TURKEY PRESS ON JULY 29

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on July 29, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS ON JULY 29

TURKIYE
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IT WAS A LESSON
After the massacre in Norway, European countries launched an operation against racist associations and parties to which they have turned a blind eye for long years. The massacre staged by Anders Breivik, an enemy of Muslims, incited Europe to take action. Germany, Britain, Poland, Italy and France are raiding extreme rightist parties. Efforts have been launched to close racist associations and parties. Many weapons were seized in operations against these associations.
European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom confessed that it was so normal to accuse Muslims and other immigrants in such incidents due to the political atmosphere in Europe, and said this should change.

FIVE KOC COMPANIES IN TOP TEN INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES
Istanbul Chamber of Industry made public Turkey's giant industrial enterprises. Turkish Oil Refineries Corporation (TUPRAS) was again the leader with 20.8 billion TL of sale. Electricity Production Corporation came the second, Ford Automotive the third, Oyak Renault the fourth, TOFAS the fifth, Arcelik the sixth, and Aygaz the seventh. Thus, Koc Holding had five companies in the top ten industrial enterprises of Turkey.

ZAMAN
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REQUIREMENTS OF LAWS TO BE DONE IN YAS
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made striking remarks in his return from Azerbaijan where he paid a formal visit. Erdogan opposed to the comments that Supreme Military Council (YAS) meeting which will start on August 1 would be distressful. "I don't think there will be tension there. It will take place in the most idealist way. The laws regarding the promotion and appointments are open," Erdogan said.

CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR: THE COURSE IS VERY WELL
Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci made a statement supporting statements of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said "the crisis will not hit even slightly this time."
Basci said views of the prime minister regarding the economy was positive and relieved him. He said, "the course is very well in Turkey. The investments recovered. There is not extreme warming in economy."
Basci said Turkey has the capacity to dissociate from from developing countries.

YENI SAFAK
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WE CAN NOT SLEEP WHILE AFRICA IS HUNGARY
Turkey's Religious Affairs Administration launched initiatives to boost friendship relations in Ramadan. Religious Affairs Department Chief Mehmet Gormez said they started the campaign to share the blessings for the unity of humanity and to establish bridges by disregarding the distances.
Gormez said they would be in an effort to enliven neighborhood relations with the campaign.

GIZEM DIES FORMALLY
DNA results of the youngsters killed by racist Breivik in Utoya island in Norway were made public. Dogan family was once again broke down Turkish girl Gizem Dogan was among those killed.

BASE OF ALBARAKA IS TURKEY
Albaraka Director General Fahrettin Yahsi said they would open the branch of the bank in Irbil in August. Yahsi said, "Turkey will be the base of our activities in the Middle East and the Balkans."

VATAN
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17 GENERALS RETIRE
Traffic intensified in Ankara prior to the Supreme Military Board (YAS) meeting which will start on Monday. The government is getting ready to retire 17 generals under arrest who were waiting for promotion.
There are 43 generals and admirals under arrest regarding investigation into Balyoz (Sledgehammer) case. 17 of them are waiting for promotion.
According to Staff Law of the Turkish Armed Forces promotion and retirement of the arrested officers are frozen.

PANIC IN QANDIL
Iran, which hit PJAK, the branch of PKK in Iran, dissolves the camps in Qandil one by one. Murat Karayilan threatened, "we may give up Turkey and fight against Iran."
Operation of the Iranian army, which continues for two week, put a heavy blow on PJAK. The organization had to leave the three camps which it nested together with PKK. There are only Koke and Eyse camps for Iran to control Qandil.
Web-sites close to the organization claimed operation intelligence came from Turkey.

CUMHURIYET
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WE HAVE ALSO SEEN THIS
Havva Karakaya, a journalist working in Kirsehir Postasi (local) newspaper, have been "banned from performing her journalism duties" for 375 days on charges of a story she wrote about the personnel of Kirsehir Municipality. This was the first time a court ruled that "a journalist cannot make journalism." Karakaya said she was sentenced due to a corruption story she wrote, adding, "Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said no journalist who made stories against his party had been punished. I am the first journalist to be punished. I want justice."

