Turkey-press September 6th

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 6th, 2007.

Turkey-press September 6th

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 6th, 2007.



TURKIYE

BELIEVE IN WHAT I SAID, GUL


Turkish President Abdullah Gul told on Wednesday that he believes in what he said at the parliament after having been elected. "My statements addressed to the parliamentary assembly were prepared by myself. We have only one goal: to make the Turkish people happy", stressed Gul.

COURSES ON ENVIRONMENT TO BE TAUGHT AT ELEMENTARY LEVEL

All Turkish elementary and junior high school students will attend courses on 'environment'. The environmental courses will elaborate on topics such as drought, water pollution and conservation of water.

ZAMAN

SECURITY FORCES CONFISCATE 1 TON OF ILLICIT DRUGS BELONGING TO PKK

Turkish security forces in eastern province of Van have confiscated 947 kilograms of hashish and 87 kilograms of heroin on Wednesday. The illicit drugs seized yesterday belong to terrorist PKK organization, according to H.K. who was arrested in connection with the drugs.

ANIMALS FROM NEIGHBORS MIGRATE INTO TURKEY

After Turkey and Greece went through terrible forest fires, Bulgaria is also struggling against fires. Hundreds of animals from Greece and Bulgaria have fled fire zones and entered Turkey, said sources. The animals that migrated into Turkey include deer, pigs, wolves, jackals and birds.

YENI SAFAK

COURT FINDS ANNUAL CREDIT CARD FEE UNACCEPTABLE


After a teacher in northern province of Kastamonu filed a case against a bank under allegations that "annual credit card fees" are unfair, the court decided in favor of the plaintiff. The court declared that annual credit card fees are unacceptable and should be cancelled. "The 30 YTL demanded by the bank as annual fees is illegal", said the court.

12 GIANT MEN WAKE UP AFTER 3 DAYS

After losing to Lithuania and Germany, the Turkish Men's National Basketball team beat the Czech Republic, 80-72, on Wednesday at the 35th European Basketball Championship being held in Spain. With yesterday's victory, the Turkish team advanced to the second round.

VATAN

FIRST RECEPTION AT CANKAYA


Turkish President Abdullah Gul hosted his first reception at the Cankaya Palace on Wednesday. Over 800 senior state officials attended the reception. While the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP9 boycotted the reception, force commanders did not attend the reception as they had previous arrangements scheduled on Wednesday.

CUMHURIYET

DOUBLE HAPPINESS


Turkish Women's National Volleyball team beat world champion Russia, 3-1, at the 16th World Women's Volleyball Grand Prix on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, Turkish Men's National Basketball team beat the Czech Republic, 80-72, at the 35th European Basketball Championship. Thus, Turks experienced happiness twice in one day.

THEY HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR ART

The Justice and Development (AK) Party Kemer town chairman and former mayor of Kemer have argued in favor of the removal of a sculpture depicting a man and woman. The AK Party Kemer town chairman referred to the sculpture as 'pornographic'. The sculpture made by Zafer Sari was placed in town by the mayorship of Kemer from the Republican People's Party (CHP).

RADIKAL

COOPERATION AGAINST SARKOZY


The British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs David Miliband met Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan on Wednesday. Miliband assured Babacan about Britain's support to Turkey for EU membership. Miliband promised that he will cooperate with Babacan against French President Nicolas Sarkozy who does not support Turkey's bid to join the EU.

NO NEED FOR PASSPORTS FOR ENTRY INTO GEORGIA

Turkish citizens will be able to enter Georgia without passports as of 2008. Turks need only show their national ID cards when entering Georgia.

HURRIYET

PALESTINIAN AND ISRAELI BUSINESSMEN SIDE BY SIDE IN PHOTO

The Ankara Forum, which brings together Palestinian and Israeli businessmen closer to each other, has succeeded in placing the businessmen from both countries side by side in a photo. Chairman of the Ankara Forum Rifat Hisarciklioglu indicated that "in the first meeting of the Ankara Forum two and half years ago, Palestinian and Israeli businessmen had refused to sit in the same bus. Yet today they are in the same photograph".

BOYNER: WARNING TO GOVERNMENT AND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DECREASED SALES BY 25 PERCENT

Cem Boyner of the Boyner Holding said that "in the past two months, sales have dropped by 25 percent. The warning issued by the Turkish Armed Forces and presidential election caused a decline in sales by 25 percent. Similar decline in sales were seen after the 1999 earthquake and the bombing of HSBC and British Consulate General in Istanbul. But now, I think there will be a rise in sales after September".

MILLIYET

GUL: WE WILL GET TOO TIRED


Turkish President Abdullah Gul hosted a reception for 800 senior state officials on Wednesday. Gul told reporters that he "informed presidential staff members and his assistants that during his presidency everyone will be extremely active and get excessively tired". Gul indicated that he and his staff members will travel abroad a lot.

60TH GOVERNMENT RECEIVES VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

The 60th Government headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has received a vote of confidence at the parliament on Wednesday. 337 deputies voted in favor of the government while 197 voted against it.

SABAH

NEW GOVERNMENT WINS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

The 60th government led by Prime Minister and Justice & Development (AK) Party chairman Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the vote of confidence in the Parliamentary General Assembly on Wednesday. 535 MPs participated in the general assembly. While 337 deputies cast their votes in favor of the new government, 197 deputies cast against it and one deputy abstained.

ANKARA FORUM HELPS ESTABLISH TWO INDUSTRIAL ZONES IN WEST BANK

The Ankara Forum, led by Rifat Hisarciklioglu, will help the establishment of two industrial zones in the West Bank, it was reported on Wednesday. Hisarciklioglu brought together Palestinian and Israeli businessmen who will cooperate in the West Bank.

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