TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON FEB 27

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on February 27, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON FEB 27

TURKIYE
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HUMAN BEING COMES BEFORE OIL
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on fire of riot which started with Tunisia and Egypt and later surrounded the Middle East.
"Peoples of the Middle East and Africa are fed up with being used as tool in oil wars and started protests as a result of this isolation, taking the risk of death. Disregarding this contradicts conscience," he said.
Erdogan said sanctions that would be imposed on Libya would have negative consequences.

HAS FEHRIYE BEEN KILLED?
Belgian media said DHKP-C killed Fehriye Erdal as cost of hiding her was high.
This claim that was made prior to scheduled visit of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was interpreted as "a new game" of Belgium.

153-YEAR OLD DREAM BECOMES TRUE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 42 meters under the Istanbul Strait, opened the parts of Marmaray that were concluded.
Erdogan said the project was prepared 151 years ago. "The project will be concluded on October 29, 2013, 151 years after its preparation."
Laying the foundation of the tube passage, Erdogan said, "we are building a motorway under the water".

ZAMAN
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NEW UNDERSEA TUNNEL FOR ISTANBUL
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday laid the foundation in a groundbreaking ceremony for an under-seabed motorway tunnel that would connect the European and the Asian sides of Istanbul. The new two-storey tunnel is a part of the Istanbul Strait Highway Passage Project. It is estimated to completed within four and a half years. The tunnel will come as a twin to the Marmaray, an undersea tube for railway transportation.

SON OF FORMER LIBYAN PREMIER SAYS GADDAFI IS HARD TO OUSTER
Orhan Kologlu, the son of Libya's former Turkish-descent Prime Minister Sadullah Kologlu, says dethroning Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi would not be an easy task to undertake unlike the oustering of the Tunisian and Egyptian leaders. "I do not believe that street protests will not suffice to topple Gaddafi. I am not a day dreamer," he said.

YENI SAFAK
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NEW UNDERSEA TUNNEL FOR ISTANBUL
Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday laid the foundation of new motorway tunnel that would cross the Istanbul Strait under the seabed. Erdogan said new transportation projects in Istanbul will ease the traffic problem in the city. The tunnel is estimated to be completed within four and a half years.

BELGIAN MEDIA SAYS SUSPECT IN SABANCI ASSASSINATION MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED
According to news reports that appeared on Belgian dailies have said Fehriye Erdal, one of the prime suspects in the killing of influential Turkish business figure Ozdemir Sabanci, might have been killed. Citing Belgian sources close to the case on Erdal, reports said Belgian security authorities had quit actively looking for Erdal, who has been at large since 2006.

 VATAN
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HAS FEHRIYE ERDAL BEEN KILLED?
Belgium claimed that suspect of Sabanci assassination Fehriye Erdal may have been killed. The hitman Mustafa Duyar had also been killed in his cell.
There was an arrest warrant against Fehriye Erdal for five years who played a key role in the killing of businessman Ozdemir Sabanci and two of his colleagues on the 25th floor of Sabanci Center.
Belgian police officials made a surprise statement and said, "we are no more looking for her. We think she was killed."
The executives wanted the file to be closed saying, "Erdal was a small fish for the organization but she knew much. She was getting much money from some people to hide."

SNOW SURPRISE TO ISTANBUL
Snowfall was influential in Camlica, Umraniye, Kartal, Pendik and Sultanbeyli districts of Istanbul. Temperatures dropped to -3 degrees celsius. Snowfall is expected to continue in Marmara region till March 2.
State of Meteorology warned the citizens against snowfall in the west.

MOTORWAY UNDER WATER
Groundbreaking ceremony of Highway Tube Passage Project, which will unite European and Anatolian sides of Istanbul under water, took place on Saturday.
The two-storey highway will go into service in 4.5 years.

CUMHURIYET
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ERDOGAN EXAMINED MARMARAY
As Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan examined Marmaray Tunnel 42 meters under the sea, workers of Marmaray made a surprise and celebrated birthday of Erdogan with a cake.
Erdogan said Marmaray would be opened to transportation on October 29, 2013.
Underlining that they were planning to conclude tender of a 3rd bridge this year, Erdogan said "there will be both the car passage and railway system in this bridge."

THE CASE IS IN JUVENILE COURT
Trial of Ogun Samast, the suspect under arrest in the case regarding the killing of Hrant Dink, will start in a juvenile court in Istanbul on Monday.
In the previous hearing of the case on October 25, 2010, file of Samast was separated as he was at the age of 17 at the time of the crime.

RADIKAL
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NEW GATE ON TURKISH-IRAQI BORDER
The Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) has moved to open a new gate on the border between Turkey and Iraq at the southeastern province of Nusaybin. The new border gate is estimated to cost around 31 million Turkish liras, and it would offer an alternative route over the Habur Gate. The new gate is planned to be open in August this year.

TURKEY'S SABANCI HOLDING LAUNCHES WIND-TURBINE
Turkey's EnerjiSA, energy group of the Sabanci Holding, and its Austrian partner Verbund on Saturday inaugurated a wind plant in Turkey's northwestern province of Canakkale. The 90 megawatt plant is the first of a series of wind turbines EnerjiSA is set to launch in 2011, Sabanci CEO Guler Sabanci told reporters. "We are targeting to achieve 300 megawatts in wind power and soon we will launch a 100-150 megawatt project. We have confidence in Turkey's competitive energy market," Sabanci said. Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz also attended the opening ceremony.

HURRIYET
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TURKISH PREMIER GIVES GO-AHEAD TO ISTANBUL UNDER-SEABED TUNNEL PROJECT
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday attended the groundbreaking ceremony of an Istanbul Strait under-seabed tunnel that would connect the Asian and European sides of Istanbul at Harem and Sarayburnu districts of the city. The 5.4 km two-storey Eurasia Tunnel will be constructed 1.8 kilometers south of the Marmaray Tunnel and it would be a part of the 14.6 km Istanbul Strait Highway Passage Project. The new tunnel is a joint undertaking of a Turkish-Korean consortium, and it is estimated to cost 1.1 billion USD. Road travel time between Istanbul's Kazlicesme and Goztepe districts will be reduced to 15 minutes when the tunnel is completed in 2014.

TURK STILL MISSING AFTER NEW ZEALAND EARTHQAUKE
Didem Yaman, a Turkish PhD student, was still missing on Saturday six days after a powerful earthquake hit New Zealand's Christchurch city. Yaman's doctoral advisor from Otago University Prof. William Harris arrived in Christchurch to look for the the Turkish student.

MILLIYET
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HAS FEHRIYE DIED?
Belgian media, citing intelligence sources, stated that suspect of Sabanci assassination Fehriye Erdal could have been killed by her own organization DHKP-C.
News reports that appeared on Het Belang van Limburg and Gazet van Antwerpen newspapers stated that Belgian security units are seriously focusing on the probability that Erdal could have been killed.

TWO CONTINENTS UNITED UNDER THE STRAIT
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who opened link of Marmaray between the land and the sea stated that the project lost time particularly because of the archeological impediments.
A surprise was also made to Erdogan and his birthday was celebrated with a cake under the sea.

SABAH
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FEHRIYE PUZZLE
Belgian media, citing police sources, wrote that suspect of Sabanci assassination Fehriye Erdal could have been killed.
Belgian anti-terror inspectors said, "although Erdal was not an important person, she knew much. Hiding her costed a lot for the organization."

BIRTHDAY UNDER WATER
A surprise birthday party was given to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan 42 meters under the sea. Erdogan later laid the foundation of Istanbul Strait Highway Passage project.
Erdogan said, "we are building a motorway under the sea".

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