TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 10

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on December 10, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 10

TURKIYE
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SNOW FROM EUROPE AT TURKEY'S DOOR
Snow which covered European countries in white will enter Turkey from Trakya tonight. Snow fall is expected in Edirne, Kırklareli and Tekirdag. Temperatures will fall 10 to 15 degrees celsius with the snow fall.

100,000 USD INDEMNITY FOR EACH VICTIM
Israel could not resist international pressures and Turkey's stance and took a step back. Israeli Newspaper Yedioth Ahranoth said Israeli officials were thinking to pay $100,000 each for victims of the Mavi Marmara attack. Relatives of the victims said they did not need Israel's indemnity.

ZAMAN
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LEADERS AGAINST PROTESTS
Political party leaders who reacted to protests by students which turned into actual attacks called on these groups to act with common sense. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the main opposition and media were publicizing marginal student groups and this attitude escalated protests. Erdogan said that no one could achieve anything through violence. The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu said that throwing eggs was not right and those who hurled eggs today could throw stone tomorrow.

CONSUMERS GETTING PREPARED FOR AN ACTION AGAINST EXPENSIVE GASOLINE
Consumers is getting prepared for an action against expensive gasoline. The second price increase in fuel products in just one week has raised the voices of consumers in Turkey against high tax rates. The price of 97 octane unleaded gasoline has reached 4 TL per liter. Consumers' unions are expected to hold a demonstration to protest price increase.

YENI SAFAK
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WE ARE EAGER TO PURCHASE ISLANDS
Bariskent Gayrimenkul sought to buy 18 of the 6,000 islands which Greece, struggling against economic crisis, put up for sale. Director General of the company Baris Aydin said, "we want to buy those islands with a group of businessmen. Because there is a serious tourism potential there."

WE DID NOT MAKE AGREEMENT WITH ISRAEL
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu denied the news report that Israel would pay 100,000 USD to each of the families of the victims of the Mavi Marmara raid.
Davutoglu said Turkey's demands were clear, and underlined that, "it is not right for us to make comments over suppositions apart from this. Those news reports are speculative."
 

VATAN
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THEY HAVE TO PAY THE BILL
Burhan Kuzu of the Justice & Development (AK) Party, who the students threw eggs in Faculty of Political Sciences in Ankara, made Ankara University Rector Cemal Talug and Dean Celal Gole to pay the bill and said "prime minister thinks the same."
Higher Board of Education called for an urgent investigation.
Kuzu reiterated his call for resignation. He said, "I am insistent on this demand. The Dean said they postponed it as the situation was tense. He did not cancel it on purpose. He did not let police take measure."

COMPENSATION OK, APOLOGY IS DIFFICULT
Israel accepted to pay 100,000 USD each to the families of those who were killed in Mavi Marmara raid. Israel wants to apologize without saying 'apology'.
Negotiations, carried out between the diplomats of Turkey and Israel in Geneva, ended. Ozdem Sanberk, who attended the talks, told AFP that, "we did not even bargain a word other than apology".

CUMHURIYET
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AKP'S KUZU HATCHED ERGENEKON FROM EGG
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed the opposition and the media for student protests. Justice and Development Party (AKP) Deputy Burhan Kuzu claimed that students were incited to the streets to invoke a military coup, arguing that forces connected with Ergenekon was behind the protests.

ISRAEL OFFERS TO PAY DAMAGES
Israel said it was ready to pay $100,000 indemnity to the families of the 9 Turks killed in the Mavi Marmara provided that Turkey will not to resort to legal processes against the Israeli Navy. Talks for an Israeli apology for the attack are still underway. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said news were speculative.

RADIKAL
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KILICDAROGLU NOT TO ATTEND COMMEMORATION OF AHMET KAYA
A commemoration ceremony will be held for the deceased musician Ahmet Kaya on Saturday. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Peace & Democracy Party (BDP) co-chairman Selahattin Demirtas will attend the commemoration ceremony for Kaya. However the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu will not participate in it in order to prevent any tension that might take place during the ceremony.

ERDOGAN SAYS DEMONSTRATORS ARE MEMBERS OF ILLEGAL ORGANIZATIONS
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that undergraduates who held a protest in Istanbul at the weekend and students who threw eggs to Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputy Burhan Kuzu at Ankara University were members of illegal organizations. Erdogan accused media and the opposition of publicizing marginal student groups.
 

HURRIYET
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TURKISH CONTRACTORS TO BUILD 75,000 DWELLINGS IN IRAQ

Turkish contractors won a dwelling tender that was held in Iraq on Thursday. Several companies from several countries attached a great interest in the tender. But six Turkish contractors who established a Turkish Group Business Partnership won the tender on construction of 75,000 dwellings worth 11.28 billion U.S. dollars. 75,000 dwellings will be constructed in Sadr region of Baghdad. Social facilities, mosques and schools will also be built under the project.

SNOW COMING TO TURKEY
Snow and cold weather which paralyzed daily life and traffic in several European countries will come to Turkey as of today. State Meteorology Affairs Directorate General officials said that temperatures will drop by 10-15 degrees Celsius in the northwestern region of Turkey on Friday. There will be snow in Edirne, Kirklareli and Tekirdag today.

MILLIYET
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PRESSURE ON FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCES
Celal Kose, Dean of Faculty of Political Sciences, became the name in the target of politics following the protest at the university. Higher Board of Education (YOK) also pushed the button by giving order for an investigation against the administrators and students who attended the protest. The administration now will interrogate the students one by one. If YOK does not find the investigation sufficient, Higher Discipline Board may take initiative against the administrators.

COMPENSATION PUZZLE
According to the news reports in Israel and British media, Tel Aviv administration offered to pay 100,000 USD for each of the families of those who were killed in Mavi Marmara raid. The administration did not accept to apologize but preferred to use the word "sorrow".
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the news reports were speculative, saying, "such an amount and sorrow are regardless of question."

SNOW ENTERS FROM BORDER
Cold weather wave showed itself in Europe and countries like France and Germany were covered with snow. Cold weather, gradually coming to Turkey, will be influential first in Marmara and Istanbul. Marmara region and Istanbul will be covered with snow in the weekend. Cold weather will continue to be influential throughout Turkey for 10 days.

SABAH
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TURKISH MFA DENIES RUMORS OF 100,000 USD INDEMNITY
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu denied Israeli Newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth's news suggesting that Israeli government would pay $100,000 each to the families of the victims of the Mavi Marmara raid, should the Turkish government accept it. "These news are not true; they are speculative," Davutoglu was quoted as saying.

POLICE WARNED ABOUT PROVOKATION BEFOREHAND
Police Department warned Ankara University officials about the "egg protest" beforehand, it was reported. Police Department warned with an official correspondence that provocative actions could take place during conferences.
The correspondence said, "A surge in number of individuals with fake student IDs is observed. Renew the student IDs. The Police Department warned that certain organizations chose 17 universities as venue for provocative actions.
 

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