TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 18

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 18, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 18

 TURKIYE
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GUL: PKK BLAMES STATE WHEN IT GETS AFRAID
Commenting on the mine blast in southeastern Hakkari province, President Abdullah Gul said those who staged the attack would be identified very soon. Noting that terrorist organization's history was full of similar incidents, Gul said, "PKK tries to blame the state as it is afraid of the nation and international community".

OLD FELLOWS NOW ENEMIES
The result of the referendum caused chaos within Republican People's Party (CHP). The new administration reacted harshly to former chairman Deniz Baykal's remarks in which he said the party administration was defeated and a new congress should be held. CHP's Secretary General Sav described Baykal's latest statement as a personal greediness.

ZAMAN
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TURKISH PEOPLE DEMOCRATIC
The European Parliament Rapporteur for Turkey Ria Oomen-Ruijten, who supported the government-sponsored constitutional amendment package, made important statements to Zaman daily. Oomen-Ruijten congratulated Turkish voters on result of the referendum and said that Turkish people were more democratic and modern than some leaders thought.

FACTS BEING REVEALED IN HAKKARI BLAST
Facts regarding a land-mine attack killing nine people in southeastern province of Hakkari are being revealed. Police said that explosive ammunition in two backpacks found in the spot after the blast was a tactic of terrorist organization PKK.

YENI SAFAK
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IMPORTANT PARTNERSHIP
Turkey's Yildiz Holding, consisting of Ulker group, and German Eckes-Granini Group signed a partnership agreement to establish a company to serve fruit juice industry. The company will be a joint venture, and will not only offer premium fruit juices to the market but also create a strong retail distribution network. One of the leading producer of branded fruit beverages in Europe, the Eckes-Granini Group, based in Nieder-Olm near Mainz (Germany), is a financially sound and independent family-owned enterprise with annual turnover amounting 827 million Euros.

NURCAN BRINGS TURKEY THREE GOLD MEDALS
Turkey's Nurcan Taylan lifted 121 kilograms in women's 48 kg clean and jerk, breaking a world record to claim the gold medal in the World Weightlifting Championship in Antalya. Taylan lifted 93 kg in women's 48kg snatch which also made her a gold medalist. The European and Olympic champion clinched to her third gold in overall with a total of 214 kilograms in snatch, and clean and jerk.
 

VATAN
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LET US SIT AND SOLVE HEADSCARF ISSUE
Republican People's Party (CHP) chairperson Kemal Kilicdaroglu replied from Brussels to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's proposal to solve the headscarf issue. "Let us sit down and solve this matter in an intelligent and logical way," he said.
Speaking in Brussels, Kilicdaroglu also said, "Yes, there is a headscarf issue in Turkey and we cannot be indifferent to it".
The chairman noted that people could get dressed according to their religions or social and traditional motives, adding nobody should be judged for the way they dressed themselves. "We assess this issue in terms of rights and freedoms," Kilicdaroglu said.

TELL IT TO ZEYNEP
All the traces in the bloody provocation in southeastern Hakkari province point out to terrorist organization PKK. How will those who back up the terrorist organization today will look little Zeynep (who got wounded in the attack) in the face tomorrow?

CUMHURIYET
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BOMB AT FUNERAL
Nine people who died in land-mine blast in southeastern province of Hakkari were laid to rest. An explosion took place in Yuksekova during funeral wounding 13 people including nine police officers. Some chanted slogans on behalf of terrorist organization PKK and Ocalan.

AK PARTY TURNING AWAY FROM WEST
An article published in The Wall Street Journal said, "Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara is seeking to triple trade volumes with Iran over the next five years." The article said Erdogan's comments would likely add to concerns in Washington that his government was turning away from the West.

RADIKAL
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TEARS AND ANGER IN HAKKARI
Nine people who died in land-mine blast in southeastern province of Hakkari the previous day were laid to rest. 20,000 people attended the funeral for two of them in Yuksekova town of Hakkari. State officials said PKK was responsible for the blast, while PKK said it was provocation.

PARTIAL CANCELLATION IN KPSS
Test of education science of the State Personnel Examination (KPSS) was cancelled within the scope an investigation launched into allegations of cheating in KPSS. 280,000 teacher candidates took the test. An official from Higher Education Board (YOK) said that a new test would be held within 40 days.
 

HURRIYET
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BE OUR TENANT AT YOUR OWN HOME
The formula on the solution of the property issue in Cyprus, which was brought up by Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), surprised Greek Cypriots. The Greek Cypriot party was alarmed after TRNC's suggestion. "Give us our properties, particularly the ones in Girne, and be our tenants in these houses," Greek Cypriots proposed to the Turkish Cypriot party. The Housing Development formula laid down by Turkish Cypriots was described as a "creative idea" by the United Nations as well.

TEMPORARY AMBASSDOR TO BOND DELAY
As the appointment of Francis J. Ricciardone, who is known as the "Bond of Iraq" and is USA's candidate for the ambassador position in capital Ankara, got stuck at the U.S. Congress, the Obama administration started to seek a new formula. After Obama announced that Ricciardone was a candidate for the post, Republican Senator Sam Brownback objected to such appointment. As the White House tries to convince Brownback on the matter, it also developed another formula: If the Congress does not approve Ricciardone's appointment until the by-elections to take place on November 2, Obama will send Turkey another name as a temporary ambassador.

MILLIYET
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BRAVO NURCAN
Turkey's Nurcan Taylan lifted 121 kilograms in women's 48 kg clean and jerk, breaking a world record to claim the gold medal in the World Weightlifting Championship in Antalya. Taylan lifted 93 kg in women's 48kg snatch which also made her a gold medalist. The European and Olympic champion clinched to her third gold in overall with a total of 214 kilograms in snatch, and clean and jerk.

KPSS'S TEST OF EDUCATION SCIENCE CANCELLED
Within the scope an investigation launched into allegations of cheating in the State Personnel Examination (KPSS), the test of education science of KPSS, a determining factor for teacher appointments, was cancelled. A new examination will be held for 280,000 teacher candidates. After the new one, 30,000 teachers will be appointed.

SABAH
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REVENGE MASSACRE
Victims of the mined provocation staged by terrorist organization PKK, the attack for which the terrorist organization tried to blame Turkish soldiers, turned out to be villagers who reported 9 terrorists to the police a month ago.
According to the information gathered by Sabah daily, 9 people from southeastern Hakkari province's Gecitli village joined terrorist organization PKK and went up to mountains last month. Villagers informed the police about the identities and hiding places of these 9 people and the terrorists were caught by security forces one day before the Feast of Ramadan. Sources claimed that PKK staged the latest mine attack in order to take revenge.

EXECUTERS DID NOT DRAW A LESSON
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended a ceremony held to mark the 49th anniversary of the execution of former Prime Minister Adnan Menderes. Speaking at the ceremony, Erdogan said, "Those who thought that they could stop the nation's struggle to protect its will through executions did not and still cannot draw any lessons".
 

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