TCC Press Review 23 Mar 2019

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Yenidüzen

Most common bill 400TL

Yenidüzen examined distribution of electricity bills according to households.

Kıbrıs Postası

Organized crime gang for Naim murder

Police searching for five suspects including Zahid Masood as the head of the gang who planned the murder.

  • Increase in the value of foreign currencies – Slight increase in the value of Euro and US Dollar caused anxiety in the community.

Kıbrıs

Key name in murder: Zahid Masood

Two more people arrested by police in connection with Naim’s murder. Police are looking for two more foreigners involved in the murder. The money stolen is with the leader of the gang Zahid Masood, who is believed to have fled to the south.

  • Poorer by 5% in one day – Turkish Lira devalued suddenly and Euro, US Dollar and British Pound values soared again.

Havadis

Murder planned by a gang

Police deepens its investigation into Gökhan Naim’s murder and is searching for five suspects. Money is with the leader of the gang Zahid Masood.

  • No idea on the amount of water resources – Oğuz Vadilili, President of the Chamber of Geological Engineers, underlined the fact that the government has no policies on water resources.

Diyalog

There is a crisis

Council of Ministers to examine salaries of KIBTEK (TC Electricity Authority) employees and rights granted through their collective agreements.

  • Cyprus behind the scenes – GC Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides welcomes talks between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Greek Foreign Minister Georgios Katrougalos set to start on April 12.

Afrika

Four arrested, search for five suspects continue

Police find new evidence and clues on Gökhan Naim’s murder. The murderers couldn’t have escaped if measures had been taken immediately after the murder.

  • Baseless claims continue –Presidential Spokesman Barış Burcu issues new statement responding to criticism on Mağusa Türk Gücü-Nea Salamina match.
  • Support to Uludağ –TC Teachers’ Union (KTOS) and Secondary School Teachers’ Union (KTOEÖS) express support to Sevgül Uludağ’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Main News

Akıncı receives newly appointed US Ambassador Garber


Yenidüzen, Kıbrıs Postası, Kıbrıs, Havadis, Diyalog, Afrika
Negotiations Process

OVERVIEW

President Mustafa Akıncı received the newly appointed US Ambassador to Cyprus Judith Gail Garber on Friday.

According to a press release from the President’s office, Akıncı briefed the new US Ambassador on the Turkish Cypriot side’s position and efforts towards a solution of the Cyprus Problem.

Akıncı stressed that the change in the Greek Cypriot side’s position regarding the recognition of the political equality of Turkish Cypriots constituted a serious obstacle in efforts to reach a settlement.

He also said that the vision regarding hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean should be within the framework of maintaining peace and stability in the region.

“Years ago, EU membership should have been used as an incentive for a solution but unfortunately that opportunity was squandered. The same is happening with the hydrocarbons issue today,” Akıncı said.

He added that the encouragement given to the Greek Cypriot side by the international community to take unilateral steps on the hydrocarbons issue was not helping efforts to reach a solution on the island.

KEY ACTORS
Akıncı
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Change in GC position on political equality of TCs serious obstacle for a solution.
>> Vision on hydrocarbons should include maintaining peace and stability in region.
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International community’s encouragement of GC side to take unilateral steps on hydrocarbons not helping solution efforts.