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    GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 16

    Anatolian Agency
    16 Ekim 2008 - 09:27Son Güncelleme : 16 Ekim 2008 - 12:59

    These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Oct. 16, 2008. HotNewsTurkey does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

    HURRIYET
    -- BASBUG: WE WILL FIND WHO LEAKED OUT INFORMATION
    Responding harshly to news reports that no measures were taken although there had been intelligence that an attack would be staged on Aktutun military outpost, chief of General Staff, Gen. Ilker Basbug said, "We have launched legal action against those who leaked out information and used it." Basbug said, "Those who praise the terrorist organization are responsible for the blood that has been and will be shed. The attack in Bayraktepe was a suicide attack for the terrorist organization, but epic of heroism for the soldiers who fought there." Basbug also said that the Armed Forces were stronger, more determined and resolute than ever.
           
    -- TURKISH AUTHORS OPEN TO WORLD WITH THEIR BOOKS
    Turkey, participating in the 60th International Frankfurt Book Fair as the guest country, has promoted its contemporary and traditional literature to the world. Many people visited Turkey's stand at the fair.
           
    -- CHP'S CANDIDATE FOR ANKARA MAYOR IS KARAYALCIN
    Deniz Baykal, the chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP), met Murat Karayalcin, the chairman of the Social Democrat People's Party (SHP). This meeting resulted in Karayalcin's standing for Ankara mayor's office in the local elections due in March 2009 from the CHP. Also, the two leaders agreed to merge SHP into CHP.
           
    MILLIYET

    -- UNREALIZED ZERO TOLERANCE
    The whole world has harshly reacted to death of Engin Ceber after being tortured in jail. The Guardian wrote that the case cast questions over the "zero tolerance" policy towards torture proclaimed by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. The BBC said that the government had a policy of zero-tolerance regarding torture with rights groups claimed that the problem persisted.
           
    -- COMEDY OF DRUNK PASSENGER
    A drunk passenger of Uzbek descent has attempted to hijack a Turkish Airlines (THY) plane bound from the southern Turkish province of Antalya to the Russian city of St. Petersburg. He claimed that he had a bomb strapped to his body. But he passed out after flight attendants continued serving alcoholic beverages. Then, fellow passengers quickly overpowered him. The plane did not change its route and landed at St. Petersburg Airport safely.
           
    -- GREATEST POET PASSES AWAY
    Fazil Husnu Daglarca, one of the legendary names in Turkish poetry, has died of cardiac and renal failure at the age of 94.
           
    -- BAN ON PUBLISHING OF AKTUTUN DOCUMENTS
    The Military Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into the leaking of confidential documents regarding the terrorist attack on the Aktutun gendarmerie outpost by military personnel. The documents were published by Taraf daily. The Prosecutor's Office prohibited the publication of such documents.
           
    SABAH

    -- COUNTRY LIKE A SCENE FROM A MOVIE
    It is just like sitting in a theater, watching a movie. The film is a thriller, drama, action and comedy. This is the summary of a day in Turkey. Pick one of these news stories:

    DEFENDING TORTURE: CONTROLLED POWER
    The 19 police officers stationed at the Istinye branch, where Engin Ceber --who died of torture-- were detained, gave testimony. "We used proportional and gradual force," they said.
           
    DID NOT DENY BUT REACTED HARSHLY
    Chief of General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug made a statement about the terrorist attack on Aktutun outpost. "Those who backed and praised the acts of the terrorist organization were responsible for the blood that had been and would be shed," he said. Basbug urged everybody to take the right side.
           
    HIJACKER GETS DRUNK
    Russian Yasha Rashidov said he was carrying a bomb and attempted to hijack a Turkish Airlines plane bound from Turkish Mediterranean resort province of Antalya to Russia's St. Peterburg. Flight attendants served alcoholic drinks to the hijacker. After a while, Rashidov passed out and he was arrested by police at the airport in St. Petersburg.

    CREDIT-CARD DEBTORS DOUBLE
    The number of people who could not pay their credit card debts doubled in the first eight months of 2008 to reach 323,000. The figure was 180,000 in 2007. The number of people, who failed to pay their personal loans also tripled to reach 120,000.

