TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JUNE 19

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on June 19, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON JUNE 19

 

HURRIYET
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     DAY OF RELEASE
     The 11th Chamber of the Supreme Court merged the misconduct in office case of Erzincan Chief Public Prosecutor Ilhan Cihaner and the case for Ergenekon terrorist organization membership, and decided for unconditional release of 10 culprits. Cihaner was released after four months of detention.
     14 people including Retired Gen. Cetin Dogan, Ret. Gen. Suha Tanyeri, and Ret. Gen. Engin Alan who were arrested under the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) case were also released. The decision for release was cheered in the prison.
    
     ERDOGAN SHOWS REACTION TO JUDICIARY
     Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted to the 4th Chamber of the Supreme Court which ordered 9 judges to pay indemnity for rejecting release Mehmet Haberal who has been detained for 14 months.
     "With this decision, the credibility of the judiciary is ruined," said Erdogan.
    
     MILLIYET
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     WAVE OF RELEASE FROM PRISON
     Ten people, including Erzincan's chief prosecutor Ilhan Cihaner, were released from prison under a decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court of Appeals Criminal Department No: 11 examined the Ergenokon file regarding Cihaner, which had not been sent by the Erzurum Criminal Court for months, with the corruption file it was dealing. Then, it unanimously released ten people from prison, including Colonel Recep Gencoglu and three National Intelligence Organization (MIT) officials.
     Also, retired general Cetin Dogan, the former commander of the First Army, and 14 soldiers, including nine on active duty, were released in the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) case in Istanbul.
    
     QUARESMA HAS NOT SEEN SUCH AN AFFECTION BEFORE
     Besiktas's new footballer Quaresma was welcomed by an enthusiastic fan group in Istanbul. Quaresma was almost breathless due to the throng, and said he had not witnessed such a welcome before. The Portuguese footballer will sign the official contract with Besiktas at the Inonu Stadium at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
    
     SABAH
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     JUDICIARY CAN NO MORE BE TRUSTED
     Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted to the Supreme Court of Appeals Legal Department No:4 which punished nine judges for not releasing Professor Dr. Mehmet Haberal. Erdogan said, "the constitution was violated, and the reliability of the judiciary is over."
     Erdogan spoke in the meeting of local chairman of his Justice & Development (AK) Party and said, "I consider this decision of the high court a serious legal problem. It is a step that will open new doors."
    
     "TERRORISM MAY ESCALATE" WARNING
     The General Staff announced that Turkey lost 43 people in terrorist attacks, but rendered 130 PKK terrorists ineffective in the last four months. The General Staff warned that PKK might increase its attacks.
 

VATAN
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     UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE
     The Supreme Court of Appeals released Erzincan's chief prosecutor Ilhan Cihaner immediately and "unconditionally" even without regarding judicial control necessary. Cihaner said, "I will be back in my office." Cihaner had been in prison for four months on charges that he was a member of Ergenekon terrorist organization. Besides Cihaner, nine other people, including high-level gendarmery and National Intelligence Organization (MIT) officials, were released.
    
     TURKEY CANNOT FEEL RELIEVED IF ISRAEL DOES NOT APOLOGIZE
     Umit Boyner, the chairperson of the Turkish Industrialists' & Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD), had a 40-minute meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington D.C. During the meeting, Boyner said, "the situation in Gaza has poisoned Turkish-Israeli relations. It will be very difficult to soothe the anger of the Turkish people without an apology from Israel." Speaking to reporters, Boyner said, "there is no crisis in our relations with the United States, but we are undergoing a hard time."
    
     "WE WILL SEE WHEN THE TIME COMES"
     Asked if he would run for president for one more time, President Abdullah Gul said, "I continue to fulfil my duties. It is not the time for presidential election. We can talk about this when the time comes."
    
