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Anadolu Agency: News in English, 04-10-21

Anadolu Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] PM ERDOGAN: ''DECEMBER 17TH IS A TEST''
  • [02] PM ERDOGAN: ''SOME PEOPLE WRONGFULLY THINK THAT DECEMBER 17TH WILL BE THE DATE OF FULL MEMBERSHIP''
  • [03] SCHILY: ''IMPORTANCE OF TURKEY'S EU MEMBERSHIP SHOULD NOT BE DESPISED''
  • [04] CICEK: ''TURKEY FULFILS ITS RESPONSIBILITIES STEMMING FROM ITS HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION''
  • [05] CICEK: ''WE ARE SURPRISED AT PROPOSAL OF A DIFFERENT NEGOTIATION PROCESS''
  • [06] LAGENDIJK: ''IF TURKISH GOVERNMENT FOCUSES ONLY ON DETAILS AND CANNOT SEE RECOMMENDATORY DECISION AS A WHOLE, IT MAKES A SERIOUS
  • [07] PM ERDOGAN DEPARTS FROM PARIS
  • [08] CELIK MEETS DUTCH EDUCATION MINISTER
  • [09] ERDOGAN: ''DECEMBER 17 TO BE A TEST FOR EUROPE''
  • [10] ARINC: ''WE EXPECT THAT A NEW GOVERNMENT IN TRNC WILL BE FORMED SOON''
  • [11] SECURITY FORCES ARREST 16 ILLEGAL MIGRANTS IN AYVALIK
  • [12] RE-TRIAL OF FOUR FORMER DEP DEPUTIES TO START TOMORROW
  • [13] TURK-IS BOARD OF CHAIRMEN DECIDES TO HOLD MASS DEMONSTRATIONS
  • [14] AKSU: ''ANY COUNTRY CANNOT SAY THAT TERRORISM IS NOT ITS PROBLEM''
  • [15] ERDOGAN: ''WE ARE TOGETHER IN NATO, OSCE, OECD. WHY CAN'T WE BE TOGETHER IN THE EU?''
  • [16] TUSIAD DELEGATION IN BERLIN TO LOBBY FOR TURKEY'S EU MEMBERSHIP
  • [17] FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES RISE BY USD 682 MILLION
  • [18] TURKEY REPAYS USD 933.84 MILLION IN FOREIGN DEBT
  • [19] INDUSTRY MINISTER COSKUN DUE TO SYRIA
  • [20] DEMIREL: ''EUROPE SHOULD NOT FEAR TURKISH MEMBERSHIP''
  • [21] OECD REPORT FOR TURKEY: ''TURKEY IS AT CROSSROADS''
  • [22] GERMAN JUSTICE MINISTER DUE IN TURKEY
  • [23] TURKISH ENERGY MINISTER MEETS NORWEGIAN PM & FM
  • [24] ERDOGAN BELIEVES EUROPEAN COUNCIL'S DECISION WILL BE A MILESTONE
  • [25] BRITISH MINISTER FOR EUROPE ARRIVES IN CYPRUS
  • [26] TURKISH COURT SENTENCES CONTRACTOR GOCER TO 25 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT (UPDATED)
  • [27] GUL DUE IN PARIS FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN FORUM MEETING
  • [28] TURKISH JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS TURKEY WORKS HARD FOR A GOOD RESULT IN DECEMBER
  • [29] OECD: ''STARTING ENTRY TALKS WILL INCREASE FOREIGN CAPITAL INFLOW TO TURKEY''
  • [30] FM GUL: ''WE ASK FOR EQUAL TREATMENT RATHER THAN A PRIVILEGED ONE''
  • [31] CARGO TRAIN SERVICE LAUNCHED BETWEEN TURKEY AND SLOVENIA
  • [32] CICEK: ''EU CANNOT DISCRIMINATE TURKEY REGARDING FREE MOVEMENT RIGHT''
  • [33] TURKISH PM SAYS PRINCIPAL FACTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS ASSURING PRIMARY SURPLUS
  • [34] TURKISH COURT SENTENCES CONTRACTOR GOCER TO 25 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT
  • [35] TURKEY'S TOURISM INCOME ROSE 8.9 PERCENT IN Q3 OF 2004
  • [36] KAYALAR: ''WE PLAN TO INCREASE OUR EXPORT TO AFRICAN COUNTIES''
  • [37] HISARCIKLIOGLU ELECTED AS MEMBER OF EUROCHAMBERS EXECUTIVE BOARD
  • [38] DEFENSE MINISTER GONUL LEAVES FOR NORWAY
