TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 12

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 12, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 12

TURKIYE
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TURNING POINT FOR DEMOCRACY
Turkey will make a critical decision on the 30th anniversary of September 12 military coup. The voting, which is considered as one of the milestones of Turkish democracy history, will be the sixth referendum of multi-party period in Turkey. Will of people will set the future of Constitution of 1982 which was adopted in a referendum after the military coup.
The votes will be cast between 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in eastern regions, and 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in western regions of the country.

WE DOUBLED PREDICTIONS IN AUTOMOTIVE
Fiat trademark director Okan Bas said that they had envisioned an automotive market of 450,000 in the beginning of 2010, adding that today they were talking about a market of 700-750,000.

TURKS "SECRET HERO" IN ECONOMY
Turkey became an attraction center with its emerging economy. According to a report of Deloitte, Turkey was declared "secret hero", and shown as the address for investment.

ZAMAN
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PEOPLE HAVE LAST SAY
Turkey has reached the end of a referendum process. Turkish citizens will cast their votes in a referendum on constitutional amendments on Sunday. The constitutional amendment package involves 26 articles of the 1982 Constitution.

GIANT MEN WRITE HISTORY, TURKEY IN FINAL
Turkish National Basketball Team wrote history at the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Istanbul on Saturday night. The Turks defeated Serbia 83-82 in a semi-final game. If Turkey win against the U.S. on Sunday, they will win the gold medal. Turkey qualified to play a final game at the World Championship for the first time in its history.

YENI SAFAK
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TWITTER LIKES GUL
Turkish President Abdullah Gul, who became member of Twitter in May, is among the most popular names of the site. Gul has 87,000 followers, and he placed on the fourth rank. There are singers Sertab Erener, Gulben Ergen and Ayse Ozyilmazel in the first three ranks.

TURKEY ALONE WORTHS FOR THE WHOLE EUROPE
Finland's Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb said that Turkey was the fifth most influential country of the world. Stubb said that Turkey was more influential than the total of all EU countries.
 

VATAN
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IT IS YOUR TURN TO SPEAK
Politicians did the talking up until Saturday. Now, it is time for the citizens to speak. Around 50 million citizens will vote in a referendum in Turkey on constitutional amendments on Sunday.

"THERE CAN BE NO EU WITHOUT TURKEY"
Foreign ministers of the EU met in Brussels on Saturday with Turkey on top of the agenda. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu participated in the meeting as the minister of a candidate country, Turkey. Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, said that Turkey was not yet a member country but that it was a partner of the EU in many issues. Speaking at the meeting, Davutoglu said that an EU without Turkey will not have a strategic future in the year 2050.

CUMHURIYET
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TO BALLOT BOXES FOR DEMOCRACY
49,446,000 citizens will vote in a referendum on constitutional amendments on Sunday. 1,061,000 officials will guard 151,546 ballot boxes throughout Turkey during the referendum.

HISTORIC VICTORY FROM 12 GIANT MEN
Turkish National Basketball Team played one of its most important games in history on Saturday night and was able to defeat Serbia 83-82 in the last second. Turkey's Kerem Tunceri was the hero of the game who scored in the last second. Turkey advanced to the final in the World Basketball Championship for the first time in history. Turkey will play against the U.S. on Sunday night for the gold medal. The game will begin at 21.30 hours.

RADIKAL
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IT'S TIME TO TALK FOR ELECTORS
Referendum on constitutional amendment --on which Turkish agenda locked for months-- will take place today. Political parties completed their preparations at their headquarters. Press centers were set up in Justice & Development (AK) Party, Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and also an election line was established with other provinces. Republic of Turkey (TC) identity number is obligatory to cast vote in the referendum.

RIVAL IS USA
Turkish National Basketball Team, 12 Giant Men, which has not been defeated throughout the 2010 World Basketball Championship, was also not beaten in the semi-finals. Turkish team defeated Serbia, which is a cult in world basketball, and advanced to the final. 12 Giant Men will face the U.S. team for the cup at 9:30 p.m. tonight.
 

HURRIYET
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WE'RE IN FINAL
Turkish National Basketball Team defeated Serbian team in the last second in a semi-finals game in 2010 World Basketball Championship in Istanbul. Now, we are challenging the U.S. team in final.
Player Kerem Tunceri brought the victory with the his score in the last second, and Semih blocked the shot of Serbia five milliseconds before the game ended. Millions of people burst into tears and rushed into the streets to celebrate the victory. Basketball Federation's President Turgay Demirel said that 12 Giant Men will be paid 1.5 million Turkish lira of bonus. National team will face the U.S. team --which defeated Lithuania 89-74-- in the final game at 9:30 p.m. tonight.

TWO WORKERS KILLED IN STADIUM CONSTRUCTION
Two workers died when they were trapped under the canal in the constructions works at Turk Telekom Arena Stadium which belongs to Galatasaray soccer team in Seyrantepe district of Istanbul.

MILLIYET
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IT'S NOT A DREAM, WE'RE IN FINAL
Turkish National Basketball Team, 12 Giant Men, defeated Serbia and became the rival of the USA in the final game. The difficult rival Serbia could not stop our basketball players who wrote an epic in 2010 World Basketball Championship. Turkey, which won the first seven games without a loss, also gained a victory in its 8th game. 12 Giant Men, which pursued the game behind for a long time in the game, gave a strong struggle in the last minutes, and defeated Serbia 83-82.

HOLDING OUR BREATH
On the 30th anniversary of September 12 military coup, Turkey will go to the ballot boxes to vote a constitutional amendment package. The will of 49,446,369 voters will set the future of the package.

SABAH
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TURNING POINT FOR DEMOCRACY
49,446,369 citizens will vote in a referendum in Turkey on Sunday. The Turkish people will open a new page in their democracy by voting in the referendum on constitutional amendments. The result of the referendum will have an impact on the EU Progress Report on Turkey to be published on November 10.

WE ARE IN FINAL
Turkish National Basketball Team defeated Serbia 83-82 in a semi-finals game at the 2010 World Basketball Championship in Istanbul on Saturday night. The Serbians led most parts of the game but Turkey did not give up. Turkey will play against the U.S. on Sunday night for the gold medal. Turkey-U.S. game will kick off at 21.30 hours.
 

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