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Anadolu Agency: News in English, 98-01-02

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From: The Anadolu Agency Home Page at <http://www.anadoluajansi.gov.tr/>

02 JAN 1998


CONTENTS

  • [01] TURKEY-PRESS SCAN
  • [02] TURKEY-ISRAEL-US - TURKISH-ISRAELI-US JOINT MANEUVER - JORDAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MANEUVER IN OBSERVER STATUS
  • [03] TURKEY-ECONOMY - TURKEY PAYS 10.3 BILLION DOLLARS FOREIGN DEBT

  • [01] TURKEY-PRESS SCAN

    These are some of the leading stories in Turkey's press on Jan 2, 1997. Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

    HÜRRİYET (LIBERAL) FIRST BOMB OF THE YEAR
    Education Ministry carries out a ''very secret'' study and eradicates a lot of aspects inserted in the education programs since 1950.

    MİLLİYET (LIBERAL)

    HUMAN RIGHTS YEAR
    Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz promises: ''We can not tolarate ignorance of democracy and human rights.''

    SABAH (LIBERAL)

    CRITICAL JANUARY
    Decisions which will specify the future of Turkish policy and which will change the balances will be disclosed within this month.

    CUMHURİYET (LEFT)

    CHP LEADER BAYKAL CONVEYS HIS EXPECTATIONS FROM 1998
    Republican Peoples Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal said the government could not implement a program which will struggle against inflation adding that 1998 would be a year of seeking.

    TÜRKİYE (RIGHT)

    CRITICAL SUMMIT
    Three leaders of the government will sit at negotiation table on Saturday to overcome problems. Participation of CHP leader to the summit is also at the agenda.

    RADİKAL (LEFT) GREEK INVESTIGATION TO TURKISH SHIPS
    Greek ships investigate Turkish ships which sail from Dardanells to the Aegean. Greek ships left the region when Turkish warships came.

    ZAMAN (CONSERVATIVE)

    INVITATION TO THE ACCIDENT
    Accidents caused by drunken drivers continue. Yet, the sale of drinks could not be stopped in gas stations although it is banned.

    YENİ YÜZYIL (LIBERAL)

    FUNDAMENTALISM COURSE FROM NSC
    Military experts will brief religious men about domestic and foreign threats.

    [02] TURKEY-ISRAEL-US - TURKISH-ISRAELI-US JOINT MANEUVER - JORDAN TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MANEUVER IN OBSERVER STATUS

    ANKARA, Jan 2 (A.A) - Turkish-Israeli-US joint manuever ''Reliant Mermaid'' will take place near Israel's Hayfa Harbour and in the international waters of the Mediterranean between Jan 5 and 9, it was reported on Friday.

    Yavuz and Zafer frigates and a helicopter from Turkey, John Rodgers Destroyer and a helicopter from the US and two ships like speed boats and air aspects from Israel will participate in the military exercise which aims''peaceful and humanitarian research-rescue.''

    The military exercise will be under the coordination of Israeli Naval Forces Commandership. The ships which will participate in the maneuver will be at Israel's Hayfa Harbour till Jan 5, 1998.

    Jordan will participate in the ''Reliant Mermaid'' military exercise in observer status. Egypt will not participate in the exercise due to the reactions of Islam countries.

    [03] TURKEY-ECONOMY - TURKEY PAYS 10.3 BILLION DOLLARS FOREIGN DEBT

    ANKARA, Jan 2 (A.A) - Turkey paid 10.3 billion dollar foreign debt last year, it was reported on Friday.

    According to Central Bank data, 10 percent increase was recorded in repayment of foreign debt which was 9.4 billion dollars in 1996.

    Foreign debt repayment is as follows in the recent two years: (in million dollars)

    MONTHS		  1996      1997
    ------		--------  --------
    JANUARY		  427.10    448.99
    FEBRUARY	  853.49    668.39
    MARCH		  575.27  1.266.97
    APRIL		  733.90    727.09
    MAY		  918.25    655.39
    JUNE		  536.13  1.236.84
    JULY		1.168.87    771.33
    AUGUST		  812.92    776.94
    SEPTEMBER	  745.62    678.29
    OCTOBER		  954.15    744.84
    NOVEMBER	  592.41  1.193.18
    DECEMBER	1.095.82  1.190.38
    ----------------------------------
    TOTAL        9.413.93 10.358.63
    

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