TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 24

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on January 24, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 24

TURKIYE
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TURKISH CONTRACTORS BUILD HOUSES IN 72 COUNTRIES
Turkish contractors have built 1 million houses in four continents and earned some 155 billion USD. Despite the global financial crisis, Turkish contractors made investments in 72 countries from Africa to Siberia, from the USA to Kazakhstan. They also undertook giant projects such as shopping malls, airports and highways.

ISRAEL'S FUNNY REPORT
Israel released its report about killing of nine people on board the Blue Marmara ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza in the international waters. Israel claimed that Israeli forces acted in line with international law.

ZAMAN
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12 BLN USD ANATOLIAN CAPITAL ON THE WAY TO STOCK EXCHANGE
Capital Market Boards of Turkey (SPK) has turned its direction towards Anatolia in an effort to help the stock exchange gain new players. The board, which conducted a country-wide survey, determined the firms that could be active in the Turkish stock market. After a one-year study, the board determined 227 publicly traded companies whose total size of assets reach 12.1 billion Turkish liras (TL). There are no financial or legal obstacles preventing these firms from being listed on the stock exchange.

ERDOGAN HARSH TO KILICDAROGLU: ASSOCIATING US WITH HEZBOLLAH IS DESPICABLE
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted harshly to Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu's remarks claiming Erdogan would for an alliance with the Hezbollah prior to general elections. Erdogan said associating Justice and Development (AK) Party with the Hezbollah or any other terrorist organization was an inconsiderate and despicable act.

YENI SAFAK
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REPORT OF PIRACY
A report by an Israeli panel probing a fatal raid on Gaza-bound aid flotilla last May said Sunday that Israeli military action was legal. The report released by the Turkey commission said Israeli Defense Forces acted in line with the international law. "This report has no value or credibility," Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

TURKEY HIGH COURT TO GET EXTRA CHAMBERS
Turkish Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said three new chambers would be founded at Turkey's High Court of Appeals in a bid to ease the court's burden. Ergin also said work on establishing regional courts of appeals would be completed before June.
 

VATAN
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SHAMELESS
Israel has made public its report about the massacre of Blue Marmara in which 9 people were killed on May 31, 2010. According to the report, Israeli murderers who opened fire on armless Turkish people on board the vessel, acted in line with international law and human rights. The ten-member commission headed by Yaakov Turkel, former judge of the Israeli Constitutional Court, unanimously approved the 296-page report. The report said that any evidence proving that people on board the vessel carried guns could not be found.

CAGE IN CAPPADOCIA
Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage admired the Cappadocia region in central Turkey. Cage has been in the Cappadocia region, which is famous for caves, houses made of rock and unusual stone formations, to film the sequel to "Ghost Rider".

CUMHURIYET
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STATE SHOULD KEEP ITS PROMISE
Those who murdered our country's intellectual people and "unidentified" perpetrators who had killed Ugur Mumcu could not be caught yet. Cumhuriyet daily columnist Mumcu, who was killed on January 24, 1993, is commemorated all across Turkey on the anniversary of his demise. During the ceremonies to be held, participants will voice their wish for the solution of the mystery behind Mumcu's death and all other unidentified murders one more time.

RELIGIOUS ORDERS SHOULD DRAW BACK FROM POLITICS
Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu said gathering of a group of people from a certain religious belief should be respected, however, the issue his party was concerned about was such structure's involvement in politics. "Religious orders should draw back from politics. We respect groups which are not involved in political life," Kilicdaroglu said.

RADIKAL
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COST OF TURKEY'S SECOND EVER NATIONAL CAR $4 BLN
Fifty years after Turkey embarked on a quest to make its first ever own car, the country's major automotive manufacturers had joined forces to take on a similar venture, which they estimated to cost around 4 billion U.S. dollars. Manufacturers say they are ready to start the project if the government gives what they describe as "a substantial amount of economic incentives." The estimate design and R&D costs would reach as high as 1 billion USD plus another billion for marketing and the production of spare parts. Designing the model of the car and an engine and transmission for it would need over 1.8 billion USD.

SON OF SLAIN JOURNALIST TO APPEAL TO JUSTICE FOR NEGLIGENCE IN INVESTIGATION
Ozgur Mumcu, son of Turkish journalist and author Ugur Mumcu, who was killed 18 years ago in a bomb attack, is set to file a petition against state officials who he claims have a willful negligence leaving the case unsolved. "We are not safe until his killers are found," he says.
 

HURRIYET
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CONDITION ABOUT RELIGIOUS SECTS
The leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Kemal Kilicdaroglu, said that politicians should not question religious beliefs. "We should be respectful about religious sects which are not involved in political life. Politicization of religious sects is the most serious obstacle in front of the democracy since people go to ballot boxes with a certain motive in that case. People should cast their votes for unemployment, problems of the country, democracy, freedom and rights," he said.

CARNATIONS FOR MUMCU
Journalist-writer Ugur Mumcu will be commemorated on the 18th anniversary of his killing in a bomb attack in Ankara on January 24, 1993. People will converge to his house to commemorate him once again with carnations and candles in their hands.

MILLIYET
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ISRAEL REPORT SAYS RAID ON GAZA-BOUND AID FLOTILLA IS LEGAL
Report of an Israeli panel that investigates into a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid convoy made its findings public on Sunday, saying the raid that killed nine Turkish citizens last May was legal. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected the 245-page Turkey report as "having no value or credibility."

ERDOGAN LASHES OUT AT MAIN OPPOSITION LEADER OVER HEZBOLLAH COMMENTS
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday slammed main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu who had claimed that the ruling AK Party collaborated with Hezbollah. "That is an outrageous thing to say. That is cowardice. That is rudeness," Erdogan said. "I am not afraid of being criticized but I cannot let anyone insult me. That is something I cannot tolerate," he said.

SABAH
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TURKEY IS WORLD'S RISING POWER
Speaking to Sabah daily, EU's term president Hungary's Foreign Minister Janos Mantonyi said Turkey would soon have a much better position with the EU. Noting that Turkey's membership would be beneficial for the union, the Hungarian minister described Turkey as world's rising power.

245-PAGE COMEDY
Israel has released a report clearing itself off the charges regarding the Mavi Marmara attack. 245 pages of the report, prepared by Israeli government's Turkey Commission, was made public. The report claimed that the raid, during which Israeli soldiers killed 9 volunteer Turks, was a "legitimate defense" and was "in accordance with international law".
 

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