TRNC News Today 9th January 2015

Eide is coming to the Island on 13th of January

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus – Espen Espen Barth EideBarth Eide is coming to the island on 13 January for two days.

According to the written statement of the UN Secretary-General’s Mission of Good Offices in Cyprus; the aim of Eide is to listen to both leaders opinions on dead-end of negotiations and to obtain their hopes on the solution of these”.

According to the statement, Edie is planning to prepare for the briefing he has to give to the Security Council on 26th of January.

According to the statement Eide is carrying on being in contact with all related actors and called for focus on restarting the negotiations until his visit.

Eide will depart from the island on 14 January.

Ambassadors emphasize re-starting of negotiations

The Greek Cypriot daily Fileleftheros wrote that the Ambassadors of USA, France and England to South Cyprus expressed in their John Koenigstatements their concerns about the tension and referred to the negotiations. The newspaper wrote that in his statement, the US Ambassador to South Cyprus John Koenig has focused on the restart of negotiations as soon as possible. According to the newspaper, Koenig called both sides to avoid actions and expressions which will increase the tension and said “Time is not on a positive result”. He called the intervening parties of the international factor to accelerate their efforts on re-starting of the negotiations and to support the studies of the UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser to Cyprus – Espen Barth Eide.

Jean-Luc Florent, French Ambassador to South Cyprus, stated that his country expressed strong support to the negotiation procedure and pointed out that a solution, which will respect EU principles and rules and the parameters compromised within the framework of UN, can be found with negotiations only.

Diplomatic manoeuvre of Anastasiades ‘traps’ South Cyprus

It has been stated that diplomatic manoeuvre made by the leader of Greek Cypriot administration Nikos Anastasiades Nikos Anastasiadisby accepting the details of natural gas issue to be discussed at the last stage of the negotiations failed with the renewal of NAVTEX and the Greek Cypriot administration was trapped with this proposal of Anastasiades.

Political parties have harshly criticized Anastasiades whose manoeuvre has been evaluated as a concession. The European MP Eleni Theoharus has also harshly criticized Anastasiades.

Greek Cypriot Foreign Affairs Ministry is on alert regarding Representative Office of TRNC in Hungary

It has been stated that the Greek Cypriot Foreign Affairs Ministry has Ozdil Namibeen on alert due to the opening of the Representative Office of the TRNC in Hungary. Greek Cypriot daily Simerini stated that Greek Cypriot Foreign Affairs Ministry is alarmed due to the meeting of Hungarian authorities with the TRNC Foreign Affairs Minister Özdil Nami and opening of the TRNC Representative Office with the tolerance of Hungarian government.

TRNC Representative Office was opened last October and Minister Özdil Nami also participated in the opening ceremony.

Stating that participation of Hungarian authorities in the opening of the Representative Office was worrisome, the newspaper reminded that Foreign Affairs Minister Özdil Nami met with Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Hungary and other authorities.

President Eroğlu sent condolences to France and French people on behalf of Turkish Cypriot people

President Derviş Eroğlu said to French Humour Magazine Charlie Hebdo that he is in great sorrow due to the attack, Charlie Hebdowhich caused the death of 12 people, by terrorists introducing themselves as members of an Islamic organization.

According to a statement from the presidency; President Eroğlu condemned the attack and sent condolences to France and the French people on behalf of Turkish Cypriot people.

Dr. Fazıl Küçük and Rauf Raif Denktaş will be commemorated on their death anniversaries

Existence and Freedom Struggle Leader of the Turkish Cypriot Fazıl Küçükpeople Dr. Fazıl Küçük will be commemorated with ceremonies on the 31st anniversary of his death.

Küçük will be commemorated with a ceremony at his grave at Anıt Tepe on 15th January Rauf Denktaswhich is the anniversary of his death.

Founder President Rauf Raif Denktaş will also be commemorated on the 3rd anniversary of his death which is 13th January with ceremonies and activities.

A ceremony will be organized for Denktas at his grave at Cumhuriyet Parkı, on Tuesday 13th January.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office