Gibrahayer – July 13 2004

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* girl’s bruised naked body found on her bed in a pool of blood
* suspects apprehended had scratches on their bodies and streaks of blood of
the victim

By Katya Diogenous – Cyprus Mail – July 13

TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering Lyudmila Zipir, 34 from
Ukraine, who was found dead in her apartment in Limassol on Sunday.Zipir was
found by police after her employer called concerned at her failure to turn up
for work on Saturday and Sunday.

Police yesterday arrested Armen Grigorian, 25 from Armenia, and Dionysis
Tokalides, 26 from Georgia, who lived next door to Zipir. They were taken to court
yesterday and given an eight-day remand.

Zipir’s employer told police the victim had repeatedly complained that the
two men used to harass her with sexual innuendoes. He had even visited the men
on several occasions to ask them to leave her alone.

When police arrested the two suspects, they appeared to have scratches on
their bodies as well as streaks of blood, believed to belong to the victim.Blood
was also found in the apartment building.

Police noticed there had been no forced entry into the apartment via the
front door, but that the balcony door connecting the victim’s apartment with that
of the suspects was closed but not locked.

The suspects deny any involvement in the murder, but cannot give a clear
story or confirm where they were at the time of the murder.

Zipir had lived in Cyprus for three years and worked in a bar in Limassol.
Pathologist Panicos Stavrianos, said the girl’s bruised naked body was found on
her bed in a pool of blood. He confirmed her death was criminal.

Turkish Cypriot teenager murdered in Limassol

In a separate incident a Turkish Cypriot teenager was stabbed to death by a
Greek Cypriot after a scuffle on the Limassol docks.

Turkish Cypriot newspapers in the occupied north rushed to characterise the
incident as “Barbaric”. Seven of the nine dailies carried the news on their
front page. Cyprus police characterised the killer as a man with deep
psychological problems eyed by the police in the past and believed to have committed the
crime under the influence of heavy drugs.


“Armenia has no intention to return anything to us.
We must achieve justice by ourselves”

Parallels with Cyprus drawn

YEREVAN, 12.07.04. (Arminfo) Americans like West Europeans are absolutely
unaware of the Karabakh conflict, Ex-State Adviser, analyst Vafa Guluzade said in
his interview to the Zerkalo newspaper.

He said that the USA thinks that Azerbaijan can easily leave these
territories to Armenia and that we must do it. The USA must understand thatAzerbaijan
will never agree with unjust settlement-scheme, even if it satisfies the
interests of the White House in oil, the analyst added. He said that such an attempt
will destabilize the situation in the whole region and endanger America’s

Speaking of the “Cyprus settlement scheme,” the analyst said that its
application to the Karabakh conflict “would mean inclusion of Karabakh and Lachin
into Armenia’s territory and return of the Azerbaijani “minority,” which has
become such due to the Soviet authorities, to Nagorny Karabakh. That is, he
explained, Azerbaijanis will receive an autonomy as part of Karabakh and will be
included into Armenia. “There is no other understanding of the Cyprus
settlement-scheme,” he said. Guluzade pointed out that only liberation of the occupied
territories and return of Karabakh under sovereignty of Azerbaijan is possible.

Guluzade said that Azerbaijan must either restore its sovereignty or it will
loose Karabakh and Lachin forever for liberation of the six regions.

He pointed out that “if a country part of whose territory is occupied does
not prepare for war, it is a criminal country.” Azerbaijan must prepare forwar
even more than the country which occupies its territories, he said, adding
that he means Russia and not Armenia. “Armenia has no intention to return
anything to us. We must increase the public awareness of this idea, in order that
everyone understands that we must achieve justice by ourselves,” the analyst

by Nicos Bellos

Brussels, Jul 12 (CNA) – Cypriot Foreign Minister George Iacovou held here a
series of bilateral meetings with seven European counterparts, among them,
British Minister for Europe Denis MacShane, within the framework of the EU
General Affairs Council meeting.

Iacovou discussed among other issues, the European Commission’s package of
measures that include financial assistance of nearly 260 million euros to the
Turkish Cypriots, a regulation governing direct trade between Brussels and the
Turkish occupied part of Cyprus and rules on inter-island trade.


Armenian tennis-player Sarkis Sarkisian has become the 16-th Armenian
qualifying for Olympic Games in Athens this summer. David Nalbandian from Argentina
and Magdalena Maleyeva-Berberian from Bulgaria, have also qualified for Athens


14 July 2004-Touching upon the statement made of RA Foreign
Minister Vartan Oskanian made in the U.S. recently, saying that Armenia canuse its
right of “veto” and prevent Turkey’s becoming a PACE presiding country in
2007, Haruth Sasunian, publisher of “Californian Courier” writes that “During the
conversation with the journalists RA Foreign Minister exploded a bomb, stating
for the first time that Armenia will use its right for veto, as Turkey is not
on the relevant level, height.”

“Turkey is the only candidate for that year. The presiding country has
certain privileges and rights that can be used against Armenia. Taking intoaccount
the policy conducted by them (the Turks) in the region in the course of the
past 12 years, that was too misbalanced and its support to Azerbaijan, Armenia
merely can’t stand Turkey as a presiding country for a year even if it wished,
” Vartan Oskanian said.

“It is a courageous decision and I think it’s a right one. Such decisions
can’ t please the American authorities, that will try to exert pressure and
demand to reconsider the decision, as well as, we should evade contradicting the
U.S., but I think, that notwithstanding all this, Armenia should make decisions
taking into consideration its own national interests and not the interest of a
foreign country (the U.S., Russia, France, China and Turkey),” Sasunian said.

