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    Turkish Cypriots voted on Sunday (20 June) for a President and Legislative Assembly for their self-proclaimed Turkish Federated State in the Turkish-occupied northern part of the Mediterranean island.

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    Turkish Cypriots voted on Sunday (20 June) for a President and Legislative Assembly for their self-proclaimed Turkish Federated State in the Turkish-occupied northern part of the Mediterranean island.

    SYNOPSIS: The Turkish-Cypriot state was proclaimed in February 1975, seven months after Cyprus was invaded and occupied by Turkish troops. Only Turkey recognises it. The current President of the so-called federated state, Mr. Rauf Denktash, leader of the National Unity Party, was seeking re-election against three other candidates. There are 40 seats in the legislative assembly. According to the Turkish Cypriot radio station, Radio Bairak, voting went normally and the final results should be known late on Monday (21 June).

    Vice President Osman Orek is also seeking re-election. However, the major interest centres on Mr. Denktash. He has led the negotiations for the Turkish Cypriots with the Greek Cypriots on the future of the island. So far, the talks have not proved a success. There have been several meetings but no agreement has been reached.

    Reuters in Nicosia also says the Turkish leader has been under increasing pressure from him own supporters to find a solution. And there have been demands that he step down as the leading negotiator in the talks with the Greek Cypriots.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAK0EUTYMWR0GMUEJVZTQZ5P8D
    Media URN:
    VLVAK0EUTYMWR0GMUEJVZTQZ5P8D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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