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Turkish Press Review, 01-09-28

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From: Turkish Directorate General of Press and Information <http://www.byegm.gov.tr>

<LINK href="http://www.byegm.gov.tr_yayinlarimiz_chr_pics_css/tpr.css" rel=STYLESHEET type=text/css> <map name="FPMap1"> <_map> Press &amp; Information Turkish Press Foreign Press in Turkey Turkish Press Review &gt;&gt; Press Guide Summary of the political and economic news in the Turkish press this morning

28.09.2001


CONTENTS

  • [01] SEZER CALLS ON PAKISTANI, AZERBAIJANI AND KYRGYZ LEADERS
  • [02] SEZER NOTES IMPORTANCE OF TOURISM FOR WORLD PEACE
  • [03] CEM'S CONTACTS IN THE US
  • [04] MGK TO CONVENE TODAY
  • [05] MINISTER OF JUSTICE TURK TRAVELS TO BELGIUM
  • [06] HIGH PLANNING COUNCIL MEETING
  • [07] IDEF-2001 OPENED
  • [08] DEBATES ON REFORM PACKAGE CONTINUES
  • [09] CILLER PROPOSES TO DECREASE NUMBER OF DEPUTIES
  • [10] DENKTAS TO ARRIVE IN ANKARA
  • [11] BLACKSEAFOR STARTS ACTIVITIES
  • [12] TURKEY TO JOIN NATO'S RRF EXERCISE
  • [13] CHIBBER: THE AIM HAS TO BE REALIST
  • [14] TURKEY SIGNS A CONVENTION AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING
  • [15] TUSIAD-SWEDEN COOPERATION
  • [16] YUCELEN FORMS CENTRAL GOVERNORS' COUNCIL
  • [17] "WORLD MEDIA CENTER INCIRLIK
  • [18] EUROPEAN DIPLOMA" AWARD TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAHCESEHIR
  • [19] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...
  • [20] PRESSURE ON CYPRUS REDUCED BY SAMI KOHEN (MILLIYET)

  • [01] SEZER CALLS ON PAKISTANI, AZERBAIJANI AND KYRGYZ LEADERS

    President Ahmet Necdet Sezer called on Pakistani, Azerbaijani and Kyrgyz leaders to cooperate against terrorism. It was stated that Sezer phoned Azerbaijani President Haydar Aliyev and Pakistani President Pervez Musherref two days ago to convey Turkey's view on forming a strong cooperation to combat international terrorism. Aliyev and Musherref reportedly said that they were determined to take part in such a cooperation and were ready to do their utmost such as opening up their air spaces and airports, and providing intelligence. Additionally, Sezer phoned Kyrgyz President Asker Akayev yesterday morning. Akayev said that they were already trying to combat terrorist activities. /Cumhuriyet/

    [02] SEZER NOTES IMPORTANCE OF TOURISM FOR WORLD PEACE

    On the occasion of World Tourism Day, President Ahmet Necdet Sezer pointed to how the terrorist attack on the US had deeply affected all of mankind and said, "Tourism not only creates employment and income but is also one of the principle vehicles for ensuring lasting peace in the world; certainly it is going to take on a new role in seeing that a mood of peace and optimism reigns once again in the world." A statement issued by the Presidential Press Office noted that President Sezer believed that advances in communications and transport technology had added a continuous and unstoppable element to intercultural activities and that the importance of tourism in bringing together people from different countries had increased. /Turkish Daily News/

    [03] CEM'S CONTACTS IN THE US

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Ismail Cem met with Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush's National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice in White House in Washington yesterday. Cheney and Rice expressed their appreciation for Turkey's support in the fight against terrorism. Cem stressed Turkey's views on Afghanistan. The Middle East issue, Central Asian countries and Turkey's special situation, as well as NATO'S fifth article were also taken up during the meetings. Turkish Foreign Minister then met with US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Cem is expected to proceed to New York today and meet with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. /Turkiye/

    [04] MGK TO CONVENE TODAY

    The National Security Council (MGK) will convene today to evaluate the developments and their effects on Turkey in the aftermath of the September 11th incident. It was stated that the September 11th incident would be taken up with its all dimensions including political and economic results and its effects on military and intelligence during the meeting. Certain important decisions concerning Turkey's own security are also expected to be made at the meeting. Politicians will develop new strategies for Turkey by taking new security risks and newly emerging conditions into consideration. /Cumhuriyet/

