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Turkish Press Review, 98-06-23

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

23.06.98

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] HOLBROOKE IN ATHENS
  • [02] AGREEMENT WITH IMF TO BE SIGNED NEXT WEEK
  • [03] AUSTRIAN, BELGIAN AMBASSADORS TOURING GAP REGION
  • [04] PALESTINIAN MINISTER CONTINUES ANKARA VISIT
  • [05] BURDA: "WE WILL EXTEND FULL SUPPORT TO TURKEY"
  • [06] 200 RUSSIAN OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO CYPRUS
  • [07] KIRIKKALE HEROIN OPERATION
  • [08] HURRIYET CARTOONS IN MOLDOVA
  • [09] GREEK AMBASSADOR VISITS BLACK SEA REGION
  • [10] CIVAN SET FREE ON BAIL
  • [11] TURKEY IN EXPO '98 FAIR
  • [12] WATER DELIVERY TO TRNC
  • [13] TURKEY AND POLAND SIGN MILITARY COOPERATION AGREEMENT
  • [14] TURKEY AND ALGERIA SIGN PROTOCOL FOR POLITICAL CONSULTATION
  • [15] TURKEY AND BOSNIA SEEK TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONING OF DAYTON ACCORD
  • [16] TURKISH-GERMAN BUSINESSMEN IN RUHR REGION MEET

  • [01] HOLBROOKE IN ATHENS

    Richard Holbrooke, US permanent representative in the United Nations and President Clinton's former special Cyprus envoy, and Thomas Miller, special Cyprus coordinator, went yesterday to Athe[Ans to seek ways to ease the tension between Greece and Turkey. Holbrooke met with Prime Minister Costas Simitis, Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangolos and other high level officials . According to the Greek press, Pangalos told Holbrooke that Greece wants the moratorium in the Aegean Sea to be extended by two months and military flights over Cyprus banned. /Cumhuriyet/

    [02] AGREEMENT WITH IMF TO BE SIGNED NEXT WEEK

    Head of the IMF-Turkey Desk Martin Hardy said yesterday that a Staff Monitoring Programme would be signed with Turkey probably next week. Hardy noted that following Turkish State Minister Gunes Taner's contacts with the IMF in the US, the final details of the agreement would be completed. Hardy said: "The IMF will agree to sign this agreement with Turkey because we have seen that the Turkish government is determined to reduce the inflation rate and implement economic programmes".

    Hardy stated that Turkey had a more stable capital structure when compared with Asian countries and added that the IMF believed Turkey would attract further foreign capital". /Hurriyet/

    [03] AUSTRIAN, BELGIAN AMBASSADORS TOURING GAP REGION

    Rasph Scheider and Alexis Brouhns, the Austrian and Belgian ambassadors to Ankara, went yesterday to the southeastern city of Sanliurfa to begin a tour of the Southeast Anatolia Project(GAP). The ambassadors told press members there that their countries were interested in the project and were ready to cooperate both in private and public investments. /Cumhuriyet/

    [04] PALESTINIAN MINISTER CONTINUES ANKARA VISIT

    The Turkish Foreign Ministry yesterday sent messages to Palestine via Higher Education Minister Hannan Asrawi who is holding contacts in Ankara. The ministry stressed that Turkey wants to improve relations with Palestine and hopes that Turkey's cooperation with Israel will not be misinterpreted by Palestine. Foreign Minister Ismail Cem will visit Israel and Palestine between July 6-9,said a statement by the ministry. Asrawi also visited the Middle East Technical University(METU) and Ankara University. /Cumhuriyet/

    [05] BURDA: "WE WILL EXTEND FULL SUPPORT TO TURKEY"

    Head of the Executive Board of the German Burda Group Dr.Hubert Burda, who is holding contacts in Turkey, met with Head of the Executive Board of Dogan Media Group, Aydin Dogan, yesterday. Burda said: "Turkey is a very important country for us and we are ready to exert every effort for the recovery of Turco-German relations and for Turkey's full EU membership". The Burda Group signed a cooperation agreement with the Hurriyet Magazine Group at the beginning of 1998. /Hurriyet/

    [06] 200 RUSSIAN OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO CYPRUS

    It is reported that Russia will send 200 officers to the Greek Cypriot Administration to prepare the deployment of Russian-made S-300 missiles on the island. Greek Cypriot newspapers noted that the Russian officers are expected to arrive in Cyprus by the end of this month. There is concern that the arrival of the officers will increase tension on the island. /Hurriyet/

    [07] KIRIKKALE HEROIN OPERATION

    Teams from the Department for the Struggle Against Smuggling from the Kirikkale Security Department have seized 200 grammes of heroin and 97 grammes of Indian hemp seeds. Cumali Gezici, who was taken into custody following the incident yesterday, was later arrested. /Hurriyet/

