TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON MAY 6

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 6, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON MAY 6

 

HURRIYET
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     UYY UYY TRABZON
     Trabzonspor defeated Fenerbahce 3-1 in Ziraat Turkey Cup final although the first goal of the match was scored by Fenerbahce. Thus, Trabzonspor won the cup for the eighth time. Trabzonspor fans played their local folkloric dance, Horon, after their team won the cup.
    
     TO PROTECT AGAINST MALICE

    
     ADJUSTMENT ARTICLES GO ON WITH 337 VOTES
     The 18th, 19th and 22nd articles of the constitutional amendment bill, regarding adjustment, were passed with 337 votes, like the critical 17th article. The 20th and 21st articles were adopted with 336 votes.
    
     FINAL DAY AT PARLIAMENT WITH SUSHI
     The three-week constitutional amendment bill marathon at the parliament will end on Thursday night with a sushi banquet AK Party MP Kursad Tuzmen will host. The parliament will seek 330 votes in favor during the voting on the whole of the constitutional amendment bill this evening.
    
     MILLIYET
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     TRABZONSPOR IS KING THIS TIME
     Trabzonspor defeated Fenerbahce, which could not win Turkey Cup for the last 27 years, 3-1 in the final game in the southeastern province of Sanliurfa. Trabzonspor won Ziraat Turkey Cup. 14 years ago, again on May 5th, Trabzonspor were defeated by Fenerbahce 2-1 at their home, and lost the cup. In a way, Trabzonspor won a return game yesterday. On the other hand, Fenerbahce lost the game in the final for the 9th time, although they scored the first goal. Tens of thousands of people rushed to the streets and danced after the game.
    
     FIGHT ABOUT ASSETS

    
     SABAH
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     VICTORY OF TRABZONSPOR
     In a game played in south-eastern province of Sanliurfa on Wednesday, Trabzonspor beat Fenerbahce 3-1. With this score, Trabzonspor won the Ziraat Turkey Cup. The last time Fenerbahce won the Turkey Cup was back in 1983.
    
     SECHIN ARRIVES IN TURKEY
     Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Ivanovich Sechin came to Turkey to sign giant agreements, including the Samsun-Ceyhan-Adana oil pipeline agreement. Sechin said that the topic of energy played crucial role in Turkey-Russia relations.
    

TURKIYE
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     NEW ARRANGEMENT ON STRUCTURE OF HSYK
     In the second round of debates on constitutional amendment package, the critical article 23rd --which changes the structure of Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK)-- was adopted with 334 votes. Accordingly, the number of HSYK members will be increased from seven to 22.
    
     WORLD'S FUTURE UP TO EURASIA
     Representatives of 44 countries, who attended Eurasia Economy Summit organized by Marmara Group Foundation in Istanbul, said that production and development moved to the eastern world. Participants said that young population and market opportunities would make Eurasia the new attraction center.
    
     FIRST CUP TRABZONSPOR'S
     Trabzonspor won Ziraat Turkey Cup. Trabzonspor, who lost league championship out to Fenerbahce in 1996, won yesterday's game 3-1 and got the cup. Fenerbahce, which could not win Turkey Cup for the last 27 years, were hopeful for the next year.
    
     ZAMAN
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     INJURED IRAQIS BROUGHT TO ANKARA
     24 Iraqis, who were injured in a recent bomb attack in Mosul, were brought to Turkey for medical treatment on late Wednesday. The Iraqis were brought to Ankara in an ambulance plane. They are receiving medical treatment in various hospitals in Ankara.
    
     THOSE WHO WANT TO EXTRACT OIL AND NATURAL GAS SHOULD COME TO UGANDA, PRESIDENT
     The pearl of Africa, Uganda, has extended an invitation to Turkish businesspeople. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said that those Turkish businesspeople who wanted to extract oil and natural gas should come to Uganda. There are important opportunities waiting for Turkish entrepreneurs in Uganda in the fields of energy, agriculture, transportation, fishery, textiles, mines and food, Museveni said. We will provide great incentives for Turkish businesspeople, Museveni also said. Uganda prepares to make investments worth 25 billion USD in the next five years.
    
     YENI SAFAK
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     TIGHTENING BELT REBEL
     People revolted after the government announced a belt-tightening policy in Greece, which is facing the biggest financial crisis in its history. Hundreds of thousands of people marched to the parliament and set buildings on fire. Three people died in incidents that shook Athens.
    
