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Turkish Press Review, 97-08-26

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] DEMIREL SETS FOUR MAJOR GOALS
  • [02] PM YILMAZ OPENS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEETING
  • [03] GOVERNMENT TAKES TWO IMPORTANT DECISIONS
  • [04] SUPPORT FROM TOBB
  • [05] FM CEM STRESSES BAKU-CEYHAN PIPELINE
  • [06] TURKISH-IRANIAN WAY TO KAZAKH OIL
  • [07] IRAN AND LIBYA ON NSC AGENDA
  • [08] SEZGIN ISSUES CALLS FOR DIALOGUE WITH GREECE
  • [09] EU TERM CHAIRMAN COMING TO TURKEY
  • [10] DENKTAS, "CYPRUS WILL BE DRAGGED INTO A WAR"
  • [11] GREEK CYPRUS: "EU TO OPEN ITS DOORS TO TURKEY"
  • [12] THIRD BOSPHORUS BRIDGE IN THE OFFING
  • [13] TURKEY PRAISED FOR ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING MOVES
  • [14] 'TURKEY INCREASES COMPETITIVE POWER'
  • [15] ATATURK AT THE TOP
  • [16] DRUGS SEIZED IN AGRI AND ANTALYA
  • [17] GERMAN CONCERN OVER PKK
  • [18] 42 PKK TERRORISTS KILLED
  • [19] RACIST ATTACK IN GERMANY
  • [20] IZMIR INTERNATIONAL FAIR OPENING TODAY
  • [21] 1996 TOURISM BOOM
  • [22] SIM TOKYUREK RANKS FIRST
  • [23] FUREYA KORAL PASSES AWAY

  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF PRESS AND INFORMATION,OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER

    26.08.97

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

    [01] DEMIREL SETS FOUR MAJOR GOALS

    Commenting on recent political developments in Turkey, President Demirel said that present and future governments will exert efforts to accomplish four main goals: to maintain domestic peace and an atmosphere of tolerance; to raise the moral values of society and improve the country's image; to end debate on secularism; and finally to clean up the Susurluk and similar scandals. Demirel added that privatization and inflation were the two major items on the agenda of the government. /Sabah/

    [02] PM YILMAZ OPENS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MEETING

    Speaking at the opening of a meeting of the High Board of Science and Technology yesterday, Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz said science and technology would be the key to Turkey's ability to compete in the international arena. The Supreme Board of Science and Technology aims to help the government determine its long term science and technology policies. A number of top level state officials participated in the meeting, the Anatolian news agency reported. At the meeting, the Board discussed measures for preparing Turkey for the information age by setting up a triumvirate of science, technology and production. The national defence industry also emerged as a sector to be beefed up. The Board also took in hand measures for extending the use of the Internet. Prime Minister Yilmaz said that the government will encourage research and development projects adding that the necessary arrangements for financing such projects would be materialized without delay.

    [03] GOVERNMENT TAKES TWO IMPORTANT DECISIONS

    Labour Minister Nami Cagan yesterday announced that the retirement age will be 50 for women and 55 for men. At a meeting of the Economic and Social Council yesterday, a draft envisaging reforms in the social security system was taken in hand. The draft will be finalized in the light of decisions to be reached at the meeting and then submitted to Parliament for approval.

    Another important decision was released yesterday by the Ministry of National Education. Foreign language courses have been introduced as compulsary classes in the programme of the fourth year of primary education. Students will be able to learn English, German or French according to their own preferences in the foreign language classes. /Sabah/

    [04] SUPPORT FROM TOBB

    Chairman of the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), Fuat Miras, delivered an opening speech at the Economic and Social Council and said that they had allocated TL 1 trillion to support the eight-year uninterrupted compulsory education programme and added: "We will also build schools in 10 provinces". /Milliyet/

