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Anadolu Agency: News in English, 04-10-22

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS MANDATE OF UNFICYP
  • [02] EXPERTS START TO WRITE LETTER OF INTENT FOR NEW STAND-BY DEAL WITH IMF
  • [03] TURKEY WELCOMES RESEARCH BY U.S. OFFICIALS AT ERCAN AIRPORT IN TRNC
  • [04] ENERGY MINISTER GULER RETURNS FROM NORWAY
  • [05] TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTRY DENIES REPORTS ON USE OF TRABZON AIRPORT BY AMERICANS
  • [06] GERMAN GREENS PARTY OFFICIALS TO VISIT TURKEY
  • [07] CICEK RETURNS FROM GERMANY
  • [08] YAKIS: ''WE REQUEST SUPPORT OF BELGIAN MPS TO TURKEY'S EU BID''
  • [09] TUSIAD DELEGATION COMPLETES MEETINGS IN BERLIN
  • [10] TAN SAYS WHETHER OR NOT TO ALLOW ENTRANCE OF FOREIGNER IS AN ISSUE REGARDING SOVEREIGNTY OF THAT COUNTRY
  • [11] TAN: ''WE BELIEVE THAT EU WILL MAKE A DECISION TO OPEN ENTRY TALKS''
  • [12] PM ERDOGAN DUE TO GERMANY
  • [13] GUL MEETS WITH IRAQ'S ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY HIGH COUNCIL REP MEVLA
  • [14] TURKEY TO HAVE BUSY DIPLOMACY TRAFFIC TILL EUROPEAN COUNCIL IN DECEMBER
  • [15] AIRBUS CONTRACT TO BE SIGNED WITH FRANCE WORTH 2.8 BN DOLLARS
  • [16] GUL SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT PREPARED BY ADVISORY BOARD INCLUDES UNJUST ACCUSATIONS AGAINST PM
  • [17] TURKISH GENDARMERY SEIZE 11 KG HASHISH IN SAMSUN
  • [18] MEP OGER: ''TURKEY MAY FEED WHOLE EUROPE, IF NECESSARY FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ARE MADE''
  • [19] MOODY'S ANNUAL REPORT ON TURKEY: ''TURKEY'S B1 RATING REFLECTS STRONG REFORM ANCHORS ALONGSIDE DEBT CONCERNS''
  • [20] TURKISH FM GUL DUE TO CZECH REPUBLIC
  • [21] RE-TRIAL OF FOUR FORMER DEP DEPUTIES STARTS
  • [22] INVESTMENTS GUARANTEED UP TO 20 THOUSAND EUROS
  • [23] AKSU: ''TURKEY WILL CONTINUE SUPPORTING CICA''
  • [24] RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DUE IN TURKEY
  • [25] ER: ''THERE IS NO STATE LIKE KURDISTAN''
  • [26] SECURITY FORCES ARREST 66 ILLEGAL MIGRANTS IN EDIRNE
  • [27] TREASURY TO REPAY 7 QUADRILLION TL IN DOMESTIC DEBT NEXT WEEK
  • [28] YTP TO HOLD EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESS ON SUNDAY
  • [29] SAFFRON PROJECT PRESENTED WITH INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
  • [30] NEW BILL ON RESTRUCTURING THE SECRETARIAT GENERAL FOR EU
  • [31] ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK TO CONVENE IN ISTANBUL IN 2005
  • [32] FORMER DEP DEPUTY SAYS THEY WILL LAUNCH DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY MOVEMENT
  • [33] TRADE VOLUME OF FREE TRADE ZONES INCREASES 42 PERCENT
  • [34] SWEDISH PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION DUE IN TURKEY
  • [35] TURKEY TO BE PROMOTED IN EUROPE
  • [36] PM ERDOGAN: ''DECEMBER 17TH IS A TEST''
