OPERATION WITH GAS GRENADES IN ISTANBUL
46 people, including three members of music band Yorum, were detained in an operation staged with gas grenades on DHKP-C (The Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front) in Istanbul. Ali Araci and Caner Bozkurt from Yorum were released with the directives of prosecutor.
THEY BURN 92.6 BLN USD ASSURANCE
Tender of Ankara natural gas network was cancelled as a Turkish joint venture of Mehmet Emin Karamehmet and Mehmet Kazanci did not pay 1.2 billion USD until Monday, the payment deadline. The two partners burned 92.6 billion USD of assurance. Now eyes turned to tenders for Istanbul's Bogazici Elektrik Dagitim, Turkey's largest power grid, and Istanbul Anadolu Yakasi Elektrik Dagitim, another power grid on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. Karamehmet and Kazanci offered the highest bid for these tenders. The payment deadline of these two tenders is May 31.
WE HAVE FALLEN OFF
"Yuksek Sadakat", a band representing Turkey in the Eurovision song contest, was disappointed at semi finals of the 56th Eurovision Song Contest. The group could not take the ticket for the finals of the contest that will take place in Germany on May 14 with its song "Live It Up".
VISIT FROM CANKAYA TO RAKEL
State Inspection Board Delegation, associated with President Abdullah Gul, had a very long meeting with Rakel Dink, wife of Hrant Dink, and took notes from her demands.
President Gul said he was very embarrassed when European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) sentenced Turkey as it did not prevent Dink assassination and did not investigate the murder in details. Gul gave directives to State Inspection Board and the delegation met with Rakel Dink and her lawyer two weeks ago. Dink told all the problems they had experienced starting before the murder.
The delegation later gave information to Gul about the meeting. A new legal process may start if State Inspection Board decides that investigation against civil servants was not carried out in line with the laws.
TURKEY CAPITAL GAS GRID SELL OFF CANCELLED
Turkey's privatization authority on Tuesday said it had scraped off a deal to sell 80 percent of the shares in Baskent Dogalgaz, the state-owned gas grid in the Turkish capital, Ankara. The deal was cancelled when it fell through after the highest-bidders, Mehmet Emin Karamehmet and Mehmet Kazanci, had failed to pay 1,104 million U.S. dollars before a deadline to complete the agreement. The privatization authority seized a down payment of 107.2 million U.S. dollars as revenue to the Turkish Treasury.
INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRY FAIR OPENS IN ISTANBUL
IDEF 2011, the International Defense Industry Fair, opened on Monday in Istanbul. The event saw the penning of an agreement for the manufacture of Turkey's first fully indigenous tank. The tank is named Altay, which would feature a radar system that could detect enemy and friendly forces.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 11 Mayıs 2011, 09:26