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Turkish Press Review, 97-10-07

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] DEMIREL PAYS OFFICIAL VISIT TO KUWAIT
  • [02] ISTANBUL CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY OF LIBERATION
  • [03] DENKTAS REJECTS PARTIAL LIFTING OF TRADE EMBARGO ON THE TRNS
  • [04] CZECH REPUBLIC AND TURKEY SIGN FREE TRADE DEAL
  • [05] WORLD TRANSPORTS IN ISTANBUL
  • [06] OPERATION IN NORTHERN IRAQ
  • [07] WORLD'S FAMOUS PHILOSOPHERS IN URGUP
  • [08] PEACE CALL FROM GREEK MINISTER
  • [09] HEINZ: "GREEK CYPRIOT'S EU MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL"
  • [10] HEADS OF CENTRAL BANKS FROM 10 COUNTRIES MEET IN ISTANBUL
  • [11] $100 MILLION FOR KOBIs
  • [12] TURKISH SOLDIERS IN JORDAN
  • [13] 1998 PRIVATIZATION TARGET: $5 BILLION
  • [14] TURKEY RANKS FOURTH IN COMPUTER OLYMPICS

  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF PRESS AND INFORMATION,OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER

    07.10.97

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

    [01] DEMIREL PAYS OFFICIAL VISIT TO KUWAIT

    President Suleyman Demirel flew to Kuwait on Monday to discuss bilateral relations and sign an agreement which would prevent double taxation. Before his departure from Esenboga Airport, Demirel told journalists that the visit would be an opportunity to find ways to improve economic relations and to increase the volume of trade with Kuwait. /All papers/

    [02] ISTANBUL CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY OF LIBERATION

    Schoolchildren sang the national anthem as dignitaries laid a wreath at the Ataturk Monument in Taksim Square Monday to mark the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the city of Istanbul from foreign occupying forces following the First World War, the Anatolia news agency reported. Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Recep Tayyip Erdogan and military officers were among those who took part in the ceremony.

    [03] DENKTAS REJECTS PARTIAL LIFTING OF TRADE EMBARGO ON THE TRNS

    Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas said on Monday: "The proposal to partially lift the trade embargo on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) is a set up to facilitate Greek Cypriot accession to the European Union, the Anatolia news agency reported. Denktas added that every TRNC product would have to be approved by the Health Ministry of the Greek Cyprus administration.

    [04] CZECH REPUBLIC AND TURKEY SIGN FREE TRADE DEAL

    The Czech Republic's Industry and Trade Minister Klarel Kuhnl signed a free trade agreement with Turkey on Friday. Kuhnl said after the meeting that the two countries agreed to improve the contents of the deal in the future as at the moment the agreement does not include the trading of services or agricultural goods. /All papers/

    [05] WORLD TRANSPORTS IN ISTANBUL

    The 53rd General Congress of the World Transporters started in Istanbul. During the meeting, in which ministers and transporters from 60 countries attending, will discuss problems of transportation sector and will sign trade agreements. /Cumhuriyet/

    [06] OPERATION IN NORTHERN IRAQ

    Operations conducted by the Turkish Armed Forces in Northern Iraq is continuing. Turkish jets have been bombing terrorist camps in the region. During the last the last ten days 18 terrorists were killed and 10 of them surrendered to the security forces. /Cumhuriyet/

    [07] WORLD'S FAMOUS PHILOSOPHERS IN URGUP

    World's famous philosophers met in Urgup region of Nevsehir for the "Ethics" seminar. It is reported that the 1997 Administration Council meeting of the International Philosophy Federation was held in Turkey on the invitation of the Turkish Philosophy Federation and Turkish Vasco Tourism Agency. During the seminar universal ethics, and biyoethic and ekoethic were discussed. /Hurriyet/

    [08] PEACE CALL FROM GREEK MINISTER

    Greek Minister responsible for Aegean islands, Elisavet Papazoi said that arm producer countries did not want Turkish-Greek friendship. At the closing ceremony of the "Friendship Tournament" between Turkish and Greek football teams in Chios Island, Papzoi said that both Turkey and Greece should decrease their armament expenditures. He added: "Turkey and Greece will have to increase their education expenditures instead of armament." /Hurriyet/

    [09] HEINZ: "GREEK CYPRIOT'S EU MEMBERSHIP IS ILLEGAL"

    A report, prepared by the world-wide famous German Jurist, Christian Heinze, was issued as the United Nations (UN) document. The report proved that Greek Cyprus cannot become a full member of the European Union (EU) as one sided and its full membership application to the EU is illegal.

    In the report, issued by the initiatives of Turkey, Heinze said that the application is illegal not only from the framework of the international law but also EU Charter, London and Zuric Agreements, and 1960 Guarantee Agreement. In his report Heinze claimed that every application made under the name of the Cyprus Republic by Greek Cypriots did not have any legal base and added that the application did not oblige neither the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) nor Cyprus in general.

    Meanwhile, Turkey's permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador Huseyin Celem sent a letter to the General Secretary Kofi Annan saying that Turkey hoped that the report prepared by Christian Heinze would be seriously taken into consideration by all parties. /Cumhuriyet/

    [10] HEADS OF CENTRAL BANKS FROM 10 COUNTRIES MEET IN ISTANBUL

    Heads of Central Banks from 10 countries in Central Asia and in the Black Sea region gathered at the invitation of Head of the Turkish Central Bank, Gazi Ercel, in Istanbul yesterday. Noting that they aimed to establish a "Central Banks' Union" in Istanbul, Ercel said: "If we can achieve this, Istanbul will be an international financial centre". During the two-day meetings, issues such as the recent developments in the Turkish financial system, monetary markets, banking and electronic fund tranfers will be discussed. /Sabah-Hurriyet/

    [11] $100 MILLION FOR KOBIs

    Special Adviser to the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB), Prof.Halil Sariaslan, stated that in order to solve the financial problem of Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises (KOBIs), credits worth nearly $100 million would be allocated from national and international financial institutions. A seminar on "Japanese KOBIs" jointly organized by TOBB and the Japanese Foreign Trade Organization began at the TOBB centre yesterday. /Sabah/

    [12] TURKISH SOLDIERS IN JORDAN

    Within the framework of a "Joint Military Training and Cooperation Agreement" signed in 1984 between Turkey and Jordan, a 36-people Turkish Unit has gone to Jordan by a troop carrier belonging to the Turkish Air Forces. Delivering a speech during the farewell ceremony at the Yesilkoy Military Airport, Major General Huseyin Goksu, said that a unit from the Jordanian Armed Forces participated in a joint training in Turkey last March. Noting that the 36-people Turkish Unit went to Jordan for 15 days to participate in a joint training with the Jordanian Armed Forces, Goksu added: "The Turkish Army is always ready to do its best for the establishment of peace in the world and in the region". /Sabah/

    [13] 1998 PRIVATIZATION TARGET: $5 BILLION

    The Turkish government, which has discussed the 1997 supplementary budget and 1998 budget at the High Planning Council and announced a three-year stability programme, aims at privatization worth $5 billion for the next year. The government also aims at 5 % inflation by the year 2001 and full EU membership by the year 2003. /Milliyet/

    [14] TURKEY RANKS FOURTH IN COMPUTER OLYMPICS

    Turkey won one silver and two bronze medals at the Fifth Balkan Computer Olympics held in Thessalonica on 1-5 October. Turkey ranked fourth, while Romania came first. /Sabah/

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