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Turkish Press Review, 97-05-05

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] ATTACK ON TURKISH CONSULATE IN JERUSALEM
  • [02] ALIYEV VISITS TURKEY
  • [03] TURCO-ISRAELI COOPERATION
  • [04] PKK INVOLVED IN PLOT AGAINST ROMANIAN PRESIDENT
  • [05] D-8 COUNTRIES TO COOPERATE ON AIRCRAFT AND CAR MANUFACTURING
  • [06] ATTACK AGAINST FLASH TV
  • [07] COVERT WARNING BY IRAN
  • [08] TURKEY'S POPULATION RANKED 17TH LARGEST IN THE WORLD
  • [09] TURKEY WINS BEST PRIZE IN EUROVISON SO FAR

  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    MAY 5, 1997

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

    [01] ATTACK ON TURKISH CONSULATE IN JERUSALEM

    A petrol bomb was hurled at the Turkish consulate in Arab East Jerusalem on Sunday and flammable material was thrown on the consul- general's car but no one was hurt, Israeli police said. Police said that three "non-Jews"were detained, one of them with an inflammable substance on his hands and singed hair. Both Israeli and Turkish officials pointed to the assault coinciding with the arrival in Israel of the Turkish Second Chief of the General Staff General Cevik Bir. /Cumhuriyet/

    [02] ALIYEV VISITS TURKEY

    Azeri President Haydar Aliyev will visit today Ankara to forge closer relations and discuss with Turkey the prospects for establishing peace in the Caucasus. The visit was originally scheduled for early April, but was postponed because of the death of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Alparslan Turkes. According to diplomatic sources, the construction of the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline to carry Azeri oil to world markets will not be the main topic of discussion as previously expected. /All papers/

    [03] TURCO-ISRAELI COOPERATION

    Defence Minister Turhan Tayan, returning from a visit to Israel, told a news conference on Saturday that Ankara and Tel Aviv shared the same position against Syria, a country that he said was providing support to terrorism. Turkey declared its intention to continue concerted joint efforts with Israel against terrorism. Tayan denied reports about a joint maneuver with Israel and the US. /All papers/

    [04] PKK INVOLVED IN PLOT AGAINST ROMANIAN PRESIDENT

    A Bulgarian daily newspaper reported that the PKK terrorist oreganization was involved in an assassination plot against Romanian President Emile Konstantinescu during his visit to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on April 30. Konstantinescu escaped the assassination attempt when the police found a professionally prepared bomb put on the exit of the airport. /Sabah/

    [05] D-8 COUNTRIES TO COOPERATE ON AIRCRAFT AND CAR MANUFACTURING

    At a meeting on Saturday, the members of the D-8 organization have agreed to cooperate in aircraft and car manufacturing, as well as in electronics, the Anatolia news agency reported. D-8 representatives will meet soon to discuss details about cooperation in aircraft production.

    In the same connection, Sedat Celikdogan, chief adviser at the Prime Ministry, said that Turkey has received proposals by the McDonnel Douglas, Boeing and Airbus companies for manufacturing jointly 54 passenger aircraft. /All papers/

    [06] ATTACK AGAINST FLASH TV

    A group of 50 or 60 people attacked the Istanbul facilities of private Flash TV channel, causing damage but no casualties. The attackers raided the studios in the bureau, some braking windows and shooting at random. The attackers run away after five minutes before police could get to the scene.

    On the other hand, the Tranportation Ministry ordered "indefinite suspension" of broadcasts of the Flash TV on the ground that the uplink and radio-link devices of the station were "illegally imported" and "illegally operated". /All papers/

    [07] COVERT WARNING BY IRAN

    The Iranian daily newspaper Teheran Times, published in English and known to be reflecting the views of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, has used inappropriate phrasing that fall short of good neighbourly relations in its editorial article regarding Turkey. The paper warned that Turkey would become a second Algeria. The paper accuses the Turkish military to be serving the interests of Israel and the US. /Sabah/

    [08] TURKEY'S POPULATION RANKED 17TH LARGEST IN THE WORLD

    According to a report by the Population Reference Bureau based in Washington, Turkey is ranked 17th in the world with respect to its population, the Anatolia news agency reported. Presently, Turkey's population is over 63 million, and is expected to increase to 76.5 million in 2010. /Sabah/

    [09] TURKEY WINS BEST PRIZE IN EUROVISON SO FAR

    Turkey on Saturday night came in third in the Eurovision song contest, thus achieving its best result so far in Turkey's 18 years of competition. Twenty-five nations competed in the song contest, held live at Dublin's Point Depot complex, which was broadcast to an estimated television audience of 300 million. Turkey was represented by Sebnem Paker with teh song "Listen" and maneged to scoop up 121 points. /All papers/

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