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    GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON OCT 9

    Anatolian Agency
    09.10.2008 - 09:17 | Son Güncelleme:

    These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Oct. 9, 2008. HotNewsTurkey does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

    HURRIYET
    --TURKISH PARLIAMENT ADOPTS MOTION
    Turkish Parliament adopted a Prime Ministry motion extending by one year the Turkish Armed Forces' mandate to conduct cross border operations against terrorist activities targeting Turkey waged from the north of Iraq. The motion extends the mandate for one more year starting from Oct. 17, 2008. A total of 497 MPs voted in favor of the motion, while 18 voted against it.

    --FIVE PEOPLE DEAD IN TERRORIST ATTACK IN SOUTHEAST TURKEY
    Five police officers died and 13 policemen and 5 civilians were wounded in a terrorist attack on a police bus in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir. Terrorists raked a police bus with automatic weapons and hand grenades in Diyarbakir, killing five policemen and wounding 18 people.

    MILLIYET
    --TERRORISTS TARGET POLICE OFFICERS IN DIYARBAKIR
    After having killed 17 soldiers in Aktutun nearly a week ago, terrorists targeted police officers in Diyarbakir on Wednesday. Terrorists sprayed bullets on a police shuttle bus killing five police officers and one civil servant. A total of 18 people were injured in the terrorist attack. Five of the injured are in serious condition.

    --DENIZLI TO BECOME BESIKTAS'S NEW COACH
    Board of the Turkish soccer club Besiktas has made its decision and agreed in principle with former Turkish national team coach Mustafa Denizli. Former Besiktas captain and midfielder Sergen Yalcin will be Denizli's assistant. Denizli and Besiktas will discuss the details on Thursday and most likely sign a contract.

    SABAH
    --BLOODY PROVOCATION
    PKK terrorists waged an armed attack on a police bus in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir. Four police officers and the bus driver died and 18 people were wounded in the attack. The attack took place on Wednesday evening when a Prime Ministry motion was being debated in parliament.

    --GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS SHAKES TURKEY
    The Istanbul Stock Exchange (IMKB) National-100 Index saw around 29,000 points on Wednesday. Shares lost 2.5 percent in value. The index closed at over 30,000 points. Ankara decided that there would be savings in the 2009 budget and state banks would cut interest rates if necessary.

    VATAN
    --COMMENT ON CRISIS: THANK GOD!
    After the U.S. dollar gained value in Turkey and reached 1.42 new Turkish liras (YTL), Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said that "this situation is temporary. Thank God there is nothing to fear about the Turkish economy." Contrary to what Erdogan thinks, the Turkish business world indicates that there are good reasons to be pessimistic and that there is high concern on the streets of Turkey. Turkish businessmen expect concrete steps from the government on the economy.

    --BLOODY AMBUSH
    PKK terrorists ambushed a police shuttle bus in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Wednesday. The terrorists used long range rifles and hand grenades. Five police officers were killed and 17 police officers were injured. Also, five passer-by people were injured.

    CUMHURIYET
    --QUESTION WITH INTELLIGENCE
    After a Turkish military outpost in the southeastern province of Hakkari came under a terrorist attack recently, the topic of whether or not the U.S. is providing sufficient intelligence to Turkey was raised. Military experts have told Cumhuriyet daily that it must have been impossible for U.S. radar systems to fail to detect the terrorists around Hakkari last Friday, the day the Aktutun outpost came under attack killing 17 soldiers.

    --PARLIAMENT'S AUTHORIZATION TARGETS ONLY TERRORISTS, PRESIDENT GUL
    President Abdullah Gul said Wednesday that, the Turkish Parliament's extension by one year of the Turkish Government's mandate to order military strikes against the PKK terrorist organization in northern Iraq, was an authorization that would only target the terrorists. When a Finnish journalist asked whether the "Kurdish issue" or the "European Union (EU) issue" was important for Turkey, Gul replied that "if the parliament makes a favorable decision to extend the period, this would not take place to bomb the Kurds."

    "There are shelters of terrorist PKK organization in mountainous areas which can not be controlled by the north of Iraq. The PKK has been described as a terrorist organization by NATO and the EU. We must distinguish between the Kurdish people and the PKK terrorist organization. In the past few days, the terrorists crossed into Turkey and attacked Turkish security forces. Several attacks were staged in major cities. Any authorization for future military operations in the north of Iraq would only target the terrorists," Gul said.

    RADIKAL
    --CERN TO BE ESTABLISHED IN GOLBASI
    Turkey will have a scientific research center similar to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. The "Turkish Accelerator Center" (TAC) will be established in Golbasi town of Ankara. A tender will be held at the end of this month for institute and laboratories of TAC which will be established with the support of State Planning Organization. Project Coordinator Prof. Dr. Omer Yavas said feasibility and infrastructure studies for the TAC project had been completed at a great extent and the TAC project was expected to be completed in 2011.

    --TURKISH BUSINESSWOMAN ON LIST OF TEN MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS
    Turkish businesswoman Guler Sabanci, president of the Executive Board of the Sabanci Holding, has been ranked ninth in Fortune Magazine's annual international list of "50 Most Powerful Women In Business". Sabanci is the only Turkish businesswoman on the list.

    YENI SAFAK
    --HEART OF BALKANS TO BEAT IN ISTANBUL
    Turkey is preparing to host an important event very soon. Chief muftis from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Western Thrace will convene in Istanbul for a Balkan Symposium on Oct.18-19. The symposium will take place at the Grand Cevahir Hotel.

    PROPOSAL FOR BUFFER ZONE WILL BE EVALUATED WITH TURKISH ARMED FORCES, PM ERDOGAN

    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said that the main opposition political parties' proposal for the establishment of a buffer zone in north of Iraq would be evaluated jointly by the Turkish government and the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK). "If this proposal would help the solution of the terror problem, then we would implement it," Erdogan said.

     

     

     

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