     PARLIAMENT SOLVES HSYK CHAOS
     The opposition, which did everything it could to hamper the constitutional amendment bill, was once more demoralized. The article that changes the structure of the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), which came up with its decisions causing judicial chaos, was adopted with 334 votes.
    
     PKK'S DARING IN QUESTION IN SARIYAYLA
     President Abdullah Gul said he received wide information about the attack on Sariyayla military outpost from the General Staff, and added, "PKK's daring is in question in this attack." Gul said Turkey would go on with fight against terrorism with determination, and there were lessons and measures to be taken from every incident. Gul said, "Turkish Armed Forces is carrying out this fight with heroism. This is a full scale fight."
 

VATAN
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     334 VOTES TO ARTICLE ON HSYK
     The Parliament adopted Wednesday the article on HSYK amid bad language and quarrels. When Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Engin Altay referred to a news story by the Economist showing, Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the 8th most richest Premier in the world, CHP and Justice and Development (AK) Party deputies picked up a fight. Though Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin recessed the seating, the fight continued. AK Party Deputy Muhittin Aksak punched CHP Deputy Kulluoglu who yelled out "ill-mannered". The Economist denied Altay, saying that such a news did not exist.
    
     SARIYAYLA BRIEFING AT CANKAYA PALACE
     The terrorist attack which killed four soldiers in Tunceli opened the security of military outposts to discussion. President Abdullah Gul asked the General Staff to inform him on the matter. A delegation headed by the Gendarmery Forces Staff Chief Gen. Mustafa Biyik gave a briefing on the details of the attack at the Cankaya Palace. Gul gave the following response to a question by reporters as to whether there were any negligence involved in the attack:
     "This is a rather different situation, our soldiers were not killed in mine blasts or during operations, it is a daring attack by the terrorist organization. I felt the need to get detailed information. Fight against terrorism is very hard task, but it will continue with determination. There are lessons to be drawn. Turkish Armed Forces is carrying on this fight heroically and will continue to do so."
    
     CUMHURIYET
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     ACCUSED WITH FALSE EVIDENCE
     A Republican People's Party (CHP) delegation headed by deputy chairman Yilmaz Ates who followed the hearing of the case where chief prosecutor Ilhan Cihaner and 3rd Army Commander Saldiray Berk are tried, talked to detained culprit Sergeant Orhan Esirger who claimed that false evidences were forged in the case. Esirger who said he was accused of writing documents and CDs against Berk showing that he provided aid to Alevi villages, said he was already in jail for a month at the time those documents were created.
     CHP Sivas deputy Ecder Ozdemir said: "We are watching the Anadolu tour of the tragicomic drama in Silivri."
    
     CIHANER: I WILL NOT BE DETERRED
     Chief Prosecutor Ilhan Cihaner questioned the credibility of the secret witnesses and said, "there is a Terrorist Organization of Secret Witnesses." Cihaner who said the interrogation was "madness" said he would not be deterred by the conspiracy. Cihaner said, "By including my file in this case, the prosecutors have confirmed that Gulen and Ismailaga congregations are armed terrorist organizations."
    
     RADIKAL
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     DO JETS ALWAYS MAKE TRAINING FLIGHT ON SUCH DAYS?
     Jets flew during the trial of chief prosecutor Ilhan Cihaner and Third Army Commander Gen. Saldiray Berk in the eastern province of Erzurum, which reminded the tradition of "giving messages by jets and tanks" that continued till May 27, 1960.
     The Air Forces Command explained jet flights over the Erzurum Court House during the hearing as a routine training flight. The command said jets flew around 3,000 feet (914 meters) of altitude.
     When Berk was called for interrogation, military vehicles with heavy weapons toured the city.
    
     ERDOGAN DOES NOT LEAVE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HALL
     Justice & Development (AK) Party's face smiled after the two critical articles of the constitutional amendment bill on the structure of Constitutional Court and the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) were passed. AK Party had defined rejection of another critical article of the bill as a "road accident." The articles on the Constitutional Court and HSYK got 337 and 334 votes respectively. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not leave the General Assembly Hall till the results were announced.
    
     LULA, ERDOGAN DUE TO IRAN
     During NPT (nuclear non-proliferation treaty) conference, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad announced that Prime Minister Erdogan and Brazilian leader Lula da Silva would discuss the issue in Tehran.
 

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