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Turkish Press Review, 97-08-22

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From: Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs <http://www.mfa.gov.tr>


CONTENTS

  • [01] DEMIREL VISITS HUNGARY NEXT MONTH
  • [02] DEMIREL SETS HIGH TARGETS FOR TEXTILE PRODUCERS
  • [03] ECEVIT EXERTING EFFORTS FOR COMPREHENSIVE AMNESTY
  • [04] FOREIGN MINISTER CEM TO TOUR EUROPEAN CAPITALS
  • [05] TURKISH CITIZENS MUST REGISTER WHEN VISITING KYRGYZSTAN
  • [06] TURKEY APPROVES AID TO RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT
  • [07] TURKEY ACCELERATES EFFORTS FOR GREATER SHARE OF CASPIAN OIL
  • [08] SEA HAWK HELICOPTER SALE APPROVED BY US CONGRESS
  • [09] FINANCE MINISTRY SAYS 'DON'T COME' TO OECD
  • [10] NEW LEGISLATION AIMED AT REDUCING TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
  • [11] CALL FOR CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT ON LEGISLATIVE IMMUNITY
  • [12] TURKEY ATTEMPTS TO DERAIL 'PEACE TRAIN'

  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 1997

    Summary of the political and economic news in the Turkish press this morning

    [01] DEMIREL VISITS HUNGARY NEXT MONTH

    President Suleyman Demirel will pay a two-day official visit to Hungary on September 3-4 upon the invitation of his Hungarian counterpart Arpad Goncz. The official delegation will be accompanied by a large delegation of Turkish businessmen. President Demirel will open the historic Gulbaba Turbesi dating from the Ottoman Empire. (A 'turbe' is the tomb of a saint). Demirel will also open an art exhibition composed of 38 works by leading Turkish painters on the second day of his Hungarian visit. The exhibition will remain open until September 15. /All papers/

    [02] DEMIREL SETS HIGH TARGETS FOR TEXTILE PRODUCERS

    In a speech at the opening of the Istanbul Fashion Fair, President Demirel urged textile producers to work harder, noting that Turkey needed resources to make new investments. He stressed that trade played an important role in the process of globalization, and added that Turkish tradesmem were an effective force in Turkey's drive to catch up with world standards. Demirel said he expected textile producers to export goods worth $10 billion next year. /Turkiye/

    [03] ECEVIT EXERTING EFFORTS FOR COMPREHENSIVE AMNESTY

    Not satisfied with the partial amnesty granted to the press, the DSP party is pressing now for a general amnesty. The party has submitted to the Council of Ministers a draft for reduction in the sentences regulated by some articles of the Penal Code as well as by Article 8 of the Law on Combatting Terrorism. /Hurriyet/

    [04] FOREIGN MINISTER CEM TO TOUR EUROPEAN CAPITALS

    Foreign Minister Ismail Cem is to start an intensive round of official visits to European capitals, starting with Rome on August 25-26, the Anatolia news agency reported yesterday. Cem is expected to meet his Italian counterpart Lamberto Dini. Italy is aiming to undertake a mediator role in Turkey's relationship with the EU, and to strengthen Turkey's EU bid. Cem is expected to return home on August 26. Cem will also pay an official visit to France in September and Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz will visit Germany the same month. Foreign Minister Cem and State Minister Ahad Andican will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan on September 5-7. /Cumhuriyet/

    [05] TURKISH CITIZENS MUST REGISTER WHEN VISITING KYRGYZSTAN

    Turkish citizens planning to stay in Kyrgyzstan more than 72 hours are obliged to register with the Interior Ministry Visa and Registration Office for residence, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced yesterday. According to the latest information, Turkish citizens will have to pay 47 Sum (approx.$3) registration fee and visitors who stay longer than 72 hours in Kyrgyzstan without registering will be made to pay a 1,800 Sum ($105) fine. /All papers/

    [06] TURKEY APPROVES AID TO RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT

    The Cabinet has approved a 1994 agreement signed between Turkey and the Red Cross and Red Crescent international aid federations regulating the status of their offices in Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported. Turkey will provide assistance to the Red Cross and Red Crescent to help carry out their humanitarian missions, according to the agreement announced in the Official Gazette yesterday. The agreement was signed in Ankara on June 28.

