TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 11

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on January 11, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 11

TURKIYE
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TIME FOR FRATERNITY
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was granted "Superior Muslim Personality" award by the Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmad International Charity Award Board in Kuwait.
Erdogan said some circles sow discord among Muslim countries, "let us remove this separation and embrace each other."

JUDICIAL REFORM SHOULD BE ISSUED IMMEDIATELY
President Abdullah Gul, currently on a visit to Yemen, commented on judicial reform and said, "everybody should see this process and deficiencies and work night and day."
There will not be visa requirements anymore with Yemen. Foreign ministers of Turkey and Yemen will sign the agreement today.

FIVE MILITARY OFFICERS KILLED
A helicopter belonging to Land Aviation School which took off the military runway in Polatli town of Ankara for night training flight crashed with an unknown reason.
All five pilots on board were killed.

ZAMAN
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MILITARY HELICOPTER CRASHES IN ANKARA: 5 KILLED
An UH-1 type military helicopter conducting a training flight crashed in Ankara on Monday night. Five pilots in the helicopter were killed in the crash. The cause of the crash is currently unknown. An investigation is underway.

SOLUTION FOR CROWDED PRISONS: ELECTRONIC HANDCUFFS
The Turkish legal system will soon begin utilizing electronic handcuffs in an effort to find a solution to highly crowded prisons. Those individuals who have been sentenced to two years or less in prison will be watched via the electronic handcuffs.

TURKEY TO PARTICIPATE IN EUROVISION SONG CONTEST WITH AN ENGLISH SONG
Rock band "Yuksek Sadakat" will represent Turkey at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Germany. The group is currently working on three songs out of which one will be selected by the state-run TV channel TRT. Yuksek Sadakat's song at the Eurovision Song Contest will be in the English language.

YENI SAFAK
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FIRE FALLS INTO OUR HEARTS
Military training helicopter which took off from Polatli, Ankara, crashed near the Tuluntas village. Five military officers were killed.
When radio contact with the UH-1 helicopter which was giving night vision training, was lost, search and rescue teams were dispatched to the area. 6 hours later the teams reached the wreckage near the Tuluntas village. Chief of Staff who did not specify the cause of the crash, confirmed that 5 officers were killed.

NAME OF BRIBERY: DONATION
10 more suspects were taken into custody in the investigation into the bribery allegations in the customs authority which was launched under orders from the State Minister Hayati Yazici. The suspects collected the money under the pretext of donation.
The number of suspects in custody reached 42 with two operations in Halkali and Ambarli and the Ataturk Airport. Yazici said, "We will pursue this till the end."
 

VATAN
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TRAGEDY IN NIGHT FLIGHT: FIVE MARTYRS
Two UH1 type helicopters took off from Etimesgut Military base for night training. Communication was cut with one of the two helicopters 2.5 hours after its take off. There were one trainer and four students in the helicopter. No information could be taken from the helicopter for five hours. Rescue teams found out that the helicopter crashed near Polatli.
General Staff later issued a statement and said, "an UH1 type helicopter belonging to Land Aviation School Command which took off for night training crashed near Tuluntas village of Ankara killing five pilot officers. An investigation is underway into the incident".

HE DECIDED NOT TO FLY AND RESCUED HIMSELF
Iran said there was one Turkish passenger in the Boeing 727 which killed 72 people in Orumiyeh, however did not give information about his identity. It was later found out that a Turkish businessman Mehmet Nejat Balarisi decided not to fly at the last moment to put his signature to an agreement.

CUMHURIYET
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TURKEY HEARD IT ALL WRONG
Culture and Tourism Minister Ertugrul Günay tried to correct the remarks of Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who regarded the "humanity monument" built by sculptor Mehmet Aksoy as freakish. Gunay said the Premier was actually referring to the shanty towns. "I was together with the Premier during his trip to Kars. No where, did he say anything about a sculpture. We will not take down any monument or remove it," said Gunay.
Sculptor Aksoy who responded to Erdogan's remarks, said removing a sculpture suggesting peace would also harm Turkey's foreign policy. "Perceiving everything as political subject matter that could be exploited for political gains, and efforts to pull the art in to this arena is display of animosity against Turkish art," said Aksoy.

