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 Rauf Denktash: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rauf Raif Denktaş (pronounced Denktash; born January 27, 1924) is a Turkish Cypriot (A native or inhabitant of Cyprus) political leader.
He was the first president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (additional info and facts about Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) (TRNS) until 2005, having served four five-year terms in that office.
Rauf Denktaş'ın Hatıraları, 1964-74, I. cilt (1964) - Memoirs of Rauf Denktaş, 1964-74, volume I (1964), 1996
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ra/rauf_denktash.htm   (1246 words)

 Encyclopedia: Rauf Denktash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rauf Raif Denktash (Rauf Raif Denktaş in Turkish; born January 27, 1924) is a Turkish-Cypriot political leader.
Denktash has long argued that efforts to reunify the island -- such as a plan supported by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan last year -- would lead to a return to the bloody intercommunal clashes of the past and would turn Turkish Cypriots into a minority under Greek Cypriot leadership.
Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash applauds during a farewell ceremony at the presidential house of the Turkish side of Nicosia, on Friday, April 15, 2005.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rauf-Denktash   (421 words)

 Discover Turkey: "Elections" 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
RAUF Denktash is seeking re-election for a fourth five-year term as president of his breakaway state this Saturday facing a serious challenge for the first time from his 'prime minister,' Dervis Eroglu of the National Unity Party (NUP).
Denktash boycotted the debate, claiming that the equal time arrangement for all eight candidates would not be sufficient for him to answer the other seven who were all against him.
Talat explained that Denktash is viewed as the community leader at the United Nations and participates in the talks together with his colleagues, recalling that the so-called Republican Assembly grants authorities to the ``foreign minister'' with regard to the Cyprus problem and foreign affairs.
free.hostdepartment.com /h/humanrightsturkey/Elections2.htm   (2497 words)

 Hamamböcüleri Alternatif Haberler
Rauf Denktash, the Turkish Cypriot leader, said he would quit the talks if his basic demands were not met before an April referendum.
Denktash, who is expected to meet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan later Thursday, once again threatened to ask his people to reject the plan in possible referendums if his basic demands to guarantee the rights of the Turkish Cypriots are not met.
Upon his arrival in Ankara, Denktash was greeted by hundreds of supporters -- members of several parties from across the political spectrum -- waiting for him at the airport to voice their backing for his rejection of the UN plan.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~durduran/hamambocu/haberler/fullnews.php?id=683   (3237 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Profile: Rauf Denktash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rauf Denktash has been the key figure in the Turkish community of Cyprus for more than 30 years.
Mr Denktash became president of the Turkish Federated State of Cyprus after the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974.
In 1973, Mr Denktash was elected vice-president of the Republic of Cyprus.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/2623169.stm   (604 words)

 CRS Product: Cyprus: Status of U.N. Negotiations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Denktash has refused to meet Clerides directly until the Turkish Cypriot state is acknowledged to have equal status with that of the Greek Cypriots, whereas Clerides insists on the bizonal federation framework of past U.N. resolutions.
Denktash criticized the new approach as substituting proximity talks for direct talks, but the U.N. believed the parties had agreed to "separate and periodic joint meetings." In June, Perez de Cuellar circulated draft ideas for an outline of an agreement.
Denktash, leader of the Turkish-Cypriot community, was elected the first president of the TRNC in 1983, and reelected subsequently, most recently in April 1995.
www.house.gov /pallone/newslet-cyprus-CRS.htm   (7317 words)

RAUF Denktash said this week that the Turkish secret service had murdered his son Raif in 1985, but at the same time took care to implicate a Turk of Greek origin.
Denktash said he advised his son to write a denial but the newspaper refused to publish it.
Denktash got hold of the tapes and listened to a man who claimed ‘trucker Raif’ was one of his contacts in running drugs.
www.cyprusweekly.com.cy /default.aspx?articleID=9924&heading=   (469 words)