The American -Armenian community should show resistance to the members of
Bush ‘ administration that will try to exert pressure on Armenia. Particularly,
in this year of elections, we should use all our force as an electors to resist
the people that will demand from us
to make favour to Turkey. We should undertake a firm position in this issue.
We hope that the Armenian authorities will not repeat the
mistake committed in 1999.

If the U. S. and Turkey really want the latter become a presiding country at
PACE, they should stop the blockade of Armenia or recognize the Genocide of
the Armenians. This is one of the rare cases, when the ace is in the hands of
Armenia. And Armenia should use it in the best way.

() Armenian Football champions FC Pyunik have one foot in the
second qualifying round after a convincing 3-1 victory in Skopje on Tuesdaynight
against FK Pobeda of F.Y.R Macedonia.

Edgar Manucharyan was the hero for the visiting side, scoring twice and
making his side’s other goal for Zhora Hovhannisyan. All of this came in the first
half but the last action of note in the opening 45 minutes was the dismissal
of Pyunik’s Sargis Hovsepyan. Pobeda were able to pull one back in the second
half but their chances of progression after the return in Yerevan a week on
Wednesday look slim.

– Agricultural minister David Lokian said that Armenia is set to receive two
new credits in 2005 for agricultural development worth $10 million.
– Janez Potocnik, a junior EU commissioner ended a four-day tour of the of
Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to talk about the EU’s “new neighborhood”
– Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian is on a two-day official visit
to Moscow. On the first day, the Minister met with Foreign Minister Sergei
– Atom Egoyan’s “Ararat” won top prize at the Golden Apricot Film Festival of
works by Armenian directors. The festival included 57 movies by directors
from 20 countries.

g i b r a h a y c a l e n d a r

* THE TEKEYAN YOUTH MOVEMENT OF CYPRUS is organizing a unique excursion to
Armenia, 7-14 August. Participants will exclusively be Armenian youth (ages13
to 35) from all over the world. The one-week programme is specially organized
to include an optimum amount of sightseeing, led by expert guides. Trips to
Shushi, Stepanakert, Noravank, Gladzor, Lake Sevan, Dilidjan, Barz Lidj, Khor
Virab, St. Etchmiadzin, Zvartnots, Sartarabad, Garni, Keghart, Dzidzernagapert
are included in the meticulously prepared programme. Lodging will be at the
“Lousakert” Hotel, 20 kilometres North of Yerevan, ideally situated in an orchard.
The hotel rooms are fully equipped with all the necessary facilities. The
price of the WHOLE PACKAGE, including FULL BOARD, all the excursions, transfers
from and to the airport, return air fare from Cyprus and visa to Armenia is
only 335 Cyprus pounds. Those interested should immediately call 99747798 or
99929343, as availability is very limited.

* The Armenian Youth Federation is organising a youth gathering at Aktea
Beach in Ayia Napa for the weekend of 17-18 July. Participation is open for all.
Contact: Marie Louise Kouyoumdjian on 99889768, Ani Tavitian on 99749784 and
Jijo Sarkissian on 99445018. Join the weekend fun !

* CHANGE OF VENUE Khanasor and Lisbon 5 Expeditions commemoration at Troodos
Picnic site of “Loumada ton Aeton” (last year’s site and the site of
1981-1982 AYF Camps, one mile before the American Academy Camp site. As always follow
the tricolours) Sunday July 25, 2004, organised by AYMA, Dashnaktsoutiun
Cyprus Committee, The Armenian National Committee of Cyprus, AYF, Larnaca and
Limassol Armenian Clubs, Hamazkayin and ARS (HOM) Cyprus Chapters. Hayer hishek
nviragan ayn ore, Houlis amsoun ksanhinkin gadaretsek mer done. Commemorative
Programme begins at 12:00 noon.

* The Armenian Youth Federation is organising its Annual Summer Camp at the
Camp Site of Morphou Prelature from 9-15 August 2004. To receive more
information or to register please contact the following: Nareg Tavitian, Nora Sarian or
Simon Aynedjian.

* A Tour to Armenia is being organised by the Central Executive of Hamazkayin
from August 20-September 3, 2004 with the participation of members and
friends from Armenian diaspora communities. Trips to Karabagh are also scheduled. To
receive more info and to apply for the trip please contact the Cyprus
Hamazkayin committee members immediately.

* POSTPONED The Annual General Meeting of The Hamazkayin Cultural and
Educational Association “Oshakan” Cyprus Chapter has been postponed for Tuesday
September 14, 2004.

* Sakis Rouvas LIVE in Cyprus at Tsirion Stadium on July 23, 2004 at 9:00
p.m. If you are wondering why this ad has been included… vorovhedev Sakinhay e

The Armenian Prelature announces that the next permit for the Armenian
Cemetery visitation at Ayios Dhometios on the Green line, is scheduled for Sunday 26
July, 2004.

* Armenian Radio Hour on The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation can be heard via
real audio on . Broadcast times 17:00-18:00 local Cyprus time
(14:00-15:00 GMT) News bulletins at 17:15 local time on Sundays, Tuesdays,
Fridays. Armenian Cypriots can also tune in on the following radio frequencies
91.1 FM (Mount Olympus – for Nicosia listeners) 94.2 FM
(Paralimni/Protaras/Agia Napa) 92.4 FM (Larnaka) 96.5 FM (Pafos).

* FUNERAL: The Funeral Service of legendary football striker of AYMA Garabed
Kalfayan, who passed away on Monday July 12, 2004 in Nicosia, took place at
Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church in Nicosia on July 14, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. The deceased
was 76 years old. On behalf of his team-mates and AYMA Levon Sarian delivered
the last farwell. In his speech he said that the deceased carried two pictures
in his wallet. One of his family and one of his football team. May he rest in
By request of the family, pokhan dzaghgebsagi donations to AYMA.

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