TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON FEB 2

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on February 2, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON FEB 2

TURKIYE
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WE TAKE OUR MEASURES AND TRUST IN GOD
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who left for Kyrgyzstan, said regarding the information coming from National Intelligence Agency (MIT) that there was a preparation of an assassination against him, "MIT shared its information. We believe in destiny. We take our measures and then trust in God for the rest. They will do their mission, and we will do ours. The value of the good cannot be understood without the bad."

THE SOLUTION IS BALLOT BOX
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chairman Devlet Bahceli criticised the call of Republican People's Party (CHP) on people to resist against jurisdiction reform. Bahceli said, "there is a democratic system. The address of change in the politics is ballot box."

DECISION OF DESTRUCTION FOR THE "FREAK"
Municipality of the northeastern province of Kars decided to destroy the monument which was defined as "freaky" by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said that the monument overshadowed the history of the city. 11 members of Justice & Development (AK) Party and 8 members of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voted "yes", and 4 members of Republican People's Party (CHP) voted "no" for the destruction.

ZAMAN
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ERDOGAN CALLS ON MUBARAK TO HEED PEOPLE'S DEMANDS
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally broke his silence on protests in Egypt against President Hosni Mubarak. Erdogan called on Mubarak to resign. Erdogan who pointed out that nations which could not build consensus amongst themselves could not reach a bright future. "It is you who should take a step first for peace and security in Egypt. Heed people's cry for humane demands. Meet the demands for change without hesitation. Take steps that would satisfy your people," Erdogan said.

37 BAR PRESIDENTS EXTEND SUPPORT TO JUDICIARY REFORM
Presidents of the Bars of 37 different cities who want the government to implement the judicial reform at once issued a joint statement. President of the Bar of Konya Fevzi Karacan referred to the remarks of the Supreme Court President Hasan Gerceker who said the judiciary was on fire. "As of today, the number of files waiting at the Supreme Court is around 1,700,000. Justice delayed is justice denied," said Kayacan.

YENI SAFAK
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PREMIER SAYS MUBARAK SHOULD HEAR DEMANDS OF PEOPLE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should hear humane demands of the Egyptian people. Erdogan said that Mubarak should take steps for the Egyptian people for tranquility and stability in Egypt.

KILIC SAYS JUDICIARY SHOULD MAKE SELF-CRITICISM
Hasim Kilic, the president of the Constitutional Court, said that the members of the judiciary who opposed every solution should make their own criticism. Kilic said that the members of the supreme judiciary should abandon their habit of opposing every solution proposed to solve the judiciary-related problems.

VATAN
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IRANIAN EMBARGO AGAINST THREE TURKISH COMPANIES FROM U.S.
The United States took two Turks and three Turkish companies in the black list by accusing them of selling missile parts to Iran. The U.S. accused Muammer Kuntay Duransoy and his son Cagri Duransoy as well as Istanbul-based Macpar Machine, STEP Corp. and Multimat companies of supporting Iran's efforts to produce missile and providing seven million USD of materials to that country.

TAKE LESSONS FROM EGYPT AND TUNISIA
Speaking at his party's group meeting, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chairman Devlet Bahceli said, "Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Edogan began to take sultans of the Middle East as example to himself. But it would be for his benefit not to forget the tragic ends of the leaders who escaped without looking back and whose posters were torn."

PRESIDENCY SYSTEM IS MORE BENEFICIAL
Prior to his departure for Kyrgyzstan, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan one more time discussed the presidency system. Erdogan said, "I'm not talking about a system which is not applied in the world. I just believe that the presidency system will have more beneficial consequences."

CUMHURIYET
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HE WAS REWARDED WITH EXILE
Wide deposals and new appointments took place at the Customs, which is high on agenda once again following allegations of bribery in Istanbul. Customs Chief Inspector Murat Kahraman who pressed the button for an investigation into the bribery allegations in Istanbul, was appointed as the Director of Mersin Customs. The appointment which came at a time when Kahraman was conducting investigations into bribery and corruption allegations as well as disciplinary proceedings against customs officials, is seen as a degradation.