  • [37] PM ERDOGAN: ''SOME PEOPLE WRONGFULLY THINK THAT DECEMBER 17TH WILL BE THE DATE OF FULL MEMBERSHIP''
  • [38] SCHILY: ''IMPORTANCE OF TURKEY'S EU MEMBERSHIP SHOULD NOT BE DESPISED''
  • [39] CICEK: ''TURKEY FULFILS ITS RESPONSIBILITIES STEMMING FROM ITS HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION''
  • [40] CICEK: ''WE ARE SURPRISED AT PROPOSAL OF A DIFFERENT NEGOTIATION PROCESS''
  • [41] LAGENDIJK: ''IF TURKISH GOVERNMENT FOCUSES ONLY ON DETAILS AND CANNOT SEE RECOMMENDATORY DECISION AS A WHOLE, IT MAKES A SERIOUS
  • [42] PM ERDOGAN DEPARTS FROM PARIS
  • [43] CELIK MEETS DUTCH EDUCATION MINISTER
  • [44] ERDOGAN: ''DECEMBER 17 TO BE A TEST FOR EUROPE''
  • [45] ARINC: ''WE EXPECT THAT A NEW GOVERNMENT IN TRNC WILL BE FORMED SOON''
  • [46] SECURITY FORCES ARREST 16 ILLEGAL MIGRANTS IN AYVALIK
  • [47] RE-TRIAL OF FOUR FORMER DEP DEPUTIES TO START TOMORROW
  • [48] TURK-IS BOARD OF CHAIRMEN DECIDES TO HOLD MASS DEMONSTRATIONS
  • [49] AKSU: ''ANY COUNTRY CANNOT SAY THAT TERRORISM IS NOT ITS PROBLEM''
  • [50] ERDOGAN: ''WE ARE TOGETHER IN NATO, OSCE, OECD. WHY CAN'T WE BE TOGETHER IN THE EU?''
  • [51] TUSIAD DELEGATION IN BERLIN TO LOBBY FOR TURKEY'S EU MEMBERSHIP
  • [52] FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES RISE BY USD 682 MILLION
  • [53] TURKEY REPAYS USD 933.84 MILLION IN FOREIGN DEBT
  • [54] INDUSTRY MINISTER COSKUN DUE TO SYRIA
  • [55] DEMIREL: ''EUROPE SHOULD NOT FEAR TURKISH MEMBERSHIP''
  • [56] OECD REPORT FOR TURKEY: ''TURKEY IS AT CROSSROADS''
  • [57] GERMAN JUSTICE MINISTER DUE IN TURKEY
  • [58] TURKISH ENERGY MINISTER MEETS NORWEGIAN PM & FM
  • [59] ERDOGAN BELIEVES EUROPEAN COUNCIL'S DECISION WILL BE A MILESTONE
  • [60] BRITISH MINISTER FOR EUROPE ARRIVES IN CYPRUS
  • [61] TURKISH COURT SENTENCES CONTRACTOR GOCER TO 25 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT (UPDATED)
  • [62] GUL DUE IN PARIS FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN FORUM MEETING
  • [63] TURKISH JUSTICE MINISTER SAYS TURKEY WORKS HARD FOR A GOOD RESULT IN DECEMBER
  • [64] OECD: ''STARTING ENTRY TALKS WILL INCREASE FOREIGN CAPITAL INFLOW TO TURKEY''
  • [65] FM GUL: ''WE ASK FOR EQUAL TREATMENT RATHER THAN A PRIVILEGED ONE''
  • [66] CARGO TRAIN SERVICE LAUNCHED BETWEEN TURKEY AND SLOVENIA
  • [67] CICEK: ''EU CANNOT DISCRIMINATE TURKEY REGARDING FREE MOVEMENT RIGHT''
  • [68] TURKISH PM SAYS PRINCIPAL FACTOR OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IS ASSURING PRIMARY SURPLUS
  • [69] TURKISH COURT SENTENCES CONTRACTOR GOCER TO 25 YEARS OF IMPRISONMENT
  • [70] TURKEY'S TOURISM INCOME ROSE 8.9 PERCENT IN Q3 OF 2004
  • [71] KAYALAR: ''WE PLAN TO INCREASE OUR EXPORT TO AFRICAN COUNTIES''
  • [72] HISARCIKLIOGLU ELECTED AS MEMBER OF EUROCHAMBERS EXECUTIVE BOARD
  • [73] DEFENSE MINISTER GONUL LEAVES FOR NORWAY

