These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in the Turkish press on June 9, 2008. Hurriyet English does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Turkish Parliament headquarters on Friday evening. Speaking at the meeting, Toptan said, "It is our task to ease the tension in the country. The biggest contribution will be from you."
--ARAB CAPITAL HOLDS
Arabian capital again started to show interest in
Three prime ministers and four ministers will attend the forum to discuss investment opportunities between the countries.
11TH ACCIDENTAL DEATH IN
Another worker has died after being trapped under a valve of half a ton in the shipyard in
--RULING AKP NOT POSITIVE ABOUT SENATE SYSTEM
The ruling AKP has not been positive about Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan's proposal about a bicameral system. Nihat Ergun, deputy chairman of the ruling AKP, said, "This system was tried in
A worker died when an iron damper fell on him at Selahattin Arslan shipyard in
State Planning Organization (DPT) calculated the cost of the Kyoto Protocol, which the government decided to sign, as $40-148 billion.
---NO SUPPORT FROM RULING AKP TO "SENATE" FORMULA
The ruling AKP desires to exert efforts to put an end to the conflict between the jurisdiction and legislation through Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan.
Republican People's Party (CHP) chairperson Deniz Baykal would not attend the meeting held by Toptan, claiming that "the parliament speaker was acting as if he was the spokesperson for ruling AKP," sources said. Baykal is against Toptan's "senate" idea as well.
AKP members also say that "
--"WHOEVER MR. ERDOGAN POINTS TO WILL BE LEADER"
Upon a question on whether the ruling AKP would be closed down or not, Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek said, "I hope it will not. But if it is closed down, I believe nothing will be any different in the political sense."
"Even though Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan is banned (from politics), he will be an independent candidate and he will become the prime minister again," Gokcek said. "Or, Mr. Erdogan may determine the leader."
--CHP ACCUSSES TOPTAN OF BEING BIASED
--RULING AKP CONFUSED
The ruling AKP could not decide about the proposal of Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan regarding a new bicameral system. The AKP wants a constitutional amendment restricting the authority of the
Dock worker, Ihsan Turhan, father of two, died after he was trapped under an iron damper that weighed more than half ton, at a Tuzla Shipyard. The number of workers who accidentally died in
--ONE MILLION STUDENTSATTEND LAST OKS
Secondary Schools Exam (OKS) were conducted yesterday for the last time. Nearly one million students entered the exam in which students were asked 100 questions in 120 minutes. Results will be announced on July 11.
--"IMAGINATION DOES NOT HELP JUSTICE"
Jurists have reacted to the
Indifference of employers and improvidence of workers has caused the death of another dock worker in a