TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 3

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 8, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 3

 

TURKIYE
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ERDOGAN ADDRESSES PEOPLE IN BURSA
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a large number of people in northwestern province of Bursa. Erdogan said that they would not allow ill scenarios to darken the future of Turkey. "We want to put an end to bureaucratic oligarchy," he said.

TURKISH NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM GIVES US A PRESENT
The national soccer team of Turkey defeated Belgium's team 3-2 in a EURO 2012 qualifying Group A match in Istanbul. Hamit, Semih and Arda scored goals.

ZAMAN
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THERE IS NO TURNING BACK, LET'S DESTROY EVERYTHING
A voice recording uploaded to the web-site "dailymotion.com" revealed that the recent incidents in southeastern Hatay province's Dortyol town were acts of an organized provocation. According to the recordings, a person, alleged to be the head of a nationalist organization in Hatay, gave instructions to protestors during the clashes that took place on July 26. "There is no turning back. You will march towards the coffee house of the Kurds. Let us destroy everything as we have seized the opportunity," the person said.

METEOROLOGY DENIES GENERAL STAFF'S STATEMENT
Replying to remarks claiming that no military actions were taken in the Hantepe raid despite the images taken by Herons, General Staff said that "helicopters could not reach the scene of the incident due to heavy fog and dust clouds". However, Directorate General of Meteorology examined the 15-day meteorological maps and diagrams in Hantepe and Zap Valley and said that there had been no heavy fog or dust cloud in the region on July 20 2010, the day of the terrorist attack.

YENI SAFAK
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END TO GUARDIANSHIP
Addressing citizens in the northwestern province of Bursa, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would be cleared off status quo and guardianship on September 13. "Turkey will win on September 13, not Justice and Development (AK) Party," Erdogan said.

NATIONAL TEAM GOT THE GAME 3-2
Turkey's national soccer team slammed Belgium in a EURO 2012 qualifying match thanks to goals of Hamit, Semih and Arda. Turkey, which won both of its games against Belgium, will take on Germany in an away match on October 8 and struggle for leadership. 
 

VATAN
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HAND IN HAND AFTER 4 MONTHS
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu and former CHP chairman Deniz Baykal appeared at a rally in Antalya hand in hand for the first time after four months. Baykal said, "we wanted to show our unity and solidarity to our friends and enemies." Before rally in Antalya, Kilicdaroglu told a television program that he would send off (Prime Minister Recep Tayyip) Erdogan through democratic ways.

TWO RESERVATIONS FROM EUROPE
European Commission replied by a letter to a question by a group of Turkish academicians who said "why does the commission back 'yes' in the referendum?". The commission said that the constitutional amendment package was a right step, but they have concerns over two issues. "One of them is justice minister's being head of Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), and the other one is requiring the minister's approval to grant authority for inspection," the commission said.

CUMHURIYET
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YES WILL DIVIDE THE COUNTRY
Republican People's Party's (CHP) former chairman Deniz Baykal said "No" (to referendum) together with CHP's new chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu at the party's rally in the Mediterranean province of Antalya.
"If majority of the votes are 'No' in the referendum, the ruling party will go away, however, if there are more number of 'Yes' votes, Turkey will be faced with a great trouble. Because, half of the people do not want this constitution," Baykal said.

NATIONAL TEAM WON HARD
Turkey's national soccer team defeated Belgium 3-2 in a EURO 2012 qualifying match in Istanbul. The national team, which was beaten 1-0 at the beginning of the match, made the score 2-1 afterwards, however, it could not play a dominant game against its rival. Arda scored the goal that brought victory to Turkey.

RADIKAL
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LIFE GETS MORE EXPENSIVE IN TURKEY'S EAST
Changes in the prices of 10 basic family expenditures including education, health and food expenses in the last 5 years have revealed that life in Turkey's eastern and southeastern regions have become much more difficult compared to the country's west. The price increases in eastern and southeastern provinces are higher than developed cities, moreover, prices have increased by 51 percent all across the country over the last 5 years.

FIRST TARGET SEMI-FINALS
The Turkish national basketball team will play one of the most important games in its history tonight. "The Giants" will play against strong Slovenia at 9:00 p.m. tonight in an effort to qualify for semi-finals at the World Basketball Championship.
 

HURRIYET
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KILICDAROGLU AND BAYKAL HAND IN HAND IN ANTALYA
The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu and former CHP chairman Deniz Baykal were hand in hand in CHP's rally in Antalya, Baykal's hometown. Baykal said, "I came here to declare my vote in the referendum. Your 'no' votes will be remembered as a medal of merit." Kilicdaroglu said that if this constitutional amendment is approved, corruption will be legitimized in Turkey.

NEW QUESTIONS TO BE PREPARED FOR 12 EXAMS
Higher Education Board's (YOK) Inspection Council which has been continuing its inspection over cheating claims in public personnel selection exam (KPSS) will also work during the Ramadan holiday. New questions will be prepared for 12 exams of the Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM).

MILLIYET
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TAPPING REPORT
A report prepared by the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office of Ankara, which has been investigating the claims alleging that the telephone exchanges of the Supreme Court of Appeals and Council of State are being tapped, has revealed a terrifying truth. The report said that conversations were tapped through IMEI numbers and 37 different methods were used to determine the talks or to take their records. Telephone exchanges of the President's Office, Prime Ministry and General Staff are also unsafe, the report said.

YOU DISAPPEARED AFTER A VIDEOTAPE
Delivering a speech in the northwestern province of Bursa, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Republican People's Party's (CHP) former chairman Deniz Baykal's recent remarks in which he said Turkey would be divided if majority voted "Yes" in the upcoming referendum.
"You disappeared after a videotape. I did not want to talk about it, but you forced me to talk. These people have no respect for the nation's will," Erdogan said.

SABAH
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NEW CONSTITUTION AFTER PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Sabah daily that they would launch a new initiative for a consensus over a new constitution after parliamentary elections in 2011. Erdogan said that he believed that Turkish people would say 'yes' in the referendum on the constitutional amendment package. "If an agreement is reached with the Higher Election Board, the parliamentary election scheduled to take place in July 2011 can be held a month earlier," Premier Erdogan said.

10 PKK TERRORISTS KILLED
Security teams killed 10 PKK terrorists in mountainous area in southeastern province of Hakkari. Security forces launched an operation after a missile attack on Catlikuru military outpost. 9 terrorists were killed in a clash in Hakkari. One terrorist was found dead in Eruh town of Siirt province.
 

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