TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 12

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on July 12, 2010. The World Bulletin / News Desk does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 12

 

TURKIYE
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EUROPE: CHP SHOULD SAY YES
The Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament called on the new leader of Republican People's Party (CHP) to support the constitutional amendment package in the upcoming referendum. Vice President Hannes Swoboda of the Group said that constitutional reform would bring great gains to Turkish people, adding that this change also brought social democrat values.

SREBRENICA, BLACK STAIN ON EUROPE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised Europe which remained silent towards Srebrenica genocide in which 8,000 Muslims were massacred. Erdogan spoke at a commemoration ceremony which was held on the 15th year of Srebrenica massacre. He said, "human dignity suffered a heavy blow in Srebrenica. Europe took a historical black stain. The definition of international peace force took a heavy blow."

ZAMAN
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IF CHP IS REALLY A LEFTIST PARTY, IT SHOULD
SUPPORT REFORM PACKAGE IN TURKEY, EP OFFICIAL
Vice-President of Social Democrats Group at the European Parliament (EP) Hannes Swoboda said that if the Republican People's Party (CHP) was really a leftist party, it should support the reform package of the Turkish government. "Our advice to the CHP and its new leader is to stand behind and support the reform package. The reform brings social democrat values. If the CHP wishes to become a social democrat party, it has to support the reforms of the Turkish government," Swoboda stressed. The package, which offers more democracy and freedom to the Turkish people, is crucial for the European Union (EU), Swoboda also said.

BOSNIAN MOTHER GIVES LESSON OF PEACE & HUMANITY TO WORLD
She is a mother who has lost her husband and two sons in the Srebrenica massacre 15 years ago. Despite this reality, she shook hands with Serbian President Boris Tadic at a ceremony held on the 15th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on Sunday. Hatice Mehmedovic's behaviour had an impact on the speech of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan said that global peace needed mothers like Mehmedovic.

YENI SAFAK
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DARK AGES TO END IN JUDICIARY
Osman Can, rapporteur for the Constitutional Court, said that the constitutional amendment bill would socialize the law. Can said dark ages would end in the judiciary and enlightenment would begin. Can said civil society would have more powerful voice with the amendments.

ISRAEL COMPLETES REPORT
Israel completed its investigation into the raid by Israeli army on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza on May 31. A report on the raid was prepared. Some claimed that the report included harsh criticisms against Israeli Navy Forces.
 

VATAN
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3.2 MLN YOUNG PEOPLE WANT TO BE CIVIL SERVANT
3.2 million young people took the public personnel selection examination this year to become civil servants. 825,320 of them are university graduates. 1.7 million youths took the exam in 2004 and 2.4 million people took it in 2008. One out of each 100 young people who took the exam will be civil servant.

TREASURY TO HOLD T-BILLS AUCTION
The Treasury will sell 6-month (182-day) TL-denominated discounted reference T-Bills on Monday. The bonds will be repaid on January 12, 2011. On July 13, the Treasury will sell 21-month (651-day) discounted government bonds, which will be repaid on April 25, 2012. Both bonds will be issued on July 14, 2010. The Treasury will repay 4.1 billion Turkish liras (TL) (2.6 billion USD) of domestic debt on July 14.

CUMHURIYET
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WE CAN NOT BREAK APART, BDP'S KAPLAN
A deputy of Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), Hasip Kaplan, said that Turkey's unity should not be debated. A discussion on Kurds' breaking apart from Turkey can not take place within the freedom of expression, Kaplan said. It would be an insult to all those martyrs resting in Canakkale and Dumlupinar to debate about the possible separation of Kurds from Turkey, Kaplan said. Turks and Kurds have formed up families and they do not want to be separated, Kaplan stressed.

ECONOMIC CRISIS HITS SOAP OPERAS
The soap opera industry in Turkey shrank by 30 percent when compared to 2008. The Turkish soap opera industry's value decreased to 700 million TL from 1 billion TL in 2008. One soap opera out of every three was cancelled due to the economic crisis. The number of soap operas broadcast went down to 42 from 63. Around 50,000 people working for soap operas lost jobs in Turkey.