  • [39] TURKISH PM SAYS EUROPE SHOULD NOT BE FEARED OF MIGRATION FROM TURKEY
  • [40] PM ERDOGAN (3): ''TURKEY IS NOT A BURDEN ON EU ECONOMY''
  • [41] PM ERDOGAN (2): ''THE ONLY STEP TO BE TAKEN IS OPENING OF ENTRY TALKS''
  • [42] PM ERDOGAN (1): ''WE HAVE NEVER LOST THE PERSPECTIVE OF INTEGRATION WITH EU''
  • [43] PM ERDOGAN: ''WE OBSERVED THAT SOLIDARITY BETWEEN TURKEY AND FRANCE HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY INCREASING''
  • [44] INTERIOR MINISTER AKSU LEAVES FOR KAZAKHSTAN
  • [45] TURKEY TO UNDERTAKE COMMAND OF ISAF
  • [46] FISCHER SAYS IF EU MAKES A POSITIVE DECISION ON DECEMBER 17TH, IT SHOULD PUT FORWARD A CLEAR PERSPECTIVE
  • [47] PM ERDOGAN MEETS FRENCH FINANCE MINISTER SARKOZY (2) -SARKOZY: ''CHIRAC DECIDED THAT ENTRY TALKS SHOULD START WITH TURKEY''
  • [48] REHN SAYS TURKEY'S MEMBERSHIP WILL OPEN NEW HORIZONS
  • [49] FM GUL: ''TURKEY-EU INTEGRATION PROCESS SHOULD PROGRESS TOWARDS THE TARGET OF FULL MEMBERSHIP WITHOUT ANY DELAY''
  • [50] FM GUL: ''TURKEY WILL CONTINUE DEEPENING ITS DEMOCRACY ON THE BASIS OF EUROPEAN VALUES''
  • [51] PM ERDOGAN MEETS FRENCH FINANCE MINISTER SARKOZY
  • [52] EDELMAN SAYS ALSO U.S. FEELS UNEASY ABOUT ATTEMPT OF KURDISH GROUPS TO CHANGE DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE OF KIRKUK
  • [53] JUSTICE MINISTER CICEK ARRIVES IN GERMANY
  • [54] KRETSCHMER: ''THERE IS NOT ANY UNRESOLVABLE OBSTACLE IN FRONT OF TURKEY'S FULL MEMBERSHIP''
  • [55] MFA WELCOMES KAZAKHSTAN'S DECISION TO INCLUDE PKK IN ITS LIST OF TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS
  • [56] JILANI: ''THERE ARE SOME ELEMENTS RESISTING TO REFORMS IN TURKEY''
  • [57] PM ERDOGAN: ''I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY FRENCH PUBLIC OPINION WORRIES ABOUT TURKEY''
  • [58] PM ERDOGAN TO MEET SCHROEDER, CHIRAC AND RAFFARIN NEXT WEEK
  • [59] TURKISH GENDARMERY ARREST 77 ILLEGAL MIGRANTS
  • [60] EDIRNE/BALIKESIR/VAN - Turkish gendarmery captured on Wednesday 77 illegal migrants in northwestern cities of Edirne and Balikesir and
  • [61] TURKISH PM SAYS TURKEY EXPECTS EU TO ACT WITH 'PSS' UNDERSTANDING
  • [62] NEW TURKISH LIRA TO BE INTRODUCED NEXT WEEK
  • [63] GERMAN FM FISCHER ARRIVES IN ISTANBUL
  • [64] FRENCH ARCELOR FIRM INTERESTED IN PRIVATIZATION OF TURKISH IRON-STEEL INC.
  • [65] JUSTICE MINISTER CICEK LEAVES FOR GERMANY
  • [66] RESIGNATION OF TRNC GOVERNMENT -DENKTAS CAN ASSIGN UBP TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT
  • [67] MILITARY COOPERATION BETWEEN GEORGIA AND TURKEY REACHES A NEW LEVEL
  • [68] GERMAN-TURKISH PARLIAMENTARIANS GROUP VISITS ESIAD
  • [69] GERMAN MP ANDRES: ''IF THE REFORM PROCESS CONTINUES, TURKEY WILL SURPASS SOME EU COUNTRIES''
  • [70] TRNC PM SAYS GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO BE IN OFFICE UNTIL NEW ONE IS FORMED
  • [71] SMUGGLER OF HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS ARRESTED IN ANKARA
  • [72] TUSIAD DELEGATION TO HOLD MEETINGS IN GERMANY
  • [73] MISS FRANCE 2005 CANDIDATES DUE IN TURKEY
  • [74] DRUG OPERATIONS IN ANKARA SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2004

