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Turkish Press Review, 04-11-10

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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> e-mail : newspot@byegm.gov.tr <caption> <_caption> Summary of the political and economic news in the Turkish press this morning

10.11.2004

TURKEY COMMEMORATES ATATURK GUL: “THE EU REPORT PROPOSING THE START OF ANKARA’S ACCESSION TALKS IS PARLIAMENT’S SUCCESS” PARLIAMENT SENDS FORMER STATE MINISTERS TO FACE SUPREME COURT PARLIAMENT COMMISSION WORKS ON NEW CMUK TURKISH TRUCK DRIVER KILLED IN IRAQ CRASH REPORT SAYS TRAIN BROKE SPEED LIMIT IHT: “EUROPEAN BUSINESS BACKS TURKEY’S EU BID” ITALIAN OFFICIAL VISITS TURKEY, PREDICTS START TO EU TALKS BARTOLOMEOS GIVES FAST-BREAKING DINNER AT ALMSHOUSE BABACAN TOUTS RECORD YEAR FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FROM THE COLUMNS…FROM THE COLUMNS…FROM THE COLUMNS… FALLUJAH BY FIKRET BILA (MILLIYET)

CONTENTS

  • [01] TURKEY COMMEMORATES ATATURK
  • [02] GUL: “THE EU REPORT PROPOSING THE START OF ANKARA’S ACCESSION TALKS IS PARLIAMENT’S SUCCESS”
  • [03] PARLIAMENT SENDS FORMER STATE MINISTERS TO FACE SUPREME COURT
  • [04] PARLIAMENT COMMISSION WORKS ON NEW CMUK
  • [05] TURKISH TRUCK DRIVER KILLED IN IRAQ
  • [06] CRASH REPORT SAYS TRAIN BROKE SPEED LIMIT
  • [07] IHT: “EUROPEAN BUSINESS BACKS TURKEY’S EU BID”
  • [08] ITALIAN OFFICIAL VISITS TURKEY, PREDICTS START TO EU TALKS
  • [09] BARTOLOMEOS GIVES FAST-BREAKING DINNER AT ALMSHOUSE
  • [10] BABACAN TOUTS RECORD YEAR FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT
  • [11] FROM THE COLUMNS…FROM THE COLUMNS…FROM THE COLUMNS…
  • [12] FALLUJAH BY FIKRET BILA (MILLIYET)

  • [01] TURKEY COMMEMORATES ATATURK

    Republic of Turkey founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who died 66 years ago today at the age of 58, will be commemorated throughout the country and Turkey’s foreign missions abroad. The first state ceremony is set to be held at Ataturk’s mausoleum (Anitkabir) in Ankara, where his body has lain at rest for 51 years, with the attendance of top officials led by President Ahmet Necdet Sezer. The nation will observe a minute of silence at 9:05 a.m. along with air raid sirens. An open panel featuring speeches by Sezer and Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan will begin at the Turkish Language Institute Conference hall at 10:00 a.m. In addition, yesterday Sezer, Parliament Speaker Bulent Arinc, Erdogan, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hilmi Ozkok, and various party leaders, including opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal, issued messages marking Ataturk’s passing. In his message, Sezer said that in order to protect and preserve Ataturk’s legacy, one needed to constantly guard the independence of the country and the secular republic, adding that Ataturk remained in the hearts and minds of all the citizens, and continued to light the nation’s way forward. /Turkiye/

    [02] GUL: “THE EU REPORT PROPOSING THE START OF ANKARA’S ACCESSION TALKS IS PARLIAMENT’S SUCCESS”

    Addressing Parliament’s Planning and Budget Commission yesterday, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul hailed last month’s historic European Commission progress report, which proposed beginning Ankara’s European Union accession talks, as Parliament’s success. “As a result of Parliament’s sterling performance, the commission proposed beginning our accession talks,” said Gul, adding that efforts were continuing to change unfavorable elements of the report. Touching on the Cyprus issue, Gul stated that Turkey recognizing the Greek Cypriot administration was out of the question. Also touching on the Armenian issue, Gul said that Ankara favored good relations with all countries, but that Armenia was currently occupying 20% of Azerbaijan’s territory. Later, Gul said that the US’ Greater Middle Eastern Initiative (GME) was a sensitive issue. He conceded that the project might have secret aims, but added that if Turkey doesn’t take part, then it could have unwanted results for Ankara. /Aksam/

    [03] PARLIAMENT SENDS FORMER STATE MINISTERS TO FACE SUPREME COURT

    In separate votes yesterday, Parliament’s General Assembly decided to send two former public works and housing ministers, Koray Aydin and Yasar Topcu, to the State Supreme Court to face trial. Both ministers have been charged with corruption during their terms in office. /Turkiye/

