Turkish Press Review August 17th

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 17th, 2007.

Turkish Press Review August 17th
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 17th, 2007.

HURRIYET

IS IT GESTURE?

President Ahmet Necdet Sezer left the task to approve Turkey's new cabinet to the country's next president. Sezer told Erdogan that there was no need to even show the list now and it would be much more appropriate to submit it to new president. The meeting between Sezer and Erdogan lasted for 18 minutes. Erdogan told reporters that it was surprising development for him, stating that Sezer made a gesture to the new president.


OCALAN'S CONDITIONS IN IMRALI TO BE BROUGHT UP TO AGENDA OF PARLIAMENT

Nurettin Demirtas, the deputy chairman of the Democratic Society Party (DTP), said that they would bring up conditions of Abdullah Ocalan in Imrali to the agenda of the parliament. Demirtas stated that the conditions in Imrali should be examined.


MILLIYET

DID NOT EVEN TAKE A LOOK AT THE LIST

"It would be appropriate if you submit this list to the next president," said President Ahmet Necdet Sezer to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who paid a visit to president with his list of new cabinet members.

Turkey was curious about the 60th government. PM Erdogan, who paid a visit to President Sezer, held a press conference only 18 minutes after the meeting.

Erdogan said Sezer had made a "gesture" when he left the task to approve the new cabinet to the next president.


"WE WILL NOT TRANSGRESS OUR PRINCIPLES"

"We have principles. We are acting according to them. We will not transgress our principles," said Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit when asked about the reception on August 30th, if Gul is elected president.

Upon a question on rumours that he would resign, Buyukanit said, "Lots of people will be happy if I resign. I may resign if it triggers a rise in the stock exchange."


SABAH

LIST LEFT IN THE POCKET

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan went to Cankaya Presidential Palace to submit the list of new cabinet members to President Ahmet Necdet Sezer.

"There is very little time left. Submit the cabinet list to the new president," Sezer told Erdogan.

The task of approving the 60th government was left to Abdullah Gul.


GLOBAL WARMING IN THE MARKET

Liquidity crisis in the world markets also hit Turkish market. IMKB is the stock exchange which was mostly affected by the crisis that jolted the world. The stock market had its fastest decline in the last four years and lost by 6.7 percent.

VATAN

SURPRISE FROM SEZER JUST BEFORE LEAVING

Speaking after his 18-minute meeting with President Ahmet Necdet Sezer at Cankaya Presidential Palace on Thursday, Erdogan said, "even before I presented my list, he said: 'There is no need to bring out the list, it would be more appropriate topresent it to the new president."

Erdogan said this decision of Sezer was a surprise for him. "From my point of view, it was an act of courtesy to the next president. I think it is a very important gesture. It is a positive approach."


GLOBAL EARTHQUAKE

The problem stemming from the United States turned into a global crisis. Value of companies in the world stock markets regressed 5 trillion USD in the past 3 weeks. Loss in the past 2 days in Turkey is 36 billion USD.


ARINC'S NAME WAS NOT IN THE LIST

Name of Bulent Arinc was not included in the cabinet list which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan brought to President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, as he would veto the list. It was learned that Erdogan told Arinc that he would enter the cabinet after Sezer approves the list.

As a matter of fact, Erdogan told journalists that there would be a change in the list that would be submitted to the new president.


CUMHURIYET

LIST COMMITTED TO GUL

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a visit to President Ahmet Necdet Sezer to submit the list of new cabinet members. However, President Sezer rejected the list, asking Erdogan to submit it to the next president. "No need to even show the list now and it would be much more appropriate to submit it to new president," Erdogan quoted Sezer as saying. Erdogan said it was a quite positive approach. He also noted that Sezer's decision surprised him.


"WE WILL NOT TRANSGRESS OUR PRINCIPLES"

Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit said that everything has been spoken about presidential election. "I said the things in the constitution. I said 'not just in words but in essence', of course in stance and attitude," he said.

Asked about the reception on August 30th, Yasar Buyukanit said "of course, we will not argue with anyone. We have principles. We will not transgress them," he answered.


GOOD START FOR UEFA

Galatasaray beat Slaven Koprivnica of Croatia 1-2 in the UEFA Cup second qualifying round in Koprivnica and Kayseri Erciyesspor drew 1-1 with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel.


RADIKAL

GESTURE FROM PRESIDENT SEZER

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan went to the Cankaya Presidential Palace to submit a cabinet list to President Ahmet Necdet Sezer. The meeting between Sezer and Erdogan lasted for 20 minutes. After the meeting, Erdogan said, "Mr. President told me that no need to even show the list now and it would be much more appropriate to submit it to new president."


MARKETS DOWN

Global liquidity crisis that started in the United States has shaken the world. Turkey has been suffering from this crisis as well. The Istanbul Stock Exchange (IMKB) National-100 Index made a sharp drop yesterday and closed at 44,473.30. On the other hand, experts said that Turkish Central Bank may increase interest rates.

TURKIYE

TASK OF APPROVING NEW CABINET LEFT TO GUL

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met President Ahmet Necdet Sezer's surprise after he went to Cankaya Presidential Palace to submit the list of Council of Ministers. "Mr. President even did not let me to take out the list from my pocket," Erdogan said.

PM Erdogan said, "from my point of view, it was an act of courtesy to the next president. I think it is a very important gesture."


GUL: PROBLEMS TO BE SOLD THROUGH COMPROMISE

Abdullah Gul, who continues his tours to ask for support to his candidacy for president, visited Democratic Society Party (DTP) chairman Ahmet Turk.

"We can solve the problems of Turkey through brotherly feelings," he said.


SIGNAL FOR CHANGE

While responding to the question whether there would be any change in the list that would be submitted to the new president, PM Erdogan said, "there may be. We did not made public the list now because of this."


ZAMAN

SEZER'S GESTURE: NEW CABINET WILL WAIT FOR THE NEW PRESIDENT

Given the mandate to form the 60th government, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan took his list to President Ahmet Necdet Sezer on Thursday. But Sezer, who made a surprising gesture, said that it would be appropriate to submit the cabinet list to new president.


STILL FLUCTUATING: STOCK DROP 6.8 PERCENT, US DOLLAR RISES TO 1.4 YTL

Sharp downfall at the U.S. stock exchanges have negatively effected Turkey together with Europe and Asia. Istanbul Stock Exchange (IMKB) closed at 44,473 points, which means a 6.79 percent loss. The U.S. dollar reached 1.4115 YTL, highest level since March.


YENI SAFAK

GUL FULLY SUPPORTED

Presidential candidate Abdullah Gul got support from Turkish Agricultural Chambers Association (TZOB), Democratic Society Party (DTP), Confederation of Turkish Public Workers' Unions (KAMU-SEN), the Confederation of Civil Servants' Unions (MEMUR-SEN) and Confederation of Public Sector Unions (KESK). DTP executives said that Gul would embrace all 72 million. TZOB officials stated that Gul would be the president of farmers. On the other hand, KESK executives said that they would respect the decision of the parliament.


GEN. BUYUKANIT ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit stated, "I said what is mentioned in the constitution. I will not speak on this matter (the presidential election) any more. The one (who will become the new president) should be sincere and reliable."

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