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Mist behind water project debacle thickens
Another special report in KIBRIS POSTASI today continues on with the theme of the water project and the press conference by the local administrators BESKI yesterday.

The special report says that the ‘mist’ behind the administration of the water was ‘thickening’.

BESKI held a press conference yesterday with 26 out of the 28 local councils; the local ‘company’ want the administration of the water from Turkey. Yesterday the board was formed and in their press conference said that their collocutor was the TC Government.

Despite the water pipeline project being part of the CTP-UBP coalition programme, the issue has created a crisis between the partners. Meanwhile adding to this Turkish Minister for Forestry and Water Works, Veysel Eroglu has said that their desire was to see a private company with qualified personnel, take over the running of the water on the island.

DP-UG party leader Serdar Denktas piped in and said that BESKI did not have financial power and should first of all learn the ropes; CTP MP Akansoy had too commented on the already deepening crisis by saying that the coalition would not fall out because of the water issue.

Pointing to the ‘historical decision’ by the then Turkish Minister for State Sukru Sina Gurel, the report says that this had brought in a whole new level.

PM Omer Kalyoncu has said however that they were in favour of an organisation other than the private sector, to take care of the water. He said private companies would not consider the public’s spending power  and added that the public sector was more than capable of looking after this issue.


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