    VATAN
    -- SOLDIERS IN FURY
    General Staff Chief Gen. Ilker Basbug said that those who showed the attacks of the terrorist organization as an accomplishment would share the responsibility of the bloodshed in the present and future. Basbug was furious because of allegations that the army had been informed beforehand about the recent terrorist assault on Aktutun military station, intensifying criticism of neglect against the army, and leaking of secret military documents. Basbug made the toughest statement since he assumed the post and said, "What happened in Bayraktepe military outpost is just like a suicide attack for the terrorist organization. And for our soldiers, who fought and died there, it is a legend of heroism." Basbug referred to documents published by Taraf daily and said, "Legal action was launched against those who oozed the classified documents regarding the Aktutun attack and those who used those documents." Basbug finished his speech with a harsh message: "In the face of recently intensifying attacks all armies would react the same way. Therefore my final say on the matter is: I am warning and inviting everyone to take the right side."
           
    -- NATIONAL FRUSTRATION
    The Turkish national soccer team, who barely defeated Bosnia Herzegovina in the 2010 World Cup qualifying rounds, drew in a match with Estonia, who conceded 13 goals so far in its first three matches. The Turkish national team, who missed four chances to score during the game, lost any hope of qualifying from the group as leaders as Spain beat Belgium.
           
    CUMHURIYET
    -- ENGIN CEBER WAS BEATEN EVERYWHERE
    Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Sariyer district of Istanbul took the testimonies of the 19 police officers who were among the squad that took Ceber and his friends into custody. The statements of the police officers unequivocally revealed the maltreatment. The officers admitted that they resorted to violence even in the police vehicle. They all acted in concerted words and said "we did not make torture, we used proportional force." The most striking thing in the statements was the fact that the police officers took the finger prints of Ceber and his friends by using "proportional force" under orders from the prosecutor.
           
    -- NATIONAL TEAM FAILED TO PASS GOALIE
    Turkish national soccer team who compete in the Group 5 of the 2010 World Cup qualifying rounds in Europe, suffered a major loss. Turkey got a rather unexpected result in their fourth match. Turkey who missed innumerous chances to score, tied with Estonia 0-0. This was Turkey's second tie in the group.
           
    RADIKAL
    -- SUCH A TOWERING RAGE
    General Staff Chief Gen. Ilker Basbug, who apparently got angry because of leaking of documents regarding the terrorist attack on Aktutun gendarmerie outpost, reacted to the criticism against the Turkish Armed Forces. He said that the military was taking legal action against those who leaked out reports and those who published those reports. "Those who praise the actions of the separatist terrorist organization are responsible for the blood that has been shed and will be shed," he said with a raised voice.
           
    -- DAGLARCA'S FAREWELL
    Fazil Husnu Daglarca, one of the greatest names in Turkish poetry, has died at the age of 94. He never joined any literary groups and was a member of the Turkish Armed Forces until 1950.

    YENI SAFAK

    -- WE DID NOT THINK OF SUCH A LOSS
    The Turkish national soccer team did an unexpected thing, and drew with Estonia, which conceded seven goals to Bosnia-Herzegovina and 3 goals each to Spain and Belgium in Tallinn. Turkey has jeopardized its chances of reaching the finals. In the World Cup qualifying round, Turkey drew with Belgium and they failed to win three points against Estonia. Whether or not Turkey will qualify for the World Cup finals will depend on three matches it will play against Spain and Belgium. Turkey will play two games against Spain, including an away and home match, and one away game with Belgium.
           
    -- MEMORANDUM TO MEDIA
    Chief of General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug reacted very harshly to publications regarding the Aktutun attack that killed 17 soldiers. Calling on the media, Basbug said, "Every one should stand in the right place." Basbug also said, "Those who praise the terrorist organization are responsible for the blood that has been and will be shed."

    -- KENT'S DIFFERENCE
    The CEO of Coca-Cola, Muhtar Kent, of Turkish descent, said the company raised its profit by 14 percent in the third quarter of 2008, while Coca-Cola's biggest rival Pepsi posted a 9.5 percent profit loss. Kent said the company raised its profit, which was $1.65 billion, to $1.89 billion in the third quarter of 2008. "Adapting to new conditions is the key to our success," Kent said.

     

     

     

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