TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 1

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 1, 2010. World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 1

 

TURKIYE
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CHP NOT SINCERE ON HEADSCARF ISSUE
Speaking at a rally in the northwestern Tekirdag province, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu says he will solve the headscarf issue. Do you believe that?".
Erdogan said freedom of education was the issue in question, and continued, "If CHP is honest and sincere, we are ready to take the necessary steps no later than September 13".

WE TOPPLED THE GREEK, WE WON 3 OUT OF 3
Our national basketball team easily defeated the strongest rival in their group at the World Basketball Championship. The Turkish team, which defeated the world and European champion Greece 76-65, almost guaranteed group leadership.

ZAMAN
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TURKEY UPSETS GREECE AT WORLD BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Turkish National Basketball Team beat Greece, 76-65, in a match played as part of Group C at the 2010 World Basketball Championship on Tuesday night. This was Turkey's first victory against Greece in 35 years. Turkey plays against Puerto Rico on Wednesday night.

DENMARK FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ROJ TV & DEMANDS CLOSURE
Denmark has filed a lawsuit against the media organ of terrorist organization PKK, Roj TV, for supporting terror acts. A Danish prosecutor filed the lawsuit demanding the permanent closure of Roj TV.

YENI SAFAK
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ERGENEKON ALWAYS WORKED WITH OCALAN
Terrorist organization PKK's head Abdullah Ocalan's former attorney Ahmet Zeki Okcuoglu talked to Yeni Safak daily for the first time. Okcuoglu said that the head terrorist had held talks with Ergenekon starting from the moment he had been brought to Turkey. Ergenekon, while getting prepared for a coup in 2004, "convinced" Ocalan to put an end to ceasefire, Okcuoglu also said.

THERE IS NO SPINNING IN POLITICS
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed CHP chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who earlier said that he would solve the headscarf issue, from a rally in the northwestern Tekirdag province.
"Let us solve this matter on September 13. We will see how sincere you are. But do not spin later," Erdogan said.
 

VATAN
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CHECHEN HUNTER GENERAL FOUND DEAD IN HATAY
It has been revealed that the unrecognizable body that washed ashore on August 16 belonged to Russian general Guri Yuri Ivanov, Russia's military intelligence authority GRU's second highest official who had decided for the execution of three Chechen leaders in Turkey.
According to Russian media reports, 52-year-old general Ivanov went to Syria in early August to examine a military base to be opened in this country by Russia, however, the general later went missing in a mysterious way. His body was found at the shore of Cevlik village two weeks ago.

TURKEY FLIES
The 12 Giant Men slammed Greece, whom we could not defeat for 29 years, at the World Basketball Championship and got 3 victories at the 3 games it has played so far. The Turkish national team will play against Puerto Rico today.

CUMHURIYET
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DENMARK FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST TERRORIST ORGANIZATION'S MEDIA ORGAN ROJ TV
Denmark filed a lawsuit against terrorist organization PKK's media organ Roj TV for supporting terror incidents. A high level Danish prosecutor said that the case against Roj TV was filed after extensive research and investigation.

A CHAIN OF PEACE TO BE ESTABLISHED
September 1, World Peace Day, will be celebrated in all corners of Turkey with various activities. Many individuals will renew calls to end wars and invite world leaders to make peace.

RADIKAL
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TURKEY BECOMES TERM PRESIDENT
Turkey's term presidency at the United Nations Security Council began on Wednesday. The Council's agenda in September is heavily loaded. Turkey will chair two high level meetings at the Council.

TEMPERATURES TO GO DOWN
Temperatures in all corners of Turkey were above average in the past month. As of September 1, temperatures in most parts of Turkey will go down by at least 8 degrees Celsius. During next week's Ramadan Feast most parts of Turkey will be sunny.

HURRIYET
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WHAT KIND OF A PARTNER IS THIS?
The United States administration constantly refers to Turkey as a "strategic partner". Yet the U.S. administration suspended the sale of arms to Turkey after having been affected by the Jewish lobby in the U.S. Congress. Turkey's Ambassador in Washington, D.C. Namik Tan said that the Barack Obama administration did not send the agreement on the sale of unmanned air vehicle Reaper and Cobra helicopters to the U.S. Congress thus making Turkey unable to receive such arms. According to Tan, such a U.S. decision came after the voting on Iran and the crisis with Israel. Tan said that Turkey informed its uneasiness on the matter to the U.S. Department of State.

PERMISSION ISSUED FOR WALKING ON BOSPHORUS BRIDGE
U2's singer Bono had said earlier that he wanted to walk on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul prior to a concert on September 6. Turkish officials obtained the necessary permission and thus members of U2 will be able to walk on the Bosphorus Bridge and go from one continent to another.

MILLIYET
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HISTORIC VICTORY
The 12 Giant Men defeated Greece 76-65 following their victories against Ivory Coast and Russia at the World Basketball Championship hosted by Turkey. Ersan Ilyasova, who scored 26 points, was the star of the game. The 12 Giant Men, who wrote history by beating Greece after 35 years, will play against Puerto Rico at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

LET US SIT AT TABLE ON SEPTEMBER 13
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on the headscarf issue again and made a call to Republican People's Party (CHP) chairperson Kemal Kilicdaroglu. "We are talking about freedom of education and faith with you. If you are honest and sincere, September 13 is the earliest possible date. Let us sit down, make a decision and take a step," Erdogan said.

SABAH
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WE SETTLED ACCOUNTS WITH OUR NEIGHBOR
The 12 Giant Men defeated Greece at the 2010 World Basketball Championship and got 3 victories at its 3 games in the tournament so far. The Turkish national basketball team, which was beaten by Greece at the 2006 and 2008 world tournaments, displayed an outstanding play and defeated the Greek team by 11 points. The team will remain the leader of its group even if it loses one of its upcoming games.

FIRST LAW SUIT TO ROJ TV
Denmark, for the first time, filed a lawsuit against terrorist organization PKK's media organ Roj TV on the claim that the channel supports terrorism. Danish prosecutor Lise Notte Nilas said that Roj TV's broadcasts eulogizing PKK constituted a ground for the case filed against the TV channel.
Right after the announcement on the case, police waged an operation against Roj TV headquarters. Authorities are now expected to suspend the TV channel's broadcasts until the case is concluded.
 

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