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Cyprus to make representations to UN over Denktash's actions
2003-09-15 10:00:20

Nicosia, Sep 15 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government will make representations to the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council, protesting against Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash?s actions to grant ?title deeds? of properties belonging to Greek Cypriots to Turkish settlers for ?election? purposes.

Invited to comment on Denktash?s actions, Foreign Minister George Iacovou said ?representations will be made everywhere, to the UN Secretary-General, the Security Council and also to the countries which have the ability to exert influence on Denktash?s policy?.

He also said that Denktash and the parties that support him are faced with the so-called elections and will make many "gestures" to secure as much support as possible and this will be directed mainly towards the Turkish colonist settlers.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37 percent of the island?s territory.

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