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Turkish Press Review, 98-02-10

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From: Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs <http://www.mfa.gov.tr>

10.02.98

Summary of the political and economic news in the Turkish press this morning


CONTENTS

  • [01] YILMAZ MEETS WITH DISK CHAIRMAN
  • [02] US AGAINST A KURDISH STATE
  • [03] HUMANITARIAN AID REGION ESTABLISHED
  • [04] ANKARA SHAKEN BY BRITISH FM COOK'S STATEMENT
  • [05] US PLANES IN INCIRLIK
  • [06] CRISIS COORDINATION COUNCIL MEETING
  • [07] TURKISH EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD WILL NOT BE EVACUATED
  • [08] PAPA-GULEN MEETING
  • [09] ALIYEV TO VISIT TURKEY
  • [10] COTTON BOURSE IN GAP
  • [11] JORDAN AIR FORCE COMMANDER VISITS TURKEY
  • [12] TURKEY'S AMBASSADORS IN BALKANS CONFER ON SECI

  • [01] YILMAZ MEETS WITH DISK CHAIRMAN

    Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz met with Ridvan Budak, chairman of the Confederation of Revolutionary Workers' Unions (DISK) in Istanbul yesterday. Yilmaz answered reporters' questions about the crisis in Iraq. "We wish our ally the US had had more contact with us" he said. He referred to remarks by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, who stated that Turkey's main cause for concern was the possibility that the US plans to establish a Kurdish state in Iraq.

    Yilmaz also pointed out that Iraq should comply with all UN resolutions and not allow an armed conflict to develop. "I hope that we will not experience developments which will be harmful to Turkey" he said. In a weekly press conference yesterday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Necati Utkan affirmed that Ankara is making proper "contingency plans" in case of intense military build-up and a possible military strike in the region. /All papers/

    [02] US AGAINST A KURDISH STATE

    Washington has replied to Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit's claims regarding the US stance yesterday. US Ambassador to Ankara, Marc Parris, later made a statement and said: "The essence of our policy is to protect the territorial integrity of Iraq. We are against an independent Kurdish state". US State Department Spokesman James Foley also noted that the territorial integrity of Iraq would be protected. /Cumhuriyet-Sabah/

    [03] HUMANITARIAN AID REGION ESTABLISHED

    Due to the war which could explode in the Gulf and to prevent a likely Kurdish immigration to Turkey from northern Iraq, the Turkish Armed Forces have completed their preparations to establish a security corridor, which they have set-up in northern Iraq together with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). The Turkish Red Cross has sent many tents and medicine supplies to the Southeast region, while the General Directorate of Civilian Defense has sent gas masks. Governor of the State of Emergency Rule Region, Aydin Arslan, said: "We are closely following developments in Iraq. There is no extraordinary situation there now". /Cumhuriyet/

    [04] ANKARA SHAKEN BY BRITISH FM COOK'S STATEMENT

    Ankara reacted fiercely to British Foreign Minister Robin Cook`s statement that Britain would be pleased with an authority gap in Iraq which could end in the division of the country. British Ambassador to Ankara David Logan was summoned yesterday to the Turkish Foreign Ministry and was informed about Turkish anxiety over Cook`s statement. "Statements like this will only serve as a justification for Saddam's feverish armament drive", Turkish Foreign Ministry officials said. /Hurriyet/

    [05] US PLANES IN INCIRLIK

    The US has sent new EA-6B Prowler planes to Incirlik military base near Adana. The planes are able to render enemy radar equipment ineffective, and will greatly facilitate US military action if a possible hot confrontation flares up in Iraq. /Hurriyet/

    [06] CRISIS COORDINATION COUNCIL MEETING

    The Prime Ministry Crisis Coordination Council set up by the National Security Council (NSC) in 1997 will convene today to evaluate the latest developments in Iraq. The meeting will be headed by State Minister responsible for coordination Sukru Sina Gurel. Representatives of the General Staff and various ministries will attend the meeting. /Sabah/

    [07] TURKISH EMBASSY IN BAGHDAD WILL NOT BE EVACUATED

    At a press conference yesterday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Necati Utkan denied reports that personnel from the Turkish Embassy in Baghdad will be called back to Turkey. According to Utkan, the related decision will be given by the Turkish Ambassador to Baghdad depending on developments in the region. /Sabah/

    [08] PAPA-GULEN MEETING

    Fettullah Gulen, who went to the Vatican at the invitation of Pope II Jean Paul, was received by the Pope yesterday at his residence. During the meeting, which lasted for nearly half-hour, Fettullah Gulen conveyed Turkish President Suleyman Demirel's invitation to Pope to visit Turkey and noted that he would be happy to assist in these arrangements. /Cumhuriyet/

    [09] ALIYEV TO VISIT TURKEY

    It is reported that Azeri President Haydar Aliyev will visit Turkey on 13 February. A high-level official from the Turkish Foreign Ministry said that Aliyev would meet with President Suleyman Demirel and Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz. Demirel and Aliyev are expected to hold a joint press conference on Saturday. /Cumhuriyet/

    [10] COTTON BOURSE IN GAP

    While Turkey's first cotton bourse is being set up within the Southeast Anatolian Project (GAP), seven product bourses will be established throughout Turkey with the financal support of the World Bank. Deputy Undersecretary of the Industry and Trade Ministry, Mustafa Korel Aytac, said that when product bourses work according to international norms, the problem of support price, which actually works against producers, would be removed. /Cumhuriyet/

    [11] JORDAN AIR FORCE COMMANDER VISITS TURKEY

    Turkish Air Force Commander Gen.Ilhan Kilic said yesterday that they are taking all necessary measures in the Iraqi crisis. Gen.Kilic met his with Jordanian counterpart, Maj.Gen.Mohammed Kahir Ababneh, at Turkish Air Force Headquarters and praised the deep-rooted relations between Turkey and Jordan. The guest commander will visit several air bases throughout the country and will leave Ankara on Friday.

    Ababneh said that he was very pleased to be in Turkey. In response to questions, Ababneh said that he would prefer a peaceful solution to the current Iraq-US crisis, one that will not harm Iraq's interests or its territorial integrity. He also defended controversial Turkish-Israeli ties, saying thet he believed Turkey when it had assured Jordan that these ties would not target any third country. Gen.Ababneh later visited the Chief of General Staff Gen.Ismail Hakki Karadayi and Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ismet Sezgin. /Sabah/

    [12] TURKEY'S AMBASSADORS IN BALKANS CONFER ON SECI

    Ankara held consultations with its ambassadors in the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI) yesterday "on the great importance Turkey attaches to its relations with Balkan countries and to the process of the South Eastern Initiative" the Foreign Ministry announced.

    The present round of discussions will be held in Ankara on February 9-10, Spokesman Necati Utkan said, "During the discussions, views will be exchanged on our policy for the region and preparations concerning the meeting of foreign ministers and heads of states or governments of southeastern European countries, which we plan to hold this year, will be reviewed". Regional ambassadors will meet with President Suleyman Demirel and Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz today.


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