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Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot and Turkish Media Review, 17-09-04

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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

CONTENTS

No. 169/17 02-04.09.17

[A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

  • [01] Reports for a 300-persons list with FETO involved members in the breakaway regime
  • [02] Atun: Barbaros will continue its researches in occupied Morfou
  • [03] Durduran called the leaders to stop the blame game
  • [04] Only 59.6% of students of primary and secondary education in the occupied area of Cyprus are "TRNC citizens"
  • [05] Historical artifacts were founded in occupied Galinoporni village
  • [06] The mosques were full during the Kurban Bayram
  • [07] Data on the number of "registered firearms" in the occupied area of Cyprus
  • [08] Cavusoglu responded to Berlin over arrested Germans

  • [A] TURKISH CYPRIOT / TURKISH PRESS

    [01] Reports for a 300-persons list with FETO involved members in the breakaway regime

    Under the title: "Deep silence", Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (04.09.17) reports that there was not any "official confirmation" regarding a list consisting of 300 persons, including various businessmen and 53 "policemen" who are appeared to be linked with the terrorist FETO organization.

    The paper notes that neither the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, nor "prime minister" Huseyin Ozgurgun made any statements regarding the issue. The paper writes that during the 16th Musiad Expo Fair (Turkish Islamic Businessmen Association) held last November, Ozgurgun stated that the breakaway regime considers FETO to be a terrorist organization and forbids all its activities.

    Reporting on the same issue Kibris (02.09.17) reported that it is not clearwhether the "police" will conduct the arrests of the businessmen and other "policemen" or civilians that are included in the 300-persons list at the same time. The paper notes that these persons used the Bylock cryptographic system which was used by the FETO members for communication. The paper also wrote that the "police" did not reply to calls by the "attorney general" to seize three "high ranking police officials" from their post.

    Afrika (02.09.17) reported on the same issue noting that many Turkish Cypriot businessmen are terrified that their names are included in the FETO members list and that they may be arrested and adds that some persons are taking advantage of this fear and try to get money from the businessmen promising them to remove their name from the list. Noting that in Turkey every opponent of Erdogan is put in jail accused that is member of FETO, Afrika notes that the "attorney general" should not allow similar actions to take place in the breakaway regime.

    (CS)

    [02] Atun: Barbaros will continue its researches in occupied Morfou

    Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (02.09.17) reports that the self-styled minister of energy Sunat Atun stated that seismic vessel Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa has completed its researches it conducted from April to June and the information gathered are under investigation. He also stated that a research will also take place in occupied Morfou area as well.

    Atun made these statements speaking to Ankara Anatolia news agency.

    He also alleged that despite the talks held by Shell firm, aiming to transfer the natural gas of Eastern Mediterranean to Egypt, it will be more beneficial economically the gas to be transferred via the breakaway regime, Ceyhan and then Turkey, having as partner the Turkish oil firm in Europe. He also stated that during their last meeting at Barbaros with his Turkish "counterpart" they stressed the determination of Turkey and the breakaway regime to continue their researchers for natural gas.

    (CS)

    [03] Durduran called the leaders to stop the blame game

    Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (04.09.17) reports that Alpay Durduran, foreign relations secretary of the New Cyprus party (YKP), has called the "people" of Cyprus to stake a claim to their "faith" on the Cyprus problem. "We should not be afraid, we should be aware that we have the power to bring peace", Durduran said

    Evaluating the latest developments on the Cyprus problem, Durduran stated that even though the negotiation talks have ended, the two leaders continue to quarrel by making statements, sending several messages to foreigners.

    Durduran called the two leaders to reply to the question set forward by the UN, the EU and the other guarantor countries concerning their positions on the issue of security and guarantees and stop the mutual blame game.

    ()

    AK

    [04] Only 59.6% of students of primary and secondary education in the occupied area of Cyprus are "TRNC citizens"

    Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (04.09.17) reports that the percentages of students in the primary and secondary education in the occupied area of Cyprus who "have" the "TRNC citizenship" are 56.9%.

    According to data by the "ministry of education", the total number of students in the primary and secondary education in the occupied area of Cyprus during the academic year 2016-2017 was 49,566 students. The 29,550 students had a "TRNC citizenship", the 13,184 (26.6%) had a Turkish citizenship, the 4,574 (9.2%) had a dual "citizenship" (Turkey-"TRNC") and the 2,258 (4.6%) students were citizens of third countries.

