TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 27

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on December 27, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 27

TURKIYE
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AUTONOMY IS A DIRTY TRICK
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly reacted to "bilingualism and autonomy" demand. He said, "this is a dangerous trick played by terrorist organization and its extensions."
Erdogan for the first time commented on the "bilingualism and autonomy" demand brought onto agenda by Peace and Democracy Party (BDP).
He said, "this is the plot of those who could not digest democratization in Turkey".
Erdogan said, "the nation is aware of everything. Everybody uses his own language, however, Turkish is the formal language of this country."

HIS PLANE BROKE DOWN IN THE AIR
Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz, who signed an agreement in Japan for the Nuclear Power Plant that would be constructed in Black Sea province of Sinop, escaped a very big danger in the air.
GAP, the plane belonging to prime ministry, had to make an emergency landing in Beijing after its cabin pressure decreased.

ZAMAN
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OUR COMMON TONGUE IS TURKISH, ERDOGAN SAYS
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the common tongue in Turkey was Turkish. "We can not accept efforts to change this reality. Debating Turkey's common tongue serves neither democracy nor brotherhood," Erdogan said.

TRAFFIC IN HANDS OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATE POLICE OFFICERS
90 percent of all traffic officers in Istanbul are university graduates. Such a figure changed the way citizens regard traffic officers.

YENI SAFAK
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ANCHORED IN HEARTS
The ship "Mavi Marmara" which was raided by Israeli forces while carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, returned to Istanbul after seven months. Thousands of people welcomed the ship which was adorned with a giant poster of the nine activists who were killed during the raid. People greeted the ship by chanting slogans, "welcome the envoy of freedom".

DANGER IN AIR
The plane carrying Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz from Japan to back to Turkey made an emergency landing at an airport in Chinese capital Beijing after a sudden decrease in cabin pressure.
 

VATAN
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MAVI MARMARA BACK IN TURKEY
The ship "Mavi Marmara", which was raided by Israeli forces on May 31 during a trip to Gaza to deliver humanitarian aid, returned to Turkey seven months after the attack. Thousands of people welcomed the ship that was the scene of bloodshed during the Israeli raid. There was no one from the state protocol to welcome the ship. The ship has still been bearing the traces of the attack.

TALIBAN KIDNAPS FOUR TURKISH ENGINEERS
Gunmen have kidnapped four Turkish engineers and their driver in the eastern Afghan province of Paktia, near the border with Pakistan. The engineers were kidnapped during a visit to a construction project for a border police post. The Turkish Foreign Ministry have taken action to rescue the engineers.

CUMHURIYET
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FOUR TURKISH CITIZENS ABDUCTED IN AFGHANISTAN
Four Turkish engineers and their Afghan driver who were working for a construction company in Paktia province in east of Afghanistan were abducted by armed assailants on Sunday.
Nobody has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

MAVI MARMARA CAME TO ISTANBUL
"Mavi Marmara" ship where 9 people were killed in an Israeli attack while going to Gaza, came to Istanbul on Sunday.
A ceremony was held in Sarayburnu and a crowded group welcomed "Mavi Marmara".

12 BIG TURKISH ORGANIZATIONS IN THE FIRST 2,000
12 companies of Turkey ranked in the list of Forbes magazine including the biggest 2,000 companies of the world. Garanti Bankasi, Is Bankasi and Koc Holding are among the companies entering in the list.
Turkish Airlines ranked the 1507th in the list.

RADIKAL
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AUTO SALES REACH RECORD
As there is only a week left before 2010 is over, auto sales in Turkey are about to reach a record. By the end of 2010, 742,000 autos would have been sold in Turkey. Consumers who want to take advantage of different auto promotions have rushed to showrooms in 2010. The previous record was reached in 2008 when 723,800 autos were sold.

JET FACTORY COMING TO TURKEY
Turkish investor Ekim Alptekin has bought the manufacturer of world's lightest passenger jets, Eclipse, with two American partners. Alptekin will move Eclipse's factory to Turkey.
 

HURRIYET
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"WE HAVE TO LAND IN 20 MINUTES"
The plane carrying Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz who signed a nuclear partnership agreement with Japan, made an emergency landing at an airport in Chinese capital Beijing after a sudden decrease in cabin pressure. Journalist Metehan Demir said, "the flight attendant came and told us that the plane had to land in 20 minutes since the pilots could not take cabin pressure under control."

INTERIOR MINISTER CRITICISES MHP
Interior Minister Besir Atalay said, "there are some circles trying to hamper the democratic move process. The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) claims that Turkey has been separated. I understand their concerns. I understand that if terrorism ends the MHP will end too. They do not want terrorism to end just because of this."

MILLIYET
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10,000 PEOPLE WELCOME MAVI MARMARA IN ISTANBUL
Mavi Marmara ship which was raided by Israeli troops 219 days ago while carrying aid to Gaza returned to Istanbul on Sunday. Many boats and around 10,000 people welcomed the ship carrying the photographs of 9 people who died during the raid. Fireworks were set off as the ship approached the harbour. Some of the citizens burst into tears.

FOUR TURKS ABDUCTED IN AFGHANISTAN
Unidentified assailants abducted four Turkish engineers working for a foreign company "Projea" while they were going to their worksite in Shepula.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Selcuk Unal said a wide scale operation was underway to find the Turkish engineers and the Afghan driver.
Nobody has so far claimed responsibility for the abduction.

SABAH
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MAVI MARMARA RETURNS HOME AFTER 219 DAYS
Mavi Marmara ship returned home to Istanbul after 219 days. Hundreds of people attended the welcoming ceremony for Mavi Marmara. Teardrops mixed with slogans as Mavi Marmara arrived in Istanbul. Nine Turks aboard the Mavi Marmara ship were killed when Israeli troops raided the ship on May 31.

70,000 NEW PUBLIC SERVANTS
Parliamentary debates on the budget of 2011 have ended on Sunday. According to budgetary figures, the Turkish government plans to employ 70,000 new public servants in 2011. The government expects a tax income of 232 billion TL in 2011.

 

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