TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON APRIL 30

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on April 30, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON APRIL 30

TURKIYE
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6 BLN USD
The third bridge, which will be built over Istanbul Strait between Sariyer Garipce in the European side of the city and Beykoz Poyrazkoy in the Asian side, will be completed within five years and become world's ninth longest suspended bridge, and cost six billion USD.

ERDOGAN, WORLD'S 17TH MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADER
Time magazine issued the most influential 100 names of the world in 2010. Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan took place on the 17th row among the most influential leaders part.

MGK LASTS FOR 6.5 HOURS
A statement was released after National Security Council (MGK) meeting, and said that Armenian issue, fight against terrorism, recent situation in Cyprus and foreign developments were discussed in the meeting.

ZAMAN
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TIME SELECTS ERDOGAN 17TH MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADER
U.S. Time magazine, which prepared a list of 100 most influential people of the world in 2010, eulogized Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The magazine used the definition "survivor" for Erdogan.

FAREWELL TO CHAIRMAN OF UNION OF BARS
Members of high judiciary bade farewell to deceased Ozdemir Ozok, chairman the Union of Bars, with tears. Presidents of Court of Appeals and Council of State burst into tears in the funeral.

ISTANBUL'S THIRD BRIDGE TO BE BETWEEN GARIPCE & POYRAZKOY
Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim announced the route of the third bridge which will be built over Istanbul Strait to ease the city's busy traffic. Strait's new necklace will be constructed between Sariyer Garipce in the European side and Beykoz Poyrazkoy in the Asian side.

YENI SAFAK
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EU WITHOUT TURKEY TO BE INCOMPLETE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wife Mrs. Emine Erdogan delivered a speech at a panel discussion titled "Turkish women on the path to EU" at the European Parliament in Brussels. Erdogan said, "everyone knows that a Europe without Turkey will be an incomplete one. I believe that without women of Turkey European family will be incomplete as well."

DALAN ESCAPES AFTER MIT EMPLOYEE WARNED HIM
Istanbul 13th court approved an indictment of "Fight Against Fundamentalism Action Plan". The indictment accuses Bedrettin Dalan of "setting up armed terrorist organization". The indictment proposes life sentence for Dalan. According to the indictment, National Intelligence Agency (MIT) regional deputy chairman Ozel Yılmaz warned Dalan to escape and then Dalan fled to the United States.
 

VATAN
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CLOSURE CASE SHALL NOT BE FILED AGAINST AK PARTY
Regarding the claims that a lawsuit will be filed to close the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Deniz Baykal said, "we don't want such a thing. We will resort to elections, nobody shall intervene. I believe that the problem will be solved within democracy."

NOAH'S ARK A FIASCO?
U.S. Randall Price --who was previously in the team claiming that it found Noah's Ark on Agri Mountain in the east of Turkey, but later separated from the team-- claimed that the wood parts (found in the mountain) were brought from an old building in Black Sea region and carried to Agri Mountain by trucks. Mountaineer Ahmet Ceven, on the other hand, said, "Price is slandering as he was excluded from the team. Is there a technology which can carry those gigantic wooden beams to 4,200 meter height?"

CUMHURIYET
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THIRD BRIDGE TO BE BUILT BETWEEN GARIPCE AND POYRAZKOY
Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim announced that the third bridge would be built between Garipce in the European side of the city, and Poyrazkoy in the Asian side over Istanbul Strait. There are woods in the field where the third bridge would be built. The project will be completed within five years.

COURT APPROVES INDICTMENT OF FIGHT AGAINST FUNDAMENTALISM
Istanbul court approved an indictment of "Fight Against Fundamentalism Action Plan". An arrest warrant was issued for Dursun Cicek who was earlier arrested and released twice.

RADIKAL
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DISCUSSION BEGINS REGARDING THIRD BRIDGE
Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim announced the route of the third bridge to be built over the Istanbul Strait. The bridge will be built between Garipce in the European side of the city, and Poyrazkoy in the Asian side and it will cost 6 billion U.S. dollars. Yildirim said that the region where the bridge would be built would be damaged at minimum level. However Prof. Sedat Ayanoglu from Istanbul University said a transportation network in woods and near water sources is like a murder.

FAMILIES INVITED TO LABOR DAY CELEBRATIONS
Preparations are under way for May 1 Labor Day celebrations that will take place in Taksim Square in Istanbul. Turk-Is chairman Mustafa Kumlu said that he was inviting everyone who was in favor of labor and his/her families to Taksim on May 1.
 

HURRIYET
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PREMIER'S WIFE DELIVERS A SPEECH ON TURKISH WOMEN AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wife Mrs. Emine Erdogan attended a panel discussion titled "Turkish women on the path to EU" at the European Parliament in Brussels. Erdogan said, "everyone knows that a Europe without Turkey will be an incomplete one. I believe that without women of Turkey European family will be incomplete as well." Emine Erdogan said, "Turkish women's traditional role brings several advantages to Turkey during its EU accession process. I would like to say that Turkish women's creative and modern spirit will make great contributions to the European Union especially European women movement."

ERDOGAN ONE OF WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE
World's leading news magazine TIME has named Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as one of the most influential people in the world. Prime Minister Erdogan was ranked the 17th in the "Leaders" section of the TIME magazine's "2010 TIME 100: The World's Most Influential People" list. Publishing brief profiles of the selected leaders on its web-site, the magazine wrote about Erdogan, "Turkey's prime minister is a survivor. A devout Muslim and tough-talking former soccer player, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 56, rose to prominence in 1994 as mayor of Istanbul ? a city on whose streets he once sold buns to make ends meet."

MILLIYET
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NEW BRIDGE'S SURPRISES
Government unveiled the route for Istanbul's third intercontinental bridge over the Istanbul Strait. The third bridge will be built between Sariyer Garipce in the European side of the city, and Beykoz Poyrazkoy in the Asian side. The bridge will be built in the far northern part of the Strait. The 260-km highway will be connected inside the city on very few parts, and it will be a transit passage for heavy vehicles. On the contrary to the other two bridges, it will be constructed by public-private sector partnership instead of using only public resources. It will be the world's ninth longest bridge with the length of 1,275 meters between the two legs. Northern Marmara Highway and the bridge will cost six billion USD, and will be completed within 4-5 years.

17TH MOST INFLUENTIAL LEADER
Time magazine selected Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as one of the most influential leaders of 2010. The magazine made a list of world's most influential 100 people comprised of leaders, artists, heroes and thinkers. The magazine defined Erdogan as a survivor, and ranked him on the 17th row among 25 leaders. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was at the top of the list.

SABAH
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ROUTE FOR ISTANBUL'S THIRD BRIDGE
The third intercontinental bridge over the Istanbul Strait will be built between Garipce in the European side of the city, and Poyraz in the Asian side. The bridge will be the 9th longest one of the world. Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim said that the third bridge, which will be a part of the Northern Marmara Highway over Bosphorus, would cost some $6 billion including expropriation cost for the highway.

EUROPE TO BE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT TURKISH WOMEN
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's wife Mrs. Emine Erdogan delivered a speech at a panel discussion titled "Turkish women on the path to EU" at the European Parliament in Brussels. Erdogan said, "a Europe without Turkey will be an incomplete one. I believe that without women of Turkey European family will be incomplete as well." State Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis and EU Commissioner for enlargement and neighborhood policy Stefan Fule also participated in the panel organized by Emine Bozkurt, the European Parliament's rapporteur on Women's Rights in Turkey and the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON).
 

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