TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JUNE 15

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on June 15, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JUNE 15

TURKIYE
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WE HAD BEEN WATCHING ISKENDERUN FOR SIX MONTHS
Terrorist organization PKK's number three name, Mustafa Karasu, spoke to daily Turkiye at PKK shelter. Regarding the PKK attack in Iskenderun town of the southern province of Hatay killing nine Turkish soldiers, Karasu said, "we had been watching that military unit for six months. It was an easy target."

REJECTION TO ISRAELI TRICK
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Tel Aviv could not investigate the attack on Mavi Marmara aid ship. Davutoglu said, "a defendant of a case cannot be the prosecutor of that case at the same time. It does not comply with the laws."

ECEVIT'S PARTY CLOSES ITSELF
Democratic Left People's Party (DSHP) Chairwoman Rahsan Ecevit said that the founders board decided to dissolve the party. Ecevit said, "DSHP accepted my call to support Republican People's Party (CHP). I wish this development --which is very important for unity in the left-- would spread."

ZAMAN
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QUARREL OF BROTHERS WORSEN IN KYRGYZSTAN
The quarrel that broke out in Kyrgyzstan four days ago between the Kyrgyz and Uzbek peoples gradually becomes worse, Turkey started to take action to put an end to the uncertainty.
Ankara sent plane to Bishkek on Monday to evacuate the Turkish citizens and will send a delegation to Kyrgyzstan which will carry out works to contribute to the stability in the country.
Representatives from various institutions working on security, intelligence, diplomatic and economy are in the delegation which will set off today.

WORLD TRADE SUMMIT TO START IN ISTANBUL
"Turkey-World Trade Bridge 2010" summit starts in Istanbul today. 2,300 businessmen from 135 countries and 2,200 Turkish businessmen attend the summit. The businessmen will carry out 100,000 separate talks for business in 6-day summit. As a result of the talks 7 billion USD business deals are expected to be made.
The formal opening of the summit will be held in Istanbul's Halic Congress Center.

YENI SAFAK
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TURKEY REJECTS ISRAELI PANEL INVESTIGATION INTO
GAZA FLOTILLA, PRESSES FOR INDEPENDENT COMMISSION
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu severely criticized Israel over its decision to investigate a deadly Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed nine peace activists in high seas. Turkey called on the United States and the United Nations to stick to a resolution to form an independent commission. "What about the principle of impartiality? We want the formation of an independent commission under the UN's supervision. Otherwise, we have the right to impose sanctions on Israel," Davutoglu said.

PRESIDENT REJECTS SHIFT IN FOREIGN POLICY AXIS
President Abdullah Gul rejected allegations that Turkey's foreign policy direction is shifting to the East. "This is the talk of someone who is sinister and ignorant," Gul told reporters during a visit to South Korea to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. "Engaging in such a discussion is wrong regarding Turkey's relations with its neighbors and Turkic republics. What we need to do is to look at the common values," Gul said.

TURKEY TO SEND TWO PLANES TO EVACUATE TURKS LIVING IN KYRGYZSTAN
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey would send two passenger planes for the evacuation of Turkish nationals living in Kyrgyzstan as clashes between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek peoples killed more than 200 over the last four days. Davutoglu said the planes would arrive in Jalalabad and Osh cities in Kyrgyzstan.

VATAN
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SHE CLOSES PARTY, AND POINTS CHP
Democratic Left People's Party (DSHP) Chairwoman Rahsan Ecevit said that founders' board decided to dissolve the party. Ecevit said, "DSHP accepted my call to support Republican People's Party (CHP) for unity in the left."

RIDICULOUSNESS
Israel will investigate the attack on Mavi Marmara --in which nine Turks were killed-- with a commission it set up by itself. The commission's head is Israeli, its members are Israeli and two foreign observers in the commission are Israeli supporters. And the worse thing is; the United States and the EU support the commission.

MIT INVOLVED IN IT TOO
Former leader of Republican People's Party (CHP), Deniz Baykal, attended Arena, a TV show, and replied questions. Baykal said, "I cannot define the developing relations with Arab and Muslim countries as a shift of axis. Mavi Marmara incident was organized by the government. National Intelligence Agency (MIT) was involved in it too. Turkish Armed Forces have never been the backyard of CHP."

