TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 21

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on July 21, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 21

HURRIYET
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AGAIN PKK TERRORISM: 7 MARTYRS
PKK terrorists who wanted to infiltrate a military unit deployed in Hantepe, 30 kilometers away from Cukurca town of the southeastern province of Hakkari, attacked on the military outpost from two different angles with long-range weapons and rocket launchers at 1:30 a.m. the previous night. The clash continued till morning as troops responded to the attack and additional troops had been sent to the outpost. First lieutenant, 30-year-old Cetin Aylar, sergeants 25-year-old Turgay Yilmaz, Mesut Keklikci, and non-commissioned officer Samet Yilmaz, Ayhan Say and Hakan Yutkun died in the attack. Nine soldiers were slightly wounded. A terrorist was killed in the clash.

SILENT AGONY IN BACK ROW
When Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was telling that people should vote in favor of the constitutional amendments in a referendum due in September, he read the letters three young people who were executed after the September 12 (1980) military intervention wrote to their families before they were executed. Justice & Development (AK) Party meeting at the parliament experienced emotional moments. These three young people were Necdet Adali, Erdal Eren and Mustafa Pehlivanoglu. In his letter, Pehlivanoglu asked his parents to forgive him for all his mistakes. In the back row, AK Party MP Mahmut Esen Guven was sitting. Those three executed young people were kept at the same ward with Guven in Mamak prison after the military intervention.

MILLIYET
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SEVEN MORE FAMILIES DESTROYED
PKK terrorists, who were trying to leak military unit in Cukurca town of the southeastern province of Hakkari, killed six soldiers. Also one soldier was killed in Gurpinar town of the eastern province of Van.
Soldiers immediately responded PKK terrorists who attempted to infiltrate military unit in Cukurca. During the clash, which continued till morning, nearly ten soldiers were wounded too. Reinforcement units were sent to the region. There was a busy helicopter and ambulance traffic in city center in Hakkari.
Also, gendarmery sergeant Serdar Yesilyurt was killed in a fire opened by terrorists in rural area in Gurpinar.

ALEX COULD NOT UNDERSTAND FRIENDSHIP
Regarding the friendly match which will be played against Galatasaray soccer team in Germany today, Fenerbahce soccer team's captain Alex wrote in his web-site as, "I could not understand this friendly match issue. As far as I know, there is no friendship between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray." Alex later corrected his statement as he received reactions.

SABAH
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6 SOLDIERS DEAD IN CUKURCA
Terrorist organization PKK waged an attack on a military unit which has moved from central Anatolian province of Kayseri to southeastern Hakkari province's Cukurca town for summer duty. The military base located 10 km away the Iraqi border, where 100 commandos were deployed, was attacked by PKK late at night. During the initial fire targeting the command center, six soldiers died and nine were wounded.

DON'T LOOK FOR ME HERE MOM
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled the executions of the September 12 period and said, "On September 12 (the date for referendum), we will settle accounts with the mentality that caused the execution of young people".
Commenting on the referendum during Justice and Development (AK) Party's group meeting, Erdogan said Necdet Adali, Mustafa Pehlivanoglu and Erdal Eren had been executed unjustly at very young ages, while Huseyin Kurumahmutoglu had been killed with a butt stroke while performing his prayer.
Reading extracts from a poem and citing sentences from a letter written by Pehlivanoglu to his family, Erdogan cried and said that the judgement day mentioned in the letter would be September 12, 2010.
 

VATAN
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"BRING ME MY SON, NOT BAD NEWS THAT HE IS MARTYRED"
PKK terrorists attacked troops in the southeastern province of Hakkari and eastern province of Van. Seven soldiers were killed and nine others were wounded. Military officials had to give the bad news to the families of the killed soldiers in seven different provinces. The remarks of Selahattin Yilmaz, the father of Samet Yilmaz from Aegean town of Turgutlu who was killed in the attack, was as if he were voicing the common agony: "You have brought the bad news that my son has been martyred, not my son himself. Bring me my son."

TEARS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE EXECUTED AFTER SEPTEMBER 12 MILITARY INTERVENTION
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan could not keep his tears when he was talking about the last moments of a nationalist and two leftist young people who were executed after the September 12 (1980) military intervention. Erdogan said the referendum due in September would ensure trial of those responsible for the September 12 military intervention.

