Turkish Press November 29th

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on November 29th, 2007.

Turkish Press November 29th

TURKIYE

PRINCE CHARLES AND HIS WIFE VISIT ISTANBUL

Prince of Wales Charles and his wife Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla who proceeded from Turkish capital of Ankara to Istanbul visited Rahmi Koc Museum, Kariye Museum and Eyup Mosque. Charles and Camilla also toured Halic by a boat. There were tight security measures during their visits to touristic attractions in Istanbul.


BOLAT ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM

Turkish Independent Industrialists' & Businessmen's Association (MUSIAD) Chairman Omer Bolat assessed the International Business Forum (IBF) held by MUSIAD in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Bolat said Islamic countries have to turn the opportunities into growth. Bolat said foreign businessmen attached great interest in the sectors such as telecommunication, banking and real estate in Turkey due to economic stability in the country.


ZAMAN

PROJECTS WORTH 40 BILLION USD WAIT FOR TURKISH COMPANIES

Turkish State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said that Turkish contractors must work on projects worth 40 billion USD in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the next decade. The UAE is preparing to invest 400 billion USD in the next 10-15 years.


"TURKEY MAY BECOME ONE OF TOP 10 ECONOMIES IN WORLD"

Turkey continues to receive praises after reaching a period of stability and constant growth. British The Times newspaper indicated that Turkey may become one of the top 10 economies in the world in the next 20 years.


YENI SAFAK

WE WILL SEE AN END TO TERRORISM IN 2008

Alarko Holding Chairman Ishak Alaton said fight against terrorism slowed down pace of Turkey, however noted that, "terrorism will end in 2008. I am sure and hopeful."

Alaton indicated that Turkey was not affected any more from the crises in the United States and Europe.


TURKEY'S FIRST NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IS 5 THOUSAND MEGAWATT

Energy Minister Hilmi Guler said Turkey would ground its energy policy on five pillars. Guler said, "Nuclear energy was deficient. Now, at the first stage, with a 5 thousand MW package, we will bring nuclear energy to the point where it should be in our portfolio."


VATAN

ARREST WARRANT AGAINST DEMIRTAS

An arrest warrant has been issued against Democratic Society Party (DTP) chairman Nurettin Demirtas within the scope of the "report for certificate of disability for discharge".

People who have connection with Demirtas were arrested one after the other last week.

Demirtas, currently on a visit abroad, prolonged the visit upon this development. As there is arrest warrant against Demirtas, he will appear before Prosecutor's Office when he returns home.


CHARLES VISITS ISTANBUL

The first stop of Prince of Wales Charles and his wife Dutchess of Cornwall Camilla who were visiting Istanbul, was the Koc Museum. Charles and Camilla examined the railway car (made in Britain) belonging to Sultan Abdulaziz. Abdulaziz had used the sultanate railway car during his tour to Europe in 1867.

Charles and his wife later visited Eyup Sultan Mosque.


CUMHURIYET

MODERN ART EXHIBITION OPENS

The 2nd International Modern Art Exhibition opened in Lutfi Kirdar International Congress and Exhbition Hall in Istanbul. 75 art galleries with artworks of 315 artists from several countries are attending the exhibition that will run till December 2nd. Works of Sigmar Polke, Jeff Koons, Gerhad Richter and Andy Warhol will be displayed in the exhibition.


BESIKTAS KEEPS HOPE ALIVE

Besiktas soccer team of Turkey defeated Olympique de Marseille of France 2-1 in a Group A Champions League match at Istanbul's Inonu Stadium.


RADIKAL

COMPANIES USE FREE ELECTRICITY

After many municipalities in Turkey, Toyota and Kent corporations began using light systems that work with solar energy and thus free electricity. Dozens of Turkish companies, including Coca Cola, are planning to switch to solar energy and free electricity.


TURKISH READY MADE GARMENTS INDUSTRY ESTABLISHES FEDERATION

Turkish ready made garments industry, with annual sales worth 14 billion USD, has established a federation titled "Turkish Federation of Fashion and Ready Made Garments." The move for a federation came in order to comply with European Union norms.


HURRIYET

ARCHITECTURAL VICTORY OF A TOWN

Residents of Beypazari town of Ankara carefully protected the historical structure of their town for 8 years and achieved an important success in tourism. Beypazari town of Ankara gained 20 million YTL from 250 thousand tourists in 2007. Mayor of Beypazari Mansur Yavas said they were planning to establish a touristic facility for Beypazari which is famous for its historical Turkish houses and products of local culture.


RETURN TO LIFE

Besiktas soccer team of Turkey defeated Olympique de Marseille of France 2-1 in a Group A Champions League match. The scorers were Tello and Bobo from Besiktas and Taiwo of Marseille.

Besiktas will travel to Porto on December 11th for the next match.


COMPROMISE IN TELEKOM STRIKE

A compromise was reached in Turk Telekom, which has been on a strike over the past 45 days. Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim also attended the meeting which resulted in compromise.


MILLIYET

SPEAKER WITH RED BULLETIN

Ahmet Gulabi Dere, who has been wanted by Interpol with red bulletin, attended a meeting that was held in the European Parliament. Dere has been holding high-level talks in the EU institutions although he has been wanted by Interpol.


STRIKE IN TURK TELEKOM ENDS

A strike which started in Turk Telekom on October 16th ended with an agreement that was reached by the parties. According to the agreement, 10 percent raise will be made on wages of Turk Telekom workers in the first year. On the other hand, 6.5 percent hike and additional assistance based on inflation figures will be made on wages in the second year.


SABAH

STRIKE AT TURK TELEKOM ENDS

The workers' strike at Turk Telekom that began on October 16th ended with an agreement. According to the agreement, Turk Telekom workers will receive a salary hike of 10 percent in the first year and 6.5 percent in the second year. Turk Telekom has 26,000 workers.


NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN TURKEY

Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Hilmi Guler said that the Turkish government will start receiving bids for the construction of nuclear power plants on February 21st, 2008. Turkey is preparing to use nuclear power plants for electricity as of 2013-2014.


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