TRNC News Today 7th August 2013

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: ‘GREEK CYPRIOT ALLEGATIONS REGARDING ‘GREEN LINE REGULATION’ ARE GROUNDLESS AND FALSE PROPAGANDA’

Indicating that Greek Cypriot allegations regarding the ‘Green Line Regulation’ are groundless and false, Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce (KTTO) has emphasized that the real reasons of the decrease in commerce as a part of the KTTOGreen Line Regulation are these groundless allegations.

According to the written statement made by the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, the statement made by Greek Cypriot Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment last week that says Green Line Regulation is full of holes just like the Green Line itself which allows all products to cross the border just like people who can cross the border without being noticed; is completely groundless and based on unproved allegations.

“AIM IS TO BLOCK THE COMMERCE WITH NEGATIVE PREJUDICE”

It is reported that this statement made by the Greek Cypriot Minister is a part of false propaganda that the Greek Cypriots follow systematically and its aim is to block the commerce between the two sides with negative prejudice about the Green Line Regulation.

The statement reminds that with courage taken from the EU and other countries, the watermelonGreek Cypriot side has made similar remarks about honey and fish commerce previously and says: ‘ It is proven again that the real aim of the Greek Cypriot Government is to spread the Greek Cypriot Commerce into the North unregulated and to weaken the TRNC economy with these attempts.’

Having highlighted that all trust-abusing actions between the two sides must be ended during these days that everyone talks about the launch of negotiations in October, Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce said they would like to remind that these kinds of actions harm the trust between the sides and called to avoid making statements based on unproved information.

GLORIOUS ERENKÖY RESISTANCE AND ERENKÖY MARTYRS WILL BE COMMEMORATED WITH A CEREMONY ON 8TH AUGUST

Officials arrive by helicopter in Erenkoy
Officials arrive by helicopter in Erenkoy

The 49th anniversary of the glorious Erenköy Resistance and Erenköy Martyrs will be commemorated with a ceremony on Thursday, 8th August. TRNC President Dr. Derviş Eroğlu will also attend the ceremony of Erenköy Resistance which has an important and special place in the history of the Turkish Cypriot struggle.

About 500 Turkish Cypriot young people, who were studying in universities in Turkey, came to Erenköy with boats in 1964 and joined with the Turkish Cypriot people in the resistance against the Greek Cypriot attacks.

A total of 21 people were martyred in Erenköy, 18 of them in 1964 and 3 of them in 1974.

Source : TRNC Public Information Office