TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 28

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on December 28, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 28

TURKIYE
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NUMBER OF TEST TUBE BABIES EXCEED 50,000
Test tube baby practice is the hope of families pining for baby. Turkey's first test tube baby was born in 1988. Number of test tube babies reached 44,000 in 2009. Together with those that were born in 2010, Turkey has test tube babies as the population of a city in the past 22 years.
Every year, approximately 6,000 test tube babies are born in Turkey. Turkey pays nearly 360 million lira in a year for the test tube baby method which has a cost of 5-10 thousand lira.

THOSE WHO WANT BROTHERHOOD SHOULD RAISE THEIR VOICES
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the government was left alone in democratic move and called for support from the business world, NGOs and citizens.
"Media and businessmen should extend necessary support to the government in national unity and brotherhood project," Erdogan said.

FLOOD HITS, IZMIR TURNS INTO VENICE
Heavy rain hit Aegean province of Izmir. The heavy rain started at night and continued till the morning and turned some towns into lake. The sewer system did not work and the houses were inundated. The flood dragged parked automobiles to stream bed. Many animals were destroyed.

ZAMAN
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PREPARATION FOR HISTORIC VISIT TO KIRKUK AND KARBALA
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will make critical visits to Iraq in January. Davutoglu will travel to Iraq prior to Erdogan and will visit Baghdad, Kirkuk and Karbala cities. A new government was formed in Iraq last week nine months after the general elections.

HEAVY RAINFALL IN IZMIR CAUSE FLOODS
Heavy rainfall in Izmir on Monday caused floods in most parts of the province. Hundreds of houses were flooded in Izmir.

YENI SAFAK
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ANADOL CARS TO START MANUFACTURING ONCE AGAIN
Turkish Industry Minister Nihat Ergun wants Anadol, which was once Turkey's most important brand, to start being produced again. Ergun said the vehicle could be marketed as Anadolu in Turkey and as Anatolia in foreign markets. $750 million is needed for the project.

SUCU'S TEAM ALSO RESIGNS
Following the deposition of the Women's Branches, the 28 members of the Executive Board and the Commission resigned altogether. Vildan Karabulut who spoke on behalf of the group said, "We will continue our activities under the roof of a different organization".
 

VATAN
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DON'T SOW DISCORD AMONG US
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at the ceremony to commemorate Mehmet Akif Ersoy, the poet of Turkish National Anthem, said, "Akif is not Turkish, he is Albanian but made people stand at attention with the National Anthem."
"Nobody should try to sow discord among us. Intrigues will never succeed. Our formal language is only one, that is Turkish. However, my Kurdish brothers can speak Kurdish among themselves," Erdogan said.

IPAD THAT APPEARED IN MARKETS IN TURKEY WILL BE OUT OF DATE IN JANUARY
Ipad, which has been on sale in western countries since April, appeared in markets in Turkey two days ago but Apple pushed the button for the new version. Ipad 2 will be thinner than the first one. Its voice and screen will have more quality. This new version iPad 2 is expected to appear in markets at the end of January.

DON'T EXPECT SNOW IN THE NEW YEAR'S DAY
Cold weather and snow paralysing Europe and the United States will not not be seen in Turkey. Temperatures will drop 1-3 degrees celsius in western regions but there will be no snow in the new year's day. Temperatures will rise up to 9 degrees celsius in Istanbul on Friday.

CUMHURIYET
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WAVE OF RESIGNATION IN RELIGOUS AFFAIRS AFTER DEPOSITION OF SUCU
Following the deposition of the founding President of the Women Branches of the Religious Affairs authority, Ayse Sucu, who was known for her remarks saying "headscarf was not a prerequisite of Islam" as well as the way she wore the headscarf in the fashion of Benazir Butto, the 28 membered Central Executive Board of the Women's Branches resigned together. The Board members who altogether resigned, are getting ready to start a new formation. Dr. Hafsa Fidan Vidinli will replace Sucu.

ANTI-FETHULLAH PROTEST IN TUNCELI
A rally will be held in Tunceli to demand an end to the obligatory religious classes, and protest Fethullah Gulen. The rally which is set to bring together, around 50 labour unions and civil organizations, the Tunceli Municipality as well as, Mayors of 6 districts, all political parties except Justice and Development Party and National Movement Party, will be held on January 22.

RADIKAL
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HE ASKS SUPPORT FOR GOVERNMENT'S DEMOCRATIC MOVE
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday asked the Turkish businessmen and media to extend more support to the democratic move policies of his government. Erdogan's call came at an awards ceremony of the Union of Turkish Contractors in Ankara.

SUN IN WEST, SNOW IN EAST
Snowfall will begin in most parts of Turkey on Wednesday. However, on January 1, western portions of Turkey would be sunny while eastern regions would be under snowfall.
 

HURRIYET
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ONE LITTLE SMILE IS ENOUGH IN FOREIGN POLICY
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who told the secrets of foreign policy in the award ceremony of the Contracting Services Abroad, said body language was spoken in foreign policy.
"Sometimes a little smile is enough to attract leaders to your country, provided that it is sincere. Sometimes it is a dinner shared with a leader, enough to draw a leader to your country, or attract your representatives to their country," said Erdogan.

1 MILLION JOBS IN FIVE YEARS
President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Rifat Hisarciklioglu said, companies made requests for 20,616 interns only in five months under the "Beceri'10" project.
The Project aims to train employee candidates and equip them with the right kind of skills for the market. Companies will take the trainees as interns. Those who successfully complete the course, will secure a job with 90% chance. Interns will be paid 15TL of allowance everyday.

MILLIYET
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LET GUL EASE TENSION
NGOs are eager to get appointment prior to President Abdullah Gul's scheduled visit to southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Friday. Representatives of NGOs are waiting for affirmative messages from Gul for solution of Kurdish problem to ease tension. Diyarbakir city council will present "Democratic Autonomy" Report in case an appointment is given.

TURKISH CONTRACTORS ARE IN LEAGUE OF GIANTS
Star of Turkish contractor companies shine despite the crisis. There are 33 Turkish contractor companies in the list of "the biggest 225 international contractors" in 2010.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the ceremony where merit pays of those were given. Speaking at the ceremony, Erdogan wanted contractor companies to invest in Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar.

SABAH
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NEW VISION FOR MARDIN
The button has been pushed to make the south-eastern province of Mardin a "brand". Mardin is a province important for the three major religions of the world. Most parts of Mardin, including the Mardin castle, will go through restoration.

DIYARBAKIR WAITS FOR HIS VISIT
Preparations are underway for the upcoming visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gul to the south-eastern province of Diyarbakir. People all across Turkey are curious about the messages that Gul will give in Diyarbakir. Gul will be in the province on December 30 and 31.
 

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