  • [01] UN SECURITY COUNCIL EXTENDS MANDATE OF UNFICYP

    NEW YORK - UN Security Council unanimously decided to reduce personnel number of UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) by one-third, and extended its mandate until June 15th, 2005.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma - 22:07

    [02] EXPERTS START TO WRITE LETTER OF INTENT FOR NEW STAND-BY DEAL WITH IMF

    ANKARA - Experts have started to write the letter of intent for the new stand-by deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma - 18:41

    [03] TURKEY WELCOMES RESEARCH BY U.S. OFFICIALS AT ERCAN AIRPORT IN TRNC

    ANKARA - ''We welcome research by a U.S. technical delegation at Ercan Airport in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in terms of ending isolation of Turkish Cypriots,'' said Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Namik Tan on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma - 18:25

    [04] ENERGY MINISTER GULER RETURNS FROM NORWAY

    ANKARA - ''Norwegian Statoil and Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO) will jointly explore and extract oil in Iraq and other countries,'' said Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Hilmi Guler.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 17:57

    [05] TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTRY DENIES REPORTS ON USE OF TRABZON AIRPORT BY AMERICANS

    ANKARA - The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied reports that American aircraft are using the Trabzon airport for military purposes.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 17:48

    [06] GERMAN GREENS PARTY OFFICIALS TO VISIT TURKEY

    BERLIN - German Greens Party officials will visit Turkey between November 1st and 5th.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 17:48

    [07] CICEK RETURNS FROM GERMANY

    ISTANBUL - Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek returned to Turkey on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 17:48

    [08] YAKIS: ''WE REQUEST SUPPORT OF BELGIAN MPS TO TURKEY'S EU BID''

    BRUSSELS - ''We have asked Belgian parliamentarians to convince deputies of other EU member states regarding Turkey's EU membership bid,'' said Yasar Yakis, chairman of the Turkish Parliamentary Commission for Adjustment to the EU.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 17:47

    [09] TUSIAD DELEGATION COMPLETES MEETINGS IN BERLIN

    BERLIN - Association of Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen (TUSIAD) delegation completed its talks in Berlin, Germany on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 16:24

    [10] TAN SAYS WHETHER OR NOT TO ALLOW ENTRANCE OF FOREIGNER IS AN ISSUE REGARDING SOVEREIGNTY OF THAT COUNTRY

    ANKARA - Namik Tan, the spokesman of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, said on Friday that whether or not to allow the entrance of a foreigner in a country was an issue regarding the sovereignty rights of that country.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 16:18

    [11] TAN: ''WE BELIEVE THAT EU WILL MAKE A DECISION TO OPEN ENTRY TALKS''

    ANKARA - Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Namik Tan said on Friday, ''we believe that the EU would make a decision at its summit on December 17th to open entry talks with Turkey as soon as possible.''

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 15:52

    [12] PM ERDOGAN DUE TO GERMANY

    ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will leave for Germany on October 26th. Presidential Press Center said on Friday that Prime Minister Erdogan was scheduled to attend Turkey-France-Germany tripartite meeting.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 15:17

    [13] GUL MEETS WITH IRAQ'S ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY HIGH COUNCIL REP MEVLA

    ANKARA - Turkish FM Abdullah Gul has met today Iraq's Islamic Revolutionary High Council Northern Provinces Representative Taki El Mevla. During the meeting, Mevla stated that ''Kerkuk is an inseparable part of Iraq and they want to keep its status quo.''

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 15:14

    [14] TURKEY TO HAVE BUSY DIPLOMACY TRAFFIC TILL EUROPEAN COUNCIL IN DECEMBER

    ANKARA - Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul will visit several European capitals, while Ankara will host guests from some European Union (EU) member countries before the European Council meeting due on December 17th (when the EU leaders will decide whether and when to open negotiations with Turkey), spokesman of the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 14:58

    [15] AIRBUS CONTRACT TO BE SIGNED WITH FRANCE WORTH 2.8 BN DOLLARS

    BERLIN - Bela Anda, German government spokesperson, stated in Berlin that ''the Airbus contract to be signed between Turkey and France is worth 2.8 bn Dollars.''

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 14:51

    [16] GUL SAYS HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT PREPARED BY ADVISORY BOARD INCLUDES UNJUST ACCUSATIONS AGAINST PM

    ANKARA - Turkish FM Abdullah Gul said on Friday that the human rights report prepared by an advisory board included unjust accusations against Turkish prime minister and parliament, and noted, ''we haven't charged anybody to prepare such a report''.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 14:50

    [17] TURKISH GENDARMERY SEIZE 11 KG HASHISH IN SAMSUN

    SAMSUN - Turkish gendarmery seized 11 kilograms of hashish in Bafra town of northern city of Samsun, sources said on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 14:41

    [18] MEP OGER: ''TURKEY MAY FEED WHOLE EUROPE, IF NECESSARY FOREIGN INVESTMENTS ARE MADE''

    BERLIN - Vural Oger, a member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the German Social Democrat Party (SDP), said on Friday that Turkey might feed the entire European Union (EU) if necessary foreign investments were made.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 13:53

    [19] MOODY'S ANNUAL REPORT ON TURKEY: ''TURKEY'S B1 RATING REFLECTS STRONG REFORM ANCHORS ALONGSIDE DEBT CONCERNS''

    NEW YORK/ANKARA - In its annual report on Turkey, Moody's Investors Service said that Turkey's B1 rating reflected strong reform anchors alongside debt concerns.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 13:44

    [20] TURKISH FM GUL DUE TO CZECH REPUBLIC

    ANKARA - Turkish Foreign Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Gul will pay a state visit to Czech Republic between October 25th and 26th, 2005. He will be the official guest of Foreign Minister Cyril Svoboda of Czech Republic.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 13:38

