TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 5

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on July 5, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JULY 5

TURKIYE
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LAST WARNING TO EU
Turkey will give important messages to EU officials in Istanbul on July 13. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and State Minister and chief negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis will tell EU officials that 18 chapters were not opened to negotiations due to political reasons and this situation could not continue. Political dialogue meeting will take place in Istanbul on July 13. Davutoglu and Bagis will also say that Turkey expects visa liberalization with EU countries.

DRIVER SLEEPS, NINE KILLED
A traffic accident took place in the southern province of Osmaniye. Nine people died and 44 others were injured in the accident. A passenger bus collided with a truck on Gaziantep-Osmaniye highway at night after driver of the bus fell asleep at wheel.

ZAMAN
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IF REFERENDUM IS CANCELLED, ITS COST TO ECONOMY WILL BE HEAVY
Eyes turned to Constitutional Court which will hear the case that was opened with a call to cancel reform package.
The business world and the markets which incurred losses earlier with incidents like closure case and April 27 statement, focused on the decision to be given by the court not to experience a new shock.
Economy circles said foreign investors were startled and that they did not want a country where the Treasury was pushed to a marsh of interest.

I AM CONCERNED FOR MIDDLE EAST FOR THIS SUMMER
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the problems piled up in the region. Davutoglu thinks that there is no party in the Middle East to sit and talk. "I started to suffer from hyper tension," he said.

YENI SAFAK
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LIKE A SLAUGHTER
Traffic accidents claimed 27 lives in different parts of the country on Sunday. Scores of others were injured in the accidents. The most terrible accident occurred in southern province of Osmaniye. Nine people were killed and 44 others were injured when a passenger bus hit a truck loaded with stones. In the northwestern province of Bursa, five people were killed after their car tumbled down.

TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER IN BISHKEK
Ankara has taken action to put an end to the turmoil in Kyrgyzstan. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu paid a visit to Bishkek and met with Kyrgyzstan's President Roza Otunbayeva. During the meeting, the parties decided to hold a summit in Istanbul with the participation of leading names from Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Ahiska Turks.
 

VATAN
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BITTER SOLUTION FOR CYPRUS
Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias, who has been holding the negotiation process with President Dervis Eroglu of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to find a solution to the Cyprus issue, called on Greek Cypriot people to support the proposal for a bi-communal federation. He said that solution would be bitter.

AKATLI PASSES AWAY
Leading writer and theatre critics Professor Fusun Akatli passed away at the age of 66. Akatli wrote articles in magazines such as Varlik, Milliyet and Sanat and in newspapers such as Politika, Soz and Cumhuriyet.

CUMHURIYET
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SPECIAL TEAM FOR BORDER
Turkish officials decided at a security meeting held under the chairmanship of President Abdullah Gul on June 21 that 5,000 member professional troops will guard the 150-km border between the southern province of Hakkari and Semdinli. The troops will start to serve at the border as of 2011.

RAINY AND HOT
There was heavy rain in most regions of Turkey in June. In the following period, there will be rain only in the northern party of the country. Temperatures will exceed seasonal averages in the coming period.

RADIKAL
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HE COULD NOT FIND JOB IN TURKEY, HE BECAME HOPE OF WORLD
Story of Ali Erdemir is the best example of how Turkish scientists are driven to foreign countries.
Erdemir graduated Istanbul Technical University, had masters degree in the United States and awarded with NASA scholarship. He could not find job after returning to Turkey and asked help from a parliamentarian.
The response was, "you know English like your mother tongue. Go and work in a hotel."
He returned to the United States and became one of the 100 most successful scientists of the world with his studies on tribology.

FIRST STEP TAKEN FOR TURKISH HYBRID
First hybrid kit of the world which can be assembled to all vehicles was manufactured by the cooperation of Yigit Aku and Forum Muhendislik Company. Everybody who pays 4,000 euro can make his/her car hybrid.

"VISA" SATISFACTION
As number of countries which do not impose visa requirements to Turkey increases to 61, businessmen want visa requirements with the European Union (EU) countries and Gulf countries to be removed.
Positive reactions are expected in trade and tourism.
 

HURRIYET
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THREE WAYS IN FRONT OF ISRAEL
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that there were three ways in front of Israel. "Israel will either apologize to Turkey for its attack (on aid flotilla bound for Gaza on May 31) or accept an international commission and its report or Turkey will cut its relations with Israel." Replying to questions on board the plane returning from Krygyzstan, Davutoglu said, "the messages that I conveyed to Israeli Industry & Trade Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer last week reached the Israeli government. We did not set a date for an Israeli answer but we will not wait forever."

TUGBA KARADEMIR QUITS SPORTS
Turkey's national figure skater Tugba Karademir (25) has announced that she had put an end to her active sports life as it affected her university education negatively. Announcing her decision on giving up skating in a statement aired on her web-site, Karademir said, "I feel deeply sorry to inform you that I have ended my activities as an active sportswoman". Karademir said it was a though decision to quit, however, she could not feel the necessary motivation to carry on with her sports career anymore.

MILLIYET
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THAT SECRET MEETING WILL CONTINUE
Speaking to daily Milliyet, Israel's Welfare and Social Services Minister Isaac Herzog, said meeting between Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Israeli Industry & Trade Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer had been a very positive step for relations.
Herzog reiterated that Israel would not make an apology.
Herzog said they attached importance to Turkey's history and regional role, and stated that there were many ways of discussing the problems under international dialogue.

LET US GIVE YOU MONEY, GO AWAY FROM CYPRUS
It was claimed that Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias, at a meeting with Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Dervis Eroglu, told Eroglu that, "let's have 50,000 people stay in Turkish side and others return to Turkey. Let's give money to those who return to Turkey."

ERDOGAN WANTED "PREDATOR", OBAMA SAID "DIFFICULT"
Details of the meeting between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Barack Obama are being revealed.
Obama reproached "no" vote of Turkey during the voting in the UN on Iran, and replying to Erdogan's call for unmanned aircraft "Predator", Obama said, "there is reaction against Turkey in the Congress. I don't think the sale would be approved."

SABAH
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SCANDAL AT ANITKABIR
After receiving a tip-off that the PKK terrorist organization could attack the Anitkabir, mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, prior to the annual meeting of the Supreme Military Board in August, officials carried out a security control and found out that security systems at the mausoleum did not work at all.

HORROR IN ISTANBUL
An apartment superintendent stormed a meeting to elect the new manager of the building in Istanbul. He killed the new superintendent and his wife for making complaints about him. He also stabbed two people before fleeing from the scene.
 

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