 Foreign Correspondent - 30/6/1998: Interview with Rauf Denktash & Glafkos Clerides
Denktash wishes to say that we could not have applied without the consent of the vice-president, then the constitution, yes, gives a veto to the vice-president.
Denktash exactly that, and he said that you were planning to invade the North, and you needed the cover to knock out the Turkish Air Force.
Denktash: I don't think the current situation is any more dangerous than it has been in the past, but what I fear is that any prolonged period of deadlock creates a vaccuum - it also plays into the hands of extremists on both sides.
www.abc.net.au /foreign/stories/s317738.htm   (900 words)

 Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Denktash will have to conclude that accession to the EU for the Turkish Cypriots, however favorable the negotiated deal being offered, is not the wiser course.
Denktash's argument is that since 1983, Turkish Cypriots already have their state, and in as far as sovereignty is the undisputed authority to exercise power, their sovereignty too.
Denktash and his chosen successor must remain at the helm of the Turkish Cypriot state to guide the fortunes of the Turkish Cypriots and ensure that they coincide with the interests of Ankara.
www.erpic.org /perihelion/articles2002/may/cyprus.htm   (763 words)

 denktash's rejection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Rauf Denktash, in another outburst of intransigence, has turned down yesterday an invitation by the UN Secretary General to resume the search for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus problem on September 12 in New York.
Denktash will review his position, accept the Secretary-General’s invitation and proceed to the peace talks, with a view to move towards breaking the current stalemate and finding a settlement based on the UN resolutions.
Denktash has not accepted the UN Secretary General’s invitation to talks on 12 September and added that the Commission considers that the window of opportunity for reaching a solution before accession remains open and encourages all interested parties to undertake all efforts with this aim in view.
www.kibris.org /UN/pr6.9.01.htm   (284 words)

Denktash has long opposed the Annan plan, along with his father, Rauf Denktash, who still serves as president of the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
However, the younger Denktash joined Talat in pledging that the new government would attempt to reach a settlement by the time Cyprus becomes an EU member on May 1 through talks focusing on a paper being prepared in Ankara concerning changes to the Annan plan.
Rauf Denktash will continue to be the Turkish Cypriot negotiator under the new government, despite Talat's statement during the campaign that he would replace him.
www.patrides.com /jnry04/encoal.htm   (645 words)

 Aljazeera.Net - Turkish Cypriot leader says UN deal dead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Denktash accused the opposition of undermining his position by discussing the UN plan with the Greek Cypriot government.
Blaming Denktash for the March collapse of UN-sponsored peace talks, Brussels and Washington have called on the two sides to return to the negotiating table and use the world body’s blueprint to end almost 30 years of division.
Denktash said he alone had a mandate from Turkish Cypriots to negotiate a peace deal, which he said should be based on confidence-building measures he has recently initiated.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/B89C8899-056A-4C82-9935-61823A441E03.htm   (493 words)

 Annan Plan for Cyprus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In February 2004, Papadopoulos and Denktash accepted the Secretary-General's invitation to resume negotiations on a settlement on the basis of the Annan plan.
The two community leaders, Rauf Denktash and Tassos Papadopoulos, met nearly every day for negotiations facilitated by the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Cyprus, Álvaro de Soto.
When this stage of the talks failed to reach an agreed settlement Rauf Dentaksh refused to attend the next stage of meetings which were scheduled to take place in Bόrgenstock on 24 March 2004 and sent Mehmet Ali Talat and Serdar Denktash as his agents.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Annan_Plan   (1340 words)

 Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot Press and Other Media, 00-11-30
Rauf Denktash adds that had the Turkish side not put a stop to this process, it would have amounted to empowering the UN Secretary-General to impose his views on the Turkish side.
Rauf Denktash specifically objects to the provision in the UN proposal that an eventual solution should be compatible with the EU norms.
Denktash who wants most to have a solution on the island,`` alleged the official and stressed that none of Denktash` views were taken into consideration in the non-paper submitted by the U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to both sides.
www.hri.org /news/cyprus/tcpr/2000/00-11-30.tcpr.html   (4503 words)

