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Turkish Press Review, 96-12-20

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From: Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs <http://www.mfa.gov.tr>


CONTENTS

  • [01] IRANIAN PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN ANKARA
  • [02] CILLER VISITS RUSSIA
  • [03] PARLIAMENT TO DECIDE ON OPC REPLACEMENT
  • [04] PKK CAMPS IN NORTHERN IRAQ BOMBED
  • [05] TURKEY AND CHINA TO PRODUCE WS-1 MISSILE
  • [06] ISTANBUL SUMMIT OF BALKAN SMEs OPENS
  • [07] HARBOUR PRIVATIZATIONS

  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1996

    Summary of the political and economic news in the Turkish press this morning

    [01] IRANIAN PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN ANKARA

    Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, accompanied by a large delegation, started his four-day visit to Turkey on Thursday. This is the first time the Iranian President has visited one country exclusively. He has visited Turkey on two other occasions, in 1991 and 1993. During his stay, Rafsanjani will visit Izmir, Trabzon and Sanliurfa, and will make a stop at the South Eastern Anatolia (GAP) project as well. President Demirel, speaking at a welcoming ceremony, said that there had been regular meetings with Rafsanjani and that, during this visit economic ties between the two nations would be improved. "We will talk about border security and terrorism and, of course, we will also examine regional and international matters," Demirel said. /All papers/

    [02] CILLER VISITS RUSSIA

    Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Tansu Ciller has completed her official visit to Russia. Speaking at a press conference at the end of her visit, Ciller called the trip a "generally successful one with the potential to bestow many benefits on Turkey." Ciller's visit, which began on December 17, focused on creating an environment of confidence in political ties and establishing partnership on economic issues. Ciller said that Russia had promised not to obstruct the construction of the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline with political excuses. She also announced that in the near future Turkey and Russia would issue a joint document on approaches to finding a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. /Hurriyet/

    [03] PARLIAMENT TO DECIDE ON OPC REPLACEMENT

    The Turkish Parliament will retain the power to make decisions concerning the proposed multinational air force which will replace the the Turkey-based Operation Provide Comfort force when the latter's mandate expires on December 31, 1996. During the talks between Turkish and American military officials which began in Ankara two days ago, the Turkish side turned down an American suggestion that the power to make that decision be delegated to the Turkish government. According to the agreement reached by the two sides, the US, Turkey, Britain and France will take part in the proposed force which will check whether the Baghdad regime complies with UN restrictions. The number of planes, weaponry and rules on 'engagement in case of radar lock-in' will be finalized during talks between military delegations. /All papers/

    [04] PKK CAMPS IN NORTHERN IRAQ BOMBED

    Turkish fighter jets yesterday bombed PKK camps in Metina and Hakurk, Northern Iraq. Officials note that the PKK suffered heavy losses in both camps. The actual number of casualities has not been released. /Hurriyet/

    [05] TURKEY AND CHINA TO PRODUCE WS-1 MISSILE

    Turkey has signed an agreement with China to produce middle-range missiles. The project will cost $ 150 million. According to the agreement, first a battery of WS-1 missiles will be exported to Turkey and then five of them will be jointly produced in Turkey. As a result, the Turkish Armed Forces will renew their missile system and modern missile production technology will be transferred to Turkey. /Hurriyet/

    [06] ISTANBUL SUMMIT OF BALKAN SMEs OPENS

    Member countries of the Balkan Center for Cooperation Between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are meeting in a two-day summit to end Friday, designed to enhance cooperation among members and formulate plans for 1997. The summit is hosting 40 delegations from 10 member countries including Turkey, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Albania. The Balkan Center for Small and Medium Enterprises was founded by Romania, Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria in 1994 as a project for the Black Sea Economic Cooperation countries. /All papers/

    [07] HARBOUR PRIVATIZATIONS

    Bidding for the privatization of the Tekirdag, Antalya and Hopa harbours was completed yesterday. The Tekirdag harbour has been rented for 30 years by the "Tekirdag Harbour Management" which paid $134.6 million. Antalya harbour has been handed over to the "Link" company for $102.5 million, and Turgay Ciner, the owner of Park Holding, has undertaken the management of Hopa harbour. /Sabah/

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