Turkey Press November 30th

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on November 30th, 2007.

Turkey Press November 30th

TURKIYE


LUNCH CANCELLED IN LAST MINUTE

U.S. Embassy in Ankara postponed a luncheon it would host for four MPs and Ufuk Uras, the chairman of the Freedom & Solidarity Party (ODP). The lunch was delayed to a later date upon speculations made by the media.

PRINCE MORALE TO GHAZIS

Prince of Wales Charles and his spouse Camilla visited Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) Rehabilitation Center. The prince was closely interested in the ghazis and was briefed on health conditions of them.

ZAMAN


AMERICAN INDIANS RELATIVES OF TURKS

A genetic research by the University of Michigan indicated that American Indians are the children of two migrant groups who came to North America from Siberia. The thesis that American Indians are relatives of Turks from Central Asia gained more validity.

JOINT INTELLIGENCE POOL AGAINST TERROR

After establishing cooperation among generals of Turkey and the United States against the terrorist organization PKK, the U.S. proposed to Turkey to establish a joint intelligence pool among FBI and Turkish Police. The intelligence pool will make information sharing on PKK and al-Qaida possible.

YENI SAFAK

GALATASARAY EN ROUTE TO EUROPE


Galatasaray, which could not win any points in its two matches in UEFA Cup Group H, defeated Panionios of Greece 3-0 in an away match. Serkan Calik, Song (penalty) and Hakan Sukur scored Galatasaray's goals. Thus, Galatasaray took an important step in qualifying for a further round.

"MUAZ" PACKAGE FROM GERMANY

Germany extradited PKK terrorist Mehmet Kizilay to Turkey. In return, it requested al-Qaida militant Atilla Selek, with an alias "Muaz". Mehmet Iltas and Mehmet Kizilay, who were wanted by red notice and were involved in bloody terrorist attacks, were handed over to Turkey. In return, Germany demanded Selek, who was accused to plan a bomb attack against a U.S. base in 2006.

VATAN


CINDORUK FORMULA IN DP

Chairman of the Turkish Democrat Party (DP) Mehmet Agar asked Husamettin Cindoruk to become the DP's new chairman. Cindoruk said "he will not stay away from a duty to save the DP." Cindoruk served as the Speaker of Turkish Parliament between 1991-1993.

STRIKE OVER

The 44-day strike of workers at Turk Telekom ended with a compromise. Turk Telekom lost around 100 million new Turkish Liras due to the strike.

CUMHURIYET


WILSON: TURKEY IS ASSISTING BROADER MIDDLE EAST PROJECT

U.S. Ambassador in Ankara Ross Wilson said his country considered Turkey as a helping hand in strengthening democracy in the broader Middle East project and the U.S. did not have any project for Turkey such as moderate Islam. "The aim of the Broader Middle East project is far from changing the borders in the region," Wilson said.

PRINCE CHARLES VISITS ATATURK'S MAUSOLEUM

Prince of Wales Charles and his wife Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla visited Thursday Ataturk's Mausoleum "Anitkabir" and the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) rehabilitation center in Ankara. Prince Charles observed a minute of silence at Anitkabir and laid a wreath. Charles and his wife Camilla later departed from Turkey.

RADIKAL

WILSON: "WE ARE SERIOUS"

U.S. Ambassador in Ankara Ross Wilson said his recent meeting with politicians and businessmen from the southeastern province of Diyarbakir "did not mean to interfere with Turkey's internal affairs," adding that the U.S. was trying to "understand" developments. "What the U.S. has been doing with the PKK is the joint fight which Bush and Erdogan agreed on," he said. "The cooperation continues with the intelligence flow to Turkey against PKK," Wilson added.

GALATASARAY WINS IN ATHENS

Galatasaray soccer team of Turkey defeated Greek Panionios team 3-0 in the second round match at Group H in UEFA Cup in Greece on Thursday. Galatasaray's scorers were Serkan, Song and Hakan Sukur. The Turkish team is still hopeful to make its way to the next round.

HURRIYET

A BIG SWAP

Germany, which has extradited two PKK terrorists to Turkey, appealed to Turkish authorities for the extradition of a German national named, Atilla Selek, who was sought by Interpol and was captured by Turkish security teams on November 7 in the central province of Konya for being involved in the terrorist organization al Qaida.

U.S. DIPLOMAT SAYS HE WOULD REJECT MEETING WITH DTP UNLESS IT SET DISTANCE WITH PKK

U.S. Ambassador in Ankara Ross Wilson told Hurriyet the reason why he did not invite deputies from the Democratic Society Party (DTP) to a breakfast at the Embassy earlier this week. "DTP is yet to set a clear distance with the PKK and I will not talk to them unless they do so," Wilson said.

MILLIYET


GERMANY EXTRADITES TWO PKK MEMBERS

Members of the terrorist PKK organization Mehmet Iltas and Mehmet Esref Kizilay were arrested in Germany and extradited to Turkey. The two members were wanted internationally with a red notice. After returning to Turkey, the two have been jailed. Iltas and Kizilay were on a list of 150 PKK terrorists wanted by Turkey.

YAPI KREDI CHOSEN AS BANK OF YEAR BY THE BANKER

The Banker magazine, published by the Financial Times, has chosen Turkish Yapi Kredi Bank as the bank of the year in Turkey. Yapi Kredi was chosen as the bank of the year based on its financial performance and successful merger in the Turkish banking sector. Yapi Kredi's Director General Tayfun Bayazit received the award in London on November 28th.

SABAH

TWO PKK MEMBERS BROUGHT, 43 OTHERS ON THE WAY

The Justice Ministry announced Germany extradited two terrorists named Mehmet Kizilay and Mehmet Iltas, who were involved in the killing of a police officer, to Turkey. It has been learned that Iltas was brought on September 19th and Kizilay on November 21st. Turkey expects extradition of 43 more terrorists.

AK PARTY BRAKE ON U.S. WORKING MEAL

The second working meal the U.S. Embassy will host for MPs of Kurdish origin was postponed upon concerns of the Justice & Development (AK) Party that "it would be misunderstood."

AA

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Aralık 2007, 13:25
YORUM EKLE