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    GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 7

    Anatolian Agency
    07.10.2008 - 09:23 | Son Güncelleme:

    These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on October 7, 2008. Hurriyet English does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

    HURRIYET
    --RED-AND-WHITE MONDAY
    After a 9-day festive holiday, Turkish people went back to work with a deep feeling of pain for the 17 soldiers who lost their lives in a PKK terrorist attack in Bayraktepe region near the Aktutun border military outpost of the southeastern province of Hakkari. Turkey had a "Red-And-White Monday" yesterday with millions of people carrying Turkish flags in their hands on the streets. Civil servants, workers and citizens started working after honoring the martyrs and praying for them.

    --DO NOT LOSE TIME, TAKE PRECAUTIONS
    After sending a harsh diplomatic note to Iraq on the day of the attack on the Aktutun border military outpost, Turkey warned Iraqi officials once again yesterday. Turkish Ambassador in Baghdad Derya Kanbay told officials with the Iraqi Foreign Ministry that Turkey did not desire to lose time with empty mechanisms that would not bear any results. Kanbay also asked Iraq to take immediate precautions at the border.

    MILLIYET
    --TURKISH CB HEAD WARNS AGAINST GLOBAL CRISIS
    Head of the Turkish Central Bank warned that the uncertainty caused by the global economic crisis continued. "More or less, all countries will be affected by the crisis. It is not wise to think that our country will not be one of them. We need to get prepared for new surprises," Durmus Yilmaz said. "The end of the crisis is yet to be seen," he said. Turkey's main shares index, the Istanbul Stock Exchange, dropped 8.62 percent in value on Monday and U.S. dollar climbed up as high as to 1.39 YTL.

    --BODIES OF MISSING TURKISH TROOPS FOUND AFTER TERRORIST ATTACK ON BORDER OUTPOST
    Security teams found the bodies of two Turkish troops killed in a terrorist attack on an outpost in southeast Turkey. Gendarmerie soldiers Bahattin Burhan and Nurulllah Oymak were found after three days of searching. PKK terrorists attacked the Aktutun outpost on the border with Iraq and killed 17 Turkish troops on Oct. 3.

    SABAH
    --WE WILL CONSTRUCT OUTPOSTS FOR 1 MILLION YTL
    Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKI) took action upon remarks of General Staff Deputy Chief Gen. Hasan Igsiz who stated that changing the locations of the outposts was extended over a period of time due to financial impossibilities. TOKI head Erdogan Bayraktar said that his agency would happily take part in the construction process of the new outposts. "Construction of a strongly built outpost with a 500-square meter administrative building, kitchen, bathroom and dormitory costs 1 million YTL. Money can be found. I feel excited with this issue and I am ready to fulfill orders," Bayraktar said.

    --WOUNDED SOLDIER FIGHTS TILL THE END
    The wounded friend of Ramazan Yesil, one of the soldiers who died in the terrorist attack on the Aktutun military outpost, spoke about Yesil's last moments. Noting that the first hand grenade fell somewhere close to Yesil during the clash, his fellow soldier said, "His foot was ripped off and he was losing blood but he threw two hand-grenades that fell near him back at the terrorists before they exploded."

    VATAN
    --TURKISH MILITARY BOMBS PKK TERRORISTS
    Turkish warplanes hit three separate targets of the terrorist PKK in a continued pursuit after an attack on a border outpost which killed 17 Turkish troops. Turkish F-16s and F-4s bombed two targets of the PKK terrorists in Avashin-Basyan area in Iraq's north early Monday morning and another group of terrorists inside Turkey later in the day. The bodies of two Turkish troops reported to be missing after last Friday's attack on the Aktutun outpost were found also on Monday.

    --FINANCIAL EARTHQUAKE HITS MARKETS
    Monday was perhaps one of worst days of the global financial crisis. European markets dropped by an average of 7.8 percent and Turkey's main shares index, the Istanbul Stock Exchange, lost as much as 9 percent in value. The U.S. dollar rose to 1.38 YTL, the highest in more than a year, and the interest rate climbed to 20.43 percent.

    CUMHURIYET
    --TURKISH WARPLANES HIT TERRORISTS
    Turkish military said Monday its warplanes hit three separate groups of PKK terrorists in Iraq's north and inside Turkey after an attack on a border outpost last week that killed 17 Turkish troops. Terrorist targets in Avashin-Basyan area in northern Iraq, and in the southeastern provinces of Hakkari and Sirnak were hit on Monday.

    --TURKISH CB HEAD WARNS GOVERNMENT OVER FINANCIAL CRISIS 
    Head of the Turkish Central Bank warned the government on Monday over the financial crisis, saying that no one would remain unaffected by the global fluctuation. "Slowdown in the European Union will hamper exports by Turkey. If the incomes are dropping in the markets to which you sell goods and if the demand is shrinking, than you will be affected by that," Durmus Yilmaz said. The central bank governor said the picture was not yet clear in the United States, and he added that Turkey needed to get prepared for "new surprises".

    RADIKAL
    --YILMAZ WARNS: "WE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SURPRISES"
    Central Bank Governor Durmus Yilmaz said that Turkey should be prepared for surprises as the dimension of the crisis in the U.S. was not clear yet. "Do not say 'nothing will happen to us' as you did in the 2001 crisis. The slowdown in the U.S. may affect exports negatively," Yilmaz said.

    --BOMBS OVER PKK GROUPS 
    It was revealed that two Turkish soldiers reported missing after the recent PKK attack on Aktutun outpost were also killed. On Oct. 5-6, air operations were conducted in three different locations in the Avasin Baysan region of the north of Iraq against the PKK groups that waged the attack.

    YENI SAFAK
    --TURKISH WARPLANES HIT TERRORIST TARGETS IN NORTHERN IRAQ
    Turkish security forces launched a pursuit for the PKK terrorists responsible for killing 15 Turkish troops last week in an attack on a border outpost in southeastern Turkey. Turkish F-16s bombed terrorists targets in the Avashin-Basyan area in Iraq's north. Warplanes also hit two separate targets inside Turkey near Hakkari and Sirnak.

    --U.S. AMBASSODOR SUMMONED AFTER TERRORIST ATTACK
    U.S. Ambassador in Ankara Ross Wilson was summoned on Sunday to the Turkish Foreign Ministry after a terrorist attack on a border outpost in southeast Turkey. Turkish diplomats asked for closer cooperation against the terrorist PKK and the U.S. ambassador was told about the reaction that the attack had created on part of the Turkish people.

     

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