TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 10

These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on October 10, 2010. The World Bulletin does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 10

TURKIYE
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REMOVE VISA OBSTACLES
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed bilateral relations in his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Focusing on the problems regarding visa procedures, Erdogan said, "visa requirements should be facilitated particularly for students, scientists and businesspeople. Germany should do this and become an example to other countries."

HASHIMI: TURKEY IS OUR BRIDGE
Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi visited an international fair organized by Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (MUSIAD).
Al-Hashimi said Turkey was an element of balance in the world, noting, "such kind of fairs turn diplomatic relations into commercial and cultural relations".

ZAMAN
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MILITARY PERSONNEL MAY RECEIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT AT CIVILIAN HOSPITALS
Thanks to a new regulation adopted by the Turkish Social Security Administration, Turkish military personnel would be able to receive medical treatment at civilian hospitals throughout Turkey. In the past, military personnel could receive medical assistance at only military hospitals.

TURKEY & CHINA TO ERECT MUTUAL INDUSTRIAL ZONES
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was in Istanbul on Saturday where he met with Turkish businesspeople in a meeting closed to the press. At the meeting, Jiabao said that he was ready to extend all assistance to Turkish businesspeople willing to do business with China. "As the Chinese government, we wish to erect a Chinese Investment Industrial Zone in Istanbul. Likewise, we would be happy to see industrial zones established by Turkey in China," Jiabao underlined.

YENI SAFAK
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FULL SUPPORT FROM BARZANI TO SOLUTION PROPOSAL
"Balikci", who witnessed the talks between the state and Imrali during solution process to Kurdish problem, said Barzani extended full and unconditional support to solution package prepared by Ankara for solution of Kurdish problem.
Balikci said visit of Interior Minister Besir Atalay to north of Iraq was historic for the solution, noting that Massoud Barzani, who has kinship relations with people living in Hakkari province and environs, asked to assume active role in the road map.

LET US SOLVE VISA ISSUE
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who met German Chancellor Angela Merkel at breakfast in Germany, said, "I believe that Germany will approach visa issue positively being an example to European countries".
Erdogan said Turkey and Germany would cooperate against terrorism.
 

VATAN
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80,000 BUSINESSPEOPLE WITH TAX DEBTS TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL OVERSEAS
Following the referendum of September 12 on Constitutional amendments, the travel ban for Turkish businesspeople with tax debts has been lifted. Accordingly, 80,000 Turkish businesspeople with tax debts would be able to travel overseas without any restrictions.

E-TRADE IN TURKEY TO REACH A VOLUME OF 10 BLN TL
E-trade figures in Turkey are on the rise. In the first eight months of 2010, e-trade has reached a volume of 8.36 billion TL in Turkey. Experts expect the e-trade volume in Turkey to reach 10 billion TL by the end of 2010.

CUMHURIYET
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FREEDOM TO EVERYBODY
Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu explained his red lines on headscarf. "It can not be in primary school, high school and public institutions. There are rules in public."
Underlining the concerns regarding "street pressure" on girls who do not wear headscarf, Kilicdaroglu said, "freedom is okey. But it is for everybody. The ruling party acts with the mentality of insistence, not reconciliation."

REACTIONS ARE BIASED
Golden Orange film festival has started. Mustafa Akaydin, Mayor of southern province of Antalya, described the reactions against famous film director Emir Kusturica as prejudiced.

KUSTURICA: ACCUSATIONS ARE MEANINGLESS
Emir Kusturica, who was criticized over his statements regarding Bosnian war, told NTV that the accusations against him contradicted facts.

RADIKAL
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AYATA: WHAT WE PREPARED IS AN ANNOTATION, NOT A REPORT
Prof. Sencer Ayata, who was claimed to have prepared "headscarf report" in his capacity as chairman of Republican People's Party (CHP) Science Research Board and submitted it to CHP chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu, told Radikal that, "I have not talked to anybody about the works. When the news reports appeared, the chairman asked if the studies were concluded. No, the studies have not finished. It will be Mr. Kilicdaroglu who will see the studies first when they are concluded. Actually, there is not a report. This is an annotation. It is neither a political document nor a road map."

ASSIMILATION ARGUMENT
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin said Turkey's EU process should not slow down and reiterated his call for facilitation of visa procedures. Speaking at a joint news conference with Merkel, Erdogan said, "assimilation is a crime against humanity. Turkish citizens should achieve integration," whereas Merkel said they were interested in integration of Turks.
 

HURRIYET
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ERDOGAN ASKS MERKEL TO LIFT VISA REQUIREMENT FOR TURKS
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Saturday. During his meeting with Merkel, Erdogan said that Turkey was uncomfortable due to the visa requirements of the European Union (EU) countries. Erdogan asked Merkel to lift visa requirement for Turks and said that Germany should lead all other EU member states in liberalization of visas.

LIVING WINTER IN FALL
Temperatures in western parts of Turkey dropped sharply. North-western province of Istanbul had heavy rainfall the other day and last night. Heavy rainfall in western centers caused floods and traffic accidents. Snow thickness at Uludag, Bursa reached 55 centimeters.

MILLIYET
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KUSTURICA BOMBED
Emir Kusturica, Bosnian descent Serbian film maker replied to those who protested his participation to the 47th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.
Kusturica, first of all, denied the statements attributed to him regarding Bosnian war. Kusturica said he had never met such a reaction in the world, even in Turkey.
"Your prime minister shakes hands with officials from the party of Milosevic, why does this not constitute a problem?" Kusturica said.

LET US SOLVE VISA PROBLEM
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at breakfast in Germany where he went to watch the national match.
Erdogan said visa problem was brought onto the agenda at the meeting, adding that, "we carry out studies with different EU member countries. We also carry out works with countries like Russia, Serbia and Greece."
Erdogan said visa problem should be solved particularly for students, scientists and businessmen.

SABAH
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"TURKEY HAS CHANGED, GOOD-BYE TO YOU"
Turkey, for the first time, has started to get tangible result against terrorist PKK organization in Europe. German government at the first stage started to implement four measures stated below:
1-Germany started to send directives to PKK sympathizers saying "conditions in Turkey have changed. There is no more pressure. Go back to your home. 2-Germany begins legal action against those who are PKK members. 3-Unemployment salary and benefit payments of those who are determined to have links with the organization are cut. 4- Demands of those who have links with the organization to get resident permit are not accepted.

PKK ACTIVE IN EUROPE LIKE CHAMELON
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, asked for support of the EU in dealing with terrorism.
"As you know, EU declared PKK as terrorist organization. However, it continues to carry out actions in European countries under different names. We should solidify joint struggle platform on this issue," he said.
 

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