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    GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 18

    Anatolian Agency
    18.10.2008 - 10:03 | Son Güncelleme: 18.10.2008 - 10:18

    These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Oct. 18, 2008. HotNewsTurkey does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. (UPDATED)

    HURRIYET
    -- TURKEY IN WORLD'S DECISION-MAKING CLUB
    Turkey has become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council after 47 years. Turkey won 151 votes out of 192 countries in the U.N. General Assembly. Now, Turkey has a voice for two years in the strongest body of the U.N., which makes decisions on global problems. Turkey's membership will start on January 1, 2009. Turkey will take initiative on many issues, from Cyprus to Iraq, from Middle East to Iran.
           
    -- HOLLYWOOD STARS IN ANTALYA
    Stars rain down on Turkish Mediterranean resort city of Antalya for the 45th Golden Orange Film Festival. Following Academy-Award winner Adrien Brody, two other Hollywood stars Mickey Rourke, who won top honor at the Venice Film Festival with "The Wrestler", and Marisa Tomei who co-starred in the same movie, came to Antalya. Another Oscar winner Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is also in Antalya for Turkey's top film event.

    MıLLIYET
    -- TURKEY'S SUCCESS IN U.N.
    Turkey has become the non-permanent member of UN Security Council after 47 years of interval. Turkish delegation celebrated the success --which was gained with a high number of votes-- with excitement. Turkey became candidate for the non-permanent membership in 2003. Turkey received 151 votes in the first round, and secured a non-permanent seat at the U.N. Security Council in the Western European and Others Group.
           
    -- GUL: WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF IT
    President Abdullah Gul said that Turkey's becoming non-permanent member of the UN Security Council was an important success which every citizen should be proud of. Gul also congratulated Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ali Babacan on the phone.
           
    SABAH
    -- TURKEY IN GIANTS' LEAGUE
    It was the happy ending in diplomatic lobbying carried out by Turkey over the past five years. Turkey was elected a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council after 48 years. Turkey will have a voice on critical decisions together with the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain that are the permanent members of the council. Turkey won 151 votes out of 192. President Gul said, it was a significant success to be proud of. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will travel to New York to thank U.N. members.
           
    -- DERVIS HAS CONFIDENCE IN TURKISH ECONOMY
    United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator Kemal Dervis spoke just like Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who said Turkey would be less affected by the financial crisis. Dervis said, "Turkey is far away from the triggering facts of the crisis. Turkey's banking sector is resistant."

    VATAN
    -- HISTORICAL MISSION TO TURKEY IN U.N.
    Turkey was elected to UN Security Council --where decisions regarding problems of the whole world were made-- after 47 years. Turkey, in yesterday's voting, gained 151 of 192 votes and was elected as non-permanent member of U.N. Security Council. Austria, which was a candidate from Europe, gained 132 votes, while Iceland, the favorite, lost the election with 87 votes.

    -- COUNCIL MEMBER FOR THE FOURTH TIME
    Turkey was elected as non-permanent member of UN Security Council for three times in 1951-52, 1954-55, and in 1961. Other organs of UN can make only recommendatory decisions, while the decisions of Security Council are binding for all member countries. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said that an opportunity rose for Turkey to undertake a more active, effective and global role. Erdogan will go to New York to thank U.N. officials.
           
    CUMHURIYET
    -- PLANES HIT QANDIL
    General Staff announced that Turkish jets hit terrorist organization PKK targets around Qandil in north of Iraq. General Staff also said that the operation targeted only the terrorist organization, adding that utmost sensitivity was showed not to harm civilians.

    -- BIG SUPPORT TO TURKEY
    Turkey was elected non-permanent member for 2009-2010 UN Security Council with the votes of 151 of 192 countries. The membership will let Turkey directly tell its theses about issues such as Cyprus, Iraq and Caucasus. President Abdullah Gul said that it was the success of diplomacy of Republic.

    RADIKAL
    -- TUSIAD WARNS GOVERNMENT OF CRISIS: "DEAL WITH ECONOMY, NOT PRIVATE SECTOR"
    Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD) urged government to deal with economy, not to blame private sector. Arzuhan Dogan Yalcindag, chairwoman of TUSIAD, said, "it is time to get together as the government and the private sector. It is not a time to squelch who is speaking, or suppress discussions saying 'we will do whatever necessary'. It is not a time to blame private sector who takes responsibilities."
           
    -- MILITARY: PICTURES INCORRECT
    Gen. Metin Gurak, head of General Staff's communication department, said that one of the three pictures --published by daily Taraf as if it was Aktutun-- shows Mount Qandil which is 125 kilometers away from the Aktutun outpost. He said the other picture shows Keri Tepe which is also 17.5 kilometers to the outpost.

    YENI SAFAK
    -- STARS RAIN ON GOLDEN ORANGE
    The 45th Golden Orange Film Festival in southern province of Antalya is hosting world famous stars. Oscar-winner Adrien Brody of "Pianist", Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey of "The Usual Suspects" as well as Mickey Rourke of "Wrestler", and Marisa Tomei are in Antalya.
           
    -- U.N. VICTORY
    Turkey, which has been lobbying for five years to be non-permanent member of U.N. Security Council, reached its goal with a record number of votes. A total of 192 countries voted to select five non-permanent members. Turkey, competing against Iceland to represent European Group, won with 151 votes.

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