Read about Hellenism (by Vlassis Agtzidis) A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

TRKNWS-L Turkish Press Review (October 24, 1995)

From: hristu@arcadia.harvard.edu (Dimitrios Hristu)

Turkish News Directory

Subject: TRKNWS-L Turkish Press Review (October 24, 1995)


CONTENTS

  • [01] GENERAL ELECTIONS ON 24 DECEMBER

  • [02] DEMIREL FOCUSES ON CUSTOMS UNION

  • [03] KIRCA SENDS MESSAGE TO CLAES

  • [04] GERMAN MAGAZINE FOCUS

  • [05] 11 PKK MILITANTS KILLED

  • [06] GERMANS OF TURKISH ORIGIN ELECTED IN BERLIN

  • [07] MEETING ON THE CUSTOMS UNION

  • [08] ISLAMIC SUMMIT IN ANKARA

  • [09] HEAVY BLOWS DEALT TO THE PKK

  • [10] EFES ASSESSED FOR "EUROPEAN MUSEUM OF THE YEAR AWARD"


  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW


    TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 1995


    Summary of the political and economic news in the Turkish press

    this morning

    [01] GENERAL ELECTIONS ON 24 DECEMBER

    Prime Minister Tansu Ciller submitted to the Parliament Speaker the proposal for elections on December 24 that the True Path Party (DYP) parliamentary group had prepared. This proposal was taken up by the Parliamentary Constitution Commission without delay.

    [02] DEMIREL FOCUSES ON CUSTOMS UNION

    President Suleyman Demirel, who went to New York for the 50th anniversary of the UN, received EU's Commissioner in charge of external relations, Hans van den Broek yesterday. At the meeting, Turkish-EU relations and the customs union were taken up.

    President Demirel and his wife Nazmiye Demirel attended the reception which US President Bill Clinton and his wife gave for the heads of states the previous evening. At the luncheon on the first day of the UN summit, Demirel sat at the same table with Clinton and UN Secretary-General Boutros Ghali. In a short meeting with Clinton, Demirel noted that he had to postpone his Washington visit due to internal political developments. Expressing his understanding, Clinton said that he hoped this visit would be realized as soon as possible. In a press conference yesterday, Demirel said: "President Clinton mentioned his support on every issue and I expressed my satisfaction for their support in transportation of Caspian oil to the West, struggle against terrorism and customs union issues". Demirel added: "Racism will become one of the biggest problems in the future. There are 6,000 different languages in the world. Is the world going to hoist 6,000 flags or will it succeed to live in union under the banner of human rights?"

    President Demirel met separately with Azeri President Haydar Aliyev and Armenian President Levon Ter Petrosyan at the Turkish House in New York yesterday. In a statement after the meetings, Demirel said that their aim was to attain peace in the Caucasus. Stressing that there was no mediation between the sides, Demirel stated that Turkey helped the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group in finding a solution to the problem. During his separate meetings, it was noted that Demirel asked both Azeri President Aliyev and Armenian President Petrosyan to exert neccessary efforts to ensure peace in Karabakh. Also, conditions for cooperation on pipeline projects to transport Azeri oil to the West was another subject discussed during separate meetings.

    In New York an agreement on a transportation and communications project was signed between Turkish President Suleyman Demirel, Deputy President of Macedonia and Speaker of the Parliament Stoyan Andov, Bulgarian President Jelyu Jelev and Albanian President Sali Berisha. The project envisages to link the Adriatic Sea to the Black Sea. The West-East Motorway (WEM) project will link Istanbul to Rome through Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania. It was announced that the project would be financed by the World Bank, the European Investment Bank and America.

