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Turkish Press Review, 96-12-25

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] IRAQ, TURKEY TAKE POSITIVE STEP TO NORMALIZE ECONOMIC RELATIONS
  • [02] UN RENEWS UNFICYP MANDATE FOR 6 MONTHS
  • [03] INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA
  • [04] TURKEY SENDS A NOTE TO GREECE
  • [05] GREEK POLICE ATTACK TURKISH VILLAGE IN WESTERN THRACE
  • [06] FRANCE OPENS A SOFT LOAN TO TURKEY
  • [07] TURKISH SOLDIER KILLED IN GRENADE ACCIDENT
  • [08] INONU COMMEMORATED WITH CEREMONIES
  • [09] SUCCESS OF TURKISH DOCTOR

  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    DECEMBER 25, 1996

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

    [01] IRAQ, TURKEY TAKE POSITIVE STEP TO NORMALIZE ECONOMIC RELATIONS

    Turkey-Iraq Joint Economic Commission meetings will begin again on Wednesday after a 5-year hiatus. This is considered to be another positive step in the normalization of economic relations between the two countries. Iraqi Oil Minister Amir Muhammed Rasheed, who visited Turkey in the spring, and Turkish State Minister Cemil Tunc will head the delegations for four days of meetings at the end of which the parties will sign a cooperation protocol. /All papers/

    [02] UN RENEWS UNFICYP MANDATE FOR 6 MONTHS

    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted on Monday to extend the mandate of the UNFICYP peace-keeping force (United Nations Force in Cyprus) until June 30, 1997. The force, consisting of 1,200 multinational troops, was formed in 1964. UNSC Resolution No: 1092 to extend the mandate was adopted unanimously. /All papers/

    [03] INCENTIVE PACKAGE FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA

    Investments in the eastern and southeastern Anatolia regions will be accelerated with incentives. A decision of the Council of Ministers regarding this issue was published in the Official Gazette today. /Cumhuriyet/

    [04] TURKEY SENDS A NOTE TO GREECE

    Turkey has given a note to Athens regarding the question of finding the murderers of four Turkish diplomats killed in terrorist attacks in Greece. Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ambassador Omer Akbel said in a written statement that judicial investigations initiated regarding terrorist attacks carried out against Turkish diplomats since 1980 to date should be concluded as soon as possible. Akbel added that a note on the matter had been given to Greece. /Cumhuriyet/

    [05] GREEK POLICE ATTACK TURKISH VILLAGE IN WESTERN THRACE

    Greek police raided a mosque under construction in Kimmeria, Western Thrace, arresting 16 Turkish workers and beating a Turkish villager with truncheons, the Anatolia news agency reported. Kimmeria village head Huseyin Bandak and village imam Ahmet Idris were taken into custody on spurious charges. The 16 workers were later released by the court to be tried on January 3, 1997.

    The Greek police claimed that the construction permit for the mosque was not valid. Villager Emin Recep, who said the raid was against the law, was beaten up by the police for "opposing official authorities". Recep was taken to the Iskece (Xanthi) Hospital after the incident.

    [06] FRANCE OPENS A SOFT LOAN TO TURKEY

    France opened a soft loan of 87 million francs to Turkey for use in two infrastructure projects, the French Embassy in Turkey said yesterday. A statement said the two countries signed a loan agreement in Paris on December 20. The loan, to be used for a waste water project in Izmir and a study centre for a university in Istanbul, has a 30-year maturity with a 10-year grace period and an annual interest rate of 0.6 %. The embassy said France had opened credit lines to Turkey worth about $1 billion during the past 10 years. /All papers/

    [07] TURKISH SOLDIER KILLED IN GRENADE ACCIDENT

    A Turkish soldier was killed yesterday when a grenade accidentally exploded in his hand in southeast Turkey, security officials said. The soldier, a non-commissioned officer, was together with two civilians in a car belonging to the mayor of the town of Balveren in Sirnak province where the accident took place. The two civilians, relatives of the mayor, were wounded in the explosion. /All papers/

    [08] INONU COMMEMORATED WITH CEREMONIES

    The second president of the Turkish Republic, Ismet Inonu, is being commemorated with ceremonies in the 23rd anniversary of his death. A meeting was held yesterday by the Turkish Education Association founded by Ismet Inonu. /Cumhuriyet/

    [09] SUCCESS OF TURKISH DOCTOR

    In the January issue of the "Chicago" magazine, there is a list of "Doctors at the top in Chicago" which includes Prof.Ergun Onal, who is the Head of the Chest Diseases and Intensive Care Department. Onal takes place in the first 500 people among 20,000 doctors. /Cumhuriyet/

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