 Hamamböcüleri Alternatif Haberler
Rauf Denktash, the president of the Turkish-Cypriot north of the island, and his Greek-Cypriot opposite number Tassos Papadopoulos, need to accept the UN peace plan for their divided island before May 1.
True enough, Mr Denktash set out for the talks in New York much against his will, announcing in advance that he was not prepared to accept the UN chief's conditions out of hand.
In Cyprus itself, the immoveable Mr Denktash has been living, since the recent elections in the north of the island, with a new government led by Prime Minister Mehmet Ali Talat, who happens to be a supporter of the Annan plan.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~durduran/hamambocu/haberler/fullnews.php?id=622   (4349 words)

 Discover Turkey: The TMT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
KIBRIS (19.5.99) reports that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash while meeting the members of the new executive committee of the terrorist organization TMT, the so-called Turkish Cypriot Fighters Association, has said that he and late Burhan Nalbantoglu and Kemal Tanriserdi established the terrorist organization in November 1957.
Meanwhile, in a commentary on the same issue, ``Avrupa'' (07.05.01) says that Rauf Denktash might be the founder of TMT - B, as he was one of the founders of the first TMT back in 1957.
Denktash, talking at the same programme, said that the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which found Turkey guilty of violating the human rights in Cyprus, is a political decision.
free.hostdepartment.com /h/humanrightsturkey/TMT.htm   (2687 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nearly half of all headline titles either belonged to Rauf Denktash (his own press releases against the plan or those who support it) or concerned the veteran leader (criticisms of him and his negative attitude towards the plan).
Cumhuriyet (associated with Serdar Denktash, son of Rauf) was opposed to the proposed solution with eight negative and one positive title.
Faiz highlighted that the majority of positive statements about the plan were based on Rauf Denktash’s criticisms of the plan, or his unwillingness to find a solution or criticism of the leader from mainland Turkish politicians.
www.cyprus-mail.com /news/main.php?id=19183&cat_id=1   (450 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Today, de Soto was due to be the guest of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash in Turkish occupied Cyprus and yesterday the UN high ranking official went on a cruise, courtesy of President Clerides.
Verheugen noted that the rejection of the Secretary General's invitation by Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash comes after active contribution to UN efforts by the Commission to resume negotiations for a solution and following his own meeting in Zurich with Denktash a week before the invitation was issued.
Boucher, who was invited to comment on Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash's denial to proceed to fresh peace talks on Cyprus, Boucher assured the United States continued to support fully the UN Secretary General and his Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro De Soto.
www.cna.org.cy /data/reviews/en/01/sep01en.html   (7716 words)

 CTV.ca - Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader - CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television
Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash applauds during a farewell ceremony at the presidential house of the Turkish side of Nicosia.
Even though he is leaving active politics, Denktash, who still has significant support on the island, said he plans to keep lobbying against the reunification plan.
Denktash, 81, decided not to run after Turkish Cypriots last year overwhelmingly voted in favor of a U.N.-brokered reunification plan that he opposed.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/1113738837856_35?hub=World&subhub=PrintStory   (620 words)

 Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 01-12-29
Denktash was welcomed by President Clerides himself at the house's entrance, where they shook hands and were photographed before entering the President's home.
A bodyguard escorting Denktash told CNA that the Turkish Cypriot leader's procession entered the free areas through the Nicosia Airport, now in the UN-controlled buffer zone, instead of the Ledra Palace checkpoint, where reporters and other people were waiting for him.
Holding placards with slogans such as "We want our children", "We are waiting for 28 years", and "We have a right to live in the homes we were born in", the mothers, dressed in fl, were chanting in favour of returning to their homes and determining the fate of their loved ones.
www.hri.org /news/cyprus/cna/2001/01-12-29_1.cna.html   (762 words)

