TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 9

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on December 9, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON DEC 9

TURKIYE
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14 BILLION USD TO FLOW IN TURKEY
Turkey, which overcame the global economic crisis, became the favorite of foreign investors. Turkish State Minister Ali Babacan said that 25 big companies were preparing their projects to invest a total of 14 billion USD.

PROTEST TO CHP'S BATUM, EGG TO AK PARTY'S KUZU
Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Secretary General Suheyl Batum, who attended a conference in Ankara University, responded to verbal protests of students as "what you are doing is fascism." On the other hand, ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party's deputy and Parliamentary Constitutional Committee Chairman Burhan Kuzu was thrown eggs by students while he was entering the hall, and he could not deliver a speech.

ZAMAN
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CHP FAILS TO FIND PERSON GUILTY OF NUN POSTER
The Republican People's Party (CHP) cannot make any decision regarding the scandal poster that compared "women wearing headscarves to nuns." Avcilar Mayor Mustafa Degirmenci ordered hanging of the posters. CHP chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu promised that what was necessary would be done, however the higher discipline board of the party could not reach any conclusion in its third meeting.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION HITS RECORD OF LAST FIVE YEARS
Industrial production, regarded as the leading indicator of economic growth, grew over expectations in October. According to the figures of the statistical board, the index was up 9.8 percent year-on-year, and 13.4 percent month-on-month in October 2010. The manufacturing industry, covering automotive, food, textile and furniture, was up 11.3 percent.

YENI SAFAK
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INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FLIES
Automotive sector broke a record by selling 73,000 vehicles in October and brought industrial production to the top. The index has risen to 128.9 with a 9.8 percent rise. This is the highest figure after 2005.

INTEREST OF SHEIKH MAKES KUMLUBUK A STAR
Interest of foreigners continue in Marmaris, a favorite tourism resort of Turkey. Russian billionaire Omarov purchased 120 decares of land to build a luxurious facility in Kumlubuk after Qatar Emir Sheikh al-Thani purchased Munamar Hotel in Icmeler hamlet for 23 million lira.

 

VATAN
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HIT CAR OWNERS
Fuel oil prices were raised for a second time in a week. Thus, a liter of 97-octane oil price climbed over 4 Turkish liras (TL). 2.60 of 4 TL is the tax collected by the state. Even bankrupt Greece, belt-tightening Britain, and shaky Spain are spending less on oil than Turkey.

THIS WAS WHAT IT WAS EXPECTED TO HAPPEN
The anger caused by the police violence in Istanbul escalated at the Political Sciences Faculty in Ankara on Wednesday. Students did not let Suheyl Batum of the Republican People's Party (CHP) to speak, whereas they threw eggs on Burhan Kuzu of the Justice & Development (AK) Party.

TEXAS LAW
The Parliament Sub-Committee on Internal Affairs has completed its report regarding a new arms act. The bill authorizes the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and the Security Department to import heavy weapons. Also, the bill reduces the age to own a pump rifle to 18 from 21. Under the bill, convicted can buy weapons if they say "they are being threatened" irrespective of their crimes. The law in practice do not allow convicted people to get arms license under any circumstances.

CUMHURIYET
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OUR DIPLOMATS ARE SINCERE AND HONEST
U.S. State Department's spokesman Philip Crowley responded Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who defined Wikileaks documents as "unserious correspondence including rumor, magazine, claims and slanders of U.S. diplomats". Crowley said that the diplomats were sincere and honest, adding "our diplomats will continue to do this."

IT IS ACTUALLY TURKEY WHICH SHOULD APOLOGIZE
Israeli Deputy Premier Silvan Shalom said that Israel's apologizing to Turkey was unthinkable regarding Mavi Marmara raid. Also, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's assistant said, "an apology from Israel is out of question according to Lieberman's view. It is actually Turkey which should apologize. Turkey should pay a compensation as it offered help to terrorists."

RADIKAL
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DEMOCRACY WITH EGG
University students did not allow Suheyl Batum of the Republican People's Party (CHP) to speak in a panel discussion in Ankara. The students threw eggs to Burhan Kuzu of the Justice & Development (AK) Party. Reaction of the two politicians was also harsh.
Batum, who was not allowed to deliver his speech, said, "this is fascism". Kuzu insulted the students saying 'brainless' who threw eggs on him.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, commenting on the protest, said 'this is also an intrigue like that had happened in Istanbul. Security Directorate will do what is necessary".

5 YEAR RECORD IN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
Industrial production grew 9.8 percent in October and increased to the highest level since 2005. The biggest rise is in automotive sector. This record will also trigger growth. Economists think Turkey's year-end growth will exceed 8 percent.

HURRIYET
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EGG SHIELD
Suheyl Batum of the Republican People's Party (CHP) and Burhan Kuzu of the Justice & Development (AK) Party, who attended a panel discussion at Ankara University's Political Sciences Faculty, were protested. Students prevented Batum from speaking, and threw eggs on Kuzu. Police used pepper spray to disperse students at the garden of the faculty. Batum started his speech by saying that CHP did not approve the police violence against students in Istanbul. Despite this, Batum became a target of protestors and a student yelled as, "CHP is also a facist party like the AK Party." Batum said, "if you do this to me and Burhan Kuzu, this is also fascism. If the prime minister (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) or (state minister) Egemen Bagis were here, you would already been hit. 25-30 people cannot prevent their friends from listening to us by a facist behaviour."

IT IS THE SAME INTRIGUE WITH ISTANBUL
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on the protest at the Political Sciences Faculty. Erdogan said, "the intrigue plotted in Istanbul is the same with that in Istanbul. University management is guilty. How could they allow in the students carrying eggs? There were some people in the front lines who were not students. Our police will show its attitude in such a process."

MILLIYET
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EGG SHIELD
Suheyl Batum of Republican Peoples Party (CHP) and Burhan Kuzu of Justice & Development (AK) Party, two constitution professors, came to Faculty of Political Sciences in Ankara to attend a panel discussion on "Constitution Problem in Turkey". It was Batum who first entered the hall. He left the hall after discussing with the students who protested him.
The protests escalated when Burhan Kuzu entered the hall. Students started to throw eggs on Kuzu when he countered the protest of the students with an applause.

PRODUCTION IS AT ITS LEVEL BEFORE CRISIS
Industrial production increased 9.8 percent over the same period of last year. The rate is considered as record as only 6.6 percent increase was expected. Automotive made the biggest contribution to the increase with 31.9 percent.

SABAH
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THERE'LL BE SNOW ON SUNDAY
Rainy weather wave, which will come from Balkans, will drop the temperatures significantly as of today. Snow is expected in Istanbul on Sunday.

TURKEY CRACK IN ISRAELI GOVERNMENT
"Apology" talks between Turkey and Israel caused a crisis in Israeli government. Israeli Deputy Premier Silvan Shalom objected an apology for Mavi Marmara massacre, and said that Israel's apologizing to Turkey was unthinkable.

THE BALL IN TURKEY'S COURT IN AN IRAN-ISRAELI WAR
According to the documents leaked by Wikileaks web-site, a Syrian source gave an information to the U.S. as: "in case of an Israeli attack on Iran, it will be Turkey, Qatar and Syria which will try to settle a cease-fire." The same source also said that Iran was jealous of Turkey-Syria friendship.
 

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