RADIKAL
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A DREAM COMES TRUE
Turkey-Armenia Youth Symphony Orchestra, comprised of 70 young musicians, was set up and they will give three concerts in Istanbul between July 13 and 16. Cem Mansur of Turkey and Nvart Andreassian of Armenia will co-conduct the orchestra. Andreassian said, "this association was like a dream to us, but we made it real."

31,030 MILLIONAIRES
According to a report on bank accounts, the number of millionaires of Turkey increased 6,390 in one year, and reached 31,030.

15 YEARS OF PAIN, 1,000 YEARS OF WISH
Mothers were still crying on the 15th year of Srebrenica genocide. Expectation of peace and mercy was expressed more strongly during the commemoration ceremony. 775 bodies which were found in 370 mass graves were laid to rest in the ceremony. Leaders of seven Balkan countries, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Serbian President Boris Tadic, attended the ceremony.

HURRIYET
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INTERIOR MINISTER DESCRIBES HABUR INCIDENT AS "ACCIDENT"
Interior Minister Besir Atalay described celebrations held at Habur border gate to welcome a group of PKK terrorists returning from the north of Iraq to Turkey in October 2009 as "road accident". Atalay said the incident harmed the democratic move process of the government. "I wanted the interior ministry to be perceived as human rights ministry. We have taken several steps for it," he said. Atalay said democratic move of the government was continuing.

PREMIER ERDOGAN ATTENDS COMMEMORATION OF SREBRENICA MASSACRE
An international ceremony took place on Sunday in Srebrenica to commemorate 8,000 Bosnians who were murdered 15 years ago. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the ceremony and said, "we will never forget Srebrenica and will not let it be forgotten. We will never let Srebrenica be erased from memories so that similar massacres do not take place in the future."

MILLIYET
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TURKEY, GOOD MODEL FOR US
Daily Milliyet spoke with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who thinks and speaks fast, in Ramallah city of West Bank. Fayyad said, "Turkey is a good role model for us. Now, we should strengthen ties." He added, "we carried the country to current level from chaos. Palestinian cause cannot be defended with violence any more."

30 PERCENT OF FINANSBANK TO BE SOLD
Greek banks are uniting to overcome the economic crisis. According to Greek ToVima newspaper, Greece's biggest bank NBG will sell 30 percent of Finansbank for 1.5 billion Euro, buy Greek Post Bank, and then seek ways for a merger with Bank of Piraeus.

THIS PAIN WILL REMAIN ALIVE ALL TIME
8,000 Bosnians who were killed in Srebrenica massacre were commemorated 15 years after the massacre. 775 more people --whose identities have recently been revealed-- were buried to Potocari which already has 3,749 graves. Serbian President Boris Tadic, who took a historical step and participated in the ceremony, shed tears. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who delivered a speech in the ceremony, reminded that a woman --who lost her husband and two children in the massacre-- shook hands with Tadic, and said, "peace in the world needs mothers."

SABAH
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775 BOSNIANS LAID TO REST
775 Bosnians were laid to rest on Sunday after getting massacred in Srebrenica 15 years ago. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims were massacred in an ethnic cleansing in Srebrenica that took place 15 years ago. The victims of the massacre were remembered at a ceremony in Srebrenica on Sunday. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in attendance at the ceremony.

NETHERLANDS, CHAMPION OF INVESTMENT LEAGUE IN TURKEY
The Netherlands, a country that lost the FIFA World Cup 2010, was the country that made the most investments in Turkey in 2009. According to a report prepared by the Turkish Treasury, Turkey attracted 7.7 billion USD of foreign investments in 2009. 15.1 percent of all investments in Turkey in 2009 came from the Netherlands. Austria, France, Luxembourg and Germany followed the Netherlands.
 

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