    [05] MINISTER OF JUSTICE TURK TRAVELS TO BELGIUM

    The Minister of Justice Hikmet Sami Turk traveled to Belgium upon the invitation of Belgian Interior Minister Antoine Duquesne to attend the "Meeting of EU member and candidate countries' Interior and Justice Ministers" in Brussels. Responding the questions of the correspondents at the Ataturk Airport before his departure, Turk said they believed European countries, which did not always support Turkey in her fight against terrorism in the past , would be more sensitive on this issue this time. Stating that he would bring the issue of the extradition of Fehriye Erdal (one of the Sabanci assassins) to Turkey into the agenda during his meeting with Belgian Justice Minister, Turk said, "I will tell him that we, as Turkey, are ready to provide you with any kind of judicial assistance to try Erdal in Belgium." / Cumhuriyet/

    [06] HIGH PLANNING COUNCIL MEETING

    The target for development rate was set as 5% for 2002 at the High Planning Council meeting (YPK) yesterday. The expected Consumer Price Index rate at the end of 2001 was announced as 60%. Although Minister of State Kemal Dervis said that there would be no concessions regarding the letter of intent presented to the IMF in May, it was observed that an intention not to make strict restrictions at the level of government in 2002 emerged yesterday at the YPK meeting. After the meeting, it was stated, "Turkey is determined to continue her struggle to bring down the high inflation rate. The Central Bank will announce the targeted rate of inflation for 2002 in October." /Cumhuriyet/

    [07] IDEF-2001 OPENED

    The fifth International Defense Industry, Aviation and Navigation Fair (IDEF-2001) was opened in Ankara yesterday. In his opening speech, Minister of Defense Sabahattin Cakmakoglu said, " If we wish to live in a safe world against terrorism, we should improve our defense industries." Stressing that globalization process speeded up in the 21st century, he said countries and nations were getting closer. Pointing to recent terrorist attacks on the US, Cakmakoglu said security and defense topics are getting more important. /Turkiye/

    [08] DEBATES ON REFORM PACKAGE CONTINUES

    The Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) is continuing debates on the reform package including amendments on 37 articles of the Constitution. During the session held yesterday, 12 more articles were approved. The Parliament is working 12 hours a day until it gets through the 37 measures. /All Papers/

    [09] CILLER PROPOSES TO DECREASE NUMBER OF DEPUTIES

    True Path Party (DYP) leader Tansu Ciller said her party presented a proposal to amend the Constitution, which intends to decrease the number of Parliament deputies 450. Stressing the number is too high while citizens are sacrificing a lot, Ciller said, "We hope and believe that all members of Parliament will contribute this proposal to reduce the number of deputies from 550 to 450." /Turkiye/

    [10] DENKTAS TO ARRIVE IN ANKARA

    President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Rauf Denktas, accompanied by Foreign and Defense Minister Tahsin Ertugruloglu, will arrive in Ankara today to pay official visits. He will meet with President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit and Chief of General Staff Gen. Huseyin Kivrikoglu. Denktas will also attend a conference organized by "Foundation 2000". /Turkish News/

    [11] BLACKSEAFOR STARTS ACTIVITIES

    The multi-national naval force, formed by the countries which border the Black Sea, the Black Sea Naval Co-operation Task Group (BLACKSEAFOR) started its activities yesterday in Golcuk. Spaeking at the ceremony held to mark the beginning of the activities, the commander of the Turkish Naval Forces Adm. Bulent Alpkaya, said that the organization aimed to increase cooperation and strengthen friendly and good neigborly relations among Black Sea countries. /Turkish News/

    [12] TURKEY TO JOIN NATO'S RRF EXERCISE

    NATO's Rapid Reaction Task Force will organize a "Adventure Exchange 2001 (ADVEXC 01) military exercise in Thrace. A written statement issued by NATO's Southeast Europe Joint Command Press and Public Relations Department said that 5,000 military personnel from 16 NATO countries including Turkey will participate in the exercise to take place on Oct. 1- 25. /Turkish News/

    [13] CHIBBER: THE AIM HAS TO BE REALIST

    State Minister Yılmaz Karakoyunlu, responsible for privatization, received Ajay Chibber World Bank Turkey Country Manager and discussed privatization in 2002. World Bank Turkey Country Manager Ajay Chibber, stated that determining the goal for the year 2002 will increase the credibility of the programme as well as helping the economy recover. /Turkiye/

