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DUSI leadership meeting with Mehmet Ali Talat!

Postby michalis5354 » Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:57 pm

The leadership of Dusi party will have a meeting tommorow with Mehmet Ali Talat. This meeting will be in response of the strategy of DYSI to open more channels of communiaction with the TC leadership.

Mehmet Ali Talt has invited the DYSI party prior to the referndums taken place on April and this meeting will be in respont of that invitation.DUSI wil also meet all the TC parties.

This strategy is of vital importance said one of the DUSI leadesrhip as the gap (lack of communication) between Papadopoulos and Mehmet Ali Talat is getting bigger day by day. The meeting will take place in order to restore the relations that have been damaged due to statements and actions of Papadopoulos .

DUSI strategy is to meet all other TC parties at a later stage and also with the TC chambers of commerse , media and the rest of TC society. Also will aim to bring again closer the GC and TC youth association.

Another strategy for DYSI is to meet highly Turkish officers and eestablishing a line ofcommunication with Turkey at his visits to European summits and improve comunication further.
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Postby Bananiot » Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:14 pm

I think it is a very good move. Our government made some silly remarks today. "Are they going to discuss ways in which to report Cyprus to the EU commission?" wondered the clueless spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides, or was it Kleanthous, the self righteous vice president of DIKO?

Anyway, there is no other way to go about it. Anastasiades is showing immense maturity. Hope he pursuades the hard liners in his party.
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Postby mehmet » Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:29 pm

yes i agree it is better to talk face to face than to talk for the cameras and microphones only
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Postby michalis5354 » Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:43 pm

Yes it is a very good move by Anastasiades. Improving relations with the TC side , understanding the other side is important . Our government is not only today which makes silly remarks bananiot!

The actions of Papadopoulos either intentionally or unintentionally increase the gap of misunderstunding between the sides and such actions are necessary if we really want unification!
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Postby michalis5354 » Sat Jul 31, 2004 2:43 pm

Anastassiades visit north ‘a first’
By Simon Bahceli

Two leaders agree reunification is paramount

DEMOCRATIC Rally (DISY) leader Nicos Anastassiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat yesterday took the unprecedented step of agreeing to work together in the search for a solution to the Cyprus problem.

After a meeting at Talat’s Republican Turkish Party (CTP) headquarters in north Nicosia, the two leaders announced that they had agreed to the formation of a number of joint committees that would seek ways to improve communication between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot political communities.

Anastassiades’s visit made him the first Greek Cypriot party leader to visit a counterpart in the north.

After the 90-minute meeting Talat told the press: “It was a very fruitful meeting… and I wish to continue this kind of work as frequently as possible. This kind of collaboration is very promising for the future.”

Talat added that both leaders had agreed that finding a solution to the Cyprus problem was an “urgent” requirement and that measures taken in lieu of a real solution must be to the benefit of the two communities. He criticised recent proposals by President Tassos Papadopoulos calling for the implementation of a set of confidence building measures.

“The problem is not building confidence. The problem is building confidence for Mr Papadopoulos. The Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots do not need confidence building measures. The Turkish Cypriots said ‘yes’ by 65 per cent. What kind of confidence building is needed?”

Talat inferred, however, that the Greek Cypriot side in general might need a little confidence building.

“We have to work with the Greek Cypriots to give them confidence that we are ready for a solution and reunification of the island.”

He also could not resist taking a swipe at President Papadopoulos by saying Greek Cypriots “should rethink their leadership”.

Asked to react to a number of Greek Cypriot measures for Turkish Cypriots announced yesterday, Talat said he had not heard what the measures entailed but added that he would welcome “anything that supports bringing the Turkish Cypriots out of isolation”.

He also explained his rejection of an offer from the Greek Cypriot side for the running of Famagusta port under joint Turkish and Greek Cypriot control.

“This is not an issue. The port is operational. The point is to have preferential exports with zero customs for exports to EU countries.”

Anastassiades said the two had discussed a number of specific issues, including the missing persons, the planned opening of a school for Greek Cypriot children in Rizokarpasso, the restoration of graveyards and churches and Greek Cypriot properties in the north. He said he received “constructive reaction” from Talat on all issues.

“We should have some good news on the missing persons issue in the next few days,” he added.
Talat said his administration was willing to “abide by arrangements made by the leaders and the UN” on the missing persons in order to “finish and finalise this protracted issue”.

“You will see concrete steps,” he added.

On the Rizokarpasso school, Talat said his administration’s aim was to see the school opened on September 14. He added, however, that as a result of discussions with Anastassiades, elements of the plans for the school would be reappraised.



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