--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.
Global community congratulates
--WORLD CONGRATULATE, GREEK CYPRIOTS TENSE
Foreign countries congratulated
The Greek Cypriot administration said that it was not pleased with the result. The Greek Cypriot press wrote that
--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
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
Oktay Okatar, who is working in
--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
THEY ARE STRESSING
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,
--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.
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
Shops were closed in Yuksekova town of southeastern
--ARCHITECTS OF VICTORY
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.