    [08] HURRIYET CARTOONS IN MOLDOVA

    During a visit of Turkish President Suleyman Demirel to Moldova on June 25-26, a joint exhibition including the cartoons which won awards at the Aydin Dogan Foundation Hurriyet International Cartoon Competition will be opened in Moldova. The exhibition will also be displayed in various cities in Asia, Europe and the US. /Hurriyet/

    [09] GREEK AMBASSADOR VISITS BLACK SEA REGION

    Greek Ambassador to Ankara Dimitrios Nezeritis has begun a visit to the Black Sea Region. Initially, Nezeritis visited the governor of Amasya Kemal Nehrozoglu and then the historical and touristic sites of the district. Nezeritis noted that his visit was aimed at strengthening friendship between the two countries and said: "Turkey is full of historical assests. My visit will continue in various districts". /Hurriyet/

    [10] CIVAN SET FREE ON BAIL

    The former General Director of Emlakbank Engin Civan was set free yesterday on bail for $215,000. It is reported that a case will will opened for the extradition of Civan to Turkey on June 17. Meanwhile, the US government has rejected the demand of the Turkish Justice Ministry for the extradition of criminals in the US to Turkey. Justice Minister Oltan Sungurlu noted that the US government rejected the extradition of Halil Bezmen by stating that he was a 'financial offender'. Sungurlu said that they would claim a new demand for the tax debt incurred by Bezmen. /Hurriyet/

    [11] TURKEY IN EXPO '98 FAIR

    Including Turkey 170 countries are participating in the worlds biggest fair. Expo '98 opened yesterday and will end 30 June. The main theme of the Expo '98 World Fair is "oceans". The personel boat of Sultan Abdulaziz, objects belonging to the Ottoman Navy and Anatolian civilizations and underwater archeological findings are exhibited at the Turkish stand in the fair. /Sabah/

    [12] WATER DELIVERY TO TRNC

    Director General of the State Water Board, Dogan Altınbilek said Turkey will oficially launch a project to supply the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) with water on June 25. "The first delivery will be carried out on June 25 using a plastic balloon with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters. In July a second balloon with the same capacity will join the first one and by the end of August three balloons will be operating," said Altinbilek. The balloons will be filled at the Mediterranean port of Soguksu near Anamur and will dock at the TRNC port of Kumkoy, near the town of Guzelyurt. /Sabah/

    [13] TURKEY AND POLAND SIGN MILITARY COOPERATION AGREEMENT

    Defense minister Ismet Sezgin and his Polish counterpart Janusz Onyszkiewicz in Warsaw on Monday signed a military cooperation agreement. The deal allows for an exchange of military cadets between the both countries, and stipulates that both countries will send military observers to view each other's military exercises.

    Sezgin will meet on Wednesday with Polish Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. He will also be received by Polish President Alexander Kwasniewski. /Cumhuriyet/

    [14] TURKEY AND ALGERIA SIGN PROTOCOL FOR POLITICAL CONSULTATION

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem and his Algerian counterpart Ahmed Attaf signed a political consultation protocol on Monday in Ankara. Speaking prior to the signing ceremony, Cem said that Turkey and Algeria were on the verge of a new beginning and that they would like to take new economic, social and political steps to further increase their ties.

    The visiting minister was also received by President Suleyman Demirel yesterday. Attaf will leave Turkey on Tuesday evening after meeting with high level Turkish officials. /Hurriyet/

    [15] TURKEY AND BOSNIA SEEK TO IMPROVE FUNCTIONING OF DAYTON ACCORD

    Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit stressed on Monday that contributing to the proper functioning of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Federation was both a humanitarian and national duty for Turkey. Speaking at a meeting with Bosnian President Eyup Ganic, who is on his first official visit to Turkey, Ecevit said that the objective of their talks was to seek ways of solving the economic and security problems of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Federation. Ganic for his part said that the Bosniana needed Turkey's contributions, and that stability in the Balkans was not possible without Turkey's cooperation.

    Before meeting Ecevit, Ganic came together with Parliament Speaker Hikmet Cetin. /Sabah/Hurriyet/

    [16] TURKISH-GERMAN BUSINESSMEN IN RUHR REGION MEET

    "Developments and prospects for German Turkish partnership" was the topic of a meeting in Haltern, Germany, the Anatolia news agency reported yesterday. It was organized by the Center for Turkish Studies (TAM), which has added a new activity geared toward entrepreneurs by bringing together the Turkish and German businessmen in Ruhr region. TAM Director, Faruk Sen, said that there were very attractive partnership projects for Turks and Germans in the Ruhr basin which was the largest industrial region in Germany and where there is a 380,000 Turkish population. He added that Turkish and German businessmen could also work on joint partnerships in Turkey.
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