TRNC News Today 5th January 2015
Ercan Airport to be transferred to Taşyapı
Minister of Public Works and Transportation – Hasan Taçoy stated that within the extension works at Ercan Airport which will last for 4 years, an agreement will be signed with Taşyapı Building Trade Incorporated Company on Tuesday.
The agreement provides extending the current apron 500 meters more, building another 3 kilometer apron, parallel to the current one, and building a new terminal and 500 meters long tunnel for reaching the new terminal.
Indicating that for enabling the building of a new terminal and apron, Taçoy said land transfer to Taşyapı will be made which will take place within the signing of the agreement on 6 January 2015.
Apostolidis: “No limitation can be made in Eastern Mediterranean in the absence of Turkey”
Honorary Ambassador and former President of Greece’s National Intelligence Organization – Pavlos Apostolidis, who represents Greece at the exploratory talks between Turkey and Greece said that no limitation can be made in the Eastern Mediterranean in the absence of Turkey.
In an interview to Kathimerini newspaper published in Athens, Apostolidis addressed the issue of the determination of Exclusive Economic Zones in the Eastern Mediterranean and indicated that Turkish Prime Minister – Ahmet Davutoğlu is right on some of his analysis concerning this issue.
Stating that Davutoğlu’s statements made in Athens a short time ago have reasonable aspects, Apostolidis added “It is true that Turkey is also a player in the Eastern Mediterranean. For this reason, no limitation can be made in the maritime areas in the absence of Turkey. Mr. Davutoğlu is right in this respect. If we try to make a limitation in an area where Turkey and Egypt have claims and if we do not take into consideration the interests of Turkey, then this will be unacceptable for Turkey with all sorts of factual and legal consequences.”
Apostolidis pointed out that Erdoğan shows that he is for improving the bilateral relations between Turkey and Greece and solving problems.
Cooperation protocol signed between Cyprus Turkish Ego-Agro Tourism Cooperative and Rural Tourism Association of Turkey
A cooperation protocol was signed between Cyprus Turkish Ego-Agro Tourism Cooperative (KIBEKOOP) and Rural Tourism Association of Turkey (KIRTURDER).
The signing ceremony was attended by Undersecretary of Deputy Prime Ministry – Hüda Hüdaverdi, and was signed between the Head of Cyprus Turkish Ego-Agro Tourism Cooperative Zekai Altan and the Head of Rural Tourism Association of Turkey – Nedim Zurnacı. Altan expressed that the protocol signed with Rural Tourism Association of Turkey will provide new marketplaces and great income to the country’s economy in alternative tourism as well as mutual information exchange.