    (DPs)

    [05] Historical artifacts were founded in occupied Galinoporni village

    Under the front-page title: "Historical wealth in Karpasia", Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (04.09.17) reports that in the framework of the excavation works which are taking place in the occupied village of Galinoporni, historical artifacts aged 6,000 years were founded. "Archeologists" from the "cultural heritage research center" of the illegal Eastern Mediterranean university, as well as experts from Turkey, Italy, Germany and Albania are attending the excavation works and are trying to determine the chronical period that the artifacts belong to.

    The artifacts were founded during excavations on the"King's mountain" in occupied Galinoporni. According to the paper, a museum is to be built in the area with Turkey's financing, in order for the "people" to have the opportunity to see the wealth in such historical places.

    (AK)

    [06] The mosques were full during the Kurban Bayram

    Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (02.09.17) reported that the mosques in the breakaway regime were full during the religious ceremonies held for the Kurban Bayram (Feast of Sacrifices) that was held during the breakaway regime during last Friday.

    The paper published photos of persons attending the ceremonies noting that the mosques were so full that the people even gathered at the yards of the streets outside of the full mosques.

    (CS)

    [07] Data on the number of "registered firearms" in the occupied area of Cyprus

    Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen newspaper (03.09.17) under the title: "49,089 firearms in social life", reports that the figures concerning the number of possession of firearms in the occupied area of Cyprus is reaching at a fearful rate.

    According to the paper, 49, 098 people are "registered" to have the right of possession of firearms in their social life. And if the number of illegals and those having the right of carrying firearms due to their duty in the "police and army", the dimensions of this number of further threatening, adds the paper.

    The paper points out that the 15 out of the 35 murders against women which were committed during the last 16 years in the "TRNC", 10 women were murdered with a pistol and 5 with a shot gun.

    According to the figures in 2014, the number of the "registered firearms" in the "TRNC" was as follow: 34, 174 shot guns, 11,383 air guns, 1,713 blow guns, 129 paintball guns and 1,690 revolvers.

    (AK)

    [08] Cavusoglu responded to Berlin over arrested Germans

    Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News (03.09.17) reported that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on September 2 dismissed Berlin's reaction to the arrest of German citizens in Turkey, a row which is worsening the nations' already fraying ties.

    "When we arrest [a coup plotter] Germany starts to get upset. But what are we supposed to do?" Cavusoglu said.

    "This is also a Turkish citizen but it [Germany] asks 'why are you arresting my citizen?'" he added.

    Berlin on September 1 said that two more German nationals had been held in Turkey "for political reasons," as Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Ankara that Germany could re-examine its policies following the latest Turkish action.

    The latest arrests brings to 12 the total number of Germans in Turkish custody that Berlin considers political prisoners.

    There is "no legal basis" for detention in most of these cases, Merkel said, according to remarks carried by Germany's DPA news agency.

    Merkel said that she did not think it was appropriate to carry out further discussions with Ankara about its participation in a European Union customs union. "We must react decisively," Merkel told a business event in the southern city of Nuremberg, noting that Germany had already fundamentally revamped its relations with Ankara. "Given the latest events, perhaps it is necessary to rethink them ever further."

    Social Democrat Martin Schulz, Merkel's main challenger in Sept. 24 elections, and other German politicians urged Berlin to issue a formal travel warning for Germans heading to Turkey.

    According to Dogan News Agency, the two German nationals most recently arrested are of Turkish origin and were detained at Antalya airport in southern Turkey over suspected links with last year's failed coup.

    "If it's someone connected to the failed coup, if they supported it, then why are you protecting them?" Cavusoglu asked, speaking in Antalya at celebrations for the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.

    Relations between the two NATO allies have deteriorated sharply since Berlin sharply criticized Ankara over the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup.

    The arrest of several German nationals, including the Turkish-German journalist Deniz Yucel, the Istanbul correspondent for Die Welt daily, further frayed ties.

    Yucel has now spent some 200 days in Turkish custody ahead of a trial on terror charges. TURKISH AFFAIRS SECTION

    http://www.pio.gov.cy

    (AK /AM)

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