    [07] TURKEY ACCELERATES EFFORTS FOR GREATER SHARE OF CASPIAN OIL

    Turkey has recently increased its efforts to obtain a greater share in Caspian Sea oil field production. To this end, President Suleyman Demirel has sent a letter to his Azerbaijani counterpart, Haydar Aliyev, asking him to do his best in promoting Turkish interests. Complaining that Turkey is not well-informed about the oil deal signed between eight leading oil companies and the Azerbaijani government during the recent visit of Aliyev to the US, a senior bureaucrat from the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) said that they would increase their efforts to obtain a share of at least 10 to 25 percent of the new projects for Azerbaijani oil reserves. /Cumhuriyet/

    [08] SEA HAWK HELICOPTER SALE APPROVED BY US CONGRESS

    Following the US Congress' approval of the controversial sale of three frigates to Turkey, Congress has also approved the sale of four Sea Hawk navy helicopters, which are also among the 26 items on the list of defense equipment on order with the US. Both American and Turkish defense sources confirmed the approval for the Sea Hawks, which are destined for the Turkish Navy. The list is made up of 26 items -arms, military support equipment and ammunition- which Turkey wants to purchase from the US. Out of these 26 items, 21 items, including a leased frigate and four Sea Hawks, have been passed by Congress in mid-August three weeks after July 23 when the list was submitted to Congress by the White House. For the remaining five items, which include two donated frigates, the 30-day congressional notification period expires at the close of business on August 23. Further, Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Kalemli will pay an official visit to the US in the second half of September. /Sabah/

    [09] FINANCE MINISTRY SAYS 'DON'T COME' TO OECD

    The Finance Ministry has refused to allow an OECD anti-money laundering group from looking into money laundering in Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported. At the June meeting of the OECD's Financial Activity Mission Group, the OECD told Turkey to clean up its act and gave it a deadline of September. Since then, the Finance Ministry says it has taken many steps to wipe out money laundering, including requiring banks to inform the ministry of transactions over a certain amount.

    "Turkey has been implementing the needed regulations related to the money laundering" Finance Ministry officials said. "By October 1, 1997, financial circles will start to give information to the ministry. Under these circumstances, there is no need for the OECD to make research in Turkey. In the September meeting of the organization, we will present the results of our work and confirm our determination to stop money laundering". /Cumhuriyet-Hurriyet/

    [10] NEW LEGISLATION AIMED AT REDUCING TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

    Interior Minister Murat Baseskioglu announced that intercity bus drivers who are tired and sleepless cause fatal traffic accidents. He announced that all intercity buses must be fitted with instruments that will measure the time and distance traveled by the driver. Baseskioglu said that the new procedure will involve control checks at the arrival and departure terminals, and buses that don't have the appropriate instrumentation fitted will not be able to leave the terminal. Also there will be control points on the highways between the hours of 4 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Drivers who disobey the rules will be reported to the Transportation Ministry. /Cumhuriyet/

    [11] CALL FOR CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT ON LEGISLATIVE IMMUNITY

    Justice Minister Oltan Sungurlu has sent the parliamentary group deputy chairmen of all parties a proposal calling for an amendment in the Constitution which would enable the High Appeals Court Chief Prosecutor to question the prime minister and ministers without needing to obtain a parliamentary decision, in cases where they are caught 'red handed' or have committed ordinary crimes. Sungurlu said that the Cabinet had accepted the draft proposal which would require a change of Constitutional Article 83. /All papers/

    [12] TURKEY ATTEMPTS TO DERAIL 'PEACE TRAIN'

    A group of European deputies, union representatives, human rights activists, intellectuals, clergymen, Turkish intellectuals and deputies, poiitical party representatives and unionists are planning to travel from Brussels to Diyarbakir between August 26-September 1 on a "Peace Train", in a project aimed at promoting democracy and a political solution to the Kurdish conflict in southeastern Turkey. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Sermet Atacanli said yesterday that Ankara considers the Peace Train campaign, organized under the auspices of the Der Appell Von Hannover organization, as "an initiative linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)". The Foreign Ministry made demarches in all the capitals on the train's itinerary and requested they not let the train pass through their countries. Interior Minister Murat Baseskioglu said that the people organizing the campaign are people who have close contacts with the PKK. /Hurriyet/

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