TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON AUGUST 13

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 13, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON AUGUST 13

TURKIYE
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CHP POSSESSES JURISDICTION
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly reacted to the accusations that "the government will seize jurisdiction with the constitutional amendment package".
Erdogan said, "CHP itself made the operation in the past. Two ministers set up CHP's own cadre in public offices saying "will I recruit MHP supporters instead of my party members?"
Erdogan said referendum was a project of the nation and noted, "CHP, MHP, BDP and YARSAV oppose to this. How can I rely on a member of jurisdiction from YARSAV who insults the government?"

ENTHUSIASM OF FAST-BREAKING MEAL IN MOSTAR
"Convoy of Abundance" of the Istanbul Bayrampasa Municipality, which departed for the sixth time with the slogan, "fraternity does not have limits", had its first fast-breaking meal in Mostar city of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The convoy gave fast-breaking meal for 1500 people. Chorus of young people chanted in Turkish and Bosnian.
Turkish and Bosnian executives said such organizations would boost feelings of fraternity and relations between the two countries.

ZAMAN
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PAIN OF MY DAUGHTER'S TEARS WILL END IN REFERENDUM
Those who experienced the coup and pressure periods are looking forward for the referendum on September 12. Some of them support the reform in the name of democracy, law and freedom, and some are excited to apply to jurisdiction for the injustice they had to face.
Prof. Iskender Pala, who was dismissed from the army with Supreme Military Council decision in September 28 process said, "the jurisdiction may justify me or not. But, I have not forgotten the tears of my daughter who was isolated by her friends."

I WILL VOTE "YES" FOR THE INTERESTS OF BUSINESS WORLD
Murat Yalcintas, Chairman of Istanbul Chamber of Trade, said a new period would start in Turkey after the referendum.
Yalcintas said he would vote "yes" for the interests of the business world.

YENI SAFAK
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WE CAN NOT RUN TURKISH ARMED FORCES THROUGH PRECEDENTS
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who pointed out that the Supreme Military Council was a consultative council said, "There are laws and legislations about the Turkish Armed Forces(TSK). The National Defense Minister suggests, the Premier signs and the President approves We can not run the TSK with precedents."

RUNWAY A LITTLE SHORT FOR PLANE
The runway 5-25 of the Ataturk International airport which was extended because it frequently caused accidents was at work again.
An airbus jet of the Azerbaijan Airlines, which was about to conclude the Baku Istanbul flight with its 121 passengers, hit the dirt after it landed on runway 5-25.
The nose of the plane hit the ground when the landing gear of the jet got caught up in the dirt and broke. Also the engines of the jet hit the ground.

VATAN
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PAY HEED TO THESE CRIES
Deputy Premier Bulent Arinc extended support to Tuncay Ozkan and Mustafa Balbay who asked to be released from prison, following the court's overruling of the arrest warrants of 102 suspects in the Balyoz case.
"They say that the planners of the charged crimes are set free and ask if they are still in prison, because they don't have arms or weapons, unlike them," said Arinc.
He said "I think we should pay heed to these cries. And I believe it is the judiciary who should pay heed to these cries. There are principal actors who are master planners of a crime. And there are those who aid or praise the crime. I believe it is a righteous objection for someone who is at the bottom to look at the one at the top and then ask why he is still in prison though crimes they are charged with are not so heavy."

THERE ARE QUARANS IN FLAG POSTS
Naval Academy Commander Admiral Turker Erturk explained why he resigned during the handover ceremony.
"A psychologic war is being waged against the Turkish Armed Forces. Naval Forces is right at the center of this. They accused some of our students with depravity, with unfounded claims. Did they have any evidence? No they did not."
You know what these libertines accused us with: with forbidding prayer and worship and forcing prostitution. Those whom they accused are people who put our holy book Quaran wrapped up in seven fold plastic at the top of flag posts.
They said there were 32 perverse students at the academy, and asked me to kick them out of the academy. What were their proof. Unsigned letters. Unfortunately some of our superiors believed in these. And, yes, I took those students under my wings because, I believe they are innocent."

