TRNC News Today 20th January 2015
Ertuğ: “Greek Cypriot side is trying to camouflage their leaving the table”
Ertug indicated that by this way the Greek Cypriot side is trying to camouflage their leaving the negotiation table and called them to abide by the Joint Statement of February 11th. Ertuğ also indicated that initiatives are continuing to overcome the deficiencies of the report.
In his written statement, Ertug drew attention to the fact that the Greek Cypriot spokesman had strongly criticised the report and is leading a blame game campaign against the Turkish Cypriot side.
Furthermore, expressing that they do not intend to give detailed response to the Greek Cypriot spokesman, Ertuğ said that by this way Christodoulides is trying to camouflage the Greek Cypriot side’s leaving the negotiation table. Ertuğ added that the Greek Cypriot side is also aiming to get the Security Council resolution to be taken in their favour and underlined that the Greek Cypriot side could not camouflage the realities by their claims.
Ertug noted that the Greek Cypriot side couldn’t tolerate the report’s limited and late reference to the isolations that the Turkish Cypriots had been subject to for the past 50 years and is trying to put the responsibility on the shoulders of Turkey.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Çavuşoğlu: “TRNC’s Observer Status in the OIC should continue”
According to the AA news agency, within the framework of his Kuwait contacts Minister Cavusoglu had a joint press conference with his counterpart Şeyh Sabah el-Halides-Sabah. In his speech at the press conference, Çavuşoğlu said “Continuation of the TRNC’s observer status in the OIC is very important. I have discussed this issue with Es-Sabah”.
Assembly delegation to attend ISIPAB meeting in İstanbul
A delegation from the TRNC Assembly is accompanying the Speaker of the Assembly – Sibel Siber to attend the 10th conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Member countries in Istanbul
The delegation which is accompanying the Speaker of the Assembly – Sibel Siber, is consisting of CTP-BG Güzelyurt MP – Armağan Candan, UBP Girne MP – İzlem Gürçağ Altuğra, DP-UG Gazimağusa MP – Fikri Ataoğlu, TDP Girne MP – Zeki Çeler. The delegation is leaving for Istanbul tonight, and will attend a full day conference on Wednesday and the dinner in honour of attendees hosted by the President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly – Cemil Çiçek.
Siber will address the participants on Thursday at the ISIBAP’s 10th conference.
The delegation will also have meetings with Presidents of the Parliaments of participating countries and return to the TRNC on Friday morning.
TRNC to be promoted in Belfast and Dusseldorf
Deputy Prime Ministry, Ministry of Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sports attended the “Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show 2015 Tourism Fair” in Belfast city of North Ireland between 16-18 January 2015. Representatives from the Ministry together with sector representatives attended the fair where the promotion activities took place.
TRNC tourism and diving facilities are also being promoted at the 46th “Düsseldorf Boot Messe” fair which is being organised in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Source : TRNC Public Information Office