TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 9

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on September 9, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 9

 

TURKIYE
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ERDOGAN SAYS THEY WILL CONDEMN COUP MENTALITY
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that they would condemn coup mentality in the referendum on September 12. Erdogan said that he believed that those who were against the constitutional amendment package and in favor of coup constitution supported coup mentality. Erdogan said the package was the basis of civil constitution.

MHP CHAIRMAN URGES PEOPLE TO VOTE
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chairman Devlet Bahceli said at a rally in Black Sea province of Trabzon that all citizens should vote in the referendum on September 12. "This country is yours. You must use your democratic right and must vote," he said.

ZAMAN
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"LOYALTY TO PAKISTAN" TRAIN SETS OFF
"Loyalty to Pakistan" train carrying aid materials collected by the Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There) Association departed from Istanbul's Haydarpasa train station for victims of flooding that took place in Pakistan. The train carrying 500 tons of aid will arrive in Pakistan 13 days later.

700,000 PEOPLE CHANGE IDs
Turkish citizens have rushed to registry offices to renew their old identity cards in order to vote in the referendum on September 12. 700,000 citizens got ID cards with identity numbers in 40 days. 150,000 people renewed their ID cards only in Istanbul in one month.

YENI SAFAK
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"YES" TO WEAKEN DEEP CHP
Felicity Party (SP) chairman Numan Kurtulus said that there was a deep organization within Republican People's Party (CHP) which tried to protect the status quo with its opponent stance. "This deep structure within CHP will weaken after the referendum," Kurtulus said.

12 GIANT MEN WALK TOWARDS FINALS
Our national basketball team defeated Slovenia with a great difference at the quarter finals of the World Basketball Championship. The national team achieved a great success and expanded to semi-finals.
 

VATAN
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HAVE A GREAT FEAST DAY
Turkish national basketball team "12 Giant Men" sent away Slovenia from the game field and became one of the best 4 teams in the world. With such victory, Turkish basketball players gave the second "feast" present to the nation after the Turkish soccer team.

WEST NILE VIRUS IN TURKEY
Turkey's health ministry announced that 7 people were diagnosed with West Nile virus, as 3 of them died, 2 recovered and 2 still received treatment. No outbreak of the disease was expected, ministry officials also said.

CUMHURIYET
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GREENPEACE CHIEF WARNS ERDOGAN
Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo has written a letter to Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to warn him against a possible food crisis. Naidoo said in his letter that death, resource scarcity, increased food prices, unstable weather conditions, further global instability and international migrations resulting from floods, drought and the like would also affect Turkey. Naidoo requested Erdogan to announce measures that he would take against a climate crisis.

GIANTS ADVANCE TO SEMI-FINALS
Turkish national basketball team upset Slovenia 95-68 in the 2010 World Basketball Championship and qualified for semi-finals. Turkish team performed well both in defense and also offense against Slovenia. 12 Giant Men advanced to semi-finals in a world championship for the first time.

RADIKAL
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A GOVERNMENT'S POWER CAN BE MEASURED WITH ITS CAPABILITY TO ACCEPT CRITICISMS
U2 vocalist Bono wrote a piece for Radikal daily about the details of his meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Pointing to the unique position of "free press" in democracy, Bono wrote he would have been a critic journalist if he had not been a rock singer. Bono also said that improvement would be wasted and dark years would come back, if 90 journalists continued to stay in prison. Describing an artist's dialogue with the government as "not unusual", Bono said everybody, including sportsmen, scientists and theologians, should contribute to the process.

WEST NILE VIRUS IN TURKEY
The Turkish health ministry announced that West Nile virus infections, which caused numerous deaths in Europe, has been detected in Turkey as well. Seven cases were reported in five provinces and three of them lost their lives due to the infection, the ministry said.
 

HURRIYET
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WEST NILE VIRUS IN TURKEY
Three people who were diagnosed with West Nile Fever died in Turkey. Mustafa Ertek, chairman of Refik Saydam Hygiene Center of Health Ministry, said that seven people from five provinces were diagnosed with West Nile Fever in Turkey and three of them died. Ertek said that severe symptoms included headache, vomiting and disorientation. West Nile Virus is usually transmitted by infected mosquitoes or blood transfusions. There is currently no vaccine available to protect humans from the West Nile virus.

BONO: "I DID NOT WANT TO BE A PARTY TO REFERENDUM"
U2 vocalist Bono said that he did not want to be a party to the referendum that will take place in Turkey on September 12. Bono wrote a letter regarding his meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Bono said that he accepted invitation by Erdogan and he did not support any political view.

MILLIYET
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WE WILL FORGET EVERYTHING AND SIT AT TABLE TOGETHER
Republican People's Party (CHP) chairperson Kemal Kilicdaroglu said that the Turkish prime minister would come to him for the new constitution, if majority voted "No" at the upcoming referendum. "I will then forget everything he has said about me and talk to him with a great compromise to make a constitution," Kilicdaroglu said.

ONE STEP TO FINALS
Turkey has experienced the joy of feast twice thanks to its national basketball team's success. The 12 Giant Men, who have made a fantastic start to the World Basketball Championship and slammed their rivals one after another, defeated Slovenia 95-68 at their latest game in the tournament. The national team, which has won all of its 7 games so far, became one of the top 4 teams in the championship. Turkey, qualifying for semi-finals for the first time in its history, will now play against Serbia.

SABAH
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"12 GIANT MEN" ADVANCES TO SEMI-FINALS
"12 Giant Men", Turkish national basketball team, defeated Slovenia 95-68 at 2010 World Basketball Championship. With this victory, Turkey advanced to semi-finals in the world championship for the first time. Turkey will play against Serbia in semi-final game.

NILE VIRUS CLAIMS THREE LIVES
West Nile Fever claimed three lives in Turkey. Severe symptoms include headache, vomiting, diarrhea, disorientation and body aches. Mustafa Ertek, chairman of Refik Saydam Hygiene Center of Health Ministry, said that seven people from five provinces were diagnosed with West Nile Fever in Turkey and three of them died.

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