TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 2

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 2, 2010. World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 2

TURKIYE
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EMINE ERDOGAN IN PAKISTAN
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spouse Emine Erdogan left for Pakistan together with ministers, deputies and businesswomen. Emine Erdogan will visit victims of flood and deliver the assistance which were collected for them. Meanwhile, Emine Erdogan visited the team of Turkish Red Crescent which was helping in Pakistan.

PAYMENT FOR CIVIL SERVANTS BEFORE HOLIDAY
According to a circular issued by Finance Ministry, civil servants will be paid their salaries on September 7 instead of September 15, before the Ramadan holiday.

ZAMAN
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ATO TO SEND AID WORTH 1.5 MILLION TL TO FLOOD-HIT PAKISTAN
The Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) will send aid worth 1.5 million TL to flood-hit Pakistan. Chairman of ATO, Sinan Aygun, said that they wanted to heal the pain caused by floods in Pakistan by sending aid materials.

DAVUTOGLU SENDS MESSAGE TO YEREVAN TO WITHDRAW FROM AZERBAIJANI TERRITORY
Holding talks in eastern Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that it was in the interest of all parties in the region to facilitate peace in the Caucasus. In order to facilitate peace, Armenia must withdraw from Azerbaijani territory it has occupied, Davutoglu stressed.

YENI SAFAK
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BOYCOTT TILL ISRAEL APOLOGIZES
Prior to Ramadan holiday, Turkey became a single heart against Israel which staged a raid on Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara aid ship. Non-governmental organizations and citizens decided to boycott the products of companies supporting Israel until Tel Aviv apologizes.

A BLOW FOR PUERTO RICO
Turkish National Basketball Team, which guaranteed to qualify out of the group after beating Greek team, also defeated Puerto Rico 79-77 last night, and secured its leadership seat. Turkish team defeated its rival in the last period.

KPSS RAID IN OSYM
Under the directions of the prosecutor, who is investigating the fraud allegations in Public Personnel Selection Exam (KPSS), a raid was staged in OSYM (Student Selection & Placement Center). Computers and phone records of six members of the exam committee are under inspection.
 

VATAN
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BLAIR PRAISES ERDOGAN & GUL IN HIS BOOK
A book written by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair came out on Wednesday. In his book, Blair praised Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the then Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul. Blair referred to Erdogan and Gul as highly smart and logical leaders.

NO OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OTHER THAN TURKISH, ERDOGAN SAYS
Speaking at a radio program on Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that there could be no other official language in Turkey other than Turkish. "We have never made a promise for a second official language in Turkey. The issue of a second language can hurt the unity in our country. We will never fall on that trap," Erdogan said. Erdogan's comments came after the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) demanded education in Turkey in mother tongue.

CUMHURIYET
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GIANTS AT FULL SPEED
Turkish national basketball team beat Puerto Rico 79-77 in their fourth game at the 2010 World Basketball Championship on Wednesday night. The Turkish squad played extremely well in the fourth quarter and was able to secure the win over Puerto Rico. Turkey will play against China on Thursday. This will be Turkey's last game in Group C.

ITALIANS WANT TO CONSTRUCT THIRD BRIDGE AT ISTANBUL STRAIT
Italian companies have expressed a will to construct the third bridge at the Istanbul Strait. The Italian Ambassador in Ankara Gianpaolo Scarante held a meeting with Turkish Minister of Public Works and Housing Mustafa Demir on Wednesday and informed Demir that Italian companies are highly interested in constructing Istanbul's third bridge.

RADIKAL
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TIME TO SPEED UP IN 'DOUBLE ROADS'
The regulation, which increases maximum speed limit from 90 kilometers to 110 kilometers in double roads, took effect. Speed limit for buses is 90 kilometers per hour and it is 85 km for trucks and pick-ups.

NOBODY CAN STOP GIANTS
Turkish national basketball team (12 Giant Men) defeated Puerto Rico in 2010 World Basketball Championship --which is being hosted by Turkey-- and thus beat four teams in its group so far. Turkish team, which was behind in the first three periods of the match, achieved to beat its rival 79-77 in the end. 12 Giant Men guaranteed group leadership, and they will play against China tonight.
 

HURRIYET
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WE HAD FAITH AND SUCCEEDED: 79-77
Turkish national basketball team beat Puerto Rico 79-77 in a Group C game at the 2010 World Basketball Championship on Wednesday night. With this win, the Turkish squad will complete Group C games as the leader.

TURKISH EXPORTS UP 11.44 PERCENT YEAR-ON-YEAR IN AUGUST 2010
Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) said Turkish exports were up 11.44 percent year-on-year in August 2010, reaching 8.56 billion USD. TIM made public Turkey's exports figures for August at a press conference held in Istanbul on Wednesday. Turkey's exports in January-August period rose by 12.95 percent and amounted to 72.96 billion USD, while its 12-month exports reached 110.5 billion USD, TIM said. Ready-made-clothes & textile sector made the highest exports in August with 1.18 billion USD, followed by chemical products industry with 1.08 billion USD and automotive sector with an export figure of 1.05 billion USD, TIM also said.

MILLIYET
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TURKS ARE FLYING
Turkish National Basketball Team (12 Giant Men) continues to write a history in 2010 World Basketball Championship. Turkish team, which defeated Ivory Coast, Russia and Greece, also beat Puerto Rico 79-77 last night, and guaranteed to complete the group as leader. 12 Giant Men will play their last game in the group against China at 9:00 p.m. tonight.

AID TOUR TO PAKISTAN
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spouse Emine Erdogan left for Pakistan to deliver the medicine and money which were collected to help that country. State Minister & Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis, State Minister Selma Aliye Kavaf as well as names like Caroline Koc and Muazzez Ersoy were in the delegation accompanying Emine Erdogan.

BOYCOTT MEANS TO SAY "YES"
Speaking to Milliyet, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu criticised people who were boycotting the referendum. Kilicdaroglu said, "not going to ballot boxes means to cast a "yes" vote in the referendum. Instead, they shall better go and cast "yes" vote."

SABAH
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'MADAD MARNA' HELP
Pakistanis are crying "madad marna" (help) in the regions where flood turned the land into a swamp. Turkish businesswomen led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spouse Emine Erdogan left for Pakistan to deliver the assistance which were collected to help that country.

TURKISH BOMB AGAINST LEUKEMIA
Turkish Professor Fatih Uckun from Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital in the U.S. made a revolution in treatment of leukemia in children by sending a nano-drug to cancer cells. U.S. Health Department reserved 2.5 million USD of budget for Prof. Uckun.
 

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