Turkish Press Review
The daily covered a story in its headline story about how political parties’ election campaigns have boosted some markets. The general elections scheduled for July 22 have brought about big business in some sectors, with local media, Internet sites and advertising companies competing to get bigger shares from the election pie. The parties’ election campaigns will speed up after the names of parliamentary candidates become definite on June 4, which will bring about even more activity in the markets, the daily said.
The daily ran a headline about violence that occurred during a recent Fenerbahçe-Galatasaray soccer match in which some people sustained injuries, claiming that managers of football clubs play an important role in the outbreak of such incidents. The incidents drew criticism from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who said, “It is impossible to turn a blind eye to these incidents. The relevant ministry will take the necessary measures to prevent such incidents.”
“Bad news from Marmara fault line, 7.6 quake on the way,” warned the daily’s headline in reference to recent data released by a group of scientists conducting studies on the Marmara fault line, located over the north Anatolian fault line. Scientists working on a ship named L’Atalante took X-ray photos of the fault line and recorded them. The only part of the north Anatolian fault line where no serious earthquakes have occurred in the 20th century is the Marmara fault line, which means the magnitude of the earthquake will be bigger than expected. According to preliminary findings, the magnitude of the Marmara earthquake will be 7.6 on the Richter scale.
“Military camp locked up for the elections,” read the daily’s headline in reference to an announcement from the General Staff sent to all commands that all military facilities will be closed for eight days during the July 22 general election period. With this decision, military staff will be able to cast their votes in the regions where they are registered along with their families. The decision concerns more than 100,000 senior military officers and their families, the daily reported.
Turkey's special envoy for counter terrorism Edip Baser was removed from office after Monday's meeting of the Council of Ministers. Baser criticized the point reached in the fight against terrorism and said he would leave his post in June. Government appointed Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Rafet Akgunay to replace Baser.
Karsan, a leading Turkish automotive manufacturer based in the northwestern city of Bursa, will produce a newly designed model of cabs which would be used in the USA and Canada. Karsan will export 20 thousand cabs annually under a project that costed some 100 million USD. The project will make Karsan the biggest manufacturer of cabs.
Turkey's special envoy for countering terrorism retired general Edip Baser --who earlier said that he would resign in June-- was removed from office by the government. Rafet Akgunay, Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary, was appointed as the new special envoy.
Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Deniz Baykal said regarding Young Party (GP) ahead of the general elections on July 22nd, "our interest is mutual. We would be happy to embrace voters of GP. However, there is no institutional effort at the moment."
An investigation has started regarding the claim of Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Deniz Baykal and Motherland Party (ANAVATAN) chairman Erkan Mumcu, who said "those businessmen close to government approached our MPs with bribe in order to convince them to attend the presidential election." Chief Public Prosecutors' office in Ankara will get information from some businessmen in the framework of the investigation.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not wait for resignation of retired general Edip Baser, Turkey's special envoy for countering terrorism, and removed him from office. Rafet Akgunay, Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary, has been appointed to this post. The reason of the decision is the "negative statements" Baser made to press. On the other hand the general secretary of National Security Council (MGK) will be a soldier after a break of 2 years 9 moths. Yigit Alpogan, the first civilian general secretary of MGK, will be appointed as ambassador to London. Major general Orhan Akbas, who is first deputy secretary general, will be appointed by proxy.
Turks living in the USA held a public meeting, "a rally for the republic," in Washington's Lafayette Park on Monday. Nearly one thousand Turks and Americans of Turkish descent carried Turkish flags and banners and chanted slogans.
The government removed retired gen. Edip Baser, Turkey's special envoy for countering PKK terrorism, from office after Monday's meeting of the Council of Ministers. Government said that Baser was removed because of his certain remarks which could set back counter terrorism efforts. Baser earlier said that he would soon quit his job.
Fenerbahce soccer team of Turkey, which clinched the Super League championship, also climbed to the top of the world. Turkish climbers Tunc Findik and Mustafa Kalayci planted Fenerbahce flag on the summit of Mount Everest.
The government removed Turkey's special envoy for countering terrorism retired general Edip Baser from office. Instead, Rafet Akgunay, Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary, was appointed. Turkish Deputy Premier Abdullatif Sener said that trilateral mechanism between Turkey, Iraq and the United States will continue.
Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Rafet Akgunay has been appointed as Turkey's special envoy for countering terrorism instead of retired general Edip Baser yesterday. "Baser has been removed from office as it was taken into consideration that some of his statements might affect the studies negatively," it was stated in the new appointment decision.
Karsan, a Turkish automobile manufacturer, will manufacture new generation taxis which were especially designed for USA and Canada. The company will manufacture and export nearly 20,000 taxis a year, which were designed taking into consideration security and the needs of the handicapped.
Source: AA and Today's Zaman
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