TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 6

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on December 6, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 6

TURKIYE
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FROM PRIME MINISTER TO ISRAEL: WASH OUT THE BLOODSHED
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan opposed to the allegations that fire fighting planes sent to Israel made the two countries get closer. Erdogan said, "our demands are clear. Israel will account for the nine Turkish citizens martyred in Mavi Marmara raid. They will apologize and pay compensation."

ISLAND ON SALE IN THE NEIGHBOR
Greece, struggling with economic crisis, put some islands in the Aegean on sale for 300 million euro. Arabic and Russian investors are waiting alert.

AUTOMOTIVE RUSHES TO RECORD AFTER FIVE YEARS
Automotive sector, which sold 729,000 vehicles in 2005, aims to close this year with 735,000 thanks to the low interest loan support of banks.

ZAMAN
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EVEN EXTRAORDINARY SECURITY MEASURES NOT STOP HOOLIGANS
Violence, which is about to be forgotten in stadiums, showed its ugly face again prior to the soccer game between Besiktas and Bursaspor. Although extraordinary security measures were taken in Besiktas' Inonu Stadium and surrounding districts, fans of the two team fought. Police tried to stop the hooligans by using pepper spray. However, a fight began, and two people, who were seriously stabbed, were taken to hospital.

KARAYALCIN CONFESSES: WE, AS GOVERNMENT, WERE NOT THERE IN UNSOLVED MURDERS
Murat Karayalcin, the second name of DYP-SHP coalition between 1993 and 1995 when there were high number of unsolved murders in Eastern Anatolia region, made historical self-criticism. Karayalcin defined the period --they had been the ruling party's partner-- as an "unbelievable period" in the aspects of economy, politics and terrorism. He said, "if there are unsolved murders in a country, it means there is not a government in that country. Citizens of a country, which was entrusted to you, were being killed. You feel a serious uneasiness against law, society and your own conscience."

YENI SAFAK
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ISRAELI PRESS: LET'S APALOGIZE
Israeli press has begun voicing that Turkey's requests should be met to ease the tension between the two countries following the raid on a Turkish aid ship in May. The Haaretz daily called on the Israeli government to accept Turkey's sine qua non conditions of apology and compensation. On the other hand, Israeli government took the first step to melt the ice in Turkey-Israel relations. Officials from Turkey and Israel had a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

TITO'S SECRET "ISTAMBUL"
The Sarajevo Biennial has begun with Turkey as its guest of honor. The secret shelter of ex-Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito, which he named as "Istambul", is one of the venues of the biennial. The nuclear bomb shelter, which was built as a two-storey farm house in the Bosnian city of Konjic, overwhelms visitors.
 

VATAN
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SNOW AND COLD WAVE COME FROM EUROPE
Heavy snow and cold wave, which paralysed daily life in Europe, began to be influential in Turkey too. Snow depth reached 10 cm in Uludag mountain of Bursa, and 15 cm in Kartepe region of Kocaeli. Temperatures dropped 15 degrees in only one day in Istanbul and Marmara region. Cold wave is expected to move to Eastern Anatolia region as of Wednesday.

FIRE IS BEING PUT OUT
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded the gesture of Turkey, which sent two planes to extinguish forest fire in Israel, and assigned a representative to end the crisis between Turkey and Israel. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "we don't reject a hand which is extended with sincerity."

CUMHURIYET
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TURKISH AND ISRAELI OFFICIALS MEET
Detente between Turkey and Israel gained a new dimension. Officials of the two countries met in Geneva. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu sent Ciechanover, Israeli representative of the commission investigating Mavi Marmara raid, to Geneva.
Foreign Ministry executives affirmed that undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu attended the meeting in Geneva.

INCENTIVES DID NOT WORK
Despite the credit and incentive packages that were made public one after the other in the past two years aiming to boost employment, capacity to boost employment in economy could not be improved.
According to "Investment Incentives and Employment Report" of Istanbul Chamber of Certified Public Accountants (ISMMMO), unemployment problem became chronical, and taking structural measures, rather than incentive and crediting measures, became obligatory.

RADIKAL
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TURKEY RUSHES TO ASSISTANCE OF BALKANS
Turkey has taken action to give a helping hand to the Balkans following the recent flood disaster in the region. After Albania requested urgent aid, Turkey sent three evacuation helicopters. Turkish relief agency, the Red Crescent, will send blankets, tents, foodstuff and medicine to Albania and Montenegro later on Monday.

NO ACTION AGAINST HOOLIGANS
Police in Istanbul who used excessive force on students protesting the meeting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and rectors of the universities on Sunday, was desperate against hooligans on Sunday. Police did not take any action as two people were stabbed prior to a Super League match between Besiktas and Bursaspor.
 

HURRIYET
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TURKISH CANDITATE TO GO ON A WORLD TOUR
Turkish Ambassador Ersin Ercin, Turkey's candidate for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), will go on a world tour prior to the election for the new secretary-general in the spring. He is expected to visit more than 30 countries to get support for his success in the election. 25 out of 56-member states including the United States and Russia have already extended support to the Turkish ambassador.

ERDOGAN ON RELATIONS WITH ISRAEL
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said about easing tension between Turkey and Israel after Turkey sent two aircrafts to join efforts to extinguish a major forest fire in Israel, "first of all, Israel should apologize and pay compensation to families of the victims. We need to believe its sincerity. No one should expect us to remain silent as long as Israel does not wash out the blood shed in the Mediterranean."

MILLIYET
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LET US SET UP SELF DEFENSE FORCE
Democratic Society Congress (DTK) decided to get organized for the "self defense force" proposed by Abdullah Ocalan. The target is to establish own security unit of people.
DTK, co-chaired by Ahmet Turk and Aysel Tugluk, decided to be organized in the Southeast in social and political areas and make people ensure their own security.
Details of the decision will become clear in a meeting that will take place in southeastern province of Diyarbakir in December 17-18.
Self defense force is one of the legs of democratic autonomy system proposed by Abdullah Ocalan.

FIRST THE BLOOD IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SHOULD BE WASHED OUT
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to the message of Israel to start a new era. "First they will account for our nine citizens that were martyred during Mavi Marmara raid. They will apologize and pay compensation. Nobody should expect us to remain silent as long as Israel does not wash out the blood shed in the Mediterranean."

SABAH
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NEW RULER OF THESSALONIKI
The new mayor of Thessaloniki (Greece) Yannis Boutaris, who has earrings and tattoos, spoke to Sabah daily: I will reveal Ottoman artifacts which sealed the city. It is important that Ataturk (founder of Republic of Turkey) and poet Nazim Hikmet were born in this city. Thessaloniki should have the same sea transportation with Istanbul.

INTENTION OF THOSE DOCUMENTS ARE VERY DIFFERENT
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "the publishing style and selection criteria of secret documents revealed by Wikileaks are rising suspicion." He noted, "it is clear that some people are exerting efforts to incriminate some countries, spoil relations between countries, and confuse minds with nonsense interpretations which are completely rumors, magazine and slander."
 

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