TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 11

hese are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 11, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 11

TURKIYE

ASSAD GOT TURKEY'S MESSAGE MADE THE FIRST STEP
Positive results of visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Syria started to be taken 24 hours before the visit. Syria withdrew its tanks from Hama which massacred hundreds of people. Turkey's Ambassador to Damascus Omer Onhon met the people in Hama.
The city was opened to journalists. Davutoglu said journalists from Turkey would also go to the region. He said, "Syria should be opened to the world. It is important to ensure a political change without bloodshed."

WE WILL GO TO SOMALIA WITH OUR FAMILIES
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will go to Somalia together with their families and make a call to the world from Somalia for assistance.
Erdogan will also voice situation in Somalia in the United Nations.

ZAMAN

PREMIER DUE TO SOMALIA WITH HIS FAMILY
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "our people feel this pain in their conscience during each fast-breaking dinner in this holy Ramadan month. We cannot remain silent", and he added that he, his family and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu would visit Somalia which is suffering from hunger.

NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM RISES IN ARENA
Turkish national soccer team gave morale to Turkish football which has been having bad days due to a match-fixing investigation. Turkey, which hosted Estonia at Turk Telekom Arena prior to Euro 2012 qualifiers, defeated its opponent 3-0 with scores of Emre and Kazim.

YENI SAFAK

I'LL VISIT SOMALIA TOGETHER WITH MY FAMILY
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the famine in Africa was a humanity matter and that they would question the indifference of the world towards this bleeding wound on every platform. Erdogan said, "I and my foreign minister and our families will travel to Somalia. We will examine the situation on its place."

SIX MOBILE HOSPITALS IN AFRICA
Health Minister Recep Akdag said that Turkey would send six mobile hospitals to Somalia. Noting that 10 tons of medicine would also be sent to the region, Akdag said that Turkish health personnel, all volunteers, would work in the hospitals.

 VATAN

NEW BHUTTO IN ANKARA TODAY
First woman Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar of Pakistan, who was resembled to assassinated Pakistani leader Bhutto, will hold meetings with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. During her visit to India, she drew attention with her Roberto Cavalli glasses and 100,000 USD of Hermes handbag. Her hobby is mountaineering.

ASSAD WITHDRAWS TANKS
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Syrian army withdrew its tanks from Hama city 24 hours after he paid a visit to Syria. Noting that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad briefed him about the situation in Hama, Davutoglu said that Turkish ambassador Onhon toured Hama, and performed his prayer in a mosque together with people. However, operations are still under way in some cities.

CUMHURIYET

ASSAD TOOK STEP ACCORDING TO ANKARA
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu gave information to many countries, mainly the United States, about his visit to Syria.
Davutoglu said first tangible steps have started to be taken not before 24 hours after his visit. Davutoglu said the army started to withdraw tanks and heavy weapons from Hama.

REFRAIN FROM LUXURIOUS HOUSE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his claim that economic crisis would even not touch slightly. Erdogan said, "don't prefer a luxurious house at this time. Continue to dwell in the same house."

RADIKAL

ASSAD MADE THE FIRST STEP
Syrian army left Hama following visit of Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Turkey's Ambassador in Damascus Omer Onhon watched the withdrawal on the scene. It is now time to open the cities to media.
Davutoglu announced the second urgent step: "Syria will open Hama to Turkish media.

TUSIAD: GLOBAL COOPERATION IS A MUST
Umit Boyner, the chairperson of Turkish Industrialists' & Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD), said recent developments in the markets, fluctuations in the EU and the United States showed that global cooperation was a must to overcome uncertainties.
Boyner said monitoring and improvement of industry strategy will contribute to improvement of investment atmosphere.

HURRIYET

TURKISH AMBASSADOR OBSERVER
Damascus administration made an important step after meeting of Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey's Ambassador in Damascus watched withdrawal of tanks from Hama.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at provincial chairmen meeting of his Justice & Development (AK) Party, stated that visit of Davutoglu yielded results. He said, "Turkish Ambassador Omer Onhon went to Hama. He said the tanks and security forces began to withdraw."

NEW BHUTTO IN ANKARA TODAY
Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, known as the "new Bhutto" of Pakistan, will come to Turkey on Thursday upon a formal invitation from Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

MILLIYET

NEW BHUTTO OF PAKISTAN TO COME
Foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar (34), known as the new Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, will pay a visit to Turkey today. Khar is the youngest and the first woman foreign minister of Pakistan. She is the daughter of a tribe leader.
Rabbani graduated U.S. Massachusetts University Tourism and Entertainment Department.
In her two day visit to Ankara, Rabbani will meet President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul.

AND THE TANKS WITHDRAWN
Following Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's 6.5 hour meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, tanks have withdrawn from Hama.
Davutoglu said this step which was made after his visit was very important. He also said they would take the journalists to Hama in the coming days.
Davutoglu had telephone conversations with foreign ministers of many countries, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, after his visit to Syria and gave them information about his visit.

SABAH

TURKS CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES
Riots in London spread to seven other cities. British police did not send any patrol to Dalston, thinking that Turks were protecting the region. Also, protestors crashed three Muslims with a car and killed them in Birmingham.

HASAN IGSIZ ARRESTED
Retired General Hasan Igsiz, former commander of the First Army, was arrested and sent to prison within the scope of a case on an internet memorandum.

PKK'S DEVIOUS PLAN DISCUSSED IN STATE SUMMIT
According to reports of National Intelligence Agency (MIT) and Security Department which were presented to the government, PKK terrorist organization shaped up a new action strategy to intimidate supporters of Justice & Development (AK) Party in the Southeastern Anatolian region. Target is to strengthen the hand of PKK head Abdullah Ocalan and Peace & Democracy Party (BDP).

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