Browse through our Interesting Nodes on Internet Service Providers in Greece A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Sunday, 26 January 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, 07-05-09

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

09.05.2007


CONTENTS

  • [01] ERDOGAN: "PARLIAMENT KNOWS WHAT TO DO"
  • [02] BAYKAL: "IF THE AKP REMAINS IN POWER, THERE WILL BE A REGIME PROBLEM"
  • [03] GEN. SAYGUN: "WE'RE WAITING FOR THE IRAQI GOVT TO TAKE STEPS AGAINST THE PKK"
  • [04] BARZANI: "THE PKK IS A POLITICAL ISSUE"
  • [05] PARLIAMENT PASSES LAW PUSHING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
  • [06] BABACAN: "THREE MORE EU CHAPTERS WILL BE OPEN FOR NEGOTIATIONS"
  • [07] TOURISM MINISTER KOC: "GENERAL ELECTIONS WON'T AFFECT TOURISM"
  • [08] JAZZ SINGER RUACAN LAID TO REST

  • [01] ERDOGAN: "PARLIAMENT KNOWS WHAT TO DO"

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday rejected the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association's (TUSIAD) suggestion that it would be better if a package of constitutional changes were taken up by the new Parliament following July's general elections, saying, "Parliament knows better what to do." Before a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Erdogan also commented on the Supreme Board of Elections' (YSK) decision to set July 22 as the date for early general elections. "We had been pushing for June 24 or July 1," he said. "But after the meeting between Parliament's Constitutional Committee and the YSK, July 22 was decided by Parliament. Now we're making our preparations for July 22. The countdown to the general elections has started. We've planned the work for the general elections and have been carrying it out." /Star/

    [02] BAYKAL: "IF THE AKP REMAINS IN POWER, THERE WILL BE A REGIME PROBLEM"

    Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal yesterday claimed that if the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) remains in power after July's general elections, Turkey would face a regime problem. Speaking to news channel SkyTurk, Baykal said that the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is acting out of feelings of defeat and revenge, adding, "You [Erdogan] couldn't elect the president. You also couldn't change the method of electing the president, you can't do it." In related news, the status of a proposed alliance or merger between the Democratic Left Party (DSP) and the CHP remains unclear. Reports say difficulties about unifying the left ahead of the elections have yet to be solved. DSP leader Zeki Sezer yesterday convened the party's provincial heads in Ankara to discuss the situation. /Aksam/

    [03] GEN. SAYGUN: "WE'RE WAITING FOR THE IRAQI GOVT TO TAKE STEPS AGAINST THE PKK"

    Gen. Ergin Saygun, the deputy chief of the General Staff, yesterday said that they were waiting for the Iraqi government to take steps to counter the terrorist PKK as soon as possible, including officially designating it a terrorist organization. Speaking to reporters at Bulgaria's military day reception, Saygun said that no concrete steps had been taken against the PKK by the special envoy mechanism and that these envoys for the fight against the PKK would meet again soon. /Cumhuriyet/

    [04] BARZANI: "THE PKK IS A POLITICAL ISSUE"

    Northern Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani, during a series of contacts in Brussels, said yesterday that the terrorist PKK was a political issue. Speaking before the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Barzani said that he favored a diverse and democratic Iraq within a unitary structure. Asked by Cem Ozdemir, a German Greens MEP born of Turkish parents, what the northern Iraqi Kurdish administration had done to talk to Turkey on the PKK issue, Barzani answered, "The PKK is a political question that cannot be solved by military means." He said he was ready to cooperate with Turkey and take part in a political solution to the problem. Asked if unrest would follow a referendum in the city of Kirkuk set for later this year, he called Kirkuk an Iraqi city with a Kurdish character. "We need to go ahead with a referendum, as further delays can only destabilize the situation," he said, while warning that "foreign intervention in this issue is unacceptable." /Sabah/

    [05] PARLIAMENT PASSES LAW PUSHING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

    As the clock ticks down to July's general elections, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) yesterday passed a law on nuclear energy. The law sets regulations for constructing nuclear power plants, their operations, and sales of their energy. The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has opposed nuclear power due to concerns over environmental pollution. In addition, the head of the Chamber of Electrical Engineers (EMO) charged yesterday that issues critical to Turkey's future were being dealt with in a rush. He stressed that in the unclear situation the nation now faces, Parliament dealing with nuclear energy was unacceptable. He also pointed to the objections of people living in Sinop and Akkuyu, where nuclear power plants are planned. /Milliyet/

    [06] BABACAN: "THREE MORE EU CHAPTERS WILL BE OPEN FOR NEGOTIATIONS"

    Ali Babacan, state minister for the economy and chief negotiator for Turkey's European Union talks, said yesterday that Turkey had submitted to the EU its fiscal plans for the next three years and that three more chapters would be open for negotiations by June 26. Speaking to reporters in Brussels after a meeting of EU candidate countries' economy and finance ministers, Babacan said that in the coming years Ankara would not make concessions from its fiscal policy. He stated that he had had fruitful talks with EU officials and told them about recent developments in Turkey. Furthermore, Babacan said that during his meeting with EU Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn, he had got a clear message that the bloc was resolved to continue accession talks with Turkey. Saying that an intergovernmental conference would be held on June 26, Babacan added that the opening of the three chapters would be brought up by then. /Turkiye/

    [07] TOURISM MINISTER KOC: "GENERAL ELECTIONS WON'T AFFECT TOURISM"

    Culture and Tourism Minister Atilla Koc said yesterday the early general elections set for July wouldn't have any negative impact on Turkey's tourism sector. Speaking to reporters, Koc said that only during the actual weekend of elections might there be a slight impact. He added that so far this year reservations from abroad are up 20 percent. /Sabah/

    [08] JAZZ SINGER RUACAN LAID TO REST

    Famous Turkish jazz singer Nukhet Ruacan was laid to rest yesterday in Istanbul. The chanteuse died of cancer on Sunday at age 56. /Milliyet/
    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 Wednesday, 9 May 2007 - 8:51:06 UTC