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TRKNWS-L Turkish Press Review (October 25, 1995)

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

Turkish News Directory

Subject: TRKNWS-L Turkish Press Review (October 25, 1995)


CONTENTS

  • [01] TURKEY, BOSNIA, CROATIA FORM JOINT POLICE FORCE

  • [02] DEMIREL: "TURKEY HAS PROVEN ITS POWER IN THE REGION"

  • [03] DEFENCE MINISTER IN BUDAPEST

  • [04] TWELVE PKK MILITANTS KILLED, FIVE CAPTURED

  • [05] HOUSTON DEPUTY CHIEF OF SECURITY IN TURKEY

  • [06] CUSTOMS UNION

  • [07] HEAVY LOSSES INFLICTED ON THE PKK

  • [08] LAKE: "TURKEY SHOULD CONTINUE ITS SUCCESS"

  • [09] TECHNICAL VISA TO THE CUSTOMS UNION

  • [10] IRAQI DELEGATION IN ANKARA


  • WITH THE COMPLIMENT OF

    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF PRESS AND INFORMATION

    TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    OCTOBER 25, 1995

    Summary of the political and economic news in the Turkish press

    this morning.

    [01] TURKEY, BOSNIA, CROATIA FORM JOINT POLICE FORCE

    Turkish President Suleyman Demirel, Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and Bosnia-Herzegovina President Aliya Izzetbegovic, meeting at the Turkish House in New York City on Monday, ratified an agreement to form a joint police force "to provide physical and symbolic comfort" for Bosnian refugees returning from Croatia. Croatian Foreign Minister Mate Granic and Bosnian Foreign Minister Muhammed Sakirbey and Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Onur Oymen signed the agreement.

    The force will serve for a period of six months but its term of mission could be extended. The details of the agreement -such as how the policemen will be selected, how much they will be paid, where they will be deployed etc. -will be hammered out by technical teams in the days ahead. Turkey and Croatia will each contribute 50 police officers to the 200-strong joint force. Bosnia-Herzegovina will provide the remaining 100. The force's main mission will be to monitor the "safe return" of Bosnian rebel commander Fikret Abdic and his 15,000 men back to the cities of Velica Kladuca and Kasin in Bosnia from their present refuge in Croatia -according to Bosnian Foreign Minister Muhammed Sakirbey. /Cumhuriyet-Milliyet/

    [02] DEMIREL: "TURKEY HAS PROVEN ITS POWER IN THE REGION"

    President Suleyman Demirel stated that Turkey pursued a multilateral foreign policy for the preservation of peace in the region and the world and was a country to be reckoned with. Recalling that Turkey exerted great efforts for a solution to the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and conflicts between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Demirel said: "Turkey has proven its power in the region". President Demirel, Turkish Parliament Speaker Ismet Sezgin, Prime Minister Tansu Ciller and Foreign Minister Coskun Kirca noted in their statements for the 24 October UN Day that the UN had many successes in its 50-year history. Pointing out that the UN also had some failures in preserving international peace and security, Demirel added: "These have harmed the credibility of the UN". Sezgin, in a message, said that the UN had to be re-structured. Ciller stressed that obstacles before peace should be fully overcome. Kirca stated that the countries of the world should prepare the UN for the next century.

    One meeting Demirel had at the Turkish House was that with Dick Cheney, the former US Secretary of Defence during the Gulf War and executive board member of Brown & Root -company with a lively interest in Istanbul's drinking water and Azeri main pipeline projects. The focus of the Demirel-Cheney meeting was Brown & Root's interest in the Baku-Ceyhan main oil export pipeline. It is reported that Cheney wanted an exclusive guarantee from Demirel to protect Brown & Root against a similar interest shown in the construction of the pipeline by Roger Tamraz - a US citizen and oil businessman. /Cumhuriyet-Milliyet/

