These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 13th, 2007.
WE HAVE THE SAME MENTALITY WITH BUYUKANIT
Retired Gen. Hilmi Ozkok, former Chief of General Staff, talked for the first time about Gen. Yasar Buyukanit --current chief of general staff. Gen. Ozkok said, "we have worked with him very closely. We have the same mentality with him."
NUMBER OF MPs HAVING HEADSCARVED WIVES DROPPED
Following the July 22nd general elections, the number of parliamentarians who have headscarved wives dropped from 274 to 235. The number of MPs who have headscarved wives is 6 in Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), 1 in Democratic Society Party (DTP), 1 in Grand Unity Party (BBP), 1 independent and 226 in Justice & Development (AK) Party.
LAND MINE EXPLOSION IN ERUH: 12 SOLDIERS INJURED
PKK terrorists exploded the land mine they planted in Eruh town of southeastern city of Siirt while two minibus (carrying soldiers) were passing. 12 soldiers were injured in the explosion; 3 of whom are in serious condition.
MALICIOUS AMBUSH IN ERUH: 12 SOLDIERS INJURED
Twelve soldiers were injured in Eruh town of the southeastern city of Siirt when members of the terrorist organization PKK detonated a roadside land-mine.
The land-mine went off as two civilian vehicles carrying soldiers were passing by. Three of the injured soldiers are in life-threatening condition.
AK PARTY TO NAME AT LEAST THREE CANDIDATES
The presidential election will be high on agenda of the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party this week. Sources said that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not want to experience another crisis in the election process.
Foreign Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul is expected to announce his candidacy on his own on Tuesday or on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Labor & Social Security Minister Murat Basesgioglu and National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul could be the AK Party's other candidates. Two candidates will withdraw from the election to support the one who gets the highest number of votes in the first two rounds. As a result, the AK Party's candidate will be elected in the third round to be held on August 28th.
MEDALS TO TURKEY
Halil Akkas of Turkey won gold medal in 5,000 m hurdles, while Turkan Erismis won bronze medal in 3,000 m hurdles in athletics category in the 24th World University Summer Games in Bangkok, Thailand.
THREE FAMOUS ACTORS TO COME FOR CONCERT
Organizer Ahmet San will bring Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner and Steven Seagal to Istanbul in October within the scope of a concert series "Hollywood Stars on Stage".
5 TURKISH UNIVERSITY ON LIST
Turkish universities Bilkent, Cukurova, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul University and Sabanci University took place in the list of 'best 500 universities of the world' in Newsweek Magazine.
TENSE MATCH IN TRABZON
Trabzon has started the league tensely. Trabzonspor soccer team was defeating Sivasspor soccer team 1-0 in Trabzon. However, fans raided the field 30 seconds before the match ended. Referee stopped the match. Football Federation is expected to declare Trabzonspor was defeated, and punish it with 7-8 matches played without spectators.
LAND MINE EXPLODED IN SIIRT: 12 SOLDIERS WOUNDED
PKK terrorists exploded the land mine they planted in Eruh town of southeastern city of Siirt while two civil minibuses (carrying soldiers) were passing. 12 soldiers were injured in the explosion. 3 of the soldiers are in serious condition.
TURKEY: A WEAK LINK
Although a number of central banks including the United States pumped billions of USD into the international banking system, markets have not calmed down yet.
Experts stressed that recent fluctuations in international stock exchanges may cause crisis in a number of rising markets including Turkey.
The Danske Bank, the biggest investment bank in Denmark, said that if the uncertainty and tension in the markets continue, they will have serious impacts on rising markets.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will convene both the Council of Ministers and the Central Executive Board of his Justice & Development (AK) Party today to determine candidates for upcoming presidential election.
Erdogan could not convince Foreign Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul not to run in the election.
Sources say that Erdogan will name Labor & Social Security Minister Murat Basesgioglu and National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul as the AK Party's other candidates. Candidates, who get lower number of votes in the first round, will withdraw from the election to support the one who gets the highest number of votes in the second round.
TURKEY MUST LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH DROUGHT
Less precipitation is expected in Turkey in the next ten years. Annual water amount per capita will drop under 1,000 cubic meters as precipitation will be less. None of the state duty is more important than fight against drought.
3 DISTRICTS RIOTED
Residents of Ege, General Zeki Dogan and Tuzlucayir districts in Mamak town of Ankara held a protest last night as their water has not been flowing for 10 days. Protestors closed Natoyolu Street to traffic.
Important decisions will be made this week. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to make a final decision about the Justice & Development (AK) Party's candidate for the upcoming presidential election at today's Council of Ministers and AK Party Central Executive Board meetings.
The ruling AK Party is expected to name several candidates. The opposition parties will assume their attitude after announcement of the AK Party's candidates.
FIRST CANDIDATE FOR DP: SEVINDI
Nevval Sevindi, said that she will run for Democrat Party (DP) leadership after receiving support from former chairperson Tansu Ciller.
DP Chairman Mehmet Agar resigned after his political party suffered a heavy loss in the parliamentary elections on July 22nd.
FIVE-YEAR IMPRISONMENT FOR THREATENING PEOPLE
The Supreme Court of Appeals has made a decision about those who are threatening people to collect illegal money.
According to the decision, those who threaten people by claiming that they are members of a powerful gang, will be sentenced to five years in prison. Previously, the punishment for the crime was an imprisonment term of five months.
AGREEMENT ON GUL
According to a public survey carried out the Makro, 66.5 percent of participants supports Abdullah Gul's election as the new president. This rate is 93.2 percent among those who voted in favor of the Justice & Development (AK) Party in July's parliamentary elections. On the other hand, 20.3 percent of supporters of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and 51.3 percent of supporters of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) supported Gul's presidency.
LAND-MINE EXPLOSION IN ERUH: 13 INJURED
Eleven soldiers and two civilians were injured in Eruh town of the southeastern city of Siirt when members of the terrorist organization PKK detonated a roadside land-mine. The land-mine went off as two civilian vehicles carrying soldiers were passing by. Three of the injured people are in life-threatening condition.
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