    [14] TURKEY SIGNS A CONVENTION AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING

    Turkey signed European Commission's Convention on Combating Money Laundering, Distraining and Seizing Dirty Money yesterday. Turkey's Permanent Representative to European Commission, Alev Kilic also signed the criminal convention against corruption and European special judicial convention against corruption. The convention on combating dirty money foresees to improve cooperation between the members on the issue. It provides the parties with opportunities of cooperation in seizing the assets of criminals. /Milliyet/

    [15] TUSIAD-SWEDEN COOPERATION

    Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TUSIAD) and Swedish Entrepreneurs Confederation have reached an agreement to establish a committee which will carry out activities to improve the cooperation between Turkish and Swedish small and medium sized managements. Sweden thinks that Turkey might be a partner for her commercial activities in a market including Central Asia and Middle East with her geo-strategic location, labor power and close cultural links with those regions. /Cumhuriyet/

    [16] YUCELEN FORMS CENTRAL GOVERNORS' COUNCIL

    Interior Minister Rustu Kazım Yucelen formed a "Central Governors Council" for the 70 governors serving at the Interior Ministry and 30 others serving at the center in Ankara. The council will commission the central governors, whose experiences cannot be made use of, to active duties through this council. The central governors will convene twice a year, and will make an assessment of the past term. /Turkish News/

    [17] "WORLD MEDIA CENTER INCIRLIK

    About 30 correspondents including those from the foreign press, are observing the air base in Incirlik. The reporters who settled in the marketplace 500 meters away from Incirlik, turned the place to a media center. /Hurriyet/

    [18] EUROPEAN DIPLOMA" AWARD TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAHCESEHIR

    Four municipalities of Turkey took the "European Diploma" award. The "European Diploma" award is given to municipalities which are successful in environmental and agricultural issues according to the European norms. At the ceremony where General Secretary of the European Council Walter Schimmer made a speech, the Bahcesehir district in Istanbul, Bozkurt in Kastamonu, Guzelcamlı in Aydın, and Karadeniz Eregli in Zonguldak received the 2001 "European Diploma". /Hürriyet/

    [19] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...

    [20] PRESSURE ON CYPRUS REDUCED BY SAMI KOHEN (MILLIYET)

    Columnist Sami Kohen writes on the developments regarding the Cyprus problem ir the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on twin towers in New York. A summary of his column is as follows:

    "On September 11 when the twin towers in Newyork were attacked by terrorists, Greek Cypriot leader Glafkos Clerides was flying to the US to meet with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Even though President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Rauf Denktas had rejected the call for meeting unconditionally, the Greek Cypriot leader had accepted the invitation. However, when the New York airport was closed to traffic due to the terrorist attacks, Clerides' plane had gone to Canada. When Clerides understood that such a meeting would not take place he returned home. His return created a disappointment in the Greek Cypriot side. The main reason of this disappointment lies in the fact that the developments following these attacks pushed the Cyprus problem to backstage. The US who was the driving force behind the Cyprus issue does not have the time to lose over Cyprus.This means that the efforts for solving the problems are being suspended for a time and the pressures on the Turkish Cypriots are eased. Contrary to the disappointment felt in the Greek Cypriot side there are series of reasons for the relief felt by the Turkish Cypriots. First of all, under the present circumstances no one is thinking to resume the Cyprus talks in a hurry and to pressure the Turkish Cypriots. Secondly, in this critical atmosphere, Turkey's strategic importance has increased. It is very important that Turkey is taking part within new formations. Therefore both the US and the West are refraining from taking steps which would disturb Turkey. Thirdly, it is of utmost importance that under these new circumstances in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, Cyprus should remain calm. The efforts to find a solution to the problem may jeopardize the peace. However, these should not be interpreted as the UN and the forces behind it will abandon all efforts regarding the issue. In these critical days, the Cyprus problem is pushed to the backstage but it is not forgotten or abandoned. There is one important factor which will bring the Cyprus issue to the fore and that is the EU calendar. The European diplomats are reiterating that the Greek Cypriot Administration will be admmitted to the EU even if the problem is not solved. It is difficult to estimate how the developments in the world and the region may change the present circumstances and balances. However it is clear that new formations will affect developments regarding the issue and its solution."


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