TRNC News Today 10th July 2013

EROĞLU:“IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO CLAIM OUR TERRITORIES AND LIVE IN PEACE UNDER OUR OWN FLAG”

President Dervis Eroğlu was given a certificate of Turkish Peace Forces War Veterans Honorary Council Presidency.

In his speech, President Eroğlu stated that negotiations to find a solution in the island started a long time ago and it is the Greek Cypriot side tDervis Erogluhat refused many agreements up to now and the Turkish Cypriot side is struggling with such a mentality which considers that Turkish Cypriots do not deserve to live in peace in their own territories.

Moreover, stressing that there are two different States and people in the island and this is the reality of the island, the President said that the Turkish Cypriot people proved to be willing to live in good neighbourhood relations.

Eroğlu also pointed out that it is very important to claim our State and crown our struggle with a State.

Regarding the returning of the closed city of  Varosha to the Greek Cypriots, Eroğlu stated that the Varosha issue is a part of a comprehensive solution and it is not possible to solve the Cyprus problem piece by piece.

FOREIGN MINISTER ERK: “REPORT IS BALANCED, BUT HAS SOME CONTRADICTIONS”

Foreign Affairs Minister Kutlay Erk said that he found the draft report which was prepared to be presented to the UN Security Council related to extending the mission of the UN Peace Keeping Forces in Cyprus for 6 more months to be balanced.

Minister Erk stated that the draft report is the same as the reports prepared in the previous years and added that despite its positive and negative elements, the report has Kutlay Erksome contradictions.

Stating: “One of the troubles is talking about the isolations that are felt by the Turkish Cypriots. However, the Turkish Cypriots have been experiencing the isolations for many years” Foreign Affairs Minister Erk noted that they would like to see expressions as it was mentioned in the last report of the former Secretary-General Kofi Annan as: “ The isolations imposed on the Turkish Cypriots have become invalid”.

Stating that the expressions that took place drastically in the previous reports as: “If a result is not reached from the negotiations, then the UN would review its undertaken duty in Cyprus” Kutlay Erk said that these expressions have been moderated in the last report. He added that they found the expression positive which mentioned that hydrocarbon resources should be used for the advantage of both communities. Erk, however underlined that Eroğlu’s proposals which he presented to the UN regarding this subject were not mentioned and this causes discomfort.

Recording the expression in the draft report as “Anastasiadis confirmed again that he is ready for the negotiations” is not correct, Erk highlighted that the one who confirmed again is President Eroğlu.

RUSSIAN POLICE SCRUTINIZES THE BANKS AND COMPANIES IN SOUTH CYPRUS

Russian police have scrutinized the banks and companies whose head offices are in South Cyprus within the scope of investigation of organized money laundering in which more than 400 people participated.Roubles

Greek Cypriot daily Politis has given the Russian Internal Affairs Ministry as reference and emphasized that 36 billion roubles (1 billion dollars) have been moved illegally from Russia by the gang in question.

According to the news, many commercial banks and nearly 100 Russian and foreign companies got involved in the event. Russian police have not announced the names of the banks and companies that got involved in the event yet. It was stated that those are “one-day” companies whose head offices are in South Cyprus and Baltic Republics and are used for money laundering.

HATRED AGAINST EVEN WATERMELON FROM TRNC

According to Greek Cypriot Filelefteros Newspaper, Greek Cypriot Administration forced a watermelonTurkish Cypriot farmer to pay 400 Euros penalty by claiming that he passed 5 tonnes of watermelons to South Cyprus through illegal ways.

It was noted that the penalty was given by the Greek Cypriot Customs Office and the watermelons were disposed of in a dumping ground in Koçhati in South Lefkoşa by the order of Greek Cypriot Agriculture Minister Nikos Kuyalidis

Source : TRNC Public Information Office