TRNC News Today 6th October 2015
Parliamentary committee held contacts in Brussels
The parliamentary committee, which is composed of CTP deputy Armağan Candan, UBP deputy Ergün Serdaroğlu, and DP-UG deputy Hasan Taçoy held contacts in Brussels.
The committee which was in Brussels between the dates of 29 September and 1 October, met with the authorities of the Permanent Representative Offices of the European Parliament, European Commission and European Union member countries.
The committee expressed the sensitivities of the Turkish Cypriot side regarding the final stage of the negotiations about the Cyprus problem, the finance of the solution and duties of the EU, acceleration of the EU integration process of the Turkish Cypriot side, relations of the Turkish Cypriots with the EU institutions, development of the Green Line Regulation for the benefit of the Turkish Cypriots and the halloumi issue.
Moreover, the committee made contacts with the representatives of the Christian Democrat Group, Socialist Group, Freedom and Direct Democracy Group, Liberal Group, Greens and Conservative Reformers.
The committee also met with Representative of the TRNC to Brussels Gizem Alpman and the Permanent Representative of Turkey at the EU, Ambassador Selim Yenel.
Greek side is disturbed by the optimism of Eide
The UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, who gave a briefing in Brussels about the Cyprus issue and made evaluations towards the possibility of reaching a consensus by the end of the year although there are some disagreements, disturbed the Greek side.
It is stated that the Greek side is disturbed by the extreme optimistic evaluations of Eide because they are worried about being under the time pressure.
The Greek Cypriot daily Politis newspaper wrote that Anastasiades, who ironically described Eide as being a “seer”, openly put forward his displeasure from the extreme optimistic evaluations of Eide.
Water starts to flow
It was stated that automation works in Güzelyalı and Geçitköy have started within the framework of the “Project of the Century”. Water from Turkey is being pumped to Geçitköy Dam with some intervals. In the final technical stage of the project water will be transferred into the treatment facility and the performance tests will start.
According to the information gained from the TRNC Project Director of the Turkish Republic General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, Birol Çınar, water will start to be supplied to the TRNC continuously as of 29 October 2015.
By this project, which has cost more than 1 billion 200 thousand Turkish Lira, water will be supplied from Turkey and distributed to Lefkoşa, Girne coast line, Mağusa-İskele and Dipkarpaz through a 475 km water pipeline.
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