TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 23

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 23, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS ON AUGUST 23

TURKIYE
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KURDISH REVOLT AGAINST PKK
A group of women have left their white scarves to the point where eight troops and a village guard were killed in an ambush of the PKK terrorist organization in Cukurca town of the southeastern province of Hakkari. Meanwhile, residents in eastern and southeastern parts of Turkey harshly reacted to PKK attacks which disturbed the positive atmosphere in the region following government's democratic move.

"THIS WILL BE A LESSON TO LEADERS"
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will leave for Libyan city of Benghazi later today. "What happened in Libya should be a lesson to all leaders. Leaders should take into consideration their people's demands," he said.

ZAMAN
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42-YEAR DICTATORSHIP ENDS
Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year regime has ended. Libyan opposition forces have taken control of capital city Tripoli. Gadhafi's three sons were captured. They also took control of the Tripoli airport and state-run radio. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will leave for Benghazi later today. Meanwhile, Libyan dissidents in Turkey stormed in consulate general and embassy buildings in Istanbul and Ankara. They flew the flag of the Interim Transitional National Council at the buildings.

CICEK TO MEET ACADEMICIANS
Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek has taken action to change the 1982 Constitution. Cicek will meet 24 academicians from different universities who are specialized on the Constitution, on September 19. Ergun Ozbudun, Serap Yazici and Levent Koker are among Cicek's guests.

YENI SAFAK
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LET IT BE A LESSON FOR DICTATORS
Gadfahi, who has ruled Libya like a farm for 42 years, has now reached the end of the road. After a 6-month-long civil war, opponents took control of the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Gadhafi is missing and his three sons have been detained. Commenting on these developments, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu sent a message to the leaders in the region who would not leave their positions. "Let the change in Libya be a lesson for everybody," he said.

UEFA COUNSEL IN THE FIELD
UEFA has stepped in the ongoing match-fixing investigation in Turkey. Pierre Cornu, UEFA's chief legal counsel for integrity and regulatory affairs, met with Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Berk who is in charge of the investigation. Moreover, Besiktas sports club's head Yildirim Demiroren also met with prosecutors to share the information he had on the matter.

VATAN
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WHEN WILL MATCH-FIXING INDICTMENT BE READY?
Pierre Cornu, UEFA's chief legal counsel for integrity and regulatory affairs, met with Turkish prosecutors yesterday in order to get information on the ongoing match-fixing investigation. Sources said Cornu had asked the prosecutors when the indictment would be ready. Expressing his concerns, Cornu also told officials from the Turkish Football Federation that Turkish teams to participate in European cups might face serious problems if the court and federation reached a ruling in the middle of the season.

MURAT KARAYILAN ISSUE NOT CLEAR YET
Commenting on the developments regarding PKK's second man Murat Karayilan, Turkish Deputy Premier Bulent Arinc said there was still no footage of Karayilan. Arinc said, although several PKK-linked TV stations announced after the news claiming Karayilan had been captured that he would deliver a statement, there had been no live broadcast. "Even now, there are no broadcasts with his footage. There is something else underneath it all, but we do not have an explanation yet. We don't know where he is or what he does".

CUMHURIYET
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CHANGE IN LIBYA
Libyan opposition forces have taken control of Tripoli, the heart of Moammar Gadhafi's regime, with the support of NATO. A spokesman for the opposition forces said that danger was still continuing since Gadhafi could not be captured yet. Gadhafi's three sons are under house arrest. Meanwhile, western leaders are getting ready to hold a summit to put forward a road map for the future of Libya.

RAPID ANKARA
Libyan dissidents have flown the flag of the Interim Transitional National Council at the Libyan Embassy in Ankara after Libyan opposition forces took control of Tripoli, center of Moammar Gadhafi's regime on Sunday. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had telephone conversations with his 12 counterparts including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will leave for Libya later today. Meanwhile, Libya Contact Group will convene in Istanbul on Thursday.

RADIKAL
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FROM ANKARA TO ASSAD: LOOK WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO GADHAFI
Commenting on the developments in Libya, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said everybody should draw lessons from the changes that had happened in line with people's demands. Davutoglu, who is currently in Ethiopia, will stop by the Libyan city of Benghazi on his way back to Turkey today and will have talks with officials from the Libyan Interim Transitional National Council.

THIS IS HOW AN EMBASSY FELL
One of the first photographs showing the change of flag at Libya's representations in other countries came from the Turkish capital of Ankara. Libyans who gathered at the embassy building in Ankara burned down Gadhafi's posters and his "Green Book".

HURRIYET
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NEW LIBYA
NATO hit Libya and opponents seized the control of capital Tripoli without facing any resistance. Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, whose three sons have been captured, is still hiding. Meanwhile, Libyan opponents lowered their country's flag at the Libyan embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara and flew the flag of the Interim Transitional National Council instead. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who held a tele-conference call with foreign ministers of 11 countries, will travel to the Libyan city of Benghazi today. The Libya Contact Group will also gather in Istanbul.

DEMIROREN TALKS TO PROSECUTOR
Yildirim Demiroren, the head of Turkish sports club Besiktas, came to the Besiktas Courthouse in Istanbul and had a one-hour meeting with the prosecutor in charge of the ongoing match-fixing investigation. While leaving the courthouse, Demiroren told reporters that he had briefed the prosecutor on Turkish sports in general.

MILLIYET
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DAVOS TO COME TO ERDOGAN
Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, has met Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. EU Minister Egemen Bagis said that Schwab asked permission to hold a summit that would bring together leading names from the south and the north, from the east to the west. "Prime Minister Erdogan told him that it would be a pleasure," Bagis added.

WORLD'S 8TH BIGGEST YACHT IN BODRUM
The Rising Sun, the world's 8th biggest yacht which was built for Larry Ellison, founder and CEO of the leading software and hardware systems company Oracle, has arrived in the popular resort town of Bodrum. Ellison sold the yacht to famous record executive and film producer David Geffen.

SABAH
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E-5 DIPLOMACY
Details of the telephone conversation between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been revealed. Erdogan's motorcade pulled over and stopped shortly before crossing the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. During the conversation which lasted for 37 minutes, Erdogan offered Iranian president to act together to stop bloodshed in Syria. President Ahmadinejad said in response that Turkey and Iran should protect Syria from the pressure of the West.

SURPRISING WITNESS
The court has decided to listen to 17 former members of the PKK terrorist organization as witness in a lawsuit filed by the Danish State Prosecutor's Office to close down the Roj TV. A member of the PKK who joined the raid on military barracks in Daglica which resulted in killing of 35 troops, is among the witnesses.

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