  • [01] PM ERDOGAN: ''DECEMBER 17TH IS A TEST''

    ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, ''December 17th is a test. We believe that our friends will be true to their decision they made in 2002.''

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe - 23:02

    [02] PM ERDOGAN: ''SOME PEOPLE WRONGFULLY THINK THAT DECEMBER 17TH WILL BE THE DATE OF FULL MEMBERSHIP''

    ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, ''during our meetings in France, I unfortunately saw that some people wrongfully think that December 17th will be the date of Turkey's membership to the EU. In fact, it will be the date of approval of opening of entry talks.''

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe - 22:41

    [03] SCHILY: ''IMPORTANCE OF TURKEY'S EU MEMBERSHIP SHOULD NOT BE DESPISED''

    BERLIN - German Interior Minister Otto Schily said on Thursday that importance of Turkey's EU membership should not be despised.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe - 19:16

    [04] CICEK: ''TURKEY FULFILS ITS RESPONSIBILITIES STEMMING FROM ITS HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION''

    BERLIN - Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said on Thursday, ''Turkey fulfils its responsibilities stemming from its historical and geographical position.''

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 19:15

    [05] CICEK: ''WE ARE SURPRISED AT PROPOSAL OF A DIFFERENT NEGOTIATION PROCESS''

    BERLIN - Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said on Thursday, ''we are surprised at the proposal of a different negotiation process while the EU seems to have opened its doors to Turkey.''

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 19:15

    [06] LAGENDIJK: ''IF TURKISH GOVERNMENT FOCUSES ONLY ON DETAILS AND CANNOT SEE RECOMMENDATORY DECISION AS A WHOLE, IT MAKES A SERIOUS MISTAKE''

    ISTANBUL - EP-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Commission Co-President Joost Lagendijk said on Thursday that if the Turkish government focused only on details and could not see recommendatory decision of the European Parliament as a whole, it made a serious mistake.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 18:38

    [07] PM ERDOGAN DEPARTS FROM PARIS

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the accompanying delegation departed from Paris on Thursday.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 17:47

    [08] CELIK MEETS DUTCH EDUCATION MINISTER

    ANKARA - Turkish National Education Minister Huseyin Celik met on Thursday Education, Culture & Science Minister Maria Van Der Hoeven of the Netherlands.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 17:47

    [09] ERDOGAN: ''DECEMBER 17 TO BE A TEST FOR EUROPE''

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that ''Turkey has done its homework in fulfilling the Copenhagen Criteria and that December 17th will be a test for Europe.'' ''The European Union must pass the test successfully,'' remarked Erdogan.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 17:46

    [10] ARINC: ''WE EXPECT THAT A NEW GOVERNMENT IN TRNC WILL BE FORMED SOON''

    ANKARA - Turkish Parliament Speaker Bulent Arinc said on Thursday that they expected a new government in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) would be formed as soon as possible.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 17:46

    [11] SECURITY FORCES ARREST 16 ILLEGAL MIGRANTS IN AYVALIK

    BALIKESIR - Security forces arrested 16 migrants in Ayvalik town of northwestern city of Balikesir on Thursday as they were about to set sail for Greek island of Lesbos.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 17:08

    [12] RE-TRIAL OF FOUR FORMER DEP DEPUTIES TO START TOMORROW

    ANKARA - Former deputies of the banned Democracy Party (DEP) will appear in the court once again on October 22nd, 2004.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 17:07

    [13] TURK-IS BOARD OF CHAIRMEN DECIDES TO HOLD MASS DEMONSTRATIONS

    ANKARA - Confederation of Turkish Labor Unions (Turk-Is) Board of Chairmen decided on Thursday to hold mass demonstrations in the cities of Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Adana and Bursa to protest the handing over of hospitals belonging to Social Security Agency (SSK) to the Ministry of Health.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 17:07

    [14] AKSU: ''ANY COUNTRY CANNOT SAY THAT TERRORISM IS NOT ITS PROBLEM''

    ALMATY - Turkish Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu said on Thursday that any country could not say ''terrorism is not its problem'' since terrorism became an international threat.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 17:07

    [15] ERDOGAN: ''WE ARE TOGETHER IN NATO, OSCE, OECD. WHY CAN'T WE BE TOGETHER IN THE EU?''

