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    GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 19

    Anatolian Agency
    19.10.2008 - 11:47 | Son Güncelleme: 19.10.2008 - 12:08

    These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Oct. 19, 2008. HotNewsTurkey does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

    HURRIYET

    --BACKSTAGE OF QUARTET DINNER

    Deputy Chairman of Justice and Development Party (AKP) Dengir Mir Mehmet Firat attended a dinner with Democratic Society Party (DTP) chairman Ahmet Turk, and deputies Sirri Sakik and Ibrahim Binici. Firat took part in the dinner with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's consent.

     

    "Mr. Prime Minister still ignores us for the solution to the problem. He prefers to talk with Barzani and Talabani but the first part of the problem is the DTP and people represented by the DTP," Turk was quoted as saying at the dinner by party officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.

     

    "Your relation with the terrorist organization PKK obstructs the Prime Minister's approach regarding the solution. We want you to label PKK as a terrorist organization. But we know that it is impossible for you to make such a description," Firat responded.

     

    --WORLD CONGRATULATES TURKEY

    Global community congratulates Turkey for becoming a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. EU Commissioner for enlargement Olli Rehn said he believed that Turkey would use that seat to enhance common values of Europe.

     

    British and U.S. permanent representatives to the UN expressed pleasure over Turkey's seat.

     

    MILLIYET

    --WORLD CONGRATULATE, GREEK CYPRIOTS TENSE

    Foreign countries congratulated Turkey which was elected non-permanent member to U.N. Security Council. John Sawers, British permanent representative to the United Nations, expressed belief that Turkey, which was active in its region, would increase the effectiveness of the Council.

     

    The Greek Cypriot administration said that it was not pleased with the result. The Greek Cypriot press wrote that Turkey could now affect the Cyprus issue, and it became hard to make the U.N. take a decision about Cyprus issue.

     

    --RICHEST 100 TURKS

    Economist magazine announced the list of the richest 100 Turks. Koc, Sabanci, Ulker, Dogan and Sahenk families are the first five at the list.

     

    According to the magazine, most of the rich families are living in Istanbul.

     

    SABAH

    CENTURY'S CASE STARTING TOMORROW

    The trial of 86 suspects will start at Silivri Prison tomorrow within the scope of Ergenekon case. Secret witnesses will be kept in a separate room while making their depositions.

     

    --SAW THE BURGLAR IN HATAY FROM SWITZERLAND

    Oktay Okatar, who is working in Switzerland, saw a burglar enter his home in Erzin town of the Turkish southern province of Hatay through a camera surveillance system set up in the house. Okatar called his wife on the phone and warned her that a burglar was in the house. Fatma Okatar switched on the lights and the burglar escaped.

    VATAN

    --FREE COAL FOR 2.5 MILLION FAMILIES

    The government allocated 1.1 billion YTL for coal to be distributed to deprived people. The homes of 10 million people will be heated with this aid.

     

    When this aid program was launched in 2003, 1,096 million families received free coal. In 2004 when local elections were held, 514,000 new families joined them. The number of families receiving free coal was 1.83 million in 2005, 1.79 million in 2006, 1.89 million in 2007. This number is expected to be 2.08 million in 2008.

     

    But the figures will skyrocket in 2009, the year of local elections. The government will transfer 1.1 billion YTL to two state-owned coal producers and the number of families receiving free coal is expected to rise to 2.5 million.

     

    --DTP'S MESSAGE: LISTEN TO US JUST AS YOU LISTEN TO BARZANI

    Deputy Chairman of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Dengir Mir Mehmet Firat's meeting with Democratic Society Party (DTP) executives had repercussions. Party officials, who asked not to be named, said that DTP chairman Turk and deputy Sirri Sakik gave a message to Firat.

     

    "We can take immediate steps at parliament to stop clashes. Talks have started with the regional administration in the north of Iraq. Yes, Barzani is an important actor, but the solution to the problem is inside the country," Turk was quoted as saying.

     

    CUMHURIYET

    THEY ARE STRESSING TURKEY

    Upon the claims that Abdullah Ocalan, head of PKK terrorist organization, was used violence at prison in Imrali, supporters of Ocalan started demonstrations in Istanbul which spread to southeastern provinces of Diyarbakir,

     

    Hakkari and Adana. Several deputies of Democratic Society Party (DTP) also participated in the demonstrations in Diyarbakir during which people attacked police officers with stones. Clashes erupted in Yuksekova town of Hakkari as well as Adana. One person was injured when an explosive went off in Yuksekova.

     

    --IRANIAN WOMEN CARTOONISTS DRAW "PEACE"

    Cartoons of Iranian women cartoonists started to be displayed in the hall of Cartoonists Association in Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. Chairman of the Association, Metin Peker, said that they wanted the world to hear peace through cartoons.

     

    RADIKAL

    --SHOPS CLOSED

    The claims that Abdullah Ocalan, head of PKK terrorist organization, was used violence at prison in Imrali caused people to hold demonstrations in many cities including Istanbul.

     

    Shops were closed in Yuksekova town of southeastern province of Hakkari. Clashes erupted in southern province of Adana.

     

    YENI SAFAK

    --ARCHITECTS OF VICTORY

    Turkey’s selectyion as a non-permanent member to U.N. Security Council after 47 years of interval was the product of active foreign policy. The joint efforts of President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan also brought success. Decisions and sanctions of the Council, the strongest organ of the United Nations, are binding for all countries. Turkey will be able to tell its theses more effectively.

     

    --SILIVRI READY

    The first trial of the Ergenekon case will start at Silivri Prison tomorrow. Some 86 suspects will appear at Istanbul High Criminal Court. Retired general, Veli Kucuk, former rector Kemal Alemdaroglu, Labor Party chairman Dogu Perincek and journalist Ilhan Selcuk are accused of directing a terrorist organization.

     

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