North Cyprus – TRNC News Today – 6th April 2016


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Akıncı: “If they can’t reach a majority, they should go to election”

In his statement before travelling to İstanbul to attend the 19th Eurasian Economic Summit, President Mustafa Akıncı said: “If none of the political parties can reach the majority for winning a vote of confidence, the largest group among the groups in the Assembly will be assigned the duty to form the government.” If this is not possible, the parties will go to election”

Akinci - no majority - election

Akıncı mentioned his contacts with the political parties after the government’s resignation. Stating that no party has the majority for winning the vote of confidence in order to establish the government, Akıncı explained that the parties have a chance to make contacts with each other for several days.

Informing that he will return to the island on Friday, Akıncı wished that a clear picture will be formed for the assignment until that day and he added that a formula will arise to establish the government.

He ended his words by expressing that when he returns from İstanbul, he will assign a party group leader or a deputy who is able to win the vote of confidence as ordered by the Constitution.

Kalyoncu presented his resignation to Akıncı

CTP-UBP Coalition Government has resigned. The resignation of the coalition government has been presented to President Akıncı by Prime Minister Ömer Kalyoncu.

Kalyoncu resigns

Accepting the resignation of Prime Minister Kalyoncu, President Akıncı announced that he will meet with the political parties to ensure the formation of a new government as soon as possible.

President Akıncı also met with the Political Party Leaders and Representatives at the Assembly in order to determine which political parties will form the new government……. 

Akıncı is attending Eurasian Economic Summit

President Mustafa Akıncı has travelled to İstanbul to attend the 19th Eurasian Economic Summit.

Akıncı will give a speech at the summit upon the invitation of the Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation and will return to the island on Friday morning.

Tatar: “I invite President Akıncı to explain the truth to the Turkish Cypriot people”

National Unity Party (UBP) Lefkoşa deputy Ersin Tatar stated that he invited President Mustafa Akıncı to explain the truth to the Turkish Cypriot people in order to put an end to the speculations and the difficulties in the economic life.

Ersin Tatar

Pointing out some news in the Greek Cypriot newspapers concerning the negotiations, Tatar stated that some rumours started that the land issue has started to be discussed.

Defending that special statute regions will eliminate “bi-zonality”, one of the basic parameters of the Cyprus issue, Tatar argued that a structure with the cantons bounded to the constituent states, and the special statute regions connected to the federal state will cause substantial damages for the Turkish Cypriots.

Kyprianu’s statements caused reaction of the Greek Cypriot Administration

AKEL Secretary General Andros Kiprianu’s binding the two decisions of the Greek Cypriot Administration regarding the 3rd round licence tender for the parcels on the South Cyprus’ so-called “Exclusive Economic Zone (MEB)” and the reduction of the military service period with strengthening the election campaign of DİSİ have caused a reaction of the Greek Cypriot administration.

Andros Kiprianu

According to Greek Cypriot daily Fileleftheros, AKEL Secretary General Andros Kiprianu accused the Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Anastasiades of conducting tactical games and sacrificing the essence of the Cyprus problem in order to gain temporary political advantages. Speaking at an event, Kiprianu stated that his party AKEL is worried due to the Greek Cypriot Administration’s behaviour  which has caused problems in the negotiation process, in order to help the election campaign of DİSİ.

Indicating that all these issues cause a negative scene, Kiprianu made a call for everyone “to be aware of not to play games with the Cyprus issue” and added that all sides should consider it seriously while dealing with the Cyprus problem.

Harmancı received delegations of Auslandsgesellschaft Association

Lefkoşa Municipality Mayor Mehmet Harmancı received the delegations of German Auslandsgesellschaft Association which makes studies on political and cultural situations of countries.

Harmanci receives delegation

Harmancı gave information about the historical structure of Cyprus and the Cyprus problem at the meeting with the delegations of the Auslandsgesellschaft Association headed by the Member of Board Hans Pröpper.

At the meeting, the historical past of Cyprus since Lusignan period up to today, British rule on the island, Republic of Cyprus and social conflicts afterwards, the 1974 operation, the Turkish Federated State, the declaration process of TRNC and the ongoing negotiation process were explained by Harmancı in detail.

Mentioning the Annan Plan and the referendum process in 2004, Harmancı informed the members of the association in this regard.

Revealed: The $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin

British newspaper The Guardian wrote about The Panama Papers stressing that the flow of Money starts in Panama, continues in Russia, Switzerland and South Cyprus.

A network of secret offshore deals and vast loans worth $2bn has laid a trail to Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin.

Vladimir Putin

An unprecedented leak of documents shows how this money has made members of Putin’s close circle fabulously wealthy.

Though the president’s name does not appear in any of the records, the data reveals a pattern – his friends have earned millions from deals that seemingly could not have been secured without his patronage.

The documents suggest Putin’s family has benefited from this money – his friends’ fortunes appear his to spend.

The offshore trail starts in Panama, darts through Russia, Switzerland and Cyprus – and includes a private ski resort where Putin’s younger daughter, Katerina, got married in 2013.

The Panama Papers shine a particular spotlight on Sergei Roldugin, who is Putin’s best friend. A professional musician, he has apparently accumulated a fortune – having been placed in ostensible control of a series of assets worth at least $100m, possibly more.

Yet the files reveal Putin’s longstanding intimate has a 12.5% stake in Russia’s biggest TV advertising agency, Video International, which has annual revenues of more than £800m. Previously, its ownership was a closely guarded secret.

Roldugin was also secretly given an option to buy a minority stake in the Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz, which makes army vehicles, and has 15% of a Cyprus-registered company called Raytar.  (The Guardian)

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