    [05] FM CEM STRESSES BAKU-CEYHAN PIPELINE

    Foreign Minister Ismail Cem, in Rome for a four-day official visit, said that the passage of the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline route through Turkey was one of Turkey's major foreign policy priorities. Cem noted that the Foreign Ministry had requested the government to appoint an official to coordinate moves related to the pipeline project on behalf of the prime minister. Commenting on the busy traffic in the Bosphorus, Cem said that the failure of the Baku-Ceyhan project would further complicate the already heavy maritime traffic in the Bosphorus. He added: "A Turkish citizen's life is as valuable as the life of an American citizen. We will implement measures taken in the US. The US does not allow oil tankers without double reinforcement to come within 120 miles of its continental shelves. In contrast, in Turkey, we are discussing whether or not to let tankers pass by our houses." /Hurriyet/

    [06] TURKISH-IRANIAN WAY TO KAZAKH OIL

    Officials from Kazakhstan, which is about to drill oil from the Caspian Sea, have stated that the choice lay between Turkey and Iran when it came to transporting Caspian oil. Kazakh Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev recalled that they had previously signed an agreement to transport oil through Russia's Novorossisk port, but added that since the amount of oil was very great, one route would not be enough. Nazarbayev noted that Caspian oil could be transported via the Ceyhan pipeline to the Mediterranean. /Milliyet/

    [07] IRAN AND LIBYA ON NSC AGENDA

    The National Security Council will convene tomorrow to discuss recent domestic developments. Fundamentalist demonstrations staged to protest the education reform launched by the government and PKK efforts to infiltrate the western regions of the country will be top issues on the agenda of the meeting. Claims that Iran and Libya are behind these developments aimed at creating turmoil in Turkey will also be taken in hand. /Cumhuriyet/

    [08] SEZGIN ISSUES CALLS FOR DIALOGUE WITH GREECE

    Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ismet Sezgin said that instead of resorting to ambitious armament programmes, Greece should seek ways for improving dialogue with Turkey. Sezgin stressed that Turkey was not pursuing expansionist policies targeting the sovereign rights of Greece, and added that Greece was the party attempting to change the status-quo in the Aegean. /Hurriyet/

    [09] EU TERM CHAIRMAN COMING TO TURKEY

    It is announced that European Union (EU) term chairman Luxembourg Foreign Minister, Jacques Poos, will pay a one-day-working visit to Ankara. Diplomatic sources reported that Poos will come to Ankara next Sunday. After meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem on Monday he will leave Ankara. The visit will be an important one as it will be the first visit since Luxembourg took over the EU chairmanship from the Netherlands. /Hurriyet/

    [10] DENKTAS, "CYPRUS WILL BE DRAGGED INTO A WAR"

    President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Rauf Denktas stressed yesterday that intense efforts to annihilate Turkish Cypriots by the full membership of Greek Cyprus in the European Union (EU) will drag Cyprus into a war. He added that the Turkish side should leave the talks immediately to prevent a possible war. Stressing again that one-sided membership of Greek Cyprus in the EU would destroy the balance between the two communities on the island, Denktas added: "If this happens, there will be a threat of war. In order to prevent such a risk it is better for the Turkish side to abandon the talks." /Hurriyet/Cumhuriyet_

    [11] GREEK CYPRUS: "EU TO OPEN ITS DOORS TO TURKEY"

    According to the Greek Cypriot Simerini daily newspaper, following the European Union evaluation the 2000 Report in December, there could be a possibility of including Turkey in the second round of the expansion of the organization. It is also noted that U.S. special envoy to Cyprus, Richard Holbrook, has already begun initiatives with EU members to expand this formula. /Hurriyet/

    [12] THIRD BOSPHORUS BRIDGE IN THE OFFING

    At a recent meeting of the High Planning Board, the establishment of an organized industrial zone in the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) region, the construction of various autobahns and of a third Bosphorus bridge emerged as investment projects to be given primary importance. The government has allocated an additional TL 37 trillion to autobahn construction and road reconstruction to improve traffic safety. TL one trillion will be spent to support the construction of the Bolu Mountain Tunnel. /Milliyet/

    [13] TURKEY PRAISED FOR ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING MOVES

    Patrick Moulette, spokesman for the Financial Activity Mission Group, told the Anatolian news agency yesterday that Turkey was introducing effective regulations designed to combat money laundering, and added that they were encouraged by the efforts being exerted by the Turkish government. The Financial Activity Group was set up by the Group of Seven in 1989 in an effort to step up the worldwide fight against money laundering. In June the group criticized Turkey over its record on money laundering, urging the government to pass new regulations. The government has since then implemented regulations which require financial institutions to report abnormally large transactions along with measures to tighten rules on opening accounts.