 Changing Trains: Turkish Cypriot Community
Serdar Denktash's father, veteran Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, has led the opposition among Turkish Cypriots to the UN plan which sees reunification before the Greek Cypriot side enters the European Union on May 1.
On the programme, Talat criticised Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash for not having ratified ‘parliament’s’ approval of the forthcoming referendum on the plan pending its approval by the ‘constitutional court’.
In the course of the programme President Denktash dwelled on the demands for derogations from the EU in the event of membership to the Union.
cyprus.typepad.com /changing_trains/turkish_cypriot_community   (10955 words)

 Perspectives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In that way, Denktash won, in the sense that he will be able to stay on as negotiator, but he may not have won the game in respect of public opinion - in other words, the Annan Plan is still on the table.
I would support Serdar Denktash’s ideas that some kind of coalition between all the parties should be formed, because when it comes to signing the agreement (the Annan Plan), there should be some kind of legality.
For Rauf Denktash, although the two men do not get on personally, they share similar views and so, he would probably, accept, if not even find preferable a government led by Eroglu.
www.erpic.org /perihelion/interviews/perspectives.htm   (2890 words)

 Turk Cypriot leader says new election possible - World News - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Denktash, whose supporters oppose the U.N. plan, said he would hold consultations with the rival parties and give a mandate to one of them.
Denktash and his patron Turkey are under heavy international pressure to resume peace negotiations with the internationally recognised Greek Cypriot government in the south of the island.
Denktash added that he was under no obligation to give the CTP the first chance of forming a government even though it was now the biggest party in the parliament, on 19 seats.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/3718401   (660 words)

For the campaign against President Denktash is following precisely the strategy outlined by the former EU ambassador in Turkey, Karen Fogg, in a series of emails which, rather embarrassingly for her, were leaked to the Turkish press this time last year.
The septuagenarian Denktash combines the quick movements that often accompany an ample girth with the sharp mind of the Lincoln’s Inn barrister he once was.
Mr Denktash also refuses to sign up to the displacement of tens of thousands of his citizens before anyone has explained who is going to pay for it.
www.bhhrg.org /pressDetails.asp?ArticleID=13   (965 words)

 Denktash pledges to work for Cyprus settlement - EUbusiness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Like Papadopoulos, Denktash said he would seek amendments to Annan's peace plan, which calls for the establishment of a federation with Greek and Turkish Cypriot sectors under a joint central government.
Denktash had rejected the blueprint last March when Annan first asked the parties to agree on it and put it on simultanous referenda in their sectors.
Denktash expressed hope the UN would extend the May 1 settlement deadline if it becomes convinced that the parties are earnestly working to compromise.
www.eubusiness.com /Cyprus/040215120742.54n39p80   (643 words)

 Rauf Denktash Will Not Stand For Office Again
Denktash, 80, was a leading figure in Cypriot politics in the 1960s and has been in charge of the republic, recognised only by Turkey, since the Turkish invasion of the north of the island in 1974.
Unlike the Turkish government and Prime Minister Mehmet Ali Talat, Denktash was vehemently opposed to a United Nations reunification plan, which was put to the vote last April in both sides of the island, with the Greeks voting against and the Turks voting massively in favour.
Denktash bitterly said he could no longer carry on as president when "things do not go as I want them to".
www.turkishpress.com /turkishpress/news.asp?ID=25663   (335 words)

 UDHR - News Item
In doing so, they've served notice to their enduring and ailing leader, Rauf Denktash, to drop his resistance and deliver a Cyprus that is rid of the anachronism of its dividing line, and its no-mans land separating the Turkish and Greek communities.
RAUF DENKTASH: We have to have time in order to work together, in order to trust each other, it needs time.
As for UN efforts in Cyprus and whether the issue can be resolved with Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, the Secretary-General said, "Obviously it is up to the people to decide who their leader is and up to the leader to decide whether they persist or resign.
www.universalrights.net /news/display.php?id=477   (666 words)

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