TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 10

hese are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 10, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 10

TURKIYE

WE RELAYED MESSAGE TO AL-ASSAD, NOW WE ARE WAITING
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who made a statement in his arrival from Syria, stated that, "we have conveyed Turkey's message openly and clearly. Everything will be different in the following days."
Davutoglu said, "we had a long meeting. We have discussed very openly and in a determined way every detail that should be discussed. Not months and weeks, but days remained to see the consequences."

ARDA IN ATLETICO MADRID
Star of Galatasaray soccer team Arda Turan was transferred to Atletico Madrid team of Spain for 12 million euro. Arda signed deal with Atletico Madrid for five years.
The signing of the contract will take place after the national match.

ZAMAN

TURKEY'S MESSAGE TO SYRIA
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has traveled to Damascus and met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. During the meeting which lasted for about 6 hours, Davutoglu warned the Syrian leader to put an immediate end to operations. "If you are planning to ensure security first and make reforms then, reforms can never be made," he said, adding that the multi-party system was the only option.

TURKEY'S AID IN SOMALIA
Airplanes carrying 50 tons of humanitarian aid of the Turkish Red Crescent, the Directorate of Religious Affairs and the Turkish International Cooperation & Development Agency (TIKA) arrived in Somalia. The aid will be distributed to Somali families today. According to the United Nations, there are 12 million people facing death in the horn of Africa.

YENI SAFAK

WE RELAYED TURKEY'S MESSAGE
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu went to Damascus to warn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the last time who turned a deaf ear to calls of Ankara.
Davutoglu said, "you have come to the end of the road. Stop bloodshed."
Davutoglu said they have not relayed the message of international community but message of Turkey to al-Assad.

NINE NEW MEASURES AGAINST CRISIS
A series of measures were taken to lessen the impact of the global crisis during the Economy Assessment Meeting that took place under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The statement which was released after 3.5 hour meeting underlined that efforts will be underway to immediately implement the structural arrangements which will bring a permanent solution to current account deficit.

VATAN

HE INSISTS
Syrian news agency has claimed that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu did not convey any messages to President Bashar al-Assad during their meeting in Damascus and added that operations would continue. SANA quoted al-Assad telling at the meeting that they would continue hunting terrorist groups down.

CRAZY TURKS
Looting and violence have spread to four other cities in the United Kingdom. Turkish people who have been keeping guard of their neighborhoods such as Hackney, Peckham and Dalston with clubs and knives became heros of Britons. British press eulogized Turks who repulsed gangs of hooded youths, adding that Britons needed to learn from Turks.

ARDA GOES, ARSHAVIN COMES
Galatasaray soccer club have agreed to sell its winger Arda Turan to Atletico Madrid on a four-year contract of 12 million euro. The club will sign Arshavin from Arsenal.

CUMHURIYET

WELCOME FROM DAMASCUS WITH "MESSAGES"
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu conveyed messages of the United States and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Damascus. Davutoglu met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for 6.5 hours. As the meeting was underway, foreign news agencies emphasized the news reports that Syrian army launched operation in the region close to Turkish border.
Davutoglu said, "we have discussed concrete matters transparently. We will see what will happen not in months but in days."
It was stated that Davutoglu warned the troops to be withdrawn, and Al-Assad said they would not be tolerant against the terrorists.

AK PARTY: WE ARE STEADY AS A ROCK
An economy meeting took place under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Ministers of Justice & Development (AK) Party continue to say "we are steady as a rock".
Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said "Turkey is on a firm footing, but it is not an island. Of course there may be an interaction but it is important that a long lasting destruction will not be experienced,"

RADIKAL

REFORM, RIGHT NOW
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for 6.5 hours. Syrian leader said about Turkey's warnings that they expected Turkey to support their fight against terrorist groups. Davutoglu asked him, "are 300-400 people destabilizing Syria?" Al-Assad replied that if they could ensure security, it would contribute to reform process. In response, Davutoglu added that if they gave priority to security, reforms could never be made.

ARDA SIGNS ATLETICO MADRID
Galatasaray has agreed to sell its winger Arda Turan to Atletico Madrid. Spanish club will pay a transfer fee of 12 million euro for the captain of Galatasaray.

HURRIYET

SIX-HOUR ADVICE
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at a critical summit and warned him to put an immediate end to operations and make democratic reforms. The meeting lasted for about three hours. While the meeting was continuing, Syrian tanks stormed the city of Binnish near the Turkish border, escalating tension. Later, Davutoglu and al-Assad held a 3.5-hour tete-a-tete meeting. Turkish Foreign Minister told him that acts of violence could jeopardize Syria's territorial integrity.

ROAD MAP AGAINST CRISES
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has convened an economy meeting at his office to discuss the global financial crisis. During the meeting, a ten-article package was adopted. A statement released following the meeting read that the crisis would not have a permanent impact on Turkish economy.

A HOPEGIVING TRANSPLANT
Surgeons at the Akdeniz University have conducted a successful uterus transplant. The organ from a cadaver was transplanted to a 20-year-old patient during a seven-hour surgery. The uterus transplant was performed in Germany in 1931 and in Saudi Arabia in 2000, but both operations failed.

MILLIYET

TURKS CARRYING STICKS BECAME HERO
Riot in London spread to Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. Turks, carrying sticks, wait in front of the shops against looting. The Turks earned admiration of British people.
The protesters, looting the shops and setting the cars into fire, even rob passing by people. One dead and 14 injured reported in the incidents. 525 people are under arrest.
The heros of the incidents are the Turks in Dalston standing guard with sticks. British media gave a broad place to Turks who managed to fought off the protesters who attacked their property.

EVERY PASSING DAY IS VERY IMPORTANT
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had a 6.5 hour meeting with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Davutoglu relayed written message of President Abdullah Gul and verbal message of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Al-Assad.
Davutoglu said not months, but days and weeks are important for the reforms from now on.
According to SANA agency, Davutoglu told Assad that leaders of each two countries considered the incidents in the other as their own internal matters.

SABAH

"NOT MONTHS BUT DAYS REMAINED"
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu returned to Turkey after meeting Syrian President Bashar Al-Asad for 6.5 hours. Davutoglu said, "we will see what will happen not in months but in days".
Davutoglu, who paid visit to Syria 49 times so far, relayed strong messages during the 6.5 hour visit. Three hours of the visit was with the delegations. They had a tete-a-tete meeting for 3.5 hours.

1,500 FAMILIES RESCUED
50 tones of assistance collected in aid campaign for Somalia under the leadership of Sabah newspaper reached Mogadishu. The foodstuff will be enough for 1,500 families. People of Somalia welcomed the planes in admiration and prayers.
Distribution of the aid packages started immediately.

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