TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 4

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on July 4, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 4

TURKIYE
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IF RELATIONS BREAK, ISRAEL TO BE THE ONE LOSING
Turkish State Minister & Chief Negotiator for EU Talks Egemen Bagis said Israel should think well whether or not it could take the risk of losing Turkey. Warning Israel for the tension that erupted after the bloody ship raid, Bagis said, "the future of the relations which are currently about to break depends on the steps to be taken by Israel. Our opinion is clear. Families of the 9 people who died at the attack are waiting for an apology".

NEVER BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS
Republican People's Party's (CHP) former chairperson Deniz Baykal gave allusive messages. "Do not try to do favors to anyone in politics. Do not betray those who have carried you to the present time. Do not trip anybody up. There may be betrayal in politics, but be sure that it stays within certain limits," Baykal said.

ZAMAN
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21 MLN USD OF SUPPORT TO KYRGYZSTAN FROM TURKEY
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was the only foreign statesman who attended the oath-taking ceremony of Roza Otunbayeva who became the interim president of Kyrgyzstan after the referendum. Speaking to reporters, Davutoglu said that the criticisms which claimed that Turkey disregarded Central Asia were wrong. Noting that Turkey exerted great efforts to restore political stability in Kyrgyzstan, Davutoglu said that 21 million USD of support would be extended to Kyrgyzstan.

PUT OUT THIS FIRE
Some are from Diyarbakir, some from Mardin, some from Siirt province. Most of them do not know Turkish language. Some speak Kurdish, some speak Arabic. However, they all have a common thing. They all are the mothers of soldiers who were killed while fighting against PKK terrorist organization. Nobody can feel the pain they feel for their killed children. However, they have never lost their common sense. They want only one thing: to stop the blood shed, and to live in peace.

YENI SAFAK
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HE AVOIDS QUESTION ON DIRTY PLAN
Hasan Gerceker, the head of the Supreme Court of Appeals, could not explain the connection between the release (of Chief Prosecutor of eastern Erzincan province Ilhan Cihaner) and the voice recordings of a conversation between two high court judges during which they bargained about being appointed to the position of the head of the Supreme Court of Appeals in return for Cihaner's release. Upon questions on the issue, Gerceker said, "are those wire-tappings legal?"

THERE IS NO OTHER ISTANBUL
Turkish Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim described the oil tankers passing through the Bosphorus as "bombs" and said, "we cannot put Istanbul in danger just to let oil companies make money".
Yildirim said tankers transported 150 million tons of oil through Bosphorus. "There is a technical failure every 39 hours. A ship passes every 53 minutes. These are all loaded with bombs," the minister said.
 

VATAN
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GREEK CYPRIOTS INTIMIDATE
It was claimed that Jennifer Lopez cancelled the concert she will give during the inauguration of Girne Cratos Hotel in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on July 23 due to the pressure of Greek Cypriot lobby. On the other hand, hotel administration said, "we have a contract, she will certainly give concert."

SUMMER NOT TO COME TO TURKEY THIS YEAR
Turkey is again under the influence of rain coming from Balkans. Torrential rain, which became effective in the northwestern provinces of Edrine and Kirklareli yesterday, caused floods. People in Istanbul were warned against inundation. Seven kg of rain poured per square meter in 35 minutes in capital Ankara which caused inundation in subway. Rain will be influential in Black Sea and Central Anatolian regions for two more days.

CUMHURIYET
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THIS IS ANTI-REFORM, NOT REFORM
Hasan Gerceker, the head of the Supreme Court of Appeals, said that they desired a fully independent judicial system, which is totally freed from the influence of legislative and executive powers, as seen in modern and democratic countries.
"However, the amendments planned to be implemented will unfortunately put the jurisdiction under the control of the executive power. This is an anti-reform, not a reform," Gerceker said.

KILICDAROGLU'S GOAL: RULING OF PEOPLE
Speaking at his party's rallies in Black Sea provinces of Trabzon and Giresun, Republican People's Party (CHP) chairperson Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his party would carry the nation to power.
"We have a prime minister who fights with everybody. We will display the image of a prime minister who becomes friend with everyone," Kilicdaroglu said.

RADIKAL
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CONTINUE ON BAN ON YOUTUBE
A judiciary initiative to end internet ban did not reach success. An application to lift the decision which bans reaching YouTube site was rejected by Ankara 1st Court of Peace. The reason is, "the site continues to be inconsistent with laws, thus the application is not appropriate."

OPERATION CAN BE STAGED
Attending the promotion meeting of the first hybrid vehicle produced in Turkey, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek said, "a new operation can be staged against PKK terrorist organization's shelters in the north of Iraq, if necessary."
 

HURRIYET
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SHE DID NOT CANCEL HER CONCERT
Despite various speculations and even the threats of Greek Cypriots, world known star Jennifer Lopez is not cancelling her gala night concert which will take place in Cratos Premium Hotel in Girne in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on July 24. The hotel was built for 220 million USD.

90 % RISE IN IRANIAN TOURIST, DESPITE BAN ON ADVERTISEMENT
Turkey can only make public relations in Iran because Iranian Foreign Ministry does not allow visual promotions like billboards. Yet, the number of Iranian tourists, who visited Turkey, increased 90 percent from 388,000 to 739,000 in the first five months of 2010 when compared to the same period of 2009. The rate of rise in the number of Syrian tourists visiting Turkey is 108 percent.

MILLIYET
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TURKISH HERON: BAYRAKTAR
An unmanned aerial vehicle, which has a higher technology than Herons, will soon join the fight against terrorism. Milliyet daily visited the manufacturing center of the unmanned aerial vehicle "Bayraktar" which will be used in counter-terrorism activities. "Bayraktar", which is being manufactured at a facility in Istanbul owned by mechanical engineer Ozdemir Bayraktar and his three sons, has a more advanced technology than Israeli-made Herons. Bayraktar can fly for 14 hours and reach an altitude of 25,000 feet. It can also send the images it has obtained to the relevant center from a 600 km distance.

PEOPLE WISH TO RETIRE IN TRNC
Although Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) survives with Turkey's financial support, the lowest gross salary in the country amounts to 2,000 Turkish liras. The Turkish Cypriot government's decision to take a series of financial measures gave rise to protests of employees. TRNC is discussing a nearly 10 percent cut in salaries. A high-level retired public officer in TRNC can get up to 42,000 TL together with premiums, while a new police officer earns around 2,300 TL.

SABAH
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NEW PROCESS IN QANDIL
The new strategy --which was developed about Qandil --where PKK terrorist organization took shelter-- envisages active support from Kurdish administration in the north of Iraq. According to the strategy of Ankara which aims to destroy PKK terrorist organization, peshmergas will prevent PKK members (in Qandil) to enter the settlement areas in Sulaymaniyah. Peshmergas will stay behind during the operations of Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in the region.

PKK SETS UP EXECUTION TEAM
When the number of members who left the organization increased, PKK terrorist organization got panicked. PKK set up an execution team, and started to kill the members who escaped.

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