    PARIS - Participating at a meeting where the OECD Turkey Report has been announced, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, ''Turkey and Europe are together in NATO, OSCE, OECD. So why can't we be together in the EU?''

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 16:26

    [16] TUSIAD DELEGATION IN BERLIN TO LOBBY FOR TURKEY'S EU MEMBERSHIP

    BERLIN - Members of Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD) continued on Thursday lobbying for Turkey's European Union (EU) membership bid in German capital of Berlin. TUSIAD group headed by Executive Board Chairman Omer Sabanci met Volker Ruehe, former German Minister of Defense and head of Federal Parliament's Foreign Affairs Commission; Uta Zapf and Lale Akgun, two parliamentarians from Social Democrat Party (SPD); and Thomas Kossendey, the deputy chairman of Turkish-German Interparliamentary Friendship Group.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 15:13

    [17] FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES RISE BY USD 682 MILLION

    ANKARA - Foreign exchange reserves of the Central Bank rose by 682 million U.S. dollars between October 8th and 15th, 2004.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 15:05

    [18] TURKEY REPAYS USD 933.84 MILLION IN FOREIGN DEBT

    ANKARA - Turkey repaid 933.84 million U.S. dollars in foreign debt between October 1st and 20th, 2004.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:53

    [19] INDUSTRY MINISTER COSKUN DUE TO SYRIA

    ANKARA - Turkish Industry & Trade Minister Ali Coskun will go to Syria on Friday as the guest of Syrian Industry Minister Ghassan Tayyarah.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:45

    [20] DEMIREL: ''EUROPE SHOULD NOT FEAR TURKISH MEMBERSHIP''

    ANKARA - Suleyman Demirel, the 9th President of Turkey, has stated that ''Europe should not fear Turkish membership as this membership will be in the interest of the EU.'

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:33

    [21] OECD REPORT FOR TURKEY: ''TURKEY IS AT CROSSROADS''

    PARIS - Turkey report of Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) states that ''Turkey is at crossroads. If it overcomes some traps, it can enter into a sustained period of strong growth.''

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:32

    [22] GERMAN JUSTICE MINISTER DUE IN TURKEY

    BERLIN - ''German Minister of Justice Brigitte Zypries will visit Turkey in November'', Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said on Thursday.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:12

    [23] TURKISH ENERGY MINISTER MEETS NORWEGIAN PM & FM

    OSLO/ANKARA - Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler met Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, and Foreign Minister Jan Petersen on Thursday.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:10

    [24] ERDOGAN BELIEVES EUROPEAN COUNCIL'S DECISION WILL BE A MILESTONE

    PARIS - Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed belief on Thursday that the decision that the European Council would make on December 17th (on whether and when to open negotiations with Turkey) would be a milestone for not only Turkey-(EU) relations, but also for the new world order.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:09

    [25] BRITISH MINISTER FOR EUROPE ARRIVES IN CYPRUS

    LEFKOSA - Dennis MacShane, the British Minister for Europe, arrived in Cyprus on Thursday to hold talks in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the Greek Cypriot administration.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:09

    [26] TURKISH COURT SENTENCES CONTRACTOR GOCER TO 25 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT (UPDATED)

    KONYA - Turkish Criminal Court in central city of Konya sentenced contractor Veli Gocer to 25 years in prison on charges of causing death of people by behaving incautiously and carelessly.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:08

    [27] GUL DUE IN PARIS FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN FORUM MEETING

    ANKARA - Abdullah Gul, Foreign and Deputy Prime Minister, shall visit France to attend the 11th meeting of the Mediterranean Forum of Foreign Ministers, which will take place between October 24-25, 2004.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:08

    [28] TURKISH JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS TURKEY WORKS HARD FOR A GOOD RESULT IN DECEMBER

    BERLIN - Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said on Thursday that Turkey worked hard to get a good result from the European Union (EU) in the summit of heads of state and government due on December 17th.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:08

    [29] OECD: ''STARTING ENTRY TALKS WILL INCREASE FOREIGN CAPITAL INFLOW TO TURKEY''

    PARIS - ''Starting entry talks with the EU will have an important contribution in increasing the volume of foreign capital to enter Turkey,'' said Andrew Dean, Director of Country Studies Branch in Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD).

