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Anadolu Agency: News in English, 98-01-03

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

03 JAN 1998


CONTENTS

  • [01] TURKEY-PRESS SCAN
  • [02] TURKEY-ITALY - 18 PEOPLE CAPTURED AS THEY ATTEMPT TO GO TO ITALY THROUGH ILLEGAL WAYS
  • [03] TURKEY-ACCIDENT - TWO KILLED, 16 INJURED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

  • [01] TURKEY-PRESS SCAN

    These are some of the leading stories in Turkey's press on Jan 3, 1997. Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

    HÜRRİYET (LIBERAL)

    REFUGE TRAP FROM PKK
    Separatist terrorist PKK organization sends people to Italian shores on ships and prepares a new trap to Europe and Turkey.

    MİLLİYET (LIBERAL)

    TRIPARTITE APPOINTMENT
    The three party leaders in the coalition are to meet on Saturday to assess the government's first six months in power and discuss future direction.

    SABAH (LIBERAL) MASK FALL
    Anti-terror police detain members of a group said to be close to the Welfare Party in a raid during which guns and bomb-making equipment were found.

    CUMHURİYET (LEFT)

    ''FRESH START'' SUMMIT
    Yilmaz, Ecevit and Cindoruk to specify policies which the government cover in the new year.

    RETALIATION PREPARATION TO MILITARY EXERCISE
    Tension has been generated in the Middle East by Turkey's naval manoeuvres to be held in the eastern Mediterranean with Israel and the United States on January 5-9.

    TÜRKİYE (RIGHT)

    HUMAN DEALERS
    A ship carrying 400 illegal immigrants were left near Italy. Owners of the ship is Turkish again and the immigrants are from Turkey.

    RADİKAL (LEFT)

    RETIRMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL COURT CHAIRMAN OZDEN MAKES ERBAKAN HOPEFUL
    Welfare Party (RP) leader Necmettin Erbakan is hopeful that the retirement of the constitutional court chairman will increase the party's chances of surviving a court case seeking the party's closure.

    ZAMAN (CONSERVATIVE)

    TWO MANOEVERS, TWO TENSION
    Arabs and Greece are concerned about military manoeuvres which Turkey is staging between January 5-9 together with Israel and the US.

    YENİ YÜZYIL (LIBERAL)

    DIRTY MONEY NETWORK TO BE SOLVED
    Finance ministry inspectors are investigating bank transactions as part of a probe into a security scandal linking state officials with underworld gangs.

    [02] TURKEY-ITALY - 18 PEOPLE CAPTURED AS THEY ATTEMPT TO GO TO ITALY THROUGH ILLEGAL WAYS

    ISTANBUL/KADIKOY, Jan 3 (A.A) - Eighteen people were captured in a truck loaded with rubbertires as they attempted to go to Italy through illegal ways, it was reported on Saturday.

    Teams from the Uskudar Security Department, acting on a tip off staged a raid and captured these people, most of them from southeast, hidden in the truck which was about to be loaded to the ship that will sail from Haydarpasa harbour to Italy.

    These 18 people said they wanted to go to Germany after Italy to seek for asylum.

    Officials said wide ranged operations were initiated to capture the ones who planned these incidents.

    [03] TURKEY-ACCIDENT - TWO KILLED, 16 INJURED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

    TATVAN, Jan 3 (A.A) - Two people were killed, 16 others were injured and another one was lost when a passanger bus fell into Van lake on Saturday.

    The accident happened when the passager bus lost control due to ice on the road. The bus was going from eastern Van province to southern Mersin province.

    The passangers Sirin Bilen and Selahattin Tay were killed in the accident.

    The injured ones were immediately sent to hospitals in Diyarbakir and Bitlis.

    One of the passangers, whose identity could not be specified yet, was lost in the accident.


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