    [14] 'TURKEY INCREASES COMPETITIVE POWER'

    According to the World Economic Forum, Turkey's competitive power has increased compared with last year. The World Economic Forum, which estimates that Turkey will show a better performance this year from the standpoint of the economy and domestic market and puts Turkey 21st in a group of 53 countries listed according to their attraction for foreign capital. The 1997 Report of the World Economic Forum based in Geneva states that Turkey has risen from 42nd to 36th among 53 countries when it comes to competitive power. Regarding growth in the domestic market, Turkey ranks 15th. /Sabah/

    [15] ATATURK AT THE TOP

    In a campaign opened by Time magazine to select the most important people of the 20th century, Ataturk ranks first. Ataturk, who received more than 30,952 votes yesterday evening, left behind Ronald Reagan, who has 29,234 votes. /Milliyet/

    [16] DRUGS SEIZED IN AGRI AND ANTALYA

    During two separate operations in Antalya and Agri, police have seized heroin, pure morphine and Indian hemp worth over TL 2 trillion. Officials, who carried out the operations, said: "We will continue with our operations also against terrorism". /Milliyet/

    [17] GERMAN CONCERN OVER PKK

    Federal German Interior Minister Musa Anter has stated that he banned the entry of the Peace Train into Germany because he was concerned that it might turn out to be a PKK propaganda scheme. German Interior Ministry Spokesman Oger Kiel also made a statement and said that they had not allowed the train entry in line with the prohibition which was in effect in Germany against the PKK. /Milliyet/

    [18] 42 PKK TERRORISTS KILLED

    As a result of the operations conducted around Yazlica Mountain near the Pervari district of Siirt, 30 Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists were killed. One security guard was also killed. During clashes in the Hani region of Hakkari, and the Baskale district of Van 10 terrorists were killed. Moreover, five terrorists were captured in Bingol, Diyarbakir and Tunceli. On the other hand, the PKK launched an attack on a coal mine in Sirnak during which two terrorists were killed and one security guard died. /Hurriyet/Cumhuriyet_

    [19] RACIST ATTACK IN GERMANY

    A group of racist Germans in the Pforzheim district of Germany destroyed a car belonging to a Turkish citizen. Following investigations regarding the incident, three Germans including one woman were arrested. /Sabah/

    [20] IZMIR INTERNATIONAL FAIR OPENING TODAY

    The 66th International Izmir Fair is opening today. It is expected that President Suleyman Demirel and Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz will attend the opening ceremony. It is reported that 1389 companies of which 427 are from abroad are participating in the fair. It is also thought that the fair will bring in five trillion TL. /Hurriyet/Cumhuriyet_

    [21] 1996 TOURISM BOOM

    The Turkish tourism sector grew by 7.9 percent in 1996, higher than both industry and agriculture. According to a report by the monthly "Ekonomik Forum" magazine published by the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), the tourism sector boomed in 1996. Tourism revenues from hotel and restaurant services grew up by 7.9 percent of GNP in 1996 up from 1.7 percent in 1995. Capital investments in tourism increased from $874 million in 1995 to more than one billion dollars in 1996. /Hurriyet/

    [22] SIM TOKYUREK RANKS FIRST

    Sim Tokyurek, Ankara State Opera and Ballet singer, who represented Turkey at the fifth International Rieumes Lyrical Competition held in Toulouse, France, between 13-16 August, ranked first as "female opera singer". 83 singers from 14 countries participated in the competition. /Sabah/

    [23] FUREYA KORAL PASSES AWAY

    Turkey's first ceramic artist, Fureya Koral passed away at the age of 87 in Istanbul. Graduating from the Philosophy Department of Darulfunan Literature Faculty in 1940, she worked as a music critic for Vatan daily newspaper. In 1946 she started her ceramic studies in Laousanne and then went to Paris. She had various exhibitions both abroad and in Turkey. In 1981 she was presented with the Culture Ministry Award and in 1986 the Sedat Simavi Art Award. Koral, who won many national and international awards, conducted her work not only in ceramics but also in murals and tile-making./All papers/

    END


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