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:07

    [30] FM GUL: ''WE ASK FOR EQUAL TREATMENT RATHER THAN A PRIVILEGED ONE''

    ANKARA - FM Abdullah Gul stated that ''(Turkey) asks for equal treatment rather than a privileged one (as regards its relations with the EU)''. He also added that ''the period of accession talks shall depend on Turkey's performance.''

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:07

    [31] CARGO TRAIN SERVICE LAUNCHED BETWEEN TURKEY AND SLOVENIA

    ISTANBUL - Cargo train service was launched between Turkey and Slovenia on Thursday as the train ''East Express'' left Istanbul's Sirkeci Train Station.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:06

    [32] CICEK: ''EU CANNOT DISCRIMINATE TURKEY REGARDING FREE MOVEMENT RIGHT''

    BERLIN - ''The EU cannot discriminate Turkey regarding the right of free movement,'' said Justice Minister Cemil Cicek.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 14:06

    [33] TURKISH PM SAYS PRINCIPAL FACTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS ASSURING PRIMARY SURPLUS

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the principal factor of assuring economic development and financial stability was to pursue a financial discipline and reach primary surplus target.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 13:09

    [34] TURKISH COURT SENTENCES CONTRACTOR GOCER TO 25 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT

    KONYA - Turkish Criminal Court in central city of Konya sentenced contractor Veli Gocer to 25 years in prison on charges of causing death of people by behaving incautiously and carelessly.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 13:08

    [35] TURKEY'S TOURISM INCOME ROSE 8.9 PERCENT IN Q3 OF 2004

    ANKARA - ''Tourism income of Turkey rose by 8.9 percent in the third quarter (July, August, September) of 2004'', Turkish State Institute of Statistics (SIS) said on Thursday.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 12:03

    [36] KAYALAR: ''WE PLAN TO INCREASE OUR EXPORT TO AFRICAN COUNTIES''

    ANKARA - ''We plan to increase our exports to African countries at the rate of 40 percent next year,'' said Foreign Trade Undersecretary Tuncer Kayalar.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 11:59

    [37] HISARCIKLIOGLU ELECTED AS MEMBER OF EUROCHAMBERS EXECUTIVE BOARD

    VIENNA/ANKARA - Rifat Hisarciklioglu, the Chairman of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), was elected as a member of the executive board of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry (EUROCHAMBERS) with the highest vote.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 11:35

    [38] DEFENSE MINISTER GONUL LEAVES FOR NORWAY

    ANKARA - Turkish National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul left for Norway on Thursday.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 09:42

    [39] TURKISH PM SAYS EUROPE SHOULD NOT BE FEARED OF MIGRATION FROM TURKEY

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late on Wednesday that Europe should not be feared that there would be a flow of people from Turkey to Europe if Turkey became a European Union (EU) full member.

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 09:08

    [40] PM ERDOGAN (3): ''TURKEY IS NOT A BURDEN ON EU ECONOMY''

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, ''Turkey is not a burden on the EU economy.''

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 23:29

    [41] PM ERDOGAN (2): ''THE ONLY STEP TO BE TAKEN IS OPENING OF ENTRY TALKS''

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, ''after it is ruled that Turkey has fulfilled Copenhagen political criteria, there is only one step left. And it is the opening of entry talks between Turkey and the EU.''

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 23:29

    [42] PM ERDOGAN (1): ''WE HAVE NEVER LOST THE PERSPECTIVE OF INTEGRATION WITH EU''

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, ''Turkey has never lost its perspective of integration with the EU.''

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 23:28

    [43] PM ERDOGAN: ''WE OBSERVED THAT SOLIDARITY BETWEEN TURKEY AND FRANCE HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY INCREASING''

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, ''we observed that solidarity between Turkey and France has been continuously increasing.''

