TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON AUGUST 16

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 16, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON AUGUST 16




TURKIYE
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"RULE OF LAW WILL PREVAIL IN TURKEY"
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, "you will put an end to the caste system by voting 'yes' in the upcoming referendum. Rule of law will prevail in Turkey after September 12."

FENERBAHCE OFFERS 19 MILLION POUND FOR ROBINHO
After welcoming Senegalese striker Mamadou Niang in Istanbul, Fenerbahce club made a record offer of 19 million pound for Brazilian soccer player Robinho.

ZAMAN
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FENERBAHCE DEFEATS ANTALYASPOR 4-0
Fenerbahce defeated Medical Park Antalyaspor 4-0 in the Super League on Sunday. Semih (2), Alex and Gokhan scored goals. Trabzonspor defeated Ankaragucu with 2 goals by Teofilo.

EUROPE STILL NOT AWARE OF TURKEY'S POTENTIAL
Prof. Jack Goldstone, American sociologist and political scientist, specializing in studies of social movements, revolutions, and international politics, considers that Europe must certainly accept Turkey as its full member. Goldstone earlier said Turkey would become one of the leading six countries in the world in 2050.

YENI SAFAK
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"LAW WILL BE YOURS"
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, "you will put an end to the caste system by voting 'yes' in the upcoming referendum. Then, the law will be yours. Rule of law will prevail in Turkey after September 12."

FIRST MASS AT SUMELA MONASTERY AFTER 88 YEARS
Orthodox Christians held the first mass in 88 years at the ancient monastery of Sumela in northern Turkey. Some 500 people from Russia, Greece, Georgia and the United States traveled to the Byzantine-era monastery to attend the service led by Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I.

VATAN
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AL-QAIDA'S NEW TARGET: TURKEY
Ayman al-Zawahiri of the terrorist network al-Qaeda, slammed Turkey for co-operating with Israel and "killing Muslims in Afghanistan". In a 20-minute Arabic audio message posted on a website, al-Zawahiri said, "the Turkish government shows sympathy with the Palestinians through statements or sending some relief aid, but actually recognizes Israel, engages in trade, carries out military training and shares information with it."
Meanwhile, U.S. think-tank organization, Brookings Institution, said that the al-Qaeda was uneasy about leading role of secular Turkey in the Muslim world.

PKK'S ARMS TO UNITED NATIONS
Ahmet Turk, former leader of the outlawed Democratic Society Party (DTP), said that the United Nations could mediate to find a solution to the Kurdish issue. "In that case, PKK can lay down its weapons in a camp," he said.

CUMHURIYET
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MASS AT SUMELA MONASTERY AFTER 88 YEARS
Orthodox Christians held the first mass in 88 years at the ancient monastery of Sumela on the side of a mountain in northern Turkey. Some 500 people from Russia, Greece, Georgia and the United States traveled to the Byzantine-era monastery to attend the service led by Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I.

SECOND THREAT FROM AL-QAEDA
Al-Qaeda's second leader Ayman al-Zawahiri accused Turkey of cooperating with Israel. In an audio message posted on a website, al-Zawahiri said, "the Turkish government shows sympathy with the Palestinians through statements or sending some relief aid, but actually recognizes Israel, engages in trade, carries out military training and shares information with it."

RADIKAL
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SUMELA INITIATIVE
An important development pleasing Orthodox community took place in Turkey. A religious mass was held at Sumela Monastery in the northeastern province of Trabzon for the first time in 88 years. Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew conducted the service and said Turkey's courtesy, opening the Sumela Monastery to worship for one day and allowing Orthodox Christians to hold a historic mass to mark assumption of Mother Mary, was a praiseworthy act for Christians.

TEMPERATUES TO INCREASE MORE
Above normal-temperatures will keep affecting the country a week more. There will be rain in the east part of Black Sea Region today. Humidity will be 50 percent in Istanbul, 40 percent in Izmir and nearly 80 percent in the southern resort city of Antalya.

HURRIYET
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HISTORIC MASS
A religious mass was held at Sumela Monastery in northeastern province of Trabzon for the first time in 88 years. Religious services were banned after the Independence War. 500 Christians from Greece, Georgia and Russia attended the service in the monastery. Delivering a speech, Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew said, "we do not have any ulterior motives. We are here to pray as we always do." Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou said regarding the mass that it was a historic and important development.

GUNAY: "TURKEY CAN BE PROMOTED WITH GUTI AND QUARESMA"
Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said that world-famous foreign soccer players (in Turkish soccer clubs) could help promotion of Turkey. Gunay said Turkey could be promoted with Guti and Quaresma of Besiktas. "Photographs of Guti and Quaresma looking at angel mosaics at Ayasofya (Hagia Sofia) Museum can be used for promotion," he said.

MILLIYET
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PRAYS FOR NINE OTTOMAN SULTANS AT SUMELA MONASTERY
There was a mass at the ancient Sumela Monastery on the side of a mountain in northern Turkey for the first time in 88 years. Some 500 people traveled to the Byzantine-era monastery of Sumela to attend the service led by Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I. During the service, Patriarch Bartholomew I and the participants prayed for nine Ottoman sultans who supported the monastery.

A LIKELY DISASTER
On the 11th anniversary of the massive Marmara earthquake, Professor Celal Sengor said, "a likely earthquake will have a magnitude of about 7.6. Such a tremor in the Northern Anatolia Fault Line can trigger another quake. There are two fault lines around Istanbul. If both of them are broken, Istanbul can face a disaster. The earthquake can also lead to a tsunami. Istanbul have not seen a tsunami for 17 thousand years. It is rare, but possible."

SABAH
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END OF A TABOO
Orthodox Christians who gathered in Sumela Monastery in the northeastern province of Trabzon for the first time in 88 years prayed to the Mother Mary. Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew who conducted a historic mass in the monastery also commemorated sultans of the Ottoman Empire. The mass was held at the monastery to mark the Assumption of Mother Mary.

HOT WEATHER TO CONTINUE 10 DAYS MORE
Hot weather will keep prevailing in the country. High temperatures will continue 10 days more across Turkey, meteorology officials said. Sea surface temperature in southern province of Antalya reached 30 degrees Celsius on Sunday. Hot weather is expected to continue till the end of August.

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