    [04] PARLIAMENT COMMISSION WORKS ON NEW CMUK

    Continuing its work yesterday on a Penal Procedural Law (CMUK) bill proposing a number of changes to the current law, a Parliament Justice Subcommission approved 182 articles of the bill. One of the controversial articles enables the justice minister to ask the republican prosecutor to open a case. /Turkiye/

    [05] TURKISH TRUCK DRIVER KILLED IN IRAQ

    A Turkish truck driver was killed yesterday in an attack in Beyci, a town in northern Iraq. His death followed the killing of two other truck drivers last week. /Cumhuriyet/

    [06] CRASH REPORT SAYS TRAIN BROKE SPEED LIMIT

    An Independent Science Council established by the government to investigate this summer’s train crash in Pamukova yesterday released its final report on the incident. At a press conference, council head Dr. Siddik Yarman said that the 400-page report was the result of three months of work. He said that the 80 kilometers per hour speed limit for trains in the region had been exceeded by the conductors. /Turkiye/

    [07] IHT: “EUROPEAN BUSINESS BACKS TURKEY’S EU BID”

    European business is supporting the start of Turkey’s European Union membership talks, the International Herald Tribune reported yesterday. “If European business backs Turkey,” wrote the paper, “it does so because Turkey’s strong economic growth of the past three years and the government’s modernization programs, which are opening important trade and investment opportunities, are rooted in the drive for EU membership.” /Star/

    [08] ITALIAN OFFICIAL VISITS TURKEY, PREDICTS START TO EU TALKS

    Mirko Tremaglis, Rome’s state minister responsible for Italians living abroad, yesterday paid a visit to Izmir. Meeting with Izmir Provincial Governor Yusuf Ziya Goksu and Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, Tremaglia said that Italians living in Turkey are very happy and contribute to the nation’s economy. “I have no doubt that the European Union will give Turkey a date for accession talks at its summit next month,” added the Italian official. “Turkey is part of Europe.” /Star/

    [09] BARTOLOMEOS GIVES FAST-BREAKING DINNER AT ALMSHOUSE

    Fener Greek Patriarch Bartolomeos on Monday gave a fast-breaking dinner for residents of Istanbul’s almshouse. Speaking at the dinner, which 700 people attended, Bartolomeos said that churches, mosques and synagogues coexisting side by side in Istanbul were a concrete symbol of Turkey’s religious tolerance. /Hurriyet/

    [10] BABACAN TOUTS RECORD YEAR FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

    State Minister for the Economy Ali Babacan yesterday predicted that this year could be a record-breaking one for Turkey attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), adding that in the first nine months of 2004, incoming FDI had surpassed $2 billion. Speaking at a conference marking Toyota’s 10th production anniversary in Turkey, Babacan said, “Our government knows that we’re running a marathon,” adding that there were some circles working against it. “However, we’re determined to finish this race.” Babacan said that the government would continue its efforts to improve Turkey’s investment climate. /Aksam/

    [11] FROM THE COLUMNS…FROM THE COLUMNS…FROM THE COLUMNS…

    [12] FALLUJAH BY FIKRET BILA (MILLIYET)

    Columnist Fikret Bila comments on the US military offensive in Fallujah and Turkey’s view of this. A summary of his column is as follows:

    “This week the US launched an offensive into Fallujah, Iraq. It wants to take this city with great military force. After the recent US elections, everybody was wondering if it would attack starting with Fallujah or shift the Iraq issue to an international basis. Ankara wanted Bush to put more importance on diplomatic channels. However, the White House gave the order just after the elections. Can it solve its problems in Iraq with more attacks? Can it end the resistance and ensure stability in Iraq? Analysts aren’t optimistic. Military analysts say that the US offensive which started in Fallujah might move to other cities as well. According to them, guerilla-type resistance can’t be stopped this way. Such resistance puts little stock in particular cities or geographical control, so they could just move to another city. In addition, the US offensive in Fallujah will only make Arabs angrier and feed the resistance. With such a foundation, no proper census or elections can be conducted.

    The Sunni Arabs, in particular, might boycott elections. More importantly, as Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul emphasized, the resulting parliament would not represent all of Iraq, and this could call into operation its legitimacy. Ankara is trying to ensure that Sunni Arabs will take part in the elections as well. For this reason, it didn’t favor the Fallujah offensive. However, today we see that Bush believes that he can solve things with a military ‘victory.’ Fallujah proves this. He’s spending his victory capital on military might. I wonder what sort of a solution the European Union will propose during the upcoming Egypt meeting of Iraq’s neighbors and the G-8.”

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