TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 10

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on January 10, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 10

TURKIYE
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WHY DID GEORGE CHANGE HIS MIND?
Greek jets and helicopters intentionally violated the Turkish air space while Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece was in the eastern Turkish province of Erzurum together with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Prime Minister Papandreou gave messages of friendship in Erzurum and said that they should destroy the walls of prejudice. Then, he accused Turkey of occupying Cyprus. Reason of his two different attitudes was revealed later. Greek opposition, church and press were opposed to the visit. "Greek deep state" violated Turkish air space by jets and helicopters to prevent the Greek premier.

LOOK, WHO IS TALKING
Abdullah Ocalan, head of the PKK terrorist organization who has been serving life imprisonment on Imrali island, forgot that he was the killer of some 40 thousand people and criticised release of members of the Hezbollah terrorist organization from prison. He described Hezbollah members as butchers.

ZAMAN
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TURKISH GOVERNMENT TO EMPLOY 5,560 PEOPLE IN BEGINNING OF 2011
The Turkish government will hire 5,560 people in the beginning of 2011. The first group of people will be employed in February.

GREEK SCIENTISTS IMMIGRATING TO TURKEY
Many Greek scientists and university professors are immigrating to Turkey. According to the Kathimerini newspaper, Greek scholars are immigrating to Turkey due to the economic crisis in Greece.

YENI SAFAK
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MORE JUDGES, FASTER JURISDICTION
Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said that whenever they intervened in the problems in jurisdiction, they were faced with a resistance. He said that there were currently 3,300 vacant posts for judges and prosecutors, and when appointments were made to these posts, intermediate courts of appeal could be established.

RED ZONE PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE NOT BRIBE
Interesting details begin to appear in bribery operation which was launched with directives of State Minister Hayati Yazici in custom gates. It was claimed that customs officers, who were detained, kept the products of companies --which did not bribe-- waiting in the red zone until the bribery was given.

84,000 TL FOR CONTRACTED OFFICERS
Details of the contracted officers draft began to emerge. Officers, who will be recruited for seven years, will be paid 1,300-2,000 Turkish lira (TL) of salary. The duty of officers will end when they are 29 years old and they will be given 84,000 TL of compensation which meets the half of the period they served.
 

VATAN
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TURKISH ENGINEER RELEASED IN AFGHANISTAN
A Turkish engineer, who had been kidnapped in Afghanistan some seven months ago, was released. Coskun Caloglu was rescued as a result of initiatives by the Turkish Embassy in Kabul. Caloglu is expected to return to Turkey later in the day. Four Turkish engineers were also kidnapped in Afghanistan in December.

TURKEY BECOMES FORD'S BIGGEST MARKET
Ford Otosan became leader of the automotive market for the ninth time. Ford Otosan reached a market share of 15.7 percent. Accordingly, Turkey became the biggest market of the Ford. Ford Otosan aims at increasing both its production and exports in 2011.

CUMHURIYET
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WE'LL BE DISGRACED TO THE WORLD
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu supported Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who defined the "Humanity Monument" made by sculptor Mehmet Aksoy as "freaky" and wanted it to be destroyed. Sculptor Aksoy said that the statements of Erdogan were defamation and swearing, and he added, "this statement is not appropriate to democracy. If they destroy the monument, they will turn into Taliban."

ESCAPED TO IRAN WHEN PUNISHED
While discharge of Hezbollah members from prison under the article 102 is being discussed, Mehmet Nuri Oluk --one of the military wing members of Hezbollah and who was tried in another trial of Hezbollah case-- escaped to Iran when his punishment became formal. Hezbollah executives, who were discharged from prison, do not use cell phones for not being traced.

RADIKAL
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GREEK PROFESSORS ON WAY TO TURKEY
Dozens of Greek professors are moving to Turkey after Greece experienced a major economic crisis recently. Turkey offers better conditions to university professors than does Greece.

16 NEW HOTELS TO BE ERECTED IN TURKEY
Hilton Worldwide will erect 16 new hotels in Turkey soon. The company wishes to increase the number of its hotels in Turkey by two fold until the year 2013.
 

HURRIYET
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ON BEHALF OF 57 MUSLIM COUNTRIES
Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu sent a letter to the patriarch of the church in Egypt which became the scene of a bomb attack on the first day of the new year in which 21 people were killed and tens of others were injured. "We, as the OIC and 57-seven member Muslim countries, strongly condemn this criminal act which contradicts with the noble principles and values of the Islam," Ihsanoglu said in his letter.

ERDOGAN TRAVELS TO KUWAIT AND QATAR
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan left for Kuwait. Prior to his departure, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that some circles blamed the government for heavy workload of the judiciary. "It is nothing to do with the politics. No one can blame politicians for this," he said. Prime Minister Erdogan will proceed to Qatar after completing his visit to Kuwait.

MILLIYET
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HE CHALLENGES HEZBOLLAH
Head of PKK terrorist organization Abdullah Ocalan, who gave new messages from Imrali prison through his lawyers, expressed his uneasiness about the discharge of Hezbollah suspects from prison, and said, "how does people of Diyarbakir (a southeastern province) allow such a thing? Those, who violently committed murders, are released, and people welcome them with dances and celebrations! If Hezbollah members do not make self-criticism, then self-defense takes action and Hezbollah supporters are not allowed in Diyarbakir."

2.5 YEAR IMPRISONMENT FOR MULTIPLE VOTE
Rukiye Dulger, who cast vote in two different ballot boxes in the eastern province of Igdir during 2002 parliamentary elections, was sentenced to 2.5 years of imprisonment. 36-year-old Dulger has seven children and two of them are handicapped.

SABAH
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HOT OFFER FROM DUBAI TO BURSA
North-western province of Bursa got excited with hot money coming from the Gulf region. A company from Dubai is making preparations to invest two billion USD in Bursa for a thermal therapy center.

TURKISH COMPANY WISHES TO OPERATE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS AIRPORT
A Turkish company wishes to operate the world's most dangerous airport at Macau, China. Turkey's Celebi Holding is making preparations to operate the Macau International Airport.
 

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