of the motherland, bi-zonality, the Turkish Cypriot people's unconditional equality and the equal status of the two founding states".

    Ozgurgun also argued that the Turkish Cypriot "people" and the UBP will not approve an agreement which does not include the guarantees of the Turkish army and that "an agreement with those who dream of zero troops and zero guarantees can never be achieved".

    (I/Ts.)

    [02] Albayrak: "Barbaros seismic explorations vessel is heading towards Morfou"

    Under the title "We are not joking", Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (14.08.17) reports that Berat Albayrak, Turkish Minister of Energy, has said that Turkey is carrying out seismic explorations in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean and added that they have completed explorations in the Black Sea with Oruc Reis vessel and in the Mediterranean with Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa vessel.

    In statements to economic editors of Turkish television channels, Albayrak said that Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa vessel is now heading towards occupied Morfou area. He claimed:

    "We are not joking. We said Morfou and she is going to Morfou. Currently we are conducting our own seismic explorations. It is an important area for us. We are thinking to end the first shallow drilling this year with the drilling platform we have bought and will come by the end of the year. From next year we should wave our flag more in Turkey with the first deep drilling and in the Mediterranean with Turkey's own exploration vessels. []"

    (I/Ts.)

    [03] CTP accuses the "government" of "granting citizenship" contrary to the principles of equality and justice

    Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (12.08.17) reported that the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) has accused the UBP-DP "government" of "granting citizenship" through "decisions" by the "council of ministers" contrary to the principles of equality and justice.

    In a written statement, CTP notes that the "government" jauntily continues the practice of "granting citizenship" through "decisions" of the "council of ministers" in spite of the warnings made by the party that this practice is against the "law" and violates the principles of equality and justice without showing any justification and without taking into consideration whether the people who are granted "citizenship" live in the occupied area of Cyprus or for how long they live there.

    The statement argues that people living in the occupied area for more than ten years were not "granted" the "citizenship".

    (I/Ts.)

    [04] FETO investigation in the occupied area of Cyprus is continuing

    According to Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (12.08.17, the investigation regarding the four persons, who were arrested on Wednesday, regarding the operations launched in the occupied area of Cyprus for those who have links to the FETO-DYP organization [which is considered as the organizer of last year's coup in Turkey], is continuing.

    The "court" "decided" to extend the detention of the four arrested persons for five more days in order for the "police" of the breakaway regime to be able to complete their investigation.

    Meanwhile, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (14.08.17) reports that 15 books written by Fetullah Gulen, leader of FETO-DYP, were found in a well in occupied Famagusta yesterday afternoon. It is also reported that among the books were also religious encyclopaedias, which used to be distributed with the Turkish daily Zaman newspaper.

    (DPs)

    [05] Ozyigit: "The Turkish Cypriots may have come from Anatolia but they have a different identity"

    Turkish Cypriot daily Ortam newspaper (12.08.17) reported that Cemal Ozyigit, chairman of the Social Democracy Party (TDP), has said the Turkish Cypriots' secular democratic understanding of education had suffered a very serious wound recently and noted that an example of this is the effort to close the "Ataturk Teachers' Academy", which had been educating secular and democratic teachers since 1937.

    In statements during a meeting with Sener Elcil, general secretary of the Turkish Cypriot Primary School Teachers' Trade Union (KTOS), Ozyigit referred to the contribution of the teachers in the "struggle" of the Turkish Cypriots and added: "The Turks of Cyprus may have come from Anatolia but they have a different identity. In time they have adopted the secular democratic principles. They have religious beliefs and traditions unique to them. No one can deny this".

    In his statements, Elcil said that "the process of becoming like Arabs which has recently started regarding the content of education in Turkey is reflected onto our country". Noting that examples of this have entered into their lives, Elcil argued that the efforts to change the beliefs and the culture of the Turkish Cypriots continue and some "public institutions" have closed in the direction.

    (I/Ts.)

    [06] Turkey's Finance Minister to pay an illegal visit in the occupied area of Cyprus

    According to illegal Bayrak television (online, 12.08.17), Turkish Finance Minister Naci Agbal will be arriving illegaly in the occupied area of Cyprus on Wednesday.

    He will take part in the opening ceremony of the "revenue and tax department's e-tax automation system".

    According to information released by the "deputy prime ministry and finance ministry", Agbal will pay an illegal visit in the occupied area of Cyprus after an invitation from the "deputy prime minister finance minister" Serdar Denktas.

    Agbal will carry out various contacts during his one day visit.

    [07] A decline on imports and exports from Turkey to the occupied area of Cyprus

    Under the title "We bought 15 times of what we sold", Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (13.08.17) reported that the imports of goods in the occupied area of Cyprus is 15 times more than the exports of goods according to the export and import figures of 2016 and 2017. The exports in 2016 were valued at 105 million 487 thousands 908 dollars, while the imports in the same period were valued at 1 billion 554 million 922 thousands 849 dollars.

    In 2016 and the first quarter of 2017, there was a decline to the exports to Turkey and to the imports from Turkey. In 2015, the volume of exports to Turkey was 967 million 563 thousand dollars, while this figure declined to 939 million 42 thousand dollars.

    The following table shows the exports-exports accordingly to years:

    Imports 2016 January - February 195,199$

    Imports 2017 January-February 229,380$

    Exports 2016 January - February 43,819$

    Exports 2017 January-February 43,127$

    The following table shows the export-exports accordingly to countries:

    Imports 2016 January - February Turkey: 118,850$ Third countries:76,349$

    Imports 2017 January-February Turkey: 146,170$ Third countries: 76,349$

    Exports 2016 January - February Turkey: 29,015$ Third countries: 14,804$

    Exports 2017 January-February Turkey: 26,982$ Third countries: 16,144$

    (DPs)

    [08] 2,360 "building permits" were issued in the occupied area of Cyprus in 2016

    Turkish Cypriot daily Havadis newspaper (14.08.17) reports that in 2016, a total of 2,360 "building permits were issued" in six "districts". The highest rate was in the occupied part of Nicosia with 809 "building permits", then in occupied Keryneia with 735 "building permits". The lowest "building permits" were in occupied Lefka with 52, in occupied Morphou with 87 and in occupied Trikomo with 126. The "building permits" in the occupied part of Nicosia increased by 20% compared to 2015.

    The following table shows the "building permits" in six occupied districts between 2013 - 2016:

    (DPs)

    [09] Around one thousand Muslims will visit Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca on Kurban Bayram

    Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (12.08.17) reported that the "religious affairs administration" of the breakaway regime will organize a visit to Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca on September 5, 2017, with the participation of 1,000 pilgrims from Turkey or other countries, who cannot obtain permission to cross in the government controlled area of the Republic of Cyprus under normal conditions.

    (DPs)

    [10] Erdogan: "Relations with Germany to normalize after German elections"

    Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily New (online, 12.08.17) reported that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Aug. 12 that tension with Europe was due to European domestic politics and relations with Berlin would improve after Germany's parliamentary election in September. "Criticism from Europe is about their internal politics," Erdogan said in a speech in the western city of Isparta.

    "France and Austria did this before; we see that Germany follows the same strategy. I believe that this situation will improve after the elections," he said, referring to the Sept. 24 polls where Chancellor Angela Merkel is running for a fourth term.

    TURKISH AFFAIRS SECTION

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    (DPs / AM)

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