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Washington Times Publishes AHI Letter Highlighting Turkish Cypriots' Dissatisfaction About Denktash's Role On The Cyprus Problem
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: NICK LARIGAKIS
March 23, 2001 No. 15/01 (202) 785-8430

Washington Times Publishes AHI Letter Highlighting Turkish Cypriots' Dissatisfaction About Denktash's Role On The Cyprus Problem

On March 16, 2001 the AHI sent a letter (copy attached) to the editor of the Washington Times responding to two recently published articles referring to statements made by Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash on the Cyprus problem and the impact of the Turkish financial crisis on the Turkish Cypriots. The text of the letter is also available on the AHI’s website at www.ahiworld.org.

In the letter, AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis highlights the increasing dissatisfaction and frustration of the Turkish Cypriots with the way Denktash handles the Cyprus issue as illustrated by demonstrations last summer by Turkish Cypriots in the occupied area for peace now and a united Cyprus.

Mr. Larigakis finally cautions that the real hurdle to a resolution of the Cyprus problem is the domination of the Turkish military and its unwillingness to work in good faith for a solution