-- FENER REACHES FINAL
The Fenerbahce football team established itself as the first finalist in the Fortis Turkey Cup by eliminating Turkcell Super League leader Sivasspor 0-0. Fenerbahce's rival will be revealed after the Besiktas-Ankaraspor match at 8 tonight. Besiktas won the first match 3-1.
Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer said
-- ERGENEKON EXCAVATION IN
In an excavation carried out in a wasteland in Beykoz district in Istanbul within the scope of Ergenekon probe, 11 flame throwers, 1 kilogram of C-4 explosive, 11 hand grenades and more than 4,000 bullets were found. Executives from Istek Service Corp. of the Istek Foundation – the owner of the land that was near the military training center – said the land, which was a prohibited military zone, had been purchased in 1992 and had not been used since then. It was also stated that Defense Ministry started the expropriation procedure in 2008.
-- RESPECT TO MUTUAL PAST
Villagers of the town of
-- DALAN’S STUNNING ARSENAL
Ten flame throwers, 10 hand grenades and 800 G-3 bullets were unearthed in land in
-- 500,000 WORKERS WANTED
The government is preparing to employ 500,000 people for minimum wage for six months. The employment package proposal, which was prepared by Labor Minister Faruk Celik to curb the rise in unemployment rates, will be discussed in the next Council of Ministers meeting. The package will present job opportunities to 500,000 people who have been registered in Turkish Employment Organization (Is-Kur) for six months. The period would be extended for six more months if necessary.
-- TWO AZERBAIJANIS INVEST IN
Telman Ismailov, head of the AST group, which has more than 31 companies in areas from construction to jewelry, is constructing
-- ERDOGAN: LET EVERYTHING BECOME CLEAR
Speaking at his Justice and Development Party, or AKP, group meeting, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan talked about the Ergenekon probe for the first time. "There are very ugly and serious accusations. Let the jurisdiction and law work,” Erdogan said. “Nobody can lead anywhere by threatening prosecutors and judges."
-- WEAPONS FOUND
Many weapons and bombs were unearthed in an excavation that was conducted as part of the Ergenekon probe on land that belonged to the Istek Foundation in
-- FENERBAHCE HEADS TO FINAL
The Fenerbahce football team qualified for the final by drawing 0-0 with Sivasspor in a return match in the Fortis Turkey Cup. Fenerbahce’s rival will be revealed after the Besiktas-Ankaraspor game, which will be played tonight.
-- ARSENAL IN BEYKOZ
A new arsenal was found within the scope of Ergenekon probe. Ten flame throwers, 10 hand grenades, 20 resonant bombs, 250 grams of C-4 explosive and 10 gelatin dynamite were seized in the excavation carried out in
-- ESTIMATION OF TUSIAD
Chairwoman of the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association, or TUSIAD, Arzuhan Dogan Yalcindag said the severity of the economy’s contraction will lessen after the second quarter, with the IMF agreement. Yalcindag said TUSIAD estimated a 4.1 percent shrinkage.
-- IT WILL RAIN ON APRIL 23
-- PIRATES KIDNAP TURKISH CAPTAIN IN
Pirates, who attacked a Turkish ship named Aleyna Mercan, took hostage the captain and engineer, and then escaped. Thirteen personnel on the ship are awaiting help.
-- SABANCI TO EMPLOY 3,500 WORKERS
Sabanci Holding, which opened the 163rd store of CarrefourSA and 225th of TeknoSA in