    [03] DEFENCE MINISTER IN BUDAPEST

    Defence Minister Vefa Tanir left for Budapest yesterday as the official guest of Gyorgy Keleti, his Hungarian counterpart. "There are no problems whatsoever between Hungary and Turkey" the Turkish minister said. "They just share the same problems. These concern problematic neighbours" he added. A Military Education and Defence Agreement and an agreement on Cooperation and Development in the Defence Industry are expected to be signed during the visit. /All papers/

    [04] TWELVE PKK MILITANTS KILLED, FIVE CAPTURED

    Twelve militants of the PKK terrorist organization were killed and five captured -two of them injured- during clashes in the Southeast. Officials from the Diyarbakir-based emergency rule region said that eight militants were killed in Batman's Kozluk district, three in Sirnak's Silopi district and one in the rural area of Bimgol's Adakli district. Five militants were captured in Sirnak's Silopi district and Elazig's Kovancilar district. Four young people who were giving supplies to the PKK were captured in Mardin's Kiziltepe district.

    [05] HOUSTON DEPUTY CHIEF OF SECURITY IN TURKEY

    US Deputy Chief of Security from Houston, H.A.Contreras paid a visit to Istanbul Acting Chief of Security Mehmet Caglar. During the visit by a delegation headed by Contreras, Caglar noted that during the contacts between the delegations of the two countries, views were exchanged on the struggle against international crimes. Contreras noted that cooperation should be developed to struggle against crimes and said: "We are very pleased with our cooperation both from the standpoint of technology and training and we thank you for your hospitality". Caglar then presented Contreras with a shield. /Sabah/

    [06] CUSTOMS UNION

    Hans Van Den Broek, European Union Commissioner in charge of foreign relations and security matters, said he was closely following the political developments in Turkey that would effect the country's acceptance to the Custom Union. Submission of the democratization package, that is highly valued by the European Parliament, and even its acceptance by the Turkish Assembly, would positively influence the process, Broek noted. /Hurriyet/

    [07] HEAVY LOSSES INFLICTED ON THE PKK

    As a result of a military operation undertaken by the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party in the border region of Turkey, Iran and Iraq, 12 PKK terrorists were killed and the Hakurk terrorist camp was destroyed. On the other hand, Hizbullah groups active in Northern Iraq have also attacked PKK terrorists and have forced them out of the Koulkan region. 12 other terrorists were killed in skirmishes with the security forces in southeastern Anatolia. /Sabah/

    [08] LAKE: "TURKEY SHOULD CONTINUE ITS SUCCESS"

    Ambassador Michael Lake, the European Union representative to Turkey, said that Turkey has overcome its economic difficulties of last year and regained international trust. Lake, who made a speech at the "Fourth International Trade and Investment Conference" in Istanbul yesterday, said that Turkey should continue its success and added that if the customs union was realized in January, Turkey's economic status would change.

    Lake said: "After 22 years Turkey is now in a situation to be one of the ten big trade partners of the European Union (EU). Turkey has a $ 20 billion trade volume and most of the investments are from EU countries which means a kind of integration. With the customs union, foreign investments, productivity and employment will increase and Turkey will be in reach of a $430 billion market." /Sabah-Milliyet/

    [09] TECHNICAL VISA TO THE CUSTOMS UNION

    Turkey-European Union Joint Commission decided to relay a positive view to the Joint Council, which is to reach a decision on the whether Customs Union is "technically" valid or not on 30 October.

    The Joint Commission conceded that Ankara had met the neccessary "technical conditions" related to the Costums Union which is to go into force on 1 January, 1996. /Milliyet/

    [10] IRAQI DELEGATION IN ANKARA

    The visit of the Iraqi delegation headed by Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister Abdul Mecit El-Faissal which had been postponed since March due to the operations undertaken by the Turkish Armed Forces in Northern Iraq has now been realized.

    Iraq is against the extension of the term of duty of the Provide Comfort in Turkey, and also wishes to normalise relations with Turkey in spite of the embargo imposed by the United Nations. Ankara, on the other hand, also desires continuous dialogue with Iraq bearing in mind the trade losses incurred by the embargo. Ankara also issued a call to Iraq to come to an understanding with the Kurdish groups. /Cumhuriyet/

    END

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