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    GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 11

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    11.10.2008 - 12:36 | Son Güncelleme:

    These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Oct. 11, 2008. HotNewsTurkey does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. (UPDATED)

    HURRIYET

    -- BRAVE GIRL OF AKTUTUN

    An 11-year-old girl, Cicek Aysal, made Aktutun's voice to be heard when she spoke to reporters about her village and her school which does not have any teacher after 17 soldiers martyred. "I want to be doctor. A friend of mine would become a teacher. We should have school, teacher, better houses not the sounds of bullets," she said. The broadcaster Star TV wanted to put her on air. But Cicek and her father were barred them.

      

    -- THOSE WHO MET APO REGISTERED IN FOUR PLACES

    Hurriyet's editor-in-chief's, Ertugrul Ozkok, article, which questioned whether a proposal was made to Abdullah Ocalan or not, triggered a fierce debate. The government urged the related people to make a clearification. The opposition said the contacts with Ocalan started during AKP term, while pro-Kurdish DTP said contacts were made with Ocalan both when he is in prison and free.

     

    -- CRISIS SPREADS INTO ASIA

    The historical downturn of the U.S. bourses on Thursday made a domino effect and hit Asian and European markets. Singapore declared technically a recession has started, while the Japanese insurance company Yamato Life Insurance, who filed for bankruptcy, became the first victim of Asia.

     

    SABAH

    -- INFINITE WELL

    The measures do not work, the bourses collapse in a chain reaction. Nobody knows where this crisis would end. The European stock exchanges fell 8 percent, while those in Asia lost 10 percent. Istanbul Stock Exchange fell 7.7 percent, while dollar rose to 1.45 YTL. The largest 56 bourses of the world lost 1.45 trillion dollars in value in one year.

     

    -- DIALOGUE WITH BARZANI

    Ankara would directly sit on the table with the administration of northern Iraq to isolate PKK. The dialogue process with the northern Iraq administration, which started last year, would include its leader Massood Barzani. The first meeting with Barzani is expected to take place in Irbil.

     

    MILLIYET

    -- PACIFIC SHAKENS

    The crisis that affected the U.S. and Europe now hits Pacific countries. An insurance company goes bankrupt. The concerns are mounting for China and India, while South Korea intervened in the markets.

     

    -- BAYKAL'S RESENTMENT TO FARMERS ON 47 PERCENT

    The leader of CHP told the farmers: "You cry, and then go and vote for them (the AKP). Forty-seven percent voted for them. We would break this."

     

     

    VATAN
    -- BUSINESSMEN CRITICIZE GOVERNMENT
    Turkish businessmen criticized the government which was late for taking measures against global crisis. Koc Holding Executive Board Chairman Mustafa Koc said, "structure of banks has been strengthened after 2001 but I am concerned  about real sector."
    Both domestic market and also external market have been shrinking, he said. Koc stated, "unemployment was an important problem earlier and it can appear as a bigger problem within next three months. If Turkey signs a stand-by deal with the IMF now, it can relieve markets pychologically."
           
    -- A LARGE GROUP OF TERRORISTS NEUTRALIZED
    A large group of terrorists was neutralized as they were trying to infiltrate into Turkey from the north of Iraq on Thursday night, said the Turkish General Staff in its weekly press briefing. Turkish jets hit a crowded group of terrorists as they were about to infiltrate into Turkey to stage acts of terrorism, and neutralized a number of them, said the General Staff.
           

    CUMHURIYET
    -- SHOT AT THE BORDER
    Gen. Metin Gurak, the head of the communication department of the General Staff, said that construction of 13 military outposts would be completed within this year, adding that "there were no financial problems" on this issue. Gurak also said that a crowded group of terrorists, who were trying to infiltrate in Turkey from the northern part of Iraq, were shot by Turkish jets and shells.      

    -- BIG REACTION AGAINST ATTACKS
    Turkish people continue to react against the recent terrorist attacks on Aktutun military outpost in Semdinli town of the southeastern province of Hakkari and a police shuttle bus in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir. Protestors condemned terrorism at a demonstration held with the
    participation of provincial organizations of numerous political parties and NGOs in Kusadasi resort town of the western province of Aydin. A similar demonstration was also held in Mudanya town of the northwestern province of Bursa.
           

    RADIKAL
    -- CHEAP CREDIT FOR REAL SECTOR
    Finance Minister Kemal Unakitan informed journalists on the measures that would be taken against global financial crisis. Unakitan said, "real sector and small & medium enterprises would be affected by global crisis. We are working on cheap credit for them. We will also tighten financial discipline."

    YENI SAFAK
    -- NEW ERA IN NORTHERN IRAQ

    The regional administration in the north of Iraq which was warned after 17 Turkish soldiers were martyred in Aktutun attack gave signals that it would extend active assistance to Turkey in its fight against terrorist organization PKK. Necirvan Barzani, executive of the regional administration in north of Iraq, said PKK wanted to spoil relations between Turkey and Iraq.

    -- MOVIE STARS IN ANTALYA
    Jacqueline Bisset, renowned international film star, arrived in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya for the 45th Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey's biggest and the longest running film event. Academy-Award winning American actor Kevin Spacey, who is currently in the city for the festival, will share his experiences with about 200 cinema students.

     

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