JUSTICE MINISTER SHOULD APOLOGISE
The Council of State's President Mustafa Birden who responded to the remarks of Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin implying that the council of state was guided into creating precedents, said the judiciary would not take orders from anyone. "In the council of state, the decisions are taken by people who have served as many years as his age. The minister should apologise," said Birden.

RADIKAL
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"ELECTRONIC HANDCUFFS" TO BE IN USE IN TURKEY SOON
Turkish legal system will soon begin using electronic handcuffs. These handcuffs make it possible to detect the whereabouts of criminals.

14 P.C. OF EXPORTS FROM UNION OF EXPORTERS OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Turkey's exports in 2010 totaled 113.6 billion USD. 14 percent of all Turkish exports in 2010 came from the Union of Exporters of Automotive Industry (OIB).

SOAP OPERAS MAKE TURKISH POPULAR IN WORLD
Chairman of the Yunus Emre Institute, Prof. Dr. Ali Fuat Bilkan, said that "soap operas and developing commercial relations have made Turkish a popular language in the world". The Institute's primary goal is to teach Turkish in all corners of the world. Yunus Emre Institute is currently being represented in Sarajevo, Tirana, Skopje, Cairo, Astana, London, Brussels and Damascus.

HURRIYET
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JUDICIARY DOES NOT TAKE ORDERS FROM ANYONE
President of the Council of State Mustafa Birden said the judiciary would not take orders from anyone. "Honorable Justice Minister who said precedents were changing in the Council of State, implicated the judiciary. He should apologize immediately," said Birden.

5 SOLDIERS KILLED IN HELICOPTER ACCIDENT
Radio contact was lost with one of the two UH-1 training helicopters shortly after they took off from the Etimesgut Military airport in Ankara. The last words heard from the helicopter carrying 1 instructor and 4 trainees, has been: "I'm lost inside a cloud." The General Staff announced on its website at 23:35 that five pilot officers were killed in a helicopter crash near the Tuluntas village in Sincan.

MILLIYET
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HELICOPTER CRASH: FIVE KILLED
UH1 type helicopter belonging to Land Forces Command crashed on Monday during night training flight killing five military officers. The helicopter, which took off from Land Aviation School Command at 6.30 p.m., did not return after 2.5 hours, although it had to.
Wreckage of the UH-1 helicopter was discovered in Tuluntas village in Golbasi town of Ankara. General Staff did not explain the reason of the accident in its statement.

INVESTIGATION TO WORLD GIANT
Six CEOs of DHL, which is a world giant cargo company with its turnover exceeding 46 billion euro, are under investigation within the scope of corruption in customs.
The six CEOs were interrogated on charges of having links with entering of dutiable goods into the country free of duty.

SABAH
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TRNC TO OPEN REPRESENTATION IN KUWAIT
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will soon open a representation in Kuwait. The issue of the TRNC was discussed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Kuwaiti officials on Monday. TRNC's representation in Kuwait will function like a typical diplomatic entity.

MILITARY HELICOPTER CRASHES: 5 KILLED
A military helicopter on a training mission crashed around Tuluntas village in central Anatolian province of Ankara on Monday night. Five pilots in the helicopter were killed due to the crash.

NO MORE VISAS WITH ANOTHER COUNTRY
Turkey and Yemen will sign a visa liberalization agreement on Tuesday. The agreement will be signed by the foreign ministers of the two countries on Tuesday.

3 PLANE LOAD BUSINESSPEOPLE AFTER 300 BILLION USD
500 Turkish businesspeople accompanying Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Kuwait and Qatar have their eyes on projects in the Gulf region. There are investments opportunities worth 130 billion USD in Kuwait and 150 billion USD in Qatar.
 

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