TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 20

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 20, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 20

TURKIYE
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TERROR AND SECURITY SUMMIT IN ANKARA
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a summit in Ankara. Relevant ministers as well as high-ranging military officials were in attendance at the summit in which last week's terrorist attack in the southeastern province of Hakkari was discussed.

ARMENIAN LOBBY QUIETS
Armenians who attended the religious ceremony at the historical church on the Akdamar island in the eastern province of Van despite all calls from the Armenian diaspora, thanked Turkey. The church in the middle of the Lake Van hosted a ritual for the first time after 95 years. Thousands of Armenians converged to the island from different parts of the world to attend the ritual.

ZAMAN
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EU'S CYPRUS CONFESSION
President Dervis Eroglu of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) visited Brussels last week. Eroglu said that EU officials made a confession and told him, "it was a mistake to accept Greek Cypriots in the EU before a solution was found to Cyprus question."

NO WINNERS IN KADIKOY
Fenerbahce and Besiktas soccer teams drew 1-1 in the first derby of this year's soccer season. Star players such as Niang, Dia, Guti and Quaresma played in the derby. First goal was scored by Fenerbahce's Niang, and the second goal was scored by Guti of Besiktas on the 85th minute.

YENI SAFAK
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TURKEY AN INSPIRATION FOR THE REGION
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon participated in the banquet which was hosted by UN's Turkey representation for Turkish President Abdullah Gul. Ban said that Turkey was a source of inspiration for the regional countries, and stressed the importance of Turkey.
Meanwhile, President Gul gave important messages about fight against terrorism. Gul defined PKK terrorist organization's decision of inactivity as "so-called". Gul called people not to support PKK.

TAX DROPS IN IMPORTED MEAT
Customs tax amount was dropped in imported meat so that citizens can eat meat for cheaper prices. The tax was dropped from 40 percent to 30 percent.

VATAN
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ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS
While Turkey allowed Armenians to hold a religious ceremony at the historical church of Akdamar, another step of tolerance came from German chancellor. Angela Merkel said in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemenie Zeitung newspaper that Germany should get used to mosques now. She said that Germany should fulfil its responsibilities to help migrants to adapt themselves with the German society.

GULSUM BECOMES WORLD CHAMPION
Gulsum Tatar of Turkey beat her Russian opponent Vera Slugina 13-1 in women's 64 kg category at the World Women's Boxing Championship in Barbados. Before the final match, Tatar defeated her Irish, Kazakh and Swedish rivals.

CUMHURIYET
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16 MILLION STUDENTS FAREWELL TO VACATION
Summer vacation is over; 2010-2011 education year will begin today. Nearly 16 million students and 600,000 teachers will go to school today. First half of education year will end on January 28, 2011. Second half will begin on February 14, 2011 and end on July 17, 2011. Armenian text books will be distributed free in Armenian schools this year.

A HISTORICAL DAY IN AKDAMAR
A religious ceremony took place for the first time after 95 years in Surp Hac (Holy Cross) Church in Akdamar Island in the eastern province of Van. Nearly 4,000 Armenians from different countries of the world rushed into Akdamar Island yesterday. Archbishop Aram Atesyan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey directed the ceremony. On the other hand, a group which gathered in front of so-called "genocide monument" in Yerevan protested Turkey. Armenian media said that the ceremony in Akdamar divided Armenians and caused a great uneasiness in Armenia.

RADIKAL
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WAS IT WORTH THIS?
The 15-month-old baby girl, who was seriously injured in last week's attack in the southeastern province of Hakkari in which nine people were killed, is face to face to the risk of losing her two legs. Zeynep is one of four people who were injured in the attack. She has been under treatment at the intensive care unit since that day with smashed legs.

HISTORIC DAY IN VAN
There was praying at the historic Armenian church in Akdamar island in the eastern province of Van for the first time after 95 years. The church hosted some 5 thousand Armenians from different parts of the world. Archbishop Aram Atesyan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey led the ritual.

HURRIYET
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A BELL IN VAN
Turkey has taken another historic step and allowed a religious ceremony at an Armenian church in Akdamar island in the eastern province of Van. Bells ringed in the island for the first time after 95 years. Archbishop Aram Atesyan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey led the ritual. 50 special guests attended the ritual inside the church while some 5 thousand others watched it from two giant screens outside. Meanwhile, the ritual was protested in demonstrations in Armenian capital Yerevan.

PEUGEOT CEO: "MY FATHER SAID TURKEY WOULD BE A GREAT POWER"
Vincent Rambaud, CEO of the French automotive giant Peugeot, said his father who worked for Turkey's Osmanli Bank between 1980 and 1995, believed that Turkey would become one of the great powers of the world. Rambaud added that Turkey had succeeded in ensuring both political and economic stability in the last ten years.

MILLIYET
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CRITICAL SUMMIT AT PRIME MINISTRY
Hours before the inactivity process of PKK terrorist organization ends, a surprising security summit took place in Ankara. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chief of General Staff Gen. Isik Kosaner, related ministers, commanders of forces, executives of Security Department and National Intelligence Agency (MIT) attended the 2.5-hour summit which took place at Prime Ministry residence. Participants shared the impressions of Land Forces Commander Gen. Erdal Ceylanoglu and Gendarmery Forces Commander Gen. Necdet Ozel who supervised the military units deployed in the eastern Anatolian region.

NO WINNER IN THE FIRST DERBY
Fenerbahce and Besiktas soccer teams drew 1-1 in the first derby game of this year's soccer season. Fans of the both teams, who filled Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Kadikoy district of Istanbul, were not satisfied with the performance of their teams. Scorers were Niang from Fenerbahce, and Guti (penalty) from Besiktas. Both teams could not turn the positions into a score. Supporters of Fenerbahce protested the technical director Aykut Kocaman after the game.

SABAH
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16 MILLION STUDENTS BEGIN LESSONS
Primary and secondary education institutions will begin today the new education year which will continue till June 17. For the first time this year, Armenian text books in Armenian schools will be distributed for free.

95-YEAR-TABOO BROKEN
Nearly 4,000 Armenians participated in the religious ceremony which was held in Akdamar Church in the eastern province of Van for the first time after 95 years. The ceremony lasted for two hours and was directed by Archbishop Aram Atesyan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey. Atesyan thanked everybody who gave the opportunity to hold a religious ceremony in Akdamar.
 

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