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 23:28

    [44] INTERIOR MINISTER AKSU LEAVES FOR KAZAKHSTAN

    ISTANBUL - Turkish Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu left for Kazakhstan on Wednesday to attend a ministerial meeting of the member countries to the Conference of Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 21:49

    [45] TURKEY TO UNDERTAKE COMMAND OF ISAF

    BRUSSELS - A decision was taken in principle on handing over command of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan to Turkey, Italy, Britain and Spain as of February of 2005, NATO sources told the A.A on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 21:47

    [46] FISCHER SAYS IF EU MAKES A POSITIVE DECISION ON DECEMBER 17TH, IT SHOULD PUT FORWARD A CLEAR PERSPECTIVE

    ISTANBUL - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said on Wednesday that if the EU made a positive decision on December 17th and opened entry talks with Turkey, it should put forward a clear perspective.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 21:46

    [47] PM ERDOGAN MEETS FRENCH FINANCE MINISTER SARKOZY (2) -SARKOZY: ''CHIRAC DECIDED THAT ENTRY TALKS SHOULD START WITH TURKEY''

    PARIS - French Economy, Finance & Industry Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said during his meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that President Jacques Chirac of France had decided that entry talks should start between Turkey and the EU.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 21:46

    [48] REHN SAYS TURKEY'S MEMBERSHIP WILL OPEN NEW HORIZONS

    ISTANBUL - Turkey's EU membership will open new horizons for both Turkey and the EU and bring forth new challenges, Olli Rehn, new commissioner of the EU, said on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 19:27

    [49] FM GUL: ''TURKEY-EU INTEGRATION PROCESS SHOULD PROGRESS TOWARDS THE TARGET OF FULL MEMBERSHIP WITHOUT ANY DELAY''

    ISTANBUL - Turkish Foreign Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday, ''Turkey-EU integration process should progress steadily towards the target of full membership without any delay.''

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 19:20

    [50] FM GUL: ''TURKEY WILL CONTINUE DEEPENING ITS DEMOCRACY ON THE BASIS OF EUROPEAN VALUES''

    ISTANBUL - Turkish Foreign Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday, ''Turkey will continue deepening its democracy on the basis of European values. Actually, these universal values conform to Turkish people's traditional and moral values.''

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 19:09

    [51] PM ERDOGAN MEETS FRENCH FINANCE MINISTER SARKOZY

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met French Economy, Finance & Industry Minister Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 19:08

    [52] EDELMAN SAYS ALSO U.S. FEELS UNEASY ABOUT ATTEMPT OF KURDISH GROUPS TO CHANGE DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE OF KIRKUK

    KAYSERI - U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman said on Wednesday that also the United States felt uneasy about Kurdish groups' attempts to change demographic structure in Kirkuk, Iraq by settling their families in the city.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 18:23

    [53] JUSTICE MINISTER CICEK ARRIVES IN GERMANY

    BERLIN - Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek arrived in German capital Berlin on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 18:23

    [54] KRETSCHMER: ''THERE IS NOT ANY UNRESOLVABLE OBSTACLE IN FRONT OF TURKEY'S FULL MEMBERSHIP''

    BERLIN - Hansjoerg Kretschmer, EU Commission's representative in Turkey, said on Wednesday that there was not any unresolvable obstacle in front of Turkey's EU full membership.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 18:22

    [55] MFA WELCOMES KAZAKHSTAN'S DECISION TO INCLUDE PKK IN ITS LIST OF TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

    ANKARA - Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) welcomed Kazakhstan's decision to include PKK/Kongra-Gel in its list of terrorist organizations.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 17:52

    [56] JILANI: ''THERE ARE SOME ELEMENTS RESISTING TO REFORMS IN TURKEY''

    ANKARA - Hina Jilani, special representative of the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan for the defense of human rights, has stated that ''there are some elements in the Turkish society resisting to reforms.''

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 17:51

    [57] PM ERDOGAN: ''I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY FRENCH PUBLIC OPINION WORRIES ABOUT TURKEY''

    PARIS - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, ''I do not understand why French public opinion worries about Turkey.''

