TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 21

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 21, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 21

TURKIYE
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INVESTMENTS TO RELIEVE SOMALIA
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan assessed assistance that would be made to Africa with representatives of public institutions and NGOs in Istanbul. Urgent needs like foodstuff and water will be given priority. Turkey's Housing Development Administration (TOKI) will build a school in Somalia.
Six field hospitals and housing estates will also be built in Somalia.

MILITARY TO HIT ALSO FROM LAND
Camps of the terrorist organization in north of Iraq are destroyed with F-16 planes from the air and with Obus cannons from the land.
Troop sending from military units in Hakkari and Sirnak to base regions in the border continued the whole day. Land Forces Commander Gen. Hayri Kivrikoglu visited the border region.

ZAMAN
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HERONS IDENTIFY TERRORISTS, F-16S HIT
Herons identified a PKK group who were trying to infiltrate from the border on Friday evening to launch an attack similar to Daglica. The PKK group were carrying heavy weapons. Following the identification of the group, F-16 planes shelled the coordinates given by Herons.
Herons recorded that 13 terrorists were killed.
The points where three terrorists fled were razed to the ground with artillery fire.

WE WILL EMBRACE WHOLE SOMALIA
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said assistance would continue to hunger hit Somalia without intervals. Erdogan met the representatives of public institutions and NGOs who were carrying assistance to the region.
Speaking after the meeting, Erdogan said, "Turkish government and private assistance organizations used every means available to assist Somalia. We want attention and interest of the world public to be on humanity tragedy in Somalia."

YENI SAFAK
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ONLY THING THAT WORKS IN SOMALIA IS WEAPONS
Visiting Somalia in Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan's delegation, a correspondent of Yeni Safak daily said that the Somali State Palace had only one computer. According to the correspondent, this computer was donated by Turkey. The only thing that works in Somalia is weapons, the correspondent said.

IF ISRAEL DOES NOT APOLOGIZE, RELATIONS WOULD FURTHER DETERIORATE, SAYS FM DAVUTOGLU
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was in Pretoria, South Africa on Saturday. Speaking to reporters, Davutoglu said that, if Israel did not apologize for the killing of nine Turks on an aid ship on May 31, 2010, relations between Turkey and Israel would further deteriorate.

VATAN
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ERDOGAN TALKS ON SOMALIA WITH EYES FILLED WITH TEARS
In a "Somalia Assessment Meeting" held in Istanbul on Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked about his experiences in Somalia with eyes filled with tears. Erdogan said that he would carry the issue of Somalia to the agenda of the United Nations (UN).

FOREIGN DEBT OF PRIVATE SECTOR INCREASES BY 40 P.C.
Turkish private sector's foreign debt increased by 40 percent between January and June when compared to the same term last year. The private sector's foreign debt in the short term was recorded as 27.2 billion USD as of the end of June.

CUMHURIYET
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85 MORE TARGETS HIT
Turkish General Staff said 85 targets assessed in Zap, Avashin-Bashian, and Kharkurk regions were taken under intense artillery fire in coordination with the air operation.
The General Staff statement said efforts are underway to determine the damage from various sources.

ERDOGAN RETURNS, CRITICIZES WORLD
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met the representatives of institutions carrying out the aid activities following his visit to Somalia.
Erdogan criticized indifference of the world to the situation in Somalia, and noted that, "Somalia will be the only agenda topic of my address in the UN in September."

RADIKAL
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LAND OPERATION AFTER BAIRAM
A PKK group, trying to infiltrate gendarme military post from three points in southeastern province of Tunceli, were driven off after a 30 minute clash.
As 105 more targets were hit in north of Iraq, a land operation is expected after Bairam.
Land Forces Commander Gen. Hayri Kivrikoglu visited Van, Siirt, Sirnak and Diyarbakir.

LANDSLIDE DRAGS HOUSE 500 METERS
Landslide caused by torrential rains dragged a two-storey building 500 meters in Persembe town of Black Sea province of Ordu. There were two people in the house.
Nazim and Nezaket Kontas couple were dragged for 500 meters with the ruins of the house.
Rescue team found body of Nazim Kontas and efforts are still underway to find body of Nezaket Kontas.

HURRIYET
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TURKS CAME, SO SHOULD OTHERS
Somalia became the news of international news agencies after the promises made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for this country and at a time it was falling off the global agenda despite the serious famine. Erdogan became the first leader out of Africa to visit Somalia in 20 years. A Somali citizen said that "the Turks came to Mogadishu and so should others".

SYRIA SHOULD FULFILL PROMISES MADE, SAYS FM DAVUTOGLU
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held talks in South Africa on Saturday. In a press conference held with his South African counterpart, Davutoglu said that Turkey viewed South Africa as a "strategic partner". Davutoglu made a call on the Syrian administration to fulfill promises made.

457 BLOWS IN 3 DAYS
Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) have hit 457 targets of terrorist organization PKK on Qandil Mountain in the past three days. Some military experts have said that the TSK was getting prepared for a massive land operation on Qandil Mountain.

BDP SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN, DEMOCRAT PARTY LEADER ZEYBEK SAYS
Chairman of the Democrat Party (DP), Namik Kemal Zeybek, argued that the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) was a political extension of terrorist organization PKK. "The BDP should be shut down. There should not be a party like the BDP in Turkey," Zeybek stressed.

MILLIYET
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POLICE GETS PREPARED FOR LAND
Efforts are underway to strengthen the structure of the Special Operation Team, which has been decided to play an active role in fight against terrorism.
Security General Directorate started purchasing of new armoured vehicles which it would use in Eastern and Southeastern Turkey. 100 million lira source has been allocated from the budget of 2011.
Cobra, Shortland, Dragon panzer, TOMA and armoured personnel buses are among the vehicles that were purchased.

FLOOD DISASTER IN ORDU
Flood and landslide which hit Persembe town of the Black Sea province of Ordu dragged a two storey house into 500 meters cliff. Nezaket Kontas (65) and Nazim Kontas (55) were in the house. Body of Nazim Kontas was found
in a stream bed three km away from the building.
Efforts are still underway to find the body of Nazmiye Kontas.

SABAH
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CIVILIAN OPERATION AGAINST PKK
Turkish government starts a civilian initiative in the axis of employment and fight against discrimination besides the new security strategy to deal with terrorism.
Government, which starts a new concept in fight against terrorism, also gets prepared for civilian measures towards the East and the Southeast.
The initiative gets 20 provinces within the scope of special incentive. At least 50,000 young people will be given job opportunities with minimum wage.

HERONS PREVENTED SECOND DAGLICA ATTACK
The backstage of the third crossborder operation: unmanned plane Herons took footage of 16 terrorists in a region close to Daglica Military Post.
Planes took off and hit 13 terrorists. Other three terrorists who fled were taken under artillery fire.

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