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Turkish Press Review, 97-12-18

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] EU COMMISSIONER ASKS FOR MEETING WITH CEM
  • [02] PRIME MINISTER YILMAZ IN NEW YORK
  • [03] ISTANBUL CLOSELY ESCAPES DISASTER
  • [04] BALANCE OF LATEST OPERATION IN NORTHERN IRAQ
  • [05] US WILL DELIVER THREE TANKER AIRCRAFT TO TURKEY
  • [06] SEZGIN IN BUDAPEST
  • [07] TRNC TO SEEK INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
  • [08] SNOW PARALYZES LIFE
  • [09] TURKEY APPOINTS NEW AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA
  • [10] TURKISH BUSINESSMAN CEM KINAY GIVEN AUSTRIAN AWARD

  • TURKISH PRESS REVIEW

    DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF PRESS AND INFORMATION,OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER

    18.12.97

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

    [01] EU COMMISSIONER ASKS FOR MEETING WITH CEM

    Foreign Minister Ismail Cem has agreed to have talks with European Union (EU) Commissioner resposible for Foreign Relation, Hans van den Broek, strictly on the subject of the government's Sunday announcement to freeze political dialogue with the EU.

    Cem, currently attending a NATO ministers meeting in Brussels agreed to meet Broek in Copenhagen on Friday, where he will attend an OSCE ministers meeting. /Milliyet and all papers/

    [02] PRIME MINISTER YILMAZ IN NEW YORK

    Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz headed yesterday for New York together with a 200-person delegation for a five day visit. Yesterday Yilmaz met US President Bill Clinton's Special Cyprus Envoy Richard Holbrooke and Cyrus Coordinator Tom Miller. The Turkish Prime Minister was presented with an award by the Anti-Defamation League lobby group. The same "Honorary Statesman" award has also been presented to Richard Holbrooke, US State Secretary Madeleine Albright, German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel and other officials.

    Today Yilmaz will ring the bell at the Wall Street stock exchange to open the morning session, and then he will fly to Washington. Tomorrow Yilmaz is scheduled to meet US President Bill Clinton and other top level US officials. During his contacts in Washinton, Yilmaz will work out a number of agreements for bilateral economic cooperation. /Sabah/

    [03] ISTANBUL CLOSELY ESCAPES DISASTER

    A 30,000 ton Norwegian tanker carrying early oil run aground yesterday morning near Yenikoy, Istanbul, paralyzing marine traffic through the Bosphorus Straits. Observers say that the tanker could have exploded and add that with the hazardous tanker traffic through the Bosphorus, the next time Istanbul citizens may not be that lucky. /Cumhuriyet and all papers/

    [04] BALANCE OF LATEST OPERATION IN NORTHERN IRAQ

    The General Staff yesterday gave out details about the sweeping-up operation in Northern Iraq against the terrorist PKK organization sucessfully completed early this week. According to General Staff figures, 182 terrorists were killed in the clashes, and 807 tons of weapons, ammunition, medical and food supply worth TL 343 billion have been seized. A PKK training camp in Misalog was destroyed by the Turkish Armed Forces during the operation. /Milliyet/

    [05] US WILL DELIVER THREE TANKER AIRCRAFT TO TURKEY

    Three U.S.-made KC-135R tanker aircraft will be delivered to the Turkish Air Force as a first package on December 19 under an earlier agreement for a total of seven aircraft. The next four aircraft will be delivered by May, 1998. An official ceremony marking the delivery will be held at the joint Turkish-American air base in Incirlik on Friday. /Cumhuriyet/

    [06] SEZGIN IN BUDAPEST

    Defense Minister Ismet Sezgin yesterday began an official two-day visit to Hungary to sign a military training and cooperation agreement between Ankara and Budapest. Sezgin, who was greeted by his Hungarian counterpart, Ghorgy Keleti, at Budapest's Tokol Airport, will head the Turkish delegation during official talks between the delegations. The signing of a military training and cooperation accord will follow the meeting.

    During his visit to Budapest, Sezgin is expected to meet with Hungarian Parliamentary Speaker Zoltan Gal, Prime Minister Gyula Horn and the Hungarian Parliament's Foreign Relations Commission chairman, Istvan Szent-Ivanyi. He will return to Turkey on December 19. /Cumhuriyet/

    [07] TRNC TO SEEK INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

    The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has decided to accelerate its efforts to obtain international recognition following the European Union's (EU) recent decision to invite Greek Cyprus to start accession talks next year. "An official call for our recognition is now on the agenda. The steps to be taken have been determined," said TRNC Defense and Foreign Minister Taner Yetkin.

    The EU, at its December 12-13 summit in Luxembourg, invited five eastern European countries plus Greek Cyprus to start membership talks next year, preferably with a mixed delegation but if that proves to be politically impossible, with Greek Cypriots only. The Turkish Cypriot government has repeatedly rejected the proposal, saying that they can join the talks only as a separate but equal state. /Cumhuriyet/

    [08] SNOW PARALYZES LIFE

    Thrace and Western Anatolia are in the grip of heavy snow, and severe winter storms continue in the southern parts of the country. Snow has paralyzed life in Istanbul. People who set out on their way back home yesterday evening were stuck on the road. Snow locked up the traffic, cut electricity supplies and caused dalays in mass transportation schedules. The Istanbul Governor's Office declared a one-day official holiday for primary and secondary schools. /Cumhuriyet and all papers/

    [09] TURKEY APPOINTS NEW AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA

    Turkey and Libya have decided to mutually appoint ambassadors. Accordingly, Turkey has requested a letter of accredition for Ambassador Mufit Ozdes. Observers say that this move is an indication of Turkey's efforts to improve relations with Arab countries. /Cumhuriyet/ Milliyet_

    [10] TURKISH BUSINESSMAN CEM KINAY GIVEN AUSTRIAN AWARD

    Trend, an economics periodical, and News, a weekly magazine in Austria, has presented Dr.Cem Kinay with the the Businessman of the Year award. The award was presented by Dr. Christian Rainer, the editor of Trend, in a ceremony where Minister of Internal Affairs, Karl Schogl, remarked his friendship with Kinay and expressed his admirations for Kinay`s performance in the field of tourism organization. Dr.Kinay, in his reply, thanked his family and all the people working in his company for their support. Kinay underlined that with this award Austria was again giving support and encouragement to foreign businessmen. /Hurriyet/

    END


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