    [21] RE-TRIAL OF FOUR FORMER DEP DEPUTIES STARTS

    ANKARA - Four former deputies of the banned Democracy Party (DEP) appeared in the court once again on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 13:24

    [22] INVESTMENTS GUARANTEED UP TO 20 THOUSAND EUROS

    ANKARA - A draft law, designed to modify the existing Capital Market Code, will provide a protection up to 20 thousand Euros for investors. The Fund to Protect Investors now includes all financial means, it was stated.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 13:23

    [23] AKSU: ''TURKEY WILL CONTINUE SUPPORTING CICA''

    ALMATY - Turkish Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu said on Friday that Turkey would continue supporting institutionalization process of the Conference of Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 13:23

    [24] RUSSIAN PRESIDENT DUE IN TURKEY

    ANKARA - Russian President Vladimir Putin would visit Turkey at the beginning of December, diplomatic sources said on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 12:55

    [25] ER: ''THERE IS NO STATE LIKE KURDISTAN''

    ANKARA - Ramazan Er, spokesman and the Deputy Director of Security, said on Friday that there was no state in the world under the name of ''Kurdistan''.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 12:55

    [26] SECURITY FORCES ARREST 66 ILLEGAL MIGRANTS IN EDIRNE

    EDIRNE - Security forces arrested 66 migrants in northwestern city of Edirne on Friday as they were trying to proceed to Greece illegally.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 12:19

    [27] TREASURY TO REPAY 7 QUADRILLION TL IN DOMESTIC DEBT NEXT WEEK

    ANKARA - Turkish Treasury will repay 7.058 quadrillion Turkish liras (TL) in domestic debt next week, sources told the A.A on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 12:04

    [28] YTP TO HOLD EXTRAORDINARY CONGRESS ON SUNDAY

    ANKARA - The Convention of New Turkey Party (YTP) led by former Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem will hold an extraordinary meeting on Sunday (October 24th).

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 11:48

    [29] SAFFRON PROJECT PRESENTED WITH INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

    LONDON - ''Saffron Project'', a joint project of the Yapi Kredi Retirement Fund and the Turkish Foundation to Combat Erosion for Reforestation and for Production of Natural Habitats (TEMA) in southeastern city of Sanliurfa was presented with two international awards, sources told the A.A on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 11:31

    [30] NEW BILL ON RESTRUCTURING THE SECRETARIAT GENERAL FOR EU

    ANKARA - ''The new bill envisaging to restructure the Turkish Secretariat General for the European Union (EU) has almost been completed'', sources said on Friday.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 11:20

    [31] ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK TO CONVENE IN ISTANBUL IN 2005

    ANKARA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will convene in Istanbul in 2005, sources told the A.A on Friday. The 38th Annual Meeting of ADB Board of Governors will be held on May 2nd and 6th, 2005.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 11:10

    [32] FORMER DEP DEPUTY SAYS THEY WILL LAUNCH DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY MOVEMENT

    ANKARA - Leyla Zana, the former deputy of the banned Democracy Party (DEP), said on Friday that they would launch democratic society movement.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 11:01

    [33] TRADE VOLUME OF FREE TRADE ZONES INCREASES 42 PERCENT

    ANKARA - Trade volume of free trade zones in Turkey increased 42 percent to 16.1 billion U.S. dollars in the January-September period of 2004.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 11:00

    [34] SWEDISH PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION DUE IN TURKEY

    ANKARA - A delegation of deputies of Moderate Party of Sweden will come to Turkey on Saturday to hold a series of meetings.

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 10:53

    [35] TURKEY TO BE PROMOTED IN EUROPE

    ANKARA - ''Turkey's historical and natural beauties, economy and educational system will be promoted in European Union (EU) member countries before the European Council to be held on December 17th'', sources said on Friday. (The European Council will decide whether and when to open membership negotiations with Turkey on December 17th.)

    22 Ekim 2004 Cuma -- 10:53

    [36] 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

    [37] 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

    [38] 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

    [39] 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

    [40] 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

    [41] 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

    [42] 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

    [43] 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

    [44] 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

    [45] 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

    [46] 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

    [47] 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

    [48] 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

    [49] 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

    [50] 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

    [51] 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

    [52] 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

    [53] 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

    [54] 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

    [55] 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

    [56] 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

    [57] 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

    [58] 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

    [59] 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

    [60] 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

    [61] 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

    [62] 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

    [63] 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

    [64] 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

    [65] 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

    [66] 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

    [67] 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

    [68] 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

    [69] 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

    [70] 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

    [71] 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

    [72] 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

    [73] DEFENSE MINISTER GONUL LEAVES FOR NORWAY

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

    21 Ekim 2004 Perşembe -- 09:42


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