TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 18

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on July 18, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 18

 

HURRIYET
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PREMIER AND FOUR MINISTERS ATTEND FUNERAL FOR GRANDSON OF OTTOMAN SULTAN ABDULHAMID II
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, four ministers, Istanbul's governor, mayor and police chief attended a funeral for Osman Nami Osmanoglu, grandson of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II. Osmanoglu was receiving medical treatment for heart failure at Istanbul's Dr. Siyami Hersek Cardiovascular Surgery Hospital. He died at the age of 93.

TURKISH BUSINESSMEN IN UNITED STATES
Turkey has launched initiatives to boost commercial relations with the states in the USA apart from important ones like New York. 50 businessmen headed by Turkish State Minister for foreign trade Zafer Caglayan will hold talks in the United States. The Turkish delegation will propose to construct double highway for some states.

MILLIYET
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PRIME MINISTER ATTENDS FUNERAL OF OLDEST OTTOMAN
A funeral took place in Istanbul for Osman Nami Osmanoglu, grandson of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II with the participation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and several other ministers. Osmanoglu died on Thursday morning at the age of 93. He was the last surviving grandchild of Sultan Abdulhamit II.

PKK CUTS OFF ELECTRICITY AND ATTACKS PERVARI
Members of the PKK terrorist organization first cut off electricity, then staged a rocket attack on a local police office in Pervari town of the province Siirt. Five police officers and three troops were injured in the clash which lasted for about 50 minutes.

SABAH
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SECRET OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS IN BITLIS
Students in eastern province of Bitlis achieved a great success in the Undergraduate Placement Examination (LYS). Leading names of Bitlis such as Kiler, Ozgur, Eren and Gencer exerted great efforts for students in the province. Modern schools and dormitories were built with support of businessmen. Governor Nurettin Yilmaz said that notebooks were given to successful students and every needs of students and teachers were met.

FUNERAL FOR OSMANOGLU
A funeral took place in Istanbul on Saturday for Osman Nami Osmanoglu, grandson of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II. Osmanoglu died at the age of 93. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ministers and several others attended the funeral.

VATAN
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HERON FINDS, AL-ASAD HITS
It was revealed that Turkey and Syria have been carrying out a joint operation against PKK camps in Syria for the last two weeks. In the operation, Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles were used to detect PKK targets. There are around 2 thousand PKK members in Syria. A web-page, Debka, claimed that 300 terrorists were killed and 400 others were captured in the operation. Meanwhile, it was claimed that Israel made a complaint to NATO accusing Turkey of using Herons in Syria and Lebanon against the sales contract.

"THERE IS NO SHIFT OF AXIS IN TURKEY"
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was in Kazakhstan yesterday to attend the Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in Almaty. On his way to Kazakhstan, he told reporters, "there is no shift of axis in Turkey. On the contrary, Turkey's axis has been further strengthened. Look at recent developments in NATO. Turkish diplomat Huseyin Dirioz became the new deputy secretary general of NATO for defense policy and planning including terrorism."

CUMHURIYET
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GREAT SUCCESS IN SWIMMING
Turkey's Ediz Yildirimer achieved a great success in the European Junior Swimming Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Yildirimer won gold medal in the men's 800 free in the swimming championships. Ediz Yildirimer also broke the record of Turkey. He said that he was very happy to achieve this success.

TURKISH WINES IN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
Turkish wines have received several awards in international contests. Wines of Kavaklidere got 10 gold, 26 silver and 42 bronze medals as well as "Best Rose" wine award in competitions. Ali Basman, executive director of Kavaklidere Wines, said, "our new rose wine Egeo Roze 2009 received gold medal in Mondial du Rose Contest in France. It was also selected as the best rose wine in San Francisco Wine Competition 2010."

RADIKAL
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PKK CUTS OFF ELECTRICITY IN PERVARI AND ATTACKS LOCAL POLICE OFFICE
Members of the PKK terrorist organization first cut off electricity, then staged a rocket attack on a local police office in Pervari town of the southeastern province of Siirt. Five police officers and three troops were injured in the clash which lasted for about 50 minutes.

TURKISH DIRECTOR'S FILM WINS AWARD IN YEREVAN
Turkish director Reha Erdem's film "Kosmos" won the golden award in the Golden Apricot Film Festival in Armenian capital Yerevan. The film was shot in the eastern Turkish province of Kars in 2009.

TURKIYE
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TURKISH TROOPS ESCALATES TENSION IN YEREVAN
Armenians did not want Turkish troops to take part in a military exercise to be organized in their country in September. Equipment to be used in the exercise will be taken to Armenia from the border with Turkey. It was claimed that Turkey, which has undertaken the most critical duties in the Alliance, would close its border crossing if it was excluded from the exercise.

FAREWELL TO SHAHZADAH
Osman Nami Osmanoglu, grandson of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II, was laid to rest in Istanbul. He was the last surviving grandchild of Sultan Abdulhamit II and the oldest member of the Osmanli dynasty. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, several ministers and a number of people were in attendance at the funeral.

ZAMAN
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TURKEY BECOMES FAVOURITE DESTINATION OF ARAB TOURISTS
Turkey has become the favourite destination of Arab tourists. Turkey was also ranked second in the list of countries preferred by German tourists to spend their holiday. Arab tourists prefer Turkey for being an Islam country besides its shores and the other natural assets.

FAMOUS COMPOSER LAID TO REST
Renowned composer Selmi Andak was laid to rest in Istanbul after a tearful funeral. Andak, who was named as the "State Artist" by the Turkish government, passed away on July 15 at the age of 89. He had been receiving treatment for Parkinson disease at Istanbul's Balat Jewish Hospital for a long time.

YENI SAFAK
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DAVUTOGLU: "TURKEY BECOMES OF ONE DECISION-MAKING COUNTRIES"
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Huseyin Dirioz had been designated as the new deputy secretary general of NATO for defense policy and planning and this was reached as a result of a successful process which was conducted by Turkey. "Turkey has become one of the decision-making countries in the world," he said.

FIRST GOLD IN SWIMMING
Turkey's Ediz Yildirimer won gold medal in the European Junior Swimming Championships in Helsinki, Finland. It was the first gold medal for Turkey in this category. Yildirimer won gold medal in the men's 800 free in the swimming championships.
 

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