TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 17

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 17, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 17

TURKIYE

YOU'LL SEE HOW WE WILL PUT AN END
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke at a fast breaking dinner hosted for relatives of martyred soldiers and veterans. Erdogan said, "all our security forces will fight against terrorism acting in coordination. You'll see this murder network is collapsed."

ANKARA PUSHES BUTTON
Syria hit those coming from terawih prayer. Turkey plans to downgrade its relations with Syria and act together with the world.

Syrian leader did not put an end to the massacres despite the message of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu that, "give up violence, otherwise words will end".

National Security Council will convene on Tuesday and assess halting dialogue with Damascus and acting jointly with the world.

ZAMAN

ERDOGAN CALLS AL-ASSAD
It was revealed that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last week. Prime Minister Erdogan warned Syrian leader who withdrew tanks from Hama and launched military operations in the other cities. Meanwhile, Turkish Ambassador in Damascus Omer Onhon will come to Turkey to attend the National Security Council meeting.

COMMANDERS' VISIT OF COURTESY
The commanders of the land, air, naval and gendarmerie forces led by Chief of the General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel paid a visit of courtesy to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, The commanders also visited Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek.

YENI SAFAK

MURDER NETWORK TO BE ELIMINATED
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met the relatives of martyred soldiers and veterans at a fast breaking dinner. Erdogan underlined that fight against terrorism would be maintained without making any concession.
Erdogan said, "we will not let our sons pass away. Our nation will see that this murder network is eliminated."

ARDA WIND IN VICENTE CALDERON
National footballer Arda Turan appeared in front of media and supporters wearing the colors of his new club Atletico Madrid, the Spanish giant.

Turkish and Spanish media showed great interest in the meeting organized in Vicente Calderon Stadium. Arda said, "I thank to my new club as they welcomed me like this."

VATAN

GOOGLE SURPRISE TO CAGLAYAN
Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan visited campus of Google in the Silicon Valley in the United States. Caglayan became the first minister that got in the unmanned car developed by Google.

Caglayan came to his hotel by the unmanned car, "I was not informed about this. They made me a surprise" he said.

Caglayan was accompanied by Google Business Development Manager Seval Oz, sister of renowned heart surgeon Mehmet Oz.

TURKISH SATELLITE TO BE LAUNCHED
Rasat, the first Turkish satellite, will be launched to space from the Russian-Kazah border.

Rasat was produced by Turkish engineers in TUBITAK-UZAY (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - Space Technologies Research Institute).

The images that will be taken by Rasat from 700 km will be used in agriculture.

TURKEY GOES OUT OF PATIENCE
The United States supported Turkey's Syria ultimatum. U.S. State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nulan said it was not surprise for them that Turkey goes out of patience. She said they were informed that such a strong statement would be made.

CUMHURIYET

TURKEY TAKES FIRST STEP AGAINST SYRIA
Turkey, which carried out joint military manoeuvres with Syrian army and planned to further develop its cooperation in defense industry, has decided to postpone its military and defense cooperation projects with Syria. Sales contracts for 100 thousand wireless sets and coast-guard boats were also postponed.

GUNEY'S FILMS IN USA
Yilmaz Guney's films will be screened in the USA and Canada. The films including "Yol (The Way)", "Umut (The Hope)", "Suru (The Herd)", "Seyit Han" and "Ac Kurtlar (Hungry Wolves)" will be shown several cities in the USA including Los Angeles, Houston, Berkeley/San Francisco and New York and in Canadian cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Ottowa.

RADIKAL

AN IMAGINARY EMPIRE
A criminal gang has established an imaginary empire of exports with more than 500 companies. They swindled the state and caused a damage of 51 million Turkish lira (nearly $28 million) with fake bills. Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) Acting President Ahmet Akbalik said that he could not imagine such a complicated corruption plan.

AND THE ENVIRONMENT OSCAR GOES TO PETs
A team from the Middle East Technical University (METU) has won Green Dots 2010 1st Prize with their design "PET-TREE". Considered as one of the most prestigious environmental competitions, the Green Dot Awards 2010 were announced earlier this month. "DESIGNNOBIS" team led by Hakan Gursu of the METU Faculty of Architecture won the award with a multi-layered vertical eco-planting system with re-used PETs called "PET-TREE".

HURRIYET

NEW ERA IN FIGHT AGAINST TERROR
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that a new era would begin in Turkey's fight against terror. "The real target of those who stage such heinous acts is to drag Turkey into darkness. Preparatory efforts are under way for a more efficient fight against them," he said at a fast-breaking dinner for relatives of martyred soldiers.

MOBILIZATION FOR SOMALIA
As Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is getting ready to travel to Somalia on Friday, donations reached nearly 203 million Turkish lira (about $115 million) at a bank account opened by the Directorate of Disaster and Emergency Management.

FIRST NATIONAL EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE TO BE LAUNCHED
Turkey's first national earth observation satellite RASAT, designed and produced by the TUBITAK-UZAY (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - Space Technologies Research Institute) will be launched to space from Yasny Base of Russia at the Kazakh border.

MILLIYET

SHE VISITS GOOGLE AND GETS ADVICE
It was revealed that Hayrunnisa Gul, spouse of President Abdullah Gul, visited Google building in the United States. During the visit, Mrs Gul asked about the new technologies that can be used to make the president closer to the people. Taylan Yildiz, one of the Turkish executives of Google, proposed Google Moderator. In this system used by U.S. President Barack Obama, people ask questions. The question that gets the most votes ranks the top. The president answers that question.

TWO SURPRISE VISITORS IN PRIME MINISTRY
As Ankara closely follows the developments in Syria, prime ministry building had visitors. First Iranian Ambassador in Ankara Bahman Hosseinpour came and talked with Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag. Syria, PJAK operations and the allegation that "Murat Karayilan was captured" were discussed at the meeting.
After Iranian ambassador departed, U.S. Ambassador Francis Riccardone came and talked to Bozdag for 45 minutes.

SABAH

TRAUMA HOLIDAY
Those who lost their relatives in the massacre in Oslo will be sent to southern province of Antalya for holiday for psychological treatment.

Norwegian Health Ministry decided to rehabilitate 9,000 people, who lost their relatives in the attack that killed 77 people in Antalya.

35 Norwegian doctors will come to Antalya in September and start to carry out works.

KEY-READY HOSPIAL IN SOMALIA
Turkey to erect a field hospital in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia that strives against famine and drought.

20 Turkish health personnel will be assigned in the hospital. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who will travel to Somalia on Thursday will inaugurate the hospital.

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