    On the other hand, Turkish, Croatian and Bosnian presidents, who came together at the Turkish House, issued a joint declaration confirming the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Bosnia. The declaration noted that the Bosnian-Croatian Federation constituted a "model" for the future and extended full support for Turkey's membership into the "Extended International Contact Group". /All Papers/

    [03] KIRCA SENDS MESSAGE TO CLAES

    Foreign Minister Coskun Kirca has sent a letter to Willy Claes, who has just resigned his post as NATO secretary-general after getting entangled in a corruption scandal. Kirca congratulated Claes on his excellent "performance" during his two years in office and extended his best wishes for the future, Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman Nurettin Nurkan said yesterday. Nurkan said that Turkey will not nominate a candidate for the now-vacant post. Nurkan added that informal talks on Claes' successor had already started in Brussels. /All Papers/

    [04] GERMAN MAGAZINE FOCUS

    The German monthly magazine, Focus, claimed that Minister Klaus Kinkel and former environment minister Klaus Topfer have not fulfilled their promise to Amasya's Mercimek district to construct walls for the cemetery and the water purification facility. The two ministers had attended the funeral in Turkey of the victims of the Solingen, Germany fire in 1993 and pledged to help the villagers. The present Environment Minister Angela merkel said that if a written request was received from the town, the ministry would allocate approximately DM 80,000 for the village.

    [05] 11 PKK MILITANTS KILLED

    Eleven militants of the PKK terrorist organization were killed in overnight clashes in the southeast, security officials said yesterday. The emergency rule governor's office in Diyarbakir said in a statement that soldiers had killed three PKK militants in Sirnak's Silopi district, three in rural areas of Bingol, Tunceli and Diyarbakir's Kulp district. Four PKK militants surrendered in Tunceli, Batman's Sason and Hakkari's Semdinli districts. Another 21 militants were captured during military operations in the rural areas of Bingol, Diyarbakir and Sirnak. Spokesmen from the Adiyaman governor's office said that three militants were killed in the rural area of Yaylakonak township. /Hurriyet/

    [06] GERMANS OF TURKISH ORIGIN ELECTED IN BERLIN

    Three German citizens of Turkish origin were elected to the German State Assembly in elections held in Germany's Berlin state on October 22. According to the statement of the High Election Board of the State, Ismail Hakki Kosan, Riza Baran and Giyasettin Sayan were elected as deputies. Kosan said that he will continue his work for election rights for foreigners living in Germany. Speaking at a press conference, Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Christian Democrat Party, said that it has become the biggest political party after the elections and voiced his pleasure at results. /Cumhuriyet/

    [07] MEETING ON THE CUSTOMS UNION

    Turkish Employer Trade-Union Confederation (TISK) and Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TUSIAD) will attend a meeting of European Employers in Valencia, Spain. The two-day meeting aims to determine the Mediterranean policies of the European Union (EU) countries. /Cumhuriyet/

    [08] ISLAMIC SUMMIT IN ANKARA

    President Suleyman Demirel, in a message to a conference opening yesterday on the coordination of religious affairs in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Balkans, said that Islam remained a firm reality which encourages societies in brotherhood, friendship and solidarity. In his message to Nuri Yilmaz, the Head of the Directorate for Religious Affairs which organized the conference, Demirel said that societies which had similar cultures and religions had found the opportunity to embrace each other after the collapse of the Eastern bloc. He added that Turkey had warmly welcomed this opportunity and was making continous efforts to ensure that this solidarity among these people and nations was beneficial, not just to Turkey itself but to the world at large. /Sabah/

    [09] HEAVY BLOWS DEALT TO THE PKK

    In a press conference held yesterday, Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesman Ambassador Nurettin Nurkan said the establishment of a lasting peace and security in Northern Iraq was very important for Turkey and noted that terrorist activities in the region should be brought to an end. Nevertheless, Turkey is not planning to undertake a military operation in the region, Ambassador Nurkan stressed. He further pointed out that PKK terrorists should not be allowed to find a sanctuary on Syrian territory and noted that Syria and Turkey should respect each other's territorial integrity.

    On the other hand, German security officials said that the PKK organization, suffering heavy losses in Turkey and Northern Iraq, has begun to send its most dangerous members to Germany. It is noted that presently in Germany there are 7,500 PKK terrorists, ready to initiate even the most brutal of terrorist attacks. /All papers/

    [10] EFES ASSESSED FOR "EUROPEAN MUSEUM OF THE YEAR AWARD"

    Efes Museum in Izmir's Selcuk district is competing for the 1996 European Museum of the Year (EMYA) award and has received a visit from Jean Faviere, who is preparing a report to aid the competition's jury members in their deliberations. A total of 69 European museums are competing for the award./All Papers/

    END

    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute
    news2html v2.13 run on Wednesday, 25 October 1995 - 15:25:36