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Turkish Press Review, 97-04-16

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] PILGRIMS PERISH IN HADJ BLAZE
  • [02] TURKISH TROOPS IN TIRANA
  • [03] TURKEY PROPOSES MEDA FUNDS WITHOUT POLITICAL STRINGS
  • [04] WEU ACCEPTS TURKEY IN DECISION MAKING
  • [05] KALEMLI WARNS ATHENS
  • [06] US CAN PARTICIPATE IN TUKISH-ISRAELI MILITARY EXERCISES
  • [07] LIVANELI JOINS UNESCO'S SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL
  • [08] NATURAL GAS RESERVES IN THE BLACK SEA
  • [09] OPERATIONS AGAINST PKK CONTINUE

  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    APRIL 16, 1997

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

    [01] PILGRIMS PERISH IN HADJ BLAZE

    Up to 50 hadj pilgrims died in a blaze at a tent compound near the holy city of Mecca on Tuesday, news agencies report. Strong winds fanned the flames which spread rapidly after the blaze broke out in tents housing pilgrims from India, Pakistan and Iran in the plain of Mina. Turkey's Religious Affairs Director Mehmet Nuri Yilmaz said there were no Turks in the camp at Mena adding that Turkish pilgrims were safe. /All papers/

    [02] TURKISH TROOPS IN TIRANA

    Turkey is sending troops to strife-ridden Albania as part of an international effort to restore calm in the country. Numerous military vehicles and 850 troops are to be sent by aircraft and warships in stages over the next week. According to high-level military sources, Turkey will be responsible for the Albanian capital Tirana, Tirana Airport and the northern part of Albania./Cumhuriyet/

    [03] TURKEY PROPOSES MEDA FUNDS WITHOUT POLITICAL STRINGS

    Turkey submitted a proposal to the Malta meeting that Mediterranean Development (MEDA) funds from the EU should not be based on political criteria. State Minister Ufuk Soylemez, who is representing Turkey in Malta, told reporters that Turkey would not accept MEDA funds if there were strings attached, the Anatolia news agency reported. Soylemez said that Turkey had submitted 101 projects to MEDA but only five - worth $33 million - had been accepted.

    [04] WEU ACCEPTS TURKEY IN DECISION MAKING

    The Western European Union (WEU) has accepted associate member Turkey's participation in the decision-making process related to exercises hold with the use of NATO military forces. The news came at Tuesday's meeting of WEU ambassadors in Brussels, the Anatolia news agency reported. Turkey welcomed the decision.

    [05] KALEMLI WARNS ATHENS

    Moves by Greek parliamentarians to invite PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan to Greece have incurred the fierce criticism of Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Kalemli. In a letter to his Greek counterpart, Kalemli warned that the invitation of the leader of the terrorist PKK organization to Athens would seriously harm Turco-Greek relations. /Cumhuriyet/

    [06] US CAN PARTICIPATE IN TUKISH-ISRAELI MILITARY EXERCISES

    The US Defence Department has admitted that it would be willing to participate in joint military exercises with Turkey and Israel. At a press conference on Monday a Pentagon official said that "if there is such an exercise, the US is willing to participate in it". The US is presently denying that any plans were afoot for the organization of such maneuvres.

    [07] LIVANELI JOINS UNESCO'S SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL

    Zulfu Livaneli, ambassador and general adviser to UNESCO, has been appointed as a member of the Scholarship Council, which provides education grants worth $6 million every year, the Anatolia news agency reported. Livaneli is the first Turk to become a member of the Council whose members are appointed every four years.

    [08] NATURAL GAS RESERVES IN THE BLACK SEA

    Research carried out by the US Atlantic Richfield Company has revealed that there are natural gas reserves in the Black Sea region close to Turkey at a depth of 800 m. There are estimations that the reserves could meet Turkey's natural gas needs for 3-7 years. /Sabah/

    [09] OPERATIONS AGAINST PKK CONTINUE

    Turkish security forces are pressing PKK strongholds in the Tunceli region hard, and the latest reports from the area confirm that 42 PKK terrorists have been killed. One member of the security forces was killed in the fighting and another wounded.

    Reports add that 45 thousand troops are being deployed against the PKK. Helicopters and fighter planes are supporting the ground forces.

    Other reports from Europe, especially Germany, suggest that the PKK is quietly kidnapping young people-both male and female-and spiriting them away for training in special camps. The same reports claim that up to 500 young people every year are taken away by the PKK to camps in Syria, Iraq and Iran. /All papers/

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