TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 28

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on January 28, 2011. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JAN 28

TURKIYE
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SPECTACULAR OPENING
25th World Winter Universiad began with Turkish President Abdullah Gul's speech. "Hosting such an organization in Erzurum at the gate of the East, is a major success for Turkey," Gul said. Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin and Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan also attended opening ceremony.

ERDOGAN: PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM SHOULD BE DISCUSSED
Commenting on the presidential system debates in Turkey, Premier Erdogan said, "My people should know everything."
Erdogan said, "It is practiced in the United States. In some countries, semi-presidential system is practiced. There may be different approaches on this one. It should be discussed."
"What is the Presidential system? Turkish nation should know every detail. Trying to evade national debate on this one is against being a democrat," said Erdogan.

ZAMAN
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REFORM IN HIGH JURISDICTION TO YIELD POSITIVE RESULTS
Another strong support came from Europe in judicial reform in Turkey. Following the support of Venice Commission, the president of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Jean-Paul Costa spoke to daily Zaman and pointed to importance of arrangement that would be made.
Costa said granting right to make individual application to Constitutional Court and arrangement regarding high jurisdiction would have positive results for Turkey.

MAGNIFICENT OPENING IN ERZURUM
Eastern province of Erzurum hosted a giant organization with the biggest investment on sports in Republican history. A magnificent ceremony was held for the 25th Winter Universiade Games on Thursday.
3,000 athletes from 58 countries attended the ceremony which was broadcast live in 80 countries.
President Abdullah Gul started the games which is held under the motto of "Let's meet in the Zenith of Anatolia".
Dance group "Fire of Anatolia" made a show with its 1,500 people group.

YENI SAFAK
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HISTORIC HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION IN NEVE SHALOM
Turkey held an official ceremony for the first time to commemorate the Holocaust Victims, on January 27, the International Holocaust Commemoration day. Istanbul Governor and Istanbul Mayor attended the ceremony at Neve Shalom.

MAGNIFICIENT ERZURUM
The 25th Winter Universiade Games began with a magnificent ceremony, attended by President Abdullah Gul, Parliemant Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin and Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Over three thousand athletes from 58 countries will compete at the Winter Universiad until February 6. Performance of Pop singer Kenan Dogulu and the "Anatolian Fire" dance show marked the opening ceremony.
 

VATAN
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HISTORIC COMMEMORATION
Jews who lost their lives in holocaust were for the first time commemorated in a formal ceremony in Turkey.
Neve Shalom synagogue in Kuledibi in Istanbul made a first in Republican history on Thursday. A ceremony was held in the synagogue for "International Day of Commemoration of Holocaust victims".
Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin released a message and said, "Our nation, which has protected oppressed peoples throughout the history, shares the sufferings of our Jewish people."

NIGHT OF PRIDE
The 25th Winter Universiade Games kicked off in Turkey's eastern Erzurum province with a magnificent program. Performance of the Anatolian dance group was like the rehearsal of the Olympic Games.
3,000 athletes from 58 countries attended the opening under snow.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "we started with winter games, we will be pursuing winter olmpiad."

CUMHURIYET
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MAGNIFICENT OPENING TO WINTER GAMES
President Abdullah Gul, Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan also watched the formal opening of the 25th Winter Universiade Games in eastern province of Erzurum. The dance performance attracted great interest with visual shows.
It started to snow starting as of Thursday evening. 3,000 athletes from 57 countries are attending the games which will continue till February 6.

PRESIDENCY SHOULD BE DISCUSSED
Despite the appositions of President Abdullah Gul and Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wanted presidency system to be discussed.
Erdogan said people should know about this system. "If this is in effect in the United States today, we should know what this is. There is semi-presidency system in various countries of the world. There may be different approaches. However, refraining from discussing this contradicts democracy.

RADIKAL
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ERDOGAN:PROTEST IS A RIGHT, I AM ONLY AGAINST THOSE WHO THROW STONES
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who got together with the Heads of the Student Councils of 50 Universities in Erzurum said protest was a democratic right. "We can't say do not protest to anyone. I am only against those who break windows and throw stones at the police," Erdogan said.

KILICRADOGLU EXTENDS SUPPORT TO THE MANIFEST
Republican People's Party Leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu embraced the manifest issued by 10 lawmakers from his party, drawing an analogy between the government and the Nazi rule. "He who can not claim his rights at the court will claim their rights in the streets. Our friends only pointed out this danger," said Kilicdaroglu.
 

HURRIYET
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MY PEOPLE SHOULD DISCUSS PRESIDENCY SYSTEM
Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to the questions of reporters in eastern province of Erzurum. Erdogan said, "my people should know what presidency system is. If the United States implements this, we should know what this is. There is also semi-presidential system. There may be different approaches."

DRUBBERS CAN NOT SEE THEIR CHILDREN
Child and Family court made an exemplary decision against violence in family and disfranchised rights of the husband who inflicted violence on his former wife, from seeing his children.

MILLIYET
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MAGNIFICENT OPENING
The 25th Winter Universiade Games was opened in Turkey's eastern Erzurum province with a ceremony that would not be erased from the memories.
Anatolian Fire dance group bewitched nearly 25,000 audiences in the ceremony in which President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Parliament Speaker Mehmet Sahin, several MPs and ambassadors attended.
The ceremonies were broadcast live in 80 countries.

YOU UNPLUG
Message from Turkey's Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis to European Union (EU): Extreme efforts were exerted to make Turkey give up. We will not be the one who unplug. We will let Europeans enjoy this.
Tone of messages of Turkey to Brussels toughens every passing day.
Message of President Abdullah Gul saying, "the world does not end in the EU" followed the message of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan which said, "we will not be the obedient country begging at the gate of the EU".
Bagis, currently holding talks in Brussels, openly relayed the message that relations could be broken up if necessary.

SABAH
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FIRE OF YOUTH IN ERZURUM
The Winter Universiade Games which Erzurum is hosting this year, began last night with a magnificent ceremony. The breath taking performance of the "Anatolian Fire" marked the night. President Abdullah Gul, Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin, Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ministers and many other officials attended the ceremony. Around 3,000 athletes are competing in the Winter Universiade which is held under the motto of "Let's meet in the Zenith of Anatolia."
Gul who inaugurated the Winter Universiade which began under heavy snow, said hosting such an organization in Erzurum at the gate of the East, was a major success for Turkey.

ELECTRICITY PURCHASE WITH BARGAIN
Electricity subscribers who pay more than 500 Turkish Liras each month, will be allowed to purchase their electricity from any producer they want through bargaining. Energy Market Regulatory Authority, reduced the "free consumer" limit from 100,000 Kws to 30,000 Kws. With this decision, stores, shopping malls or hotels which pay more than 500 TL every month will be able to purchase electricity with a discount. Apartments which use only one utility meter will be able to benefit from the new regulation.
 

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