CUMHURIYET
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"THEY WANT INQUISITION COURTS," CHP LEADER KILICDAROGLU
Republican People's Party Leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu in his address at the rally of his party in Hacibektas, said the only body the Justice and Development Party could not take over was the judiciary.
"In the past there were inquisition courts. They want to set up these courts now. The government is making the constitutional amendments to get approval for its own judiciary," said Kilicdaroglu.

NEO-CON OBSTACLE TO RICCARDIONE'S APPOINTMENT TO ANKARA
Republican Senator Sam Brownback suspended the approval process of Ambassador Francis Riccardione, who was criticised for getting to close with his counterparts when he served in Afghanistan, Egypt and Iraq. Danielle Pletka, vice-president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, said it was not time to appoint an ambassador to Ankara, who was known for serving the interests of local autocrats.

RADIKAL
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SURPRISE MOVE FROM ARINC
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc made a surprise move on the decision for detention which led to polemics in Ergenekon process.
"Till today, while responding to questions on the case, I said 'this is the job of the jurists. If they arrested them, evidences required that. Mustafa Balbay and Tuncay Ozkan are under arrest for a long time. Propositions of the suspects should be listened," Arinc said.

PROJECT CHANGES INNUMERABLE LIVES
The project "Nar Taneleri", formed with the cooperation of the state and private sector, changed lives and point of views of 80 young women in two years.
Joint project of the Ministry of State responsible for family and Boyner Holding helps integration of young women, between the ages 18-24 who were brought up in orphanages, with the business life.
28 young women joined business life in the first year of the project.
 

HURRIYET
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I WAS DEPRESSED, I SHOT THE POLICE
Hakan Dincer (21) who was caught following a shoot-out with the Gendarmerie in Konya after he shot a traffic police making speed control, said "when I saw he was alone, I shot him," in his initial statement. Dincer who has a BA in literature, had purchased the pistol from his brother in law a month ago.

THEY WANT TO SETUP INQUISITION COURTS
In his speech at a rally in Nevsehir, Republican People's Party Chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu said, "There is only one body left in the country they could not take over and that is the judiciary. It is wrong to politicise the judiciary. Once upon a time there were inquisition courts. What they want to do right now is to set these up today. They want to subordinate the judges and prosecutors to their authority."

MILLIYET
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SERIOUS ACCUSATION TO 1208 JUDGES AND PROSECUTORS
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while responding to questions of local media in Black Sea province of Rize, made very strong statements against Union of Judges and Prosecutors- Turkey (YARSAV).
Erdogan said, "Republican People's Party (CHP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), Peace & Democracy Party (BDP), that known media and even YARSAV came together. How will I depend on members of jurisdiction that are members of YARSAV now? How can I rely on a member of jurisdiction if he openly criticizes and defames the government?

MIT SURPRISE IN DINK CASE
Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office asked for permission from the prime minister to probe whether or not members of the National Intelligence Agency (MIT) has negligence in killing of Hrant Dink.
MIT said, "we have no information or document", and the prime ministry decided not to give permission for investigation.

RUNWAY EXTENDED BUT THE PILOT COULD NOT STOP
An A-319 Airbus type passenger plane belonging to Azerbaijani Airlines, on its way from Baku to Istanbul, skidded off the runway after landing at Istanbul's Ataturk International Airport.
This runway was earlier extended and reopened because of similar accidents.

SABAH
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GUL: NGOs SHOULD KEEP TANKERS AWAY
President Abdullah Gul made a call to be sensitive against the tankers passing from the Istanbul Strait. Gul said, "I am calling on NGOs, environmental organizations, and media to exert efforts and to be more sensitive to keep the Strait away from those tankers. Environmental awareness may prevent some mistakes which the laws can not."

TWO ON THE WAIST, THREE AT HOME
Call for new murders: Gun licence which is actually limited with one for one person, rises for five. One person will be able to get licence to carry two weapons and possess three.
Umut Foundation, dealing with individual armament, expressed opposing views, but could not prevent the move.

TERROR REPROACH FROM ERDOGAN
Speaking at a fast-breaking dinner which was attended by ambassadors and many guests, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan relayed the messages: "we are disappointed over the tolerance shown by some countries to terrorist organization despite all our warnings, all evidences and all information and documents."

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