GOVERNOR THREATENS HUMAN CHAIN PROTESTORS WITH LEGAL ACTION
Workers from major cities like Istanbul, Izmir, Diyarbakir and Trabzon set off for Ankara, in protest of the combined legislation which brings exploitation, flexible, unregulated and unsecured labor. Laborers lead by Labour and Trade Unions like DISK, KESK, TMMOB and TTB, will protest the law by farming a "human chain" around the parliament. Ankara Governor's Office announced it would not allow the protest. The statement said the unlawful protest would be prevented by security forces, and those who organised and participated in the protest would face legal action.

RADIKAL
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ERDOGAN SAYS MUBARAK SHOULD LISTEN TO HIS PEOPLE
Addressing his party's parliamentary group meeting, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should hear humane demands of the Egyptian people. Erdogan assessed recent developments in Tunisia and Egypt in his speech. Erdogan said, "we did what we can for stability in our friendly countries so far. We will keep doing so." Erdogan said that Mubarak should welcome the Egyptian people's demand for change. Erdogan said that freedoms could not be delayed.

TIM CHAIRMAN EULOGIZES POLICIES OF CENTRAL BANK
Turkish Assembly of Exporters (TIM) announced exports figures in January 2011. Turkey's exports increased by 22.67 percent to 9.6 billion U.S. dollars year-on-year in first month of 2011. TIM Chairman Mehmet Buyukeksi said that they appreciated policies of the Central Bank.

HURRIYET
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MINISTER APPOINTS 7 NEW CUSTOMS CHIEFS
State Minister Hayati Yazici fired Directors of Customs in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Habur, Gurbulak, Hopa and Sinop customs.
Yazici rewarded the mastermind of the anti-bribery operation in Istanbul customs Chief Insepector Murat Kahraman and appointed him as the Customs Director of Mersin.

FIRST TURKISH MINISTER IN AUSCHWITZ
Turkey attended the commemoration ceremony at the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz --where 1.1 million Jews were massacred-- for the first time at the level of a minister. State Minister Egemen Bagis and PACE President Mevlut Cavusoglu attended the ceremony together.

MILLIYET
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'WITHDRAW' MESSAGE FROM ERDOGAN TO MUBARAK
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insinuatingly gave a message to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to withdraw. Erdogan said, "none of the rules can stand against the people. I would like to warn Mr. Mubarak sincerely: you shall unhesitantly welcome the demand of a change."

HE SAYS IT OBVIOUSLY
Holding a press conference prior to his departure for Kyrgyzstan, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan replied a question about presidency system and said, "leaders are unique. There cannot be a second person to share the leadership. However, there is a team game. Our party acts with team spirit. When it comes to the presidency system; people should know about such concepts in my country. Nobody has the right to be offended for discussing these concepts. Let people discuss this, and nobody shall feel uncomfortable."

HUMANITY MONUMENT TO BE LIFTED
Municipality Assembly of the northeastern province of Kars decided to lift the "Humanity Monument" piece by piece. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously defined the monument as "freaky" and started a big discussion. During the voting in the assembly, members of Justice & Development (AK) Party and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voted in favor of lifting the monument, while Republican People's Party (CHP) members voted against it. An auction will be held for the lifting procedures.

SABAH
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DON'T RESIST CHANGE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave clear messages regarding incidents that took place in Egypt and Tunisia at the parliamentary group meeting of his Justice and Development (AK) Party. Erdogan said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should not resist the people's demand for change. Erdogan also said that Egyptian people should stay away from weapons. "Hear the cry of the people and their extremely humane demands. Meet the people's desire for change without hesitation. No government can stand against the people," Erdogan said. "In today's world, freedoms cannot be postponed or overlooked," he said.

HASIM KILIC CRITICIZES JUDICIARY
Constitutional Court President Hasim Kilic said that outdated judiciary did not accord with this country. Kilic said that the members of the supreme judiciary should abandon their habit of opposing every proposal offered to solve the judiciary-related problems.

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