Yeni Duzen: Erdogan waits for the report of the intelligence services to decide whether he will illegally visit occupied Cyprus on 20 July
According to Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen (04.07.11), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is waiting for the reports of the Turkish intelligence services in order to decide whether he will illegally visit the occupied area of Cyprus on 20 July on the occasion of the anniversary of the Turkish invasion of the island. Under the title: “Erdogan is waiting for the report”, the paper writes that Erdogan has not decided yet whether he will visit Cyprus on 20 July because he fears of protests and activities against him.
The paper notes that a team established at the Turkish Prime Minister’s office waits for the report of the intelligence services in the occupied part of Cyprus. It is reported that if the information says that protests will be organized against Erdogan and that tension will be created, the Prime Minister will announce that he will not come to the occupied area of Cyprus because he will intensify his efforts for establishing the new Government in Turkey.
According to some rumours, if Erdogan comes to the occupied area, protests might be held against him from the illegal Tymbou airport until Keryneia and tension might be crated between the protesters and the “police”, especially in a period when tension is high on issues such as the illegal Eastern Mediterranean University (DAU), the “Turkish Cypriot Airlines” etc.
According to Yeni Duzen, Erdogan is expected to take his final decision on whether he will visit the island on 15 July.