TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 11

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 11, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 11



TURKIYE
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VALUE OF ISTANBUL STOCK EXCHANGE MARKET EXCEEDS 420 BLN TL
Back to back record figures have resulted in helping the value of the Istanbul Stock Exchange Market (IMKB) exceed 420 billion TL (approx. 278 billion USD). At the end of 2009, the companies at the IMKB had a total value of 350.7 billion TL (approx. 232 billion USD). The most valuable companies at the IMKB are Akbank, Garanti Bankasi and Is Bankasi.

TURKEY'S HEART WILL BEAT ON COURT
Turkish National Basketball Team will play their most important game in history against Serbia on Saturday night in a semi-finals game at the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Istanbul. Turkey is still unbeaten at the 2010 World Basketball Championship. Turkey-Serbia game will kick off at 21.30 hours and be broadcast live on NTV channel.

ZAMAN
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SECURITY AT HIGH LEVEL DURING REFERENDUM
Turkish national police have formed special teams that will provide security in cities and towns where people will cast votes in a referendum on Sunday. Ballot boxes in eastern and south-eastern Anatolia would be carried in armored vehicles.

A "NO" VOTE IN REFERENDUM MAY SHAKE TURKISH ECONOMY BADLY, THE GUARDIAN SAYS
All eyes of local and foreign entrepreneurs are on the referendum to take place in Turkey on Sunday. One of the most prominent newspapers in Britain, The Guardian, said that a "no" vote at Sunday's referendum would shake the Turkish economy badly.

YENI SAFAK
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SERBIAN TWIST
Turkish National Basketball Team, which qualified for semi-finals for the first time in its history, will say either 'goodbye' or 'go on' in its game against Serbia at 9:30 p.m. today. 12 Giant Men said that they focused on finals, adding, "we will display all of our strength in the court. We will give the biggest holiday present to our people."

EVERYBODY SHOULD CLAIM THE BALLOT BOX
Turkey will go to ballot boxes to erase the traces of military coup on Constitution. Experts and politicians say that invalid votes, which had been counted in the referendums so far, had key importance to affect the results. They called on people to claim their votes.

HURRIYET
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12 GIANT MEN, TAKE US TO THE FINALS
Hearts of 70 million people in Turkey will beat for 12 young Turks in the basketball court. If Turkish National Basketball Team defeats Serbia in the World Basketball Championship, it will face the winner of U.S.-Lithuania game on Sunday. Turkey had lost the cup after Serbia defeated in finals in European Basketball Championship which took place in Turkey again nine years ago. Thus, today's game also means a return match for Turkey. The game will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on NTV channel.

CALL FROM GUL FOR CITIZENS TO GO TO BALLOT BOXES
President Abdullah Gul said that it was important that everybody casts vote in the referendum on Sunday. He said, "all citizens should fulfill their duty of casting vote in east and west and all parts of the country. I'm calling on everybody to fulfill their duty. I hope it (the results) will be good for our country."

MILLIYET
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PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM MUST BE DISCUSSED, ERDOGAN SAYS
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that parliamentary democracy functions under a presidential system. We can work on such a system in Turkey and hold a referendum if necessary, Erdogan said.

TURKEY TO BE ON COURT HOPING TO ADVANCE TO FINALS
Turkish National Basketball Team will play a semi-finals game against Serbia on Saturday night at the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Istanbul. The game will kick off at 21.30 hours. The New York Times newspaper wrote that basketball has become the second most favorite sports in Turkey after soccer.

SABAH
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HOLIDAY MORNING IN PAKISTAN
People of Pakistan, who were struggling with hunger, thirst and diseases, were pleased with aid campaign jointly carried out by Sabah daily and Turkish Red Crescent. A team from Sabah daily also attended the distribution of assistance in Nowshera on the first day of the Ramadan holiday.

RUN FOR FINALS WITH EXCITEMENT
Turkish National Basketball Team, which qualified for semi-finals in 2010 World Basketball Championship, will play against Serbia for the finals today. The game will begin at Sinan Erdem Sports Hall at 9:30 p.m. If Turkey defeats its rival, it will be qualified for the finals for the first time in its history.

VATAN
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12 GIANT MEN DESERVE TO PLAY IN FINALS
Saturday will be an historic day for Turkish basketball. Turkey's "12 Giant Men" will play against Serbia in a semi-finals game at the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Istanbul. Most basketball authorities believe that Turkey will win tonight's game against Serbia. The game will kick off at 21.30 hours. If Turkey defeats Serbia, it will play in the finals game on Sunday night.

25,000 PEOPLE COMMIT SUICIDE IN PAST 10 YEARS
The number of people who have committed suicide in Turkey in the past 30 years has increased 440 percent. In the past decade, 25,000 people in Turkey, mostly young people and female, have committed suicide. Experts believe that 25,000 people committed suicide due to the economic crisis, pessimism regarding the future and not receiving professional help from psychologists.

CUMHURIYET
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12 GIANT MEN AFTER A FIRST
Turkish National Basketball Team will play an historic game on Saturday night. Turkey will play against Serbia in a semi-finals game in Istanbul. The game will kick off at 21.30 hours. If the 12 Giant Men win, they will advance to the finals on Sunday night. If Turkey wins tonight, it will qualify to receive a medal at the Championship.

TURKISH COMMUNIST PARTY 90 YEARS OLD
The Turkish Communist Party (TKP) will hold celebrations on November 6 and 7 to mark the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the party. In a statement issued, the TKP said that they will carry their party one step further with the celebrations.

RADIKAL
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DIFFICULT RIVAL ONE STEP BEFORE THE FINALS
Turkish National Basketball Team will face Serbia's team today to be qualified for finals in the World Basketball Championship. If 12 Giant Men win the game --which will begin at 9:30 p.m.--, it will continue to write history. The players and basketball authorities think that the rival is difficult but Turkey, with a strong defense, has an advantage to be qualified for finals.

LET'S REMOVE YOK
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he supported changing the system of Higher Board of Education (YOK). One day ahead of the referendum on constitutional amendment package, Erdogan said that they would rapidly start working on the new constitution. He also gave important clues about the content of the amendments. Erdogan said that they could make some changes about YOK in the new constitution.
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