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GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON NOV 14

GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON NOV 14
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These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on Nov. 14, 2008. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

HURRIYET
-- IS IT AN OPERATION SIGNAL?
After the second Turkish ship was hijacked by Somali pirates, Turkish frigate Gokova deployed within NATO forces was given to the command of Turkish Naval Forces. Such move was interpreted as an operation signal.

-- ALL HANDS ON HIM
A glorious memorial service was held at the Turkish parliament for retired colonel Mustafa Sekip Birgol, the last veteran of the Turkish Independence War, who lost his life recently. The Turkish president, as well as political party leaders attended the ceremony. "If we had not held this ceremony, we would not have fulfilled an important responsibility," President Abdullah Gul said.
       
MILLIYET
-- A FAREWELL TO LAST VETERAN
A memorial service was held at the Turkish Parliament for retired colonel Mustafa Sekip Birgol, the last veteran of the Turkish War of Independence, who died on Tuesday at the age of 105. President Abdullah Gul, Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan, Chief of General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug, main opposition Republican People's Party Chairman Deniz Baykal, Nationalist Movement Party Chairman Devlet Bahceli were among the statesmen, politicians and other high level officials who marched behind his coffin.
       
-- OVATION FOR MAESTRO ECZACIBASI
Businessman Bulent Eczacibasi, who conducted four dances of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker suite as the guest of Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, fascinated the orchestra and the audience with his talent.

SABAH
-- HISTORIC FAREWELL TO LAST VETERAN
A memorial service took place at the parliament out of respect to Mustafa Sekip Birgol, the last veteran of the Turkey's War of Independence. It was one of the most crowded ceremonies in the history of parliament, which brought together the pillars of the state. The veteran will be laid to rest today.

-- A MESSAGE AT OBAMA'S UNIVERSITY
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said at a conference at the Columbia University in New York from which President-elect Barack Obama graduated that they expected the new U.S. government to take into consideration Turkey's sensitivities on some vital issues. Erdogan also eulogized Nobel-laureate Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk for the first time by mentioning his name.
       
-- INTERCITY TO INVEST IN TURKEY
The Intercity, one of the world’s leading car rental companies, will make a billion-dollar investment in Turkey in partnership with Japanese Mitsubishi and Mitsubishi UFJ.

VATAN
-- TURKEY ATTENDS MOST CRITICAL SUMMIT
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will represent Turkey at a summit where the world's twenty most developed countries will seek a solution for the growing global economic crisis. Twenty countries with the biggest economies, responsible for 85 percent of global production, will gather in Washington D.C. tomorrow to seek a way out of the crisis. Turkey is the 16th biggest economy among the G-20 countries. The G-20 includes the world's leading countries such as the U.S., Japan, Germany, China, Britain, France, Russia, Italy and Canada.
       
-- TMSF HEAD CALLS ON BUSINESS LEADERS TO BE BRAVE
Ahmet Erturk, the head of Turkey's Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF), addressed the Turkish real sector. "We need to be open and clear. We do not need to use a political language. We should be demanding. We should be clear so that the decision makers can feel the urgency," Erturk said.
       
CUMHURIYET
-- LAST TRIBUTE TO LAST VETERAN
A memorial service took place at parliament to show the last respects to Mustafa Sekip Birgol, who was the sole surviving veteran of the Turkey's War of Independence. President Abdullah Gul, General Staff Chief Gen. Ilker Basbug and parliamentarians were in attendance at the service. Birgol's daughter expressed her gratitude with parliament's decision to hold such a service. "We are sorrowful but also proud at the same time," she said.
       
-- PETA'S PROTEST
The international animal right group, PETA, staged a demonstration in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, to protest killing of stray dogs in Turkey. Demonstrators carried photographs of slain animals and chanted slogans "respect, don't neglect".
       
RADIKAL
-- URGENT PACKAGE NECESSARY TO UPLIFT ECONOMY
Turkey's leading economists spoke to Radikal and they all say the same thing: Countries have taken precautions against the economic crisis and Turkey needs a package of economic measures too. The real sector may have serious troubles. Precautions should be made ready even if they would not be used.
       
-- TRIBUTE TO LAST WAR VETERAN
Pillars of the state, except for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who is currently in the United States, met at a memorial service held for retired colonel Mustafa Sekip Birgol, the last Independence War veteran. Birgol will be laid to rest in Istanbul with a state ceremony today.

YENI SAFAK
-- LAST SALUTATION TO LAST VETERAN
A memorial service was held at the Turkish parliament for retired Colonel Mustafa Sekip Birgol, the last veteran of the Turkish Independence War. Birgol's relatives and daughter Ipek Tulay Artunc, President Abdullah Gul, Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan, Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Deniz Baykal, General Staff Chief Gen. Ilker Basbug, force commanders and several ministers attended the ceremony.
       
-- LEADERSHIP AWARD TO MUHTAR KENT
The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) presented the "2008 International Leadership Award" to Muhtar Kent, CEO of the Coca Cola Company. Kent said that he desired a greater number of Turkish executives to assume more responsibilities and achieve remarkable success around the world.

 


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