TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 22

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 22, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 22

TURKIYE

DIPLOMATIC INITIATIVE IN EUROPE
Turkey will launch a diplomatic initiative in Europe to dry financial sources of the PKK terrorist organization. Names of companies sending financial aid to the PKK will be sent to the relevant countries. Ankara will also sent dossiers including evidence to the EU-member states and give them the message to put an immediate end to financial support to terror.

37 MINUTES WITH AHMADINEJAD
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a telephone conversation with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The telephone conversation lasted for 37 minutes. It drew attention in a period in which news reports about capture of Murat Karayalcin, a senior member of the PKK terrorist organization, were published in media.

PLAN B FOR ISRAEL
If Israel does not apologize for the raid on aid flotilla, Turkey will decrease diplomatic relations to the zero-level. The charge d'affairs will be recalled and Turkey will not accept Israeli ambassador.

ZAMAN

SYRIAN OPPOSITION TO SET UP AN INTERIM COUNCIL IN ISTANBUL
Syrian opposition is planning to establish an interim council in Istanbul to prevent any authority gap in case of overthrow of Bashar al-Assad regime. The council will include representatives from all ethnic, religious, ideological and geographical groups in Syria.

STARS OF VOLLEYBALL
For the first time in its history, Turkey has become the world champion in the FIVB Volleyball Girls' Youth World Championship in Turkish capital Ankara. Turkish national team beat China 3-0 in the final.

YENI SAFAK

TURKISH PREMIER SAYS WILL DO WHATEVER NECESSARY IN COMBATING TERROR
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the government was determined to do anything necessary in the fight against terrorism including military operations. "We will bring them out from the holes they are hiding and hunt them down," Erdogan told a fast breaking dinner in Istanbul on Sunday. "Those who cannot distance themselves from terrorism, those who ambush democracy are betraying the people. Come back to the parliament, which is the legitimate ground.

TURKISH FIELD HOSPITAL IN SOMALIA SOURCE OF HOPE
A field hospital set up by the Turkish Ministry of Health in famine-stricken Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has become a source of hope for Somalis. The hospital is equipped with latest technology medical tools and it attends hundreds of people daily including those in serious condition from refugee camps all over the country.

VATAN

TURKEY SETS UP FIELD HOSPITAL IN SOMALIA
Turkey has set up a field hospital in a refugee camp in Hodan district in Somalia as part of its relief efforts for the famine-stricken Somalis. The hospital offers latest technology equipments. the 21-member medical team of the hospital attends to more than 500 people most of them children.

TURKISH PRESIDENT AMONG BEST TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA
U.S.-based think tank Digital Policy Council has selected world leaders who use social media most effectively. Turkish President Abdullah Gul made to the top ten list placing at the seventh spot. U.S. President Barack Obama topped the list.

CUMHURIYET

HELL IN DATCA
The forest fire has been taken under control after hours-long efforts in Datca town of the southwestern province of Mugla. Some 10 hectares of wooded area were burnt down to ashes in the fire.

DO NOT INTERFERE
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has sent a message to Turkey not to interfere in their domestic affairs. Syrian leader said that they were planning to hold multi-party elections in February 2012.

PATRIOTS COME
A final agreement has been reached about NATO's missile shield project. Patriot missiles will be deployed in a small area in Turkey out of the coverage zone. Turkey takes place in the system of command control.

RADIKAL

TURKISH PREMIER SAYS WON'T GIVE IN TO TERRORISM
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the combat against PKK terrorism would continue within the boundaries of law. "Those who attempt to ambush democracy will receive their due punishment. We will not let terrorism prevail," Erdogan has said.

ACTIVISTS IN SOUTHEAST TURKEY CONDEMN PKK ATTACK
A group of activists from southeast Turkey who call themselves "Peace Mothers Initiative" has protested a PKK attack on a military convoy last week which killed nine troops in the town of Cukurca. The mothers left their white veils on spot of the ambush, condemning the mine attack. "We wish our bodies would have laid here instead of those of the soldiers," the mothers said.

HURRIYET

DOVE IN STREET, HAWK IN MOUNTAIN
Huseyin Celik, deputy chairman of the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party, has said about the new era in the fight against terror, "the state will act like a dove for its citizens in the street and like a hawk against terrorists in mountain." He said that the terrorist organization could make mistakes, but the state could not act like the terrorist organization. "No one should identify Kurdish people with the terrorist organization PKK and the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP)," he added.

TURKISH TEAM WINS
Turkish national team has become world champion after beating China 3-0 in the FIVB Volleyball Girls' Youth World Championship in Turkish capital Ankara.

MILLIYET

ERDOGAN'S MOTORCADE MAKES RARE STOP FOR PHONE TALK WITH IRAN PRESIDENT
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's motorcade pulled over and stopped shortly before crossing the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul on Sunday, reportedly for a phone conversation with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Erdogan's motorcade and security detail waited on the roadside for nearly 40 minutes for the phone talk during which Erdogan and Ahmadinejad discussed regional developments and particularly Syria, Erdogan press office said.

TURKEY WINS TITLE IN YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL
Turkish team claimed the title in FIVB Volleyball Girls' Youth World Championship with a 3-0 win against the Chinese contenders on Sunday in a game in Turkey's capital, Ankara. Sports Minister Suat Kilic said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had ordered to give away to the girls 50 gold coins each.

SABAH

ERDOGAN'S HARSH WARNING
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey's fight against terror would continue in order to put and end to Turkish people's grief. He called on the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) to stop supporting terror. "They should return to the parliament. They have to come. There is no other option. If they prefer to escape, all we can say is as you like."

AL-ASSAD'S MESSAGE TO ANKARA
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that they wanted to take lessons from Turkey's experiences. But we will take the final decision about our domestic affairs, he said.

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