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Turkish Press Review, 97-10-22

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] ARMY PLANE CRASHES, TWO PILOTS DIE
  • [02] CEM IN UKRAINE FOR BSEC MEETING
  • [03] MEASURES TO COMBAT TERRORISM IN BLACK SEA REGION
  • [04] KOC LOBBYING FOR TURKEY'S INTEGRATION WITH EUROPE
  • [05] SOAREZ VOICES SUPPORT FOR TURKEY
  • [06] GREECE SUGGESTS COOPERATION IN TOURISM
  • [07] ERIS: "TURKEY TAKES IMPORTANT STEPS TOWARDS THE EU"
  • [08] TURKEY LOBBIES TO SELL EUROPE F-16S, OTHER DEFENSE INDUSTRY PRODUCTS
  • [09] IRAQ RAISES WATER ISSUES AGAIN
  • [10] FORESTRY CONGRESS SEES MAJOR CD-ROM LAUNCH
  • [11] CELEBI: "OUR MAIN STRATEGY IS TO INCREASE EXPORTS

  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF PRESS AND INFORMATION,OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER

    22.10.97

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

    [01] ARMY PLANE CRASHES, TWO PILOTS DIE

    Two pilots died on Tuesday in the crash of a Turkish Land Forces plane near Pulumur, a statement of the office of the Chief of the General Staff said. The plane which took off from Erzincan for Elazig air base yesterday morning failed to land at Elazig because of bad weather condition and disappeared form the radar screen. Capt. Mustafa Akcakaya and Second Lt. Serdar Genc were killed in the accident. /All papers/

    [02] CEM IN UKRAINE FOR BSEC MEETING

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem went to Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday in order to attend a meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC). Cem will continue mediation efforts in Azerbaijan-Armenia disagreements. He is also expected to meet Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Yanos Kranidiotis. /All papers/

    [03] MEASURES TO COMBAT TERRORISM IN BLACK SEA REGION

    At a meeting on Tuesday the Council of Ministers took in hand measures to enhance the security in the Black Sea region. The terrorist PKK organization has intensified attacks in Black Sea provinces in a move to set up itself there. Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz demanded the replacement of local governors and security chiefs with officials experienced in the struggle against terrorism. Two new provinces will be set up to facilitate security measures in the region. /Milliyet/

    [04] KOC LOBBYING FOR TURKEY'S INTEGRATION WITH EUROPE

    In a meeting with ambassadors of EU countries, noted Turkish businessmen Rahmi Koc directed fierce criticism to Europe for its restictive and obstructive attitudes towards Turkey. He said that what Turkey needs was not mere promises, and urged Europe to set a schedule for Turkey's integration with Europe. /All papers/

    [05] SOAREZ VOICES SUPPORT FOR TURKEY

    Former Potugues President Mario Soarez voiced support for Turkey's integration with Europe at a panel held in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, also attended by Turkish State Minister Sukru Sina Gurel. Soarez stressed that the European Union was not a religious club, and said that the Union brought together Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox Christians. "One day Turkey will also take its place within this integrated structure," the politician said. /Hurriyet/

    [06] GREECE SUGGESTS COOPERATION IN TOURISM

    Chairman of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Ioannis Stefanidis, who is in Istanbul attending the 12th General Assembly of the World Tourism meeting, said that it would be more beneficial both for Turkey and Greece to cooperate in tourism instead of competing. He added that tourism would help solving problems between the two countries. Stefanidis noted that Turkish and Greek tourism sectors had the good will to cooperate and that meetings between the tourism representatives from Greece and Turkey should be organised frequently. He also invited Turkish Tourism Minister Ibrahim Gurdal to Greece. /Hurriyet/Milliyet_

    [07] ERIS: "TURKEY TAKES IMPORTANT STEPS TOWARDS THE EU"

    Head of the Economic Development Foundation, Meral Gezgin Eris visited Luxembourg, term chairman of European Union (EU) and Brussels. Evaluating Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz's Germany visit very succesful Eris said: "The positive effects of the visit has already been felt in Turco-EU relations." She added that Yilmaz and Kohl would meet second time in November and later Luxembourg Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister would come to Ankara.

    Eris pointed out that it was expected that the EU would put a clear full membership picture in front of Turkey in December. She added: "Turkey should not be put on the same spot with other candidates for full membership to the EU." /Sabah/

    [08] TURKEY LOBBIES TO SELL EUROPE F-16S, OTHER DEFENSE INDUSTRY PRODUCTS

    Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ismet Sezgin and the delegation accompanied him are continuing their contacts in the Czech Republic. Yesterday, Sezgin and his delegation held negotiations with Czech defense industry officials headed by Czech Defense Minister Miroslav Vyboizny. The two countries are scheduled to sign defense industry cooperation agreements today. /All paper/

    [09] IRAQ RAISES WATER ISSUES AGAIN

    Iraq has again claimed that Turkey is using the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris only for its interests and ignoring the needs of Iraq and Syria, the Anatolia news agency reported. Sending a letter to the Arab League, Iraq's Foreign Ministry said, by controlling the waters of the two rivers, Turkey aimed to prevent Iraq and Syria from irrigating their agricultural fields.

    [10] FORESTRY CONGRESS SEES MAJOR CD-ROM LAUNCH

    The 11th World Forestry Congress, which draws to a close in Antalya today, was chosen as the setting for the launch of a major new CD-ROM study by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC). Information on forest extend and distribution is essential in order to ensure its sustainable use and protection, and WCMC was set up by three other international organisations, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), for this amongst a variety of other purpose. These information on the CD-ROM, presented to the Congress by WCMC Senior Forest Officer Dr. Susan Iremonger, is culled from maps and satellite images of forests in most areas of the world and presented via computer mapping techniques.

    As well as the CD-ROM version, information concerning the study can be obtained from WCMC's internet website. The address is http://www.wcmc.org.uk/forest/data. /All papers/

    [11] CELEBI: "OUR MAIN STRATEGY IS TO INCREASE EXPORTS

    State Minister Isin Celebi says that the 55th government's basic strategy is to improve the economy is to increase exports. He added that inflation would be lowered to 50 percent in 1998. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the Turkish-Slovak Free Trade Agreement on Monday, Celebi said that international companies were willing to invest in Turkey.

    State Minister Celebi also pointed out that the IMF has considered the government's economy program to be consistent. /All papers/

    END


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