TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON MAY 30

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 30, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON MAY 30

VATAN

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SURPRISE IN A TEAM

Party assembly of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) named central executive board. Former leader of the party Deniz Baykal's opponents Haluk Koc and Umut Oran have become board members. Gursel Tekin, a prominent figure in the party, could not be elected a board member.

"Kemal Kilicdaroglu (CHP Chairman) told me to go back to Istanbul, and I am doing that," he said.


6 SOLDIERS KILLED IN 2 CLASHES

PKK terrorists attacked a military team in the southeastern province of Sirnak and killed two soldiers. In an ambush in Siirt, terrorists also attacked village guards and killed three of them.


FORMULA 1 FITS IN ISTANBUL

Seventh grand prix of Formula 1 will kick off at Istanbul Park at 15:00 on Sunday. Red Bull driver Mark Webber took the pole position after Saturday's qualifying.

Istanbul will host the Formula 1 event for the last time next year if the contract is not extended. In an interview with official magazine of Turkish Grand Prix, Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave the signal of extension, saying, "Formula 1 fits in Istanbul."


CUMHURIYET

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PAINFUL NEWS FROM SIRNAK AND SIIRT

While operations are continuing in border regions against PKK terrorists, a clash erupted in Namaz mountain in the southeastern province of Sirnak yesterday. A specialist sergeant, a private and a village guard were killed in the fire opened by terrorists. Two soldiers were wounded in the clash. Also, terrorists attacked soldiers on guard duty in Pervari town of the southeastern province of Siirt. Two village guards were killed. Terrorists attacked in a mine in Antakya town of the southern province of Hatay. One security guard was killed.


TEKIN NOT IN ADMINISTRATION

In the first meeting of party assembly of Republican People's Party (CHP), Hakki Suha Okay, Haluk Koc, businessman Umut Oran and Gaye Erbatur became the new deputies of chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu. Gursel Tekin, who was expected to be a deputy chairman, was not even included in central executive board. This was assessed as "Onder Sav" operation. Sav, who was re-elected secretary general of the party, said, "politics cannot be reduced to individuals."


RADIKAL

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IT WAS WRITTEN BY PRESIDENT, BUT...

Reactions of U.S. do not end against the uranium swap deal which Turkey and Brazil had Iran signed. Washington was concerned when Brazil proved the thesis of "we did what we were asked" by publishing the letter written by U.S. President Barack Obama. A new explanation came from Washington: we earlier conveyed our concerns to the two countries. So we did not need to repeat it in the letter.


BAD NEWS

PKK terrorists opened fire on military team which was securing the road in the southeastern province of Sirnak. Two soldiers and a village guard were killed. In another terrorist attack in the southeastern province of Siirt, three village guards were killed. 
 

HURRIYET
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SEVEN SOLDIERS KILLED IN THREE PROVINCES
A group of PKK terrorists opened fire on soldiers near Namaz Mountain in the southeastern province of Sirnak yesterday at 5:45 a.m. A specialist sergeant, a private and a village guard were killed, and two soldiers were wounded in the clash. In Pervari town of the southeastern province of Siirt, three village guards were killed and five others were injured. Three soldiers were wounded in Cukurca town of the southeastern province of Hakkari. Also, terrorists attacked a mine in the southern province of Hatay, killing one security official and injuring two others.

WELL SUNG
MaNga, which represented Turkey in the 55th Eurovision Song Contest, became the second with 170 points. Germany won the contest with 246 points. Turkey strived especially against Belgium, Denmark and Romania. After the victory of Turkish singer Sertab Erener in 2003's contest, Turkey is prideful again.

MILLIYET
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A FIRST IN THE WORLD
Anti-tank mines around Karkamis Ancient City in the southeastern province of Gaziantep along Syrian border are being cleared by hand --not using any machines-- for the first time in the world. The mines are pulled out under the supervision of Azerbaijani experts, and detonated in a five-meter hole near Firat (Euphrates) river not to give harm to historical ruins belonging to Hittite and Assyrians.

WEBBER FIRST TO START
Mark Webber from Red Bull took the pole position in Formula 1 Turkey Grand Prix. In the qualifying tour in Istanbul's Park Circuit yesterday, Hamilton from McLaren came the second, and Vettel from Red Bull the third.

SABAH
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IT'S TOTALLY CHICANE
French national team player Marc Planus, who is in camp with his team in Tunisia, blundered it out at a press conference on Friday that French victory to host EURO 2016 was planned beforehand.
"We had the information yesterday that France would be the winner of UEFA voting," Planus said.
When he was warned, he said, "we learned it today," and then he corrected his words saying, "we just learned it."
The result of the voting was announced at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

BUST CRISIS MADE HIM ANGRY
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his delegation faced an Argentina shock during their tour to Latin America. Inauguration of a bust of Ataturk was cancelled after pressure from Armenian diaspora in Argentina. So, Erdogan cancelled his two-day visit to Argentina. Prime Minister Erdogan will be in Chile on Sunday. 

TURKIYE
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THEIR REACTION IS BECAUSE OF ENVY
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan replied to people, who criticised the uranium swap deal with Iran, during his visit to Brazil. He said, "those, who wanted to fulfill such a deal but could not do it, are speaking today. I think there is an envy." Meanwhile, Erdogan cancelled his trip to Argentina.

MANGA THE SECOND IN EUROVISION
Germany won the 55th Eurovision Song Contest in Norway's capital Oslo. Manga band, which represented Turkey in the contest, ranked the second.

TREACHEROUS ATTACK IN SIRNAK AND SIIRT
Six security officials were killed and eight others were wounded in the clashes erupted between soldiers and PKK terrorists in the southeastern provinces of Siirt and Sirnak.

ZAMAN
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DISCHARGE TO TEKIN IN CHP AFTER DENIZ BAYKAL
Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who was elected chairman during the 33rd congress of main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) last week, set the new central executive board. Kilicdaroglu did not include Gursel Tekin in the board. People were almost sure that Tekin --who extended the most support to Kilicdaroglu during the congress-- would become deputy chairman. However, the tension between Tekin and re-elected secretary general Onder Sav became a disadvantage to Tekin.

MANGA RANKS THE SECOND IN EUROVISION
Manga band which represented Turkey in the 55th Eurovision Song Contest ranked the second after Germany. France, which we lost against in Euro 2016, gave 12 full points to Turkey.

YENI SAFAK
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SET-UP FEARS IN TOP COURT
Ahmet Tan, an independent deputy from Istanbul, claimed that the Constitutional Court would cancel government-sponsored constitutional amendment package. Tan's claim was based on discussions between former and current judges of the court.

"WE PROMISED, WE WILL ENTER GAZA"
Peace travellers carrying hope to Palestine are waiting for 15 European parliamentarians aboard their ship off Cyprus.
Chairman of IHH, a Turkish aid organization, said that they were carrying 10,000 tons of aid to Gaza.
"We promised to those who entrusted these aid materials to us. We will enter Gaza," said Bulent Yildirim. 
 

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