     CUMHURIYET
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     FREEDOM THAT CAME MONTHS LATER
     The 11th Chamber of the Supreme Court ruled for the release of Erzincan Chief Public Prosecutor Ilhan Cihaner who has been detained under charges of "being a member of Ergenekon" for four months and whose case file was not sent to the Supreme Court despite all initiatives. It was striking that the chamber's decision for the release of Cihaner and 9 other people tried under the same case, was given on the grounds that the charges brought against the culprits were not enough to detain them.
    
     DOGAN: "THE CASE BEGINS NOW"
     Former 1st Army Commander Ret Gen. Cetin Dogan who was released by the 9th Heavy Penal Court together with 13 other retired and active duty military officers tried under the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) case said, "the case begins now." Dogan said, "this case will end when those behind this plot are behind the bars."
    
     RADIKAL
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     LET'S SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN FROM NOW ON!
     The Supreme Court of Appeals Criminal Department No:11 intervened in the Ergenekon case going on in the eastern province of Erzurum. The court in Erzurum did not send the file regarding Erzincan's chief prosecutor Ilhan Cihaner to the Criminal Department. The Supreme Court of Appeals examined the file from CDs and united it with other cases and released all suspects.
    
     TRUST IN JUDICIARY IS OVER
     Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly reacted to the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeals that sentenced nine judges each to pay 1,500 Turkish liras (TL) fine to Professor Dr. Mehmet Haberal for not releasing the professor. Erdogan said, "the judiciary has lost its reliability."
 

TURKIYE
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     SUPREME COURT RELEASES CIHANER
     The 11th Chamber of the Supreme Court ruled for the release of Ilhan Cihaner and who were tried under charges of misconduct in office, counterfeiting and being a member of the terrorist organization. 9 soldiers and 3 National Intelligence Organizations personnel were released along with Cihaner. The Chamber also filed a criminal complaint for the judges of the Erzurum 2nd Heavy Penal Court who according to the chamber detained the culprits without strong evidence.
    
     ANGER WILL NOT CEASE UNLESS ISRAEL APOLOGISES
     Chairperson of the Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association Umit Boyner got together with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington D.C. Boyner called on Israel to apologise if it wanted to mend relations with Turkey.
     Umit Boyner, who said a unilateral investigation conducted by Israel was unacceptable, said,"the investigation into the attack should be conducted independently and in a way that would clear all doubts."
    
     ZAMAN
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     OBVIOUS SCANDAL
     The Supreme Court of Appeals released all suspects of the case on "the plan to end Justice & Development (AK) Party and Gulen" with a scandal decision. The Criminal Department No:11 unconditionally released Erzincan's chief prosecutor Ilhan Cihaner and ten suspects of the Ergenekon case without even seeing the original file. Thus, the "operation to save Cihaner" recorded in a tape aired on the internet has been confirmed.
    
     CETIN DOGAN THREATENED WHEN BEING RELEASED
     Fourteen suspects of the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) investigation including Retired general Cetin Dogan, the former commander of the First Army, were released from prison. Also five retired general were released from Silivri prison and nine officers on duty from Hasdal military prison within the framework of the Ergenekon case. Responding to questions of reporters when he was released, Cetin Dogan said, "this sledgehammer will hit on somebody's heads."
    
     YENI SAFAK
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     CONFIDENCE IN JUDICIARY IS RUINED
     Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the 4th Chamber of the Supreme Court which ordered judges to pay indemnity before the case is over for the first time in the history of courts violated the constitution.
     "Under what law and article can you take such a decision," asked Erdogan.Erdogan, who argued that the decision which opened an unlawful door for culprits was ideological, said, "they don even believe in this. The nation does not believe in these. With this decision the judiciary ruined its credibility."
    
     GENERAL STAFF: 130 TERRORISTS KILLED IN 4 MONTHS
     Commander of General Staff's Internal Security Operation Chamber Gen. Fahri Kir said when terrorists who turned themselves in were excluded the loss of the terrorist organization in the last four months was 130.
     Kir said, "in this period where we continued to fight with determinism we lost 43 soldiers. In 2009, 545 terrorists left the terrorist organization while in the first five months of 2010 the number of terrorists leaving the organization has been 148."
 

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