WE WILL NOT BE POLICE STATE
Norwegian Ambassador to Turkey Cecilie Landsverk said Norway would not be a police state after double attacks staged by extreme racist Anders Breivik. Landsverk said Norway would not show the same reaction the United States showed after September 11 terrorist attacks. Landsverk said the problem could be solved by maintaining social peace and democracy, not by becoming a police state.

RADIKAL
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"BELEDIYE" FORMULA TO FENER REPUBLIC
Fenerbahce's administration is discussing two-option formula against a decision to be relegated from the first division. The first option is to merge with Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyespor under teh name IBB Fenerbahce. The second is to give its foreign players to IBB for a year.

INVOICE OF MASSACRE
Police are investigating the source of 80,000 Euro (631,633 Norwegian Krone) deposited on Anders Breivik, who staged double attacks in Norway, in 2007. It is claimed that the evil lived without any jobs so far, thanks to this money. The source of the money was unknown, and the money transfer can change the course of Oslo massacre case.

HURRIYET
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"I CANNOT ACT LIKE FENERBAHCE MEMBERS"
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported match-fixing investigation as saying, "I appreiate the (football) federation's stance. Their path is so open with the legal arrangement. Everybody is without a team in the federation administration. Naturally, as a prime minister supporting Fenerbahce team, I cannot act like Fenerbahce members in the process."

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY CRISIS IN YAS
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "from now on, bad will would not be responded by good will. We are entering a different process whatever its cost is. Some things have gone beyond Ocalan. I do not think that there will be any tension in the Supreme Military Council (YAS) meeting. The requirements of laws will be done."

FLAG LOWERED TO HALF-MAST FOR GIZEM
Turkish girl Gizem Dogan's family received the sorrowful news from police who visited their house yesterday morning. Gizem went missing after the attack in the Utoya island in Norway. Gizem's mother Guldener Dogan told Hurriyet that they were hopeful that their daughter was alive till yesterday morning. "And event, the building complex we are living had not lowered the flag to half-mast, however they have done so today."

MILLIYET
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HERE IS AL-QAIDA ARSENAL
Daily Milliyet reached the shuddery photographs in al-Qaida cell in Ankara which was getting prepared for a bloody attack with 700 kg explosive. Chemical substances used in explosive devices are in the blue plastic barrels found at the basement of the cell house in Sincan town of Ankara.
The terrorists were preparing a bomb similar to TATP used in attacks in Istanbul in 2003.

SPEND AS YOU LIKE
Central Bank Governor Erdem Basci announced year end inflation expectation for 2011 as 6.9 percent. Basci said they did not foresee sharp down risk in economy.
Recommending to citizens who feel concern over the crisis rumors, Basci said, "unemployment drops. We can not say 'don't spend to those who found job'. He/she can spend it as they wish."

SABAH
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ALLIGATOR'S MARCH TO EUROPE
Bursaspor soccer team of Turkey defeated FC Gomel 2-1 in a home UEFA Europa League qualification match, and gained a good advantage for the second match to be played in Belarus.

I DO NOT EXPECT ANY PROBLEMS IN YAS MEETING
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave several messages when replying to questions of reporters on his way back to Turkey from Baku, Azerbaijan. Erdogan said, "I do not think there will be any tension in the YAS meeting." Regarding PKK, Erdogan said, "the claims that there are cracks (in the terrorist organization) are not in vain. Some things have gone beyond Ocalan, and everything is not in his control." On terrorism, Erdogan said, "we will implement different strategies against terrorism whatever its cost is." Referring to Israel, Erdogan said, "we do not accept their only expressing that they are sorry. There should be an apology and a compensation. And, embargoes (on Gaza) should be lifted." Regarding Norway attacks, Erdogan said, "nobody talks about Christian terrorism. European leaders also have a share (in these incidents)."

"NO RISK, SPEND AS YOU LIKE"
Central Bank's Governor Erdem Basci gave a message of economic confidence. Basci said, "things are on right track. Turkish lira (TL) is not extremely valuable." Basci said the final word on economic crisis discussions in Turkey, adding, "things are well in Turkey. We do not foresee a rise in interests." After this statement, USD dropped to 1.67 TL and stock market climbed 2.21 percent.

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