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 17:51

    [58] PM ERDOGAN TO MEET SCHROEDER, CHIRAC AND RAFFARIN NEXT WEEK

    BERLIN - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to meet German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, French President Jacques Chirac and French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin in German capital Berlin on October 26th, 2004, sources told the A.A on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 17:50

    [59] TURKISH GENDARMERY ARREST 77 ILLEGAL MIGRANTS

    [60] EDIRNE/BALIKESIR/VAN - Turkish gendarmery captured on Wednesday 77 illegal migrants in northwestern cities of Edirne and Balikesir and eastern city of Van.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 15:56

    [61] TURKISH PM SAYS TURKEY EXPECTS EU TO ACT WITH 'PSS' UNDERSTANDING

    PARIS - ''Turkey expects the European Union (EU) to act with 'pacta sund servanda' (PSS) understanding (regarding Turkey's membership bid),'' Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 15:47

    [62] NEW TURKISH LIRA TO BE INTRODUCED NEXT WEEK

    ANKARA - ''New Turkish Lira (YTL), which will be pushed into circulation as of January 1st, 2005, will be introduced next week'', sources said on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 15:47

    [63] GERMAN FM FISCHER ARRIVES IN ISTANBUL

    ISTANBUL - German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer arrived in Istanbul on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 15:46

    [64] FRENCH ARCELOR FIRM INTERESTED IN PRIVATIZATION OF TURKISH IRON-STEEL INC.

    PARIS - ''French 'Arcelor' firm is interested in the privatization bid of 'Eregli Iron and Steel Factories Inc.' of Turkey,'' Guy Dolle, head of the firm said on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 15:11

    [65] JUSTICE MINISTER CICEK LEAVES FOR GERMANY

    ISTANBUL - Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek left for Germany on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 14:46

    [66] RESIGNATION OF TRNC GOVERNMENT -DENKTAS CAN ASSIGN UBP TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT

    LEFKOSA - ''I can assign National Unity Party (UBP) to form the new government if it can reach to required 26 seats,'' said President Rauf Denktas of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 14:12

    [67] MILITARY COOPERATION BETWEEN GEORGIA AND TURKEY REACHES A NEW LEVEL

    TBILISI - Turkey shall be granting 2 million Dollars worth of logistical assistance to Georgia under a military protocol, it was announced. The protocol has been signed by Major General Yurdaer Olcan of Turkey and Georgia Logistics Commander Colonel Mamuka Lomsadze.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 13:11

    [68] GERMAN-TURKISH PARLIAMENTARIANS GROUP VISITS ESIAD

    IZMIR - A delegation from German North Rhine Westphalia State visited Aegean Industrialists and Businessmen Association (ESIAD) on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 13:05

    [69] GERMAN MP ANDRES: ''IF THE REFORM PROCESS CONTINUES, TURKEY WILL SURPASS SOME EU COUNTRIES''

    BERLIN - Gerd Andres, German MP from the Social Democrat Party (SPD), has stated that ''if Turkey go along with its reform process, Turkey will surpass some EU countries within the next 10 years, as far as development is concerned.''

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 12:08

    [70] TRNC PM SAYS GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO BE IN OFFICE UNTIL NEW ONE IS FORMED

    LEFKOSA - Prime Minister Mehmet Ali Talat of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said on Wednesday that his government is going to pursue daily works until a new one was formed.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 11:48

    [71] SMUGGLER OF HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS ARRESTED IN ANKARA

    ANKARA - The Ankara Financial Bureau Command officers have seized 95 silver coins from the Roman period in an operation conducted in Ankara. Omer E. has been arrested for smuggling the coins.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 11:43

    [72] TUSIAD DELEGATION TO HOLD MEETINGS IN GERMANY

    ISTANBUL - Turkish Industrialists' & Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD) will pursue its lobbying activities in Germany on October 22nd and 23rd.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 11:30

    [73] MISS FRANCE 2005 CANDIDATES DUE IN TURKEY

    ANKARA - ''Turkey will host 47 Miss France 2005 beauty contest candidates,'' Selami Karaibrahimgil, Director General for Promotion of Turkish Culture & Tourism Ministry, said on Wednesday.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 11:07

    [74] DRUG OPERATIONS IN ANKARA SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2004

    ANKARA - Turkish police confiscated 114.6 kg of heroin and 58.2 kg of hashish in Ankara since the beginning of 2004.

    20 Ekim 2004 Çarşamba -- 10:19


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