CUMHURIYET
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TERRORISM DOES NOT STOP
On the day a total of 649 NGOs in southeastern Diyarbakir province released a declaration calling for a ceasefire, terrorist organization PKK waged attacks, killing 7 soldiers.
A clash erupted between soldiers and terrorists who tried to leak into a military unit in Cukurca town of the southeastern province of Hakkari. Six soldiers died and nine were wounded in the initial fire opened by terrorists. One terrorist was killed in the clash.
As clash news came from Cukurca, another attack was waged in eastern Van province yesterday. During an operation conducted in the rural area of Van's Gurpinar town, one soldier was killed by terrorists.

CHP FIRST PARTY
According to a survey conducted by research company Sonar in July, Republican People's Party (CHP) leaves Justice and Development (AK) Party behind in polls. In Sonar's survey, 29.87 percent of the participants expressed support for CHP, while 27.80 percent said they supported AK Party. Moreover, 13.83 percent and 4.53 percent of participants said they supported Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) respectively.

RADIKAL
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DERBY GAME VERY DIFFICULT ABROAD
Galatasaray and Fenerbahce soccer teams will have a friendly game in Germany today. In friendly games, Fenerbahce plays bad against difficult rivals, while Galatasaray takes good results against easy rivals. The performances of the two renewed teams are unknown.

CLASHES IN HAKKARI AND VAN KILL SEVEN SOLDIERS
A clash erupted when PKK terrorist attempted to leak a military unit in Cukurca town of the southeastern province of Hakkari previous night. Commandos were sent to the region as reinforcement. Clash continued till morning. Six soldiers were killed and ten others were slightly wounded in the first fire.
PKK terrorists opened fire on a military unit in Gurpinar town of the eastern province of Van, and one soldier was killed.
 

TURKIYE
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JUDGEMENT DAY: SEPTEMBER 12
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled painful memories of the military coup and gave a message for the referendum. "We will settle accounts with the mentality that executed young people," he said.
Noting that numerous innocent rightist and leftist people were sent to execution during September 12 period, Erdogan said those responsible for such torture would be called on to account for their actions on September 12, 2010, 30 years after the military coup.

WE WILL NOT GIVE UP ON CYPRUS FOR EU
Attending a ceremony held to mark the 36th anniversary of Cyprus Peace Operation, Turkish State Minister & Deputy Premier Cemil Cicek said all the parties could proceed on their own ways if a settlement could not be reached in Cyprus until the end of the year. Addressing those who named Cyprus as a pre-condition for Turkey's EU process, Cicek said, "We will always prefer Cyprus".

ZAMAN
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SIX SOLDIERS KILLED, NINE INJURED IN CUKURCA
Again attack on military outpost and again question marks. There is no intelligence or measure. Police and military intelligence warned that "an attack would be staged on a military unit in Cukurca" ten days ago. According to allegations, although technical devices of the unit were sufficient, thermal cameras were not working. Sensors were inactive. It is also claimed that remote-control illumination mines did not work, and helicopter back-up was late. It is also claimed that terrorists who came from Zap camp piled up logistic materials on the hills around the military outpost, and collected intelligence.

PREMIER CRIES WHEN READING LETTERS OF EXECUTED YOUNG PEOPLE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked about the tragedy of nationalist and leftist young people who were executed after the September 12 (1980) military intervention, and could not keep his tears.

YENI SAFAK
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YES FOR THE MEMORY OF MUSTAFA
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan commemorated four young people --who were the victims of September 12 (1980) military coup-- with tears. Noting that they would struggle against the mentality which unjustly hung Mustafa Pehlivanoglu (one of the victims), Erdogan called for people to say "yes" in the constitutional amendment referendum (which will take place on September 12, 2010), and said, "say yes not to experience untimely farewells and deaths of young."

SEVEN SOLDIERS KILLED BY KNOWINGLY
An unbelievable negligence happened in the southeastern province of Hakkari after the ones in Iskenderun, Ladik and Gediktepe. Despite the warning of Security Department 12 days ago, seven soldiers died in Cukurca town of Hakkari. PKK terrorists attacked Hantepe military post with long-range rifles and rocket launchers in Cukurca. Six soldiers died in the clash which continued till morning. Also, one soldier died in an ambush on a military vehicle in Gurpinar town of the eastern province of Van.
 

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