TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 23

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on January 23, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 23

TURKIYE
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ERDOGAN: MOVE WILL CONTINUE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed people in southeastern province of Batman. Erdogan said, "we will maintain national unity and fraternity project without stepping back, without bowing to provocations and without falling into the traps into the gangs."
Erdogan said, "we will act altogether against those who are against our growth and development."

WAVE OF "ONE MINUTE"
On the second anniversary of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "one minute" reaction in Davos, number of countries recognizing Palestine exceeded 120. Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Chili, and Russia were included among the countries recognizing Palestine.

TIME FOR ERZURUM
Meteorology gave good news as there are a few days to the 25th Winter Universiade Games that will take place in eastern province of Erzurum. Snow is expected on Wednesday.
Snow will continue on Thursday and Friday.

ZAMAN
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NO RESULT IN NUCLEAR TALKS, BUT DOOR STILL OPEN
Nuclear talks held in Istanbul between Iran and the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany did not yield to any results. Parties held each other responsible for the process, however, they agreed that the door to diplomatic solution was still open. Catherine Ashton, European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, said that "their proposals remained on the table and their door remained open". Iran's chief negotiator for nuclear talks Saeed Jalili said that "their rights should be respected first".

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATIONS TO CARRY TURKISH JUDICIARY TO EUROPEAN STANDARDS
In an interview with Zaman daily, Ayse Isil Karakas, the Turkish judge of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), commented on important issues such as the new constitution and latest amendments opening the way for individual applications to Turkey's Constitutional Court. Noting that she did not agree with the concerns of Council of State and Supreme Court of Appeals regarding "the right to file individual applications with the Constitutional Court", Karakas said such implementation would carry the Turkish judiciary system to ECHR standards.

YENI SAFAK
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THAT IS ENOUGH
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said some circles were trying to disrupt tranquility in eastern provinces. "We will never allow those that are afraid of freedom and democracy," he said.
Attending the inauguration ceremony of several facilities in southeastern Batman province, Erdogan said some specific circles started to take action again as time of elections was getting closer. Erdogan called on people to be more aware against those who apply to anti-democratic oppressive methods.

SUPERWOMAN OF ANATOLIA
Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung introduced Guler Sabanci as the "Super Woman of Anatolia". The newspaper said Sabanci was a rarely seen example in Turkey.

THERE IS NO RECONCILIATION BUT HOPE
Meeting of 5+1 group in Istanbul regarding Iran's nuclear program ended without yielding an outcome.
EU Representative Catherine Ashton said, "We are disappointed. Iran's conditions can not be accepted, however, the talks will continue."
 

VATAN
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MEDVEDEV'S SUPER YACHT FROM TUZLA
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev purchased a Tuzla-made 53-meter long super yacht to host his guests. The yacht, which was built by Turkish businessman Cefi Kamhi's company Proteksan-Turquoise, had been sold to Italians 1.5 years ago. It passed into the hands of Russians last month and they bought the yacht for 30 million Euros. Officials said Medvedev would use the yacht to host world leaders during the winter games to be held in Sochi in 2014.

OPERATION ON JUDICIARY IS GREAT DANGER
Speaking on his way to western Denizli province, Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu said, "They are establishing their own law for an oppressive regime".
"They will have their own judges and prosecutors, moreover, decisions will be taken by the political authority and will be approved by the judiciary. This is the biggest danger in the history of the Republic," Kilicdaroglu said.

CUMHURIYET
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TANRIKULU OF CHP PROPOSES FORMATION OF PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION TO PROBE MURDERS BY UNKNOWN ASSAILANTS
Republican People's Party (CHP) MP Sezgin Tanrikulu held his first news conference in southeastern province of Diyarbakir after becoming deputy chairman responsible for human rights.
Tanrikulu proposed "Truth Commission" to be established to create belief in justice. Tanrikulu said he made the proposal on behalf of his party. He said the commission should be established with the laws and should be independent and should have broad authorities.
Tanrikulu said mission of the commission should be defined as "probing the murders by unknown assailants and missing persons since the coup on September 12, 1980."

NO SOLUTION IN ISTANBUL
No result could be obtained from the talks carried out in Istanbul regarding nuclear program of Iran. EU High Representative Catherine Ashton said Tehran put forth removal of sanctions and uranium enrichment right as precondition, whereas Saeed Jalili, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said the talks remained inconclusive as there was not "common logic" between the parties.

RADIKAL
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STATE DO NOT HEAR US
There are millions of hearing-impaired people in Turkey. These people cannot enjoy their education, health and communication rights, as well as their freedom of expression. They have only 60 schools 15 of which are high schools and the rest offering primary school education. They have no kindergartens. They say that they are concerned, insulted and not understood by others. However, their wishes are simple: doctors, nurses and civil servants who understand the sign language.

SABANCI, THE SUPER WOMAN OF ANATOLIA
German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has described Guler Sabanci, chairperson of Turkey's renowned Sabanci Holding, as the "Super Woman of Anatolia". The paper said Sabanci was an indispensable figure for the Turkish public and economy, adding she had been listed among the world's most powerful and successful women several times by prestigious publications.
 

HURRIYET
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THOSE WHO ATTEMPT TO TAKE PEOPLE'S LIVES CANNOT BE MUSLIM
Attending the inauguration ceremony of several facilities in southeastern Batman province, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed Hezbollah without mentioning the group's name. "Nobody can associate his/her personal desires and wrong opinions with this religion. Nobody can have the courage to present Islam and murder as two close notions," Erdogan said. The Turkish premier attended the collective inauguration of 69 facilities in Batman where Hezbollah has a certain influence.

NO RESULT IN NUCLEAR TALKS
The Istanbul summit on Iran's nuclear program held between Iran and five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany (5+1) did not yield to any results. Catherine Ashton, European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, said that they had aimed at having a constructive meeting, however, it had become clear that the Iranian side had not been ready.

MILLIYET
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AIR OF STRAIT DID NOT EASE
Representative of European Union (EU) Catherine Ashton, head of the P5+1 delegation at the nuclear talks in Istanbul, said it was not possible to make cooperation.
Talks carried out between Iran and P5+1 countries (United States, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany) for two days ended on Saturday. EU Representative Catherine Ashton pledged to support Iran's peaceful nuclear projects and to remove the sanctions in case enriched uranium is delivered to them. However, Iranian party did not give the expected reply.

EVEN I DON'T KNOW WHY I KILLED HIM
Mustafa Duyar, gunman of Ozdemir Sabanci assassination, married with Semra Duyar in prison in July. Duyar told his wife what had happened. Semra Duyar said, "Mustafa did not like to tell much about his action. We have talked about this only for two times. He told me they were used. He said, 'I killed, but even I don't know why I killed him.'

SABAH
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NO COMPROMISE, BUT THE DOOR IS OPEN
Talks carried out between Iran and P5+1 for two days remained inconclusive. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu separately met with EU Representative Catherine Ashton, and Saeed Jalili, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council five times. Both parties departed saying, "doors are open to meet again".

PRESIDENT GUL TO RESPOND EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARIANS
President Abdullah Gul will address the first plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg which will take place in January 24-26.
President Gul is expected to respond to questions of parliamentarians after addressing the plenary session on January 25.
Gul is scheduled to meet Council of Europe's Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland and PACE President Mevlut Cavusoglu during his stay in Strasbourg.
 

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