These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on April 18, 2009. Hurriyet Daily News Online does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
-- EIGHT ARRESTED UNDER ERGENEKON PROBE
The court decided to arrest eight of 39 people who were detained under the 12th wave of the Ergenekon probe. Professor Mehmet Haberal, rector of the
-- TURKISH SHIP PUNISHED AFTER RESCUING MIGRANTS
A Turkish ship which saved 145 illegal migrants off
-- SHOPPING MALL WORTH $160 MLN GETS INAUGURATED IN
A shopping mall worth 160 million dollars was inaugurated in southern
-- OZAL REMEMBERED
-- OBAMA NOT TO USE TERM "GENOCIDE" ON APRIL 24
Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that U.S. President Barack Obama will not use the word "genocide" while referring to the incidents of 1915 on April 24. "We believe that President Obama would not want to lose
NEW ECONOMIC PACKAGE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
Turkish State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Nazim Ekren said that the government will reveal a new economic package to combat unemployment. "We may make more flexible procedures so that the unemployed Turks make use of the unemployment funds," Ekren said.
Number of rectors and professors who were arrested and sent to the Metris Prison under the Ergenekon probe, exceeded number of academicians in some newly established universities after recent wave of arrests. The court arrested eight of 39 people who were detained under the probe. Seven of the arrestees are academicians such as Professor Mehmet Haberal, rector of the
U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey chatted online with Turkish and American people and responded questions on the mutual relations. "The Turkish military operations have been very successful, but we are constantly in contact with the Turkish authorities on what further steps we can take with the authorities in
-- PROFESSORS ARRESTED
Professor Ferit Bernay, Professor Mustafa Yurtkuran, Professor Fatih Hilmioglu and Professor Erol Manisali were arrested on charges of attempting to overthrow the government while Professor Ayse Yuksel, Hamdi Gokhan Ecevit and Omer Okyaltirik were sent to prison for allegedly being members of an illegal organization. Meanwhile, Professor Mehmet Haberal, rector of the
-- JUDICIARY'S REACTION
Jurists reacted harshly to political interventions in judiciary, irregularities in the Ergenekon probe, tapping of telephones of jurists and the recent investigation against the Association of Judges and Prosecutors (YARSAV) Chairman Omer Faruk Eminagaoglu.
-- SECOND TARGET MISSED AT NATO: NO PROMISE MADE ON ROJ TV
In approving the appointment of the Danish Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen as NATO's new Secretary General, Turkey was assured that Rasmussen would apologize for caricatures that insulted the Holy Prophet Muhammad and Muslims.
-- WE MUST FIND A SOLUTION TO UNEMPLOYMENT, SABANCI
Turkish businesswoman Guler Sabanci said that the number one problem in