TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON AUGUST 9

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on August 9, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON AUGUST 9

TURKIYE
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CRISIS AT YAS ENDS
The Turkish government and Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) have agreed on the appointment of generals at the Supreme Military Council (YAS). Gen. Isik Kosaner became the new Chief of Turkish General Staff while Gen. Erdal Ceylanoglu became the new Commander of the Land Forces. Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved on late Sunday the new appointments in the YAS.

HOT WEATHER BREAKS RECORD IN LAST 23 YEARS
Turkey is dealing with hot temperatures in all corners of the country. The capital province of Ankara was 40.4 degrees Celsius hot on Sunday. This was a record high for Ankara in the past 23 years.

ZAMAN
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MARDIN HOSTS 600,000 TOURISTS IN 6 MONTHS
The south-eastern province of Mardin has hosted 600,000 tourists in the first six months of 2010. The number of tourists visiting Mardin increased by 50 percent when compared to the same term last year. Mardin is a Turkish province sitting on the ruins of 25 civilizations.

MUNICIPALITY OF ANKARA TO DISTRIBUTE FREE FAST-BREAKING DINNER IN 26 SEPARATE TENTS
The municipality of Ankara will distribute free fast-breaking dinner in 26 separate tents during the holy month of Ramadan which will begin on Wednesday. Every dinner will be composed of four different selections.

YENI SAFAK
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SOLUTION COMES WITH GEN. ERDAL
The crisis at the annual meeting of the Supreme Military Council (YAS) was overcome after appointment of Gen. Erdal Ceylanoglu as the new Commander of the Land Forces. Gen. Isik Kosaner became the new Chief of the General Staff.

TURKEY'S BIGGEST TENDER
Turkey will hold the biggest electricity tender of its history. Giant companies such as Sabanci, Calik and Limak will compete with each other to win the tender for electricity distribution companies of Bogazici, Gediz, Trakya and Dicle. An income of nearly six billion USD is expected to be raised from the tender.
 

VATAN
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AGREEMENT AFTER 8 DAYS
The number one and number two seats of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) have been filled on late Sunday. Gen. Isik Kosaner has been appointed as the new Chief of Turkish General Staff. Gen. Kosaner will serve for three years as the Chief of General Staff. Gen. Erdal Ceylanoglu was appointed as the Commander of the Land Forces on Sunday.

RAMADAN CAMPAIGN FROM TURK TELEKOM
Turk Telekom phone company has introduced a special campaign for the holy month of Ramadan and the Ramadan Feast. According to the campaign, all Turk Telekom clients will be able to make phone calls for free, including phone calls within a city and between two cities.

CUMHURIYET
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SURPRISING APPOINTMENTS
The government and the army have reached an agreement on appointments of the country's top commanders. Gen. Isik Kosaner became the new chief of the Turkish General Staff while Gen. Erdal Ceylanoglu was appointed as the new Commander of the Land Forces.

THREE KILLED IN TERRORIST AMBUSH
A remote-controlled mine planted by PKK terrorists went off while troops were patrolling in a rural area near Nusaybin town of the southeastern province of Mardin. Three troops were killed in the blast.

RADIKAL
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AGREEMENT IN EIGHT DAYS
The crisis between the government which opposed to appointment of Gen. Hasan Igsiz as the Commander of the Land Forces, and the military ended yesterday. Gen. Erdal Ceylanoglu became the new Commander of the Land Forces. Meanwhile, Gen. Isik Kosaner was appointed as the new Chief of the General Staff.

CHEAP LIVES
A bridegroom opened fire in the air to celebrate his wedding in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, turning the wedding house into a bloodbath. When he could not control the rifle, Tevfik Altun killed his father and his aunts. Eight people were injured. In the southern province of Osmaniye, a 15-year-old driver with no licence had an accident. The driver and three members of his family died in the accident.

HURRIYET
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AND CRISIS ENDS
Gen. Isik Kosaner has been appointed as the new Chief of the Turkish General Staff while Gen. Erdal Ceylanoglu was appointed as the new Commander of the Land Forces. First statement about the appointments came from the prime minister. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters after a rally in the central province of Afyon that they reached an agreement with General Staff Chief Gen. Ilker Basbug. Later, President Abdullah Gul met with Gen. Basbug and National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul and approved the list of new commanders.

LAND-MINE KILLS THREE TROOPS IN NUSAYBIN
A remote-controlled mine planted by PKK terrorists went off, killing three troops. The blast occurred near Nusaybin town of the southeastern province of Mardin. Two of the troops died at the scene, while the third one died in the hospital.

MILLIYET
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YAS TENSION ENDS
The tension at the annual meeting of the Supreme Military Council (YAS) ended late on Sunday with the appointment of Gen. Isik Kosaner as the Chief of General Staff and the appointment of Gen. Erdal Ceylanoglu to the position of the Commander of Land Forces. At the time of the printing of daily Milliyet, Turkish President Abdullah Gul had not yet approved the appointment of Generals Kosaner and Ceylanoglu.

61.9 P.C. OF CEOs BELIEVE MOST VOTERS TO SAY "YES" AT SEPTEMBER 12 REFERENDUM
Ekonomist and Capital magazines held a survey among Turkey's foremost companies' CEOs. 61.9 percent of the 194 CEOs surveyed said that they believed most voters will say "yes" at the September 12 referendum on Constitutional amendments.

SABAH
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KOSANER & CEYLANOGLU
The crisis over the appointment of new generals in the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) ended late on Sunday. Gen. Isik Kosaner was appointed as the new Chief of Turkish General Staff while Gen. Erdal Ceylanoglu was appointed as the Commander of the Land Forces. On August 4, the Supreme Military Council (YAS) had announced that Gen. Ceylanoglu was appointed as the Commander of the First Army.

TURKISH EMPLOYERS VISIT FACEBOOK OF WOULD-BE EMPLOYEES
A research conducted with 155 human resources executives in Turkey showed that Turkish employers visit social cites of would-be employees before hiring them. Among the visited social cites are Facebook and Twitter.
 

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