TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 4

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 4, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 4

 

TURKIYE
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DON'T BE DECEIVED BY DISRUPTER
Addressing the people in Diyarbakir, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave messages of unity and integrity. Erdogan said, "September 12 referendum is one of the most important incidents of Turkey's democratization history. It will be the nation and freedoms who will win on September 12."

PLUNDER CASE AGAINST ISRAELI SOLDIERS
Three more Israeli soldiers will be brought before court on charges of attacking Mavi Marmara ship.
The charges against the soldiers are; "plunder", "theft", and involving in stances that contradict a soldier.

KOSANER'S FIRST GUEST IS MULLEN
Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), was the first foreign guest of Chief of General Staff Gen. Isik Kosaner.
Iraq, Afghanistan and fight against terrorism were discussed at the meeting.

ZAMAN
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WE OPEN THE DOORS WITH REFERENDUM, THE NEW CONSTITUTION WILL BE IN 2011
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his promise for a new constitution in 2011 in his address in Diyarbakir.
Erdogan said referendum would open doors of the new constitution, adding the actual studies would be carried out after the elections in 2011.
Erdogan also criticized "boycott" decision of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP).

PROBLEMS IN JURISDICTION SHAKE CONFIDENCE IN JUSTICE
Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin made public a five-year "strategic plan" prepared to solve problems of jurisdiction.
Ergin said the plan did not have a direct relationship with the referendum, and giving information about the goal of the study, he said, "it is our fundamental target to make a Turkey where democracy prevails, individual rights and freedoms enlarged and where all the citizens feel themselves secure."

YENI SAFAK
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TURKISH PREMIER SAYS UPCOMING REFERENDUM IS A MANIFESTO OF BROTHERHOOD
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a rally in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Friday, calling for support to a number of amendments in the constitution in referendum scheduled for September 12, the 30th anniversary of a military coup in 1980. "The referendum is a democratization movement. It is a manifesto against those who want to cast a blow on our brotherhood," Erdogan said.

TURKISH PREMIER'S WIFE CALLS FOR HELP TO FLOOD-STRICKEN PAKISTAN
Emine Erdogan, wife of the Turkish prime minister, urged international community to extend more aid to the flood-hit Pakistan. Erdogan paid a visit to the country to personally convey donations to Pakistani officials. "I am begging the world as the wife of a prime minister: The situation is very bad in here. Do not turn a blind eye to Pakistan," Erdogan said.
 

HURRIYET
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U.S. ASKS FOR TURKEY'S HELP IN IRAQ-EXIT EFFORT
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said the United States had appealed for Turkey's cooperation for withdrawing its troops from Iraq. The U.S. administration has asked the Turkish government to allow passage of unarmed U.S. military equipment over Turkey. The ministry said Turkey's position was positive over the issue.

TURKISH SOCCER TEAM UPSET KAZAKHS IN EURO 2012 QUALIFYING GAME
Turkish national soccer team toppled their Kazakh rivals 0-3 in a Group A game on Friday in the qualifying rounds of the EURO 2012 in Astana. Scorers for Turkey were Arda, Hamti and Nihat. This was the first time ever that the Turkish team began a tournament with an away game win. Turkey is set to face Belgium on Tuesday.

MILLIYET
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WE WILL DEMOLISH THAT PRISON
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not give messages that would soften boycott decision of Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) in his address to people in Diyarbakir. Erdogan called on the citizens not to bow to threats and wanted them to go to polls in the referendum.
Erdogan said Diyarbakir Prison, which was notorious with tortures, would be demolished soon.

QUIPMENT TO PASS UNARMED
The United States did not ask Turkey to pass heavy ammunition that would be withdrawn from Iraq over Turkey.
Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said Turkish government was positive "in principle" on use of Turkish soil during transfer of unarmed U.S. equipment and technical materials as U.S. forces have put an end to combat operations in Iraq.

SABAH
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WE LOVE YOU
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, addressing his historical speech in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, made an emphasis on unity and integrity.
"There is no discrimination, we love you," Erdogan said.
He said, "economy cannot develop in places where democracy does not exist. Boycott is an anti-democratic stance and means saying "yes" to September 12 Constitution. Threats cannot daunt us. Everybody should go to polls in the referendum."

ANTHRAX PANIC IN ATATURK AIRPORT
As dust was found in a package at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, six U.S. soldiers and a Turkish citizen were put under quarantine.
Following an examination, it was found out that the dust was not dangerous.

VATAN
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EMOTIONAL MOVE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not make a pledge in his address in Diyarbakir. Erdogan said, "we very well know the sorrows in 1990s like the evacuation of villages, the tortures and unsolved murders."
Erdogan said a broad-based constitution would be made after 2011, noting that, "we are opening the doors of this on September 12."

INFLATION RISES IN RAMADAN
3 percent rise in food prices in Ramadan upset inflation estimations.
Turkey's statistical authority, TurkStat, said consumer prices increased by 0.40 percent and producer prices climbed 1.15% month-on-month in August. The annual inflation as of August was 8.33% in consumer prices and 9.03% in producer prices.

CUMHURIYET
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U.S. KNOCKS ON TURKEY'S DOOR FOR IRAQ EXIT
The top U.S. general was in Turkey for a series of contacts to ask Washington's NATO ally for the passage of its troops over Turkey under the Iraq exit effort. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) met with his Turkish counterpart Gen. Isik Kosaner and Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul to convey the U.S. request to withdraw its troops unarmed over Turkish soil. Negotiations are expected to begin over the use of Incirlik Air Base and Turkey's southern port of Iskenderun if Turkey gives a positive response to the U.S. request.

U2 TO MEET TURKISH PREMIER AHEAD OF ISTANBUL CONCERT
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to meet with the Irish rock band U2 at the Dolmabahce Palace on Sunday ahead of a long-expected concert in Istanbul on Monday. The Irish band had refused to give concerts in Turkey for the country's alleged "human rights violations." The front cover of U2's 1997 album "Pop" featured a reminder that read, "Do not forget Fehmi Tosun who went missing under custody in Turkey."

RADIKAL
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ERDOGAN MADE EMOTIONAL STATEMENTS BUT CONCERNS CONTINUE
In his address to people in Diyarbakir, Erdogan pledged a new constitution in 2011 and did not give hope those who want continuation of cease-fire.
Chairman of Association of Bars said, "he addressed the feelings but did not meet the expectations."

NATIONAL TEAM STARTS WITH THREE GOALS
Turkish national soccer team did not have difficulty in defeating Kazakhstan in the qualifying rounds of the EURO 2012 in Astana. Turkey toppled Kazakhstan 3-0 with the goals of Arda, Hamit and Nihat.

WARNINGS FROM GUL
President Abdullah Gul said he considered the political tension which appeared prior to referendum as a threat.
Gul said, "unfortunately, there is a tendency to use the matters in politics instead of sitting and negotiating them." 

 

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