According to Turkish Cypriot daily Gunes (10.05.11), during the debate at the so-called assembly, self-styled prime minister Irsen Kucuk said that the population census will be conducted between the fall of 2011 and the spring of 2012, however, he noted that they have not decided yet on the procedure of the population census.

On the same issue, Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan (10.05.11) reports that Sonay Adem, self-styled deputy of the Republican Turkish Party ? United Forces (CTP-BG), speaking also at the so-called assembly, said that the statements by Halil Ibrahim Akca, self-styled ambassador of Turkey to the occupied area regarding the population, only strengthen Cyprus President Christofias’ position.

Noting that Akca’s statements upset him, Adem said that “an ambassador of another country cannot make evaluations for the citizens of another country”.

Noting that the so-called prime minister announced that 160.000 persons with their families have the right of becoming “citizens” of the breakaway regime, Adem said that if they also take into consideration the statements of some other so-called ministers, then this number will overpass 200.000. So, he added within the framework of these all, the population census should be immediately conducted under the supervision of the United Nations.

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