CUMHURIYET
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NEARLY THREE DOZEN TURKISH TROOPS KILLED OVER LAST TWO MONTHS
A Turkish troop was killed in a terrorist attack in the southeastern town of Semdinli, bringing the total number of the troops killed in clashes with the terrorist PKK up to 34 over the last two months. Mehmet Ali Birlik (21) was killed and four other troops were wounded when they came under fire from the PKK terrorists in the Semdinli town of the southeastern province of Hakkari. The terrorists have reportedly fled into northern Iraq after the attack.

MAIN OPPOSITION PARTY NAMES SIMSEK AS HEAD OF ISTANBUL BRANCH
Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) named Berhan Simsek as the chairman of the CHP's provincial headoffice in Istanbul. Simsek was picked by the CHP headquarters to replace Gursel Tekin, who is expected to be selected for the party head committee.

RADIKAL
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WHAT WILL PKK DO?
Murat Karayilan from PKK gave signals of new wave of terrorist attacks. He announced attack in Iskenderun as start of new period of attacks and denied ties with Israel.
Karayilan explained the mentality of the new period as; "to protect its position and forces by causing trouble to the other party and to defend itself."
Karayilan talks about eroding Turkey both in economic and military sense. "As the forces that got prepared in Bolu, Kayseri, Izmir to join the operation in the southeast, PKK militants will launch acts outside the region".

NIGHT OF LEGENDARY GUITARS
65-year-old Eric Clapton and 63-year-old Steve Winwood gave the best concert of the recent period in Kurucesme Arena.
One had to be there and listen to him particularly while he was playing and singing "Layla".
"Cocaine" was the biggest surprise of the night where 13,000 audiences attended.
 

HURRIYET
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FM SAYS CANNOT TRUST IN ISRAELI INVESTIGATION INTO RAIDED GAZA FLOTILLA
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey would not settle down with the findings of an Israeli panel set up to investigate into a deadly Israeli storming of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed nine Turkish nationals. "We do not have any confidence in this investigation," Davutoglu said. The Israeli panel includes two foreign observers.

TURKISH TROOP KILLED IN CLASH IN SOUTHEAST TURKEY
A Turkish troop was killed and four others were wounded when they came under fire from PKK terrorists in the southeastern town Semdinli in the Hakkari province. The killed soldier was identified as Mehmet Ali Birlik, 21 years old.

MILLIYET
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SPECIAL TEAM CRISIS IN ERGENEKON
Istanbul Police Department sent a 10-member team to Ankara to join detention and search operations under the Ergenekon probe. However, Ankara Police Department immediately opposed and did not allow this team to join the operations.
The detainees were sent to Istanbul in company of police officers with the Ankara Police Department.

VILLAINOUS AMBUSH IN SEMDINLI: ONE MARTYRED
Private Mehmet Ali Birlik was martyred and four other privates were wounded in a clash with PKK terrorists near Konur village in Aktutun region in Semdinli town of southeastern province of Hakkari.
Three soldiers who were wounded in another clash in southeastern province of Sirnak were also hospitalized.

ESCAPE FROM DEATH
There are fierce ethnical clashes between two peoples of Turkish descent in Osh city in Kyrygzstan where supporters of ousted leader Bakiyev are heavily populated.
Although authorities announced death toll as 124, sources in the region say the streets were full of bodies and reported more than 700 dead.
Turkey sent two planes to Osh and Jalalabad cities to evacuate Turkish citizens.

ALARM FOR EXTREME MOISTURE
Moisture in the air reached 90 percent. Experts warn that particularly the people who have heart diseases and high blood pressure should stay at home especially in the afternoon hours.

SABAH
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ISRAELI COMMISSION NOT SATISFACTORY
Government spokesman Cemil Cicek said that a commission, which would be set up by Israel to investigate the attack on Mavi Marmara, would be unilateral and such a thing could not be accepted. Cicek noted that during Council of Ministers meeting, they discussed which measures could be taken in case Israel did not send a member to International Commission suggested by the UN.

I'M STILL IN CHARGE
While Fenerbahce soccer club is searching ways to cancel the contract of coach Christoph Daum, German coach said: I have a two-year contract with Fenerbahce, and I'm still in charge.

EITHER IGNORANCE OR ILL WILL
President Abdullah Gul, during his visit to South Korea, assessed debates on "axis shift": it is either ignorance or ill will to define Turkey's relations with its neighbors, Turkic republics and Muslim countries as a shift of axis.
 

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