TURKISH PRESIDENT AT EGYPT WAR ACADEMIES GRADUATION CEREMONY
Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Wednesday attended a graduation ceremony at the Egyptian War Academies to become the first guest head of state to take part in the event except for leaders of the Arab countries. Egyptian cadets carried a giant Turkish flag as the military band played the Turkish national anthem as well as a Turkish military march.
ITALIAN CLAMP DOWN ON PKK
Italian secret service has arrested a senior operative of the terrorist PKK organization in an operation. Nizamettin Toguc and four other PKK members were arrested in Venice. Toguc was sought by the Interpol on red alert. He is one of the major financial figures of the terrorist organization in Europe. Toguc is expected to be extradited to Turkey.
MILLIONS OF DISABLED, ELDERLY & CHILDREN WAIT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Millions of disabled individuals, elderly and children wait for constitutional amendments. New amendments would facilitate positive discrimination for the elderly, disabled and families of martyrs. Children's rights would be placed under the protection of the Constitution.
WORLD'S AXIS SHIFTING TO TURKEY, ERGUN SAYS
Turkish Minister of Industry and Trade Nihat Ergun commented on recent debates that Turkey was shifting its axis. "If there is really a talk about a shift of axis, it should focus on where the axis will sit on. The world's axis is shifting to Turkey," Ergun said.
NUCLEAR POWER STATION OFFICIALLY RUSSIA'S
A law adopted at the Turkish Parliament last week for the construction of a nuclear power station in Mersin, Akkuyu was published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday and officially went into effect. According to the agreement, Russia will choose the company that will erect the nuclear power station.
ITTIFAK HOLDING GETTING READY TO ENTER FOREIGN MARKETS
Turkey's Ittifak Holding, with headquarters in the central Anatolian province of Konya, is aiming to enter foreign markets. The holding plans to open Adese Shopping Centers in the Balkans, Syria and in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
PRESIDENT GUL ATTENDS GRADUATION CEREMONY AT EGYPTIAN MILITARY ACADEMY
Turkish President Abdullah Gul attended a graduation ceremony at the Egyptian Military Academy on Wednesday. The ceremony began with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's saluting the people. President Gul was the first head of state to attend the graduation ceremony at the Egyptian Military Academy aside from those of Arabic countries. The military band at the ceremony played the national anthems of both Egypt and Turkey. Parachutists carried Turkish flags during their show. Military students carried a giant Turkish flag along with an Egyptian one. The Egyptian military band played a Turkish Military Band March as a gesture to President Gul and Turkey.
PKK'S LEADER IN EUROPE TOGUC ARRESTED
Italian secret police arrested terrorist organization PKK's leader in Europe, Nizamettin Toguc, and four other PKK members. The arrest took place in Venice, Italy. Toguc was searched with a red bulletin. Toguc ran away from Turkey in 1994.
MARTYRED SOLDIERS LAID TO ETERNAL REST
Seven soldiers who were killed in separate terrorist attacks in the eastern province of Van and the southeastern province of Hakkari were laid to rest on Wednesday with ceremonies in their home towns. Thousands of people gathered for the funerals of the martyred soldiers.
ONE-MILLIONTH FIAT DOBLO ROLLS OUT OF TURKEY PLANT
One-millionth Doblo, Fiat's award-winning light commercial vehicle came out of the assembly line on Wednesday at Tofas' Bursa plant. The one-millionth Doblo was painted in the color of the Turkish coffee. Turkey-made Doblo has earned nearly $7 million in exports.
SHOPPING ON THE INTERNET
Researches in Turkey indicated that the travel sector was the most popular one on the internet for Turks. Around 4.2 million Turks use the internet monthly for shopping purposes. Turks use the internet mostly for buying plane tickets and hotel reservations.
COVERED BAZAAR TO BE OPEN ON SUNDAYS
The Covered Bazaar in Istanbul will stay open on Sundays after the month of Ramadan in 2010. The Covered Bazaar attracts around 300,000 shoppers daily. By staying open on Sundays, the Covered Bazaar's visitors will increase by 1.5 fold. Shop owners hope to increase sales by 20 percent by keeping their shops open on Sundays.
SENIOR PKK OPERATIVE ARRESTED IN ITALY
One of the senior operatives of the terrorist organization PKK in Europe has been caught in Venice. Nizamettin Toguc, head of a federation of several Kurdish associations in Europe, was arrested last Monday in a joint operation by the Italian secret service DIGOS and the Italian police. Four other PKK members were also arrested. Sources said Toguc had arrived in Venice together with his wife to participate in a secret meeting of the terrorist organization. Ankara has asked for the extradition of Toguc.
TURKISH PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE TO KICK OFF ON AUGUST 13
Turkey's premier soccer league, Turkcell Super League, is set to kick off on August 13 with a slate of 18 teams for the 2010-2011 season. The 34-day season of games are scheduled to end May 22, 2011 after a month of break in December. Season's first major derby in Istanbul will be played between Fenerbahce and Besiktas on day-5, followed by two other derbies between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray on day-9, and between Galatasaray and Besiktas on day-14.
SILVIO WILL MAKE THE WORD
An important name from the terrorist organization PKK, Nizamettin Toguc, was arrested in Italy. Turkey is now expecting Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to display his friendship for Turkey by facilitating the extradition of Toguc to Turkey.
1 MILLIONTH DOBLO MAKES HISTORY
The one-millionth Fiat Doblo on Wednesday rolled out of the Turkish carmaker Tofas' Bursa plant in northwestern Turkey. A ceremony was held for the Fiat's one-millionth Doblo, a light commercial vehicle, which was started to be built in Turkey in 2000. Speaking at the ceremony, Koc Holding CEO Mustafa Koc said that 70 percent of Doblos would be exported in the next eight years. "Turkey will earn 6.3 billion USD from the export of Doblos," Koc also said.
TERRORIST LEADER SAYS PKK MIGHT LAY DOWN ARMS IF MORE RIGHTS GRANTED
Leader of the terrorist organization PKK in Iraq's north Murat Karayilan said in an interview with the British broadcaster BBC that the organization might lay down arms if Turkey had given Kurds more political and cultural rights. Karayilan said the lay down of arms could happen under the supervision of the United Nations as part of a truce.
ISRAEL STEPS BACK
Israeli government said on Wednesday it had lifted a travel advisory for its citizens on Turkey. The government issued in May the travel advisory as protest and huge rallies were held in Turkey after Israeli commandos killed nine Turkish people aboard the vessel Mavi Marmara in a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
FLOOD KILLS SIX IN EASTERN TURKEY
Six people from the same family were killed when a flash flood caused by torrential rain hit their house near a river bank in Horasan town of the eastern province of Erzurum. Two of the victims were children as the bodies of four others were still missing.
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