Browse through our Interesting Nodes on the Eastern European States A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Saturday, 22 February 2020
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

Turkish Press Review, 07-01-08

Turkish Press Review Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

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

08.01.2007


CONTENTS

  • [01] SEZER DUE IN ITALY TODAY
  • [02] BAYKAL: "INVITING SEZER TO OUR PARTY COULD BE SEEN AS DISRESPECT"
  • [03] AGAR: "WOMEN SHOULDN'T BE USED AS POLITICAL FODDER"
  • [04] PAPADOPOULOS: "WE'RE READY TO TAKE STEPS ON LEDRAS ST. IF OUR PRECONDITIONS ARE FULFILLED"
  • [05] LAND FORCES COMMAND TO BUY CARGO HELICOPTERS
  • [00] SCOUTS NAME PEPE "STATESMAN OF THE YEAR"
  • [06] BABACAN: "FOREIGN EXCHANGE ACCOUNTS HAVE RISEN DUE TO FOREIGN BANKS"
  • [07] TANER'S WARNINGS

  • [01] SEZER DUE IN ITALY TODAY

    President Ahmet Necdet Sezer is due today to travel to Rome for an official visit. During his stay in Italy, Sezer is expected to meet with Italian officials to discuss political and economic issues as well as bilateral ties. Sezer and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano will also attend the opening of an art exhibition. /Cumhuriyet/

    [02] BAYKAL: "INVITING SEZER TO OUR PARTY COULD BE SEEN AS DISRESPECT"

    Appearing on television over the weekend, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal said that he would be pleased if President Ahmet Necdet Sezer were to decide to enter politics after his seven-year term ends this spring. Asked if he had invited Sezer to his party, Baykal said he had not since it could be taken as a sign of disrespect. Also commenting on May's presidential election for Sezer's successor, Baykal said that the election should be held on a firm legal basis. "There should be compromise on the issue," stated Baykal, adding that he didn't want Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be president. "We believe that he shouldn't be the president," said Baykal. /Turkiye/

    [03] AGAR: "WOMEN SHOULDN'T BE USED AS POLITICAL FODDER"

    Speaking at a ceremony over the weekend marking the 61st anniversary of the Democrat Party, a forerunner of his own True Path Party (DYP), DYP leader Mehmet Agar said that women shouldn't be used as political fodder. Commenting on recent statements from the National Intelligence Agency (MIT) undersecretary marking the agency's 80th anniversary that Turkey should pursue a more active policy, Agar added that Turkey should be more active in its region. "Turkey has organized political developments in its region," added Agar. /Turkiye/

    [04] PAPADOPOULOS: "WE'RE READY TO TAKE STEPS ON LEDRAS ST. IF OUR PRECONDITIONS ARE FULFILLED"

    Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos said over the weekend that the Greek Cypriot side is ready to demolish the wall in front of the National Guard observation post at Ledras St. within 24 hours, once necessary preconditions for the secure movement of the people are fulfilled. He claimed it was inconceivable to move forward and build confidence and goodwill measures and at the same time have citizens crossing over to Turkish Cyprus along with Turkish military patrols, adding that this would create tension. /The New Anatolian/

    [05] LAND FORCES COMMAND TO BUY CARGO HELICOPTERS

    The Land Forces Command is preparing to buy 10 cargo helicopters. The Defense Industry Undersecretariat has set out the program concerning the bidding process. Interested firms can apply through next Monday to take part in the tender. /Sabah/

    [00] SCOUTS NAME PEPE "STATESMAN OF THE YEAR"

    This weekend Environment and Forestry Minister Osman Pepe received the "Statesman of the Year" award from the Scout Group of Cankaya. Pepe said that in the future water will eclipse the importance of minerals and that forests are the safeguards of water. /Aksam/

    [06] BABACAN: "FOREIGN EXCHANGE ACCOUNTS HAVE RISEN DUE TO FOREIGN BANKS"

    State Minister Ali Babacan yesterday linked the recent increase in foreign exchange accounts to the foreign partners of banks in Turkey. Babacan also said that this year's macroeconomic targets are achievable. Speaking to BusinessWeek Turkey magazine, Babacan said, "The plans that we have prepared with the State Planning Organization (DPT), Treasury Undersecretariat and Central Bank show that our 2007 growth target of 5 percent is realistic." Babacan underlined, "When we reach a 4 percent inflation target (for 2007), our economy will also have a structure like in developed countries." /Milliyet/

    FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS...

    [07] TANER'S WARNINGS

    BY SEMIH IDIZ (MILLIYET)

    Columnist Semih Idiz comments on recent remarks by National Intelligence Agency (MIT) Undersecretary Emre Taner. A summary of his column is as follows:

    "National Intelligence Agency (MIT) Undersecretary Emre Taner's remarks on the occasion of the MIT's 80th anniversary made their mark. We can tell Taner wanted to create an atmosphere of discussion and make certain warnings with these remarks. These remarks shouldn't be misunderstood, because they were actually took a very deep and comprehensive view. When he said that Turkey didn't have the luxury to let matters run their course or take a "wait and see" stance due to its strategic and geopolitical importance, he was taking this perspective. Actually, Taner twice emphasized that Turkey is part of the international system. Those who give aggressive advice on such issues as Cyprus and Iraq as if we aren't a part of the international system should take note of this. However, we should notice something else in his speech as well. While saying that everybody was caught off-balance by the collapse of the bipolar world, he explained that of course, the most important reason for this was how formations and analyses within the system protected stances favoring the status quo. He added that as a result forecasts about the future have failed in this harsh, normative stance.

    Everybody can interpret Taner's words however they wish, but the key sentence above can't be ignored. I think Taner means to say that those who look at the rapid process of change in the world system from the perspective of a stance favoring the status quo and extreme conservatism won't have any say in the new world order and thus will be unable to protect their national interests. I think that this is the main warning from this establishment, which has sworn to protect the path of modernity pointed to by Ataturk, who beat those ‘favoring the status quo' and the ‘extreme conservatives.' As Taner indicated, Turkey's geopolitical and strategic importance is rising every day. In addition, Turkey has caught hold of the sustainable development, is strong militarily and has a dynamic young population. Besides, Turkey's understanding of democracy and modern law is developing. Therefore it has a potential to be a model not only in the Islamic world, but also in its immediate neighborhood. In sum, as Taner indicated with his words, if Turkey can put all of its cards and advantages to use with a maximum level of productivity, there's no reason that it can't become one of the most important global players in the next 10 years."


    Turkish Press Review Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright © 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    trkpr2html v1.02a run on Monday, 8 January 2007 - 9:51:05 UTC