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Turkish Press Review, 98-07-17

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

17.07.98

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] YILMAZ TO VISIT TRNC
  • [02] SPANISH PRIME MINISTER TO VISIT TURKEY
  • [03] OPERATION IN SIVAS: THREE PKK TERRORISTS KILLED
  • [04] GENDARMERY OPERATIONS IN ISTANBUL
  • [05] 'TURKEY WILL ABSOLUTELY JOIN EU'
  • [06] US ORDER OF MERIT FOR KARADAYI
  • [07] MOODY'S REPRESENTATIVE SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME
  • [08] ISRAEL UNWILLING TO GET INVOLVED IN CYPRUS ISSUE
  • [09] RUSSIA TO DELIVER MISSILES BY SEA
  • [10] FORMER GENDARMERY COMMANDER PASSES AWAY
  • [11] WORLD BANK SUPPORTS NATURAL SITES IN TURKEY
  • [12] DUMA CHAIRMAN TO VISIT TURKEY
  • [13] ECEVIT TO PERSUADE EUROPE
  • [14] ANKARA CAUTIOUS ABOUT AEGEAN
  • [15] KLERIDES: "TURKEY WILL NOT ATTACK US"
  • [16] WASHINGTON POST: "TURKEY IS SEEKING REGIONAL STABILITY"
  • [17] EU ANNULS QUOTAS FOR TURKISH RAW TEXTILE PRODUCTS
  • [18] TANER PRAISES TURKISH ECONOMY

  • [01] YILMAZ TO VISIT TRNC

    Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz will visit the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) on July 20. Yilmaz, who will share in the July 20 Peace Operation celebrations in the TRNC, will meet with TRNC President Rauf Denktas and Prime Minister Dervis Eroglu. Meanwhile, a project for the transfer of water from Turkey to the TRNC with huge semi-submersible balloons, will officially start during a ceremony to be attended by Turkish President Suleyman Demirel on July 25. General Director of the State Water Works (DSI) Dogan Altinbilek said that a pipeline project for an annual transfer of 75 million cubic meters of water has also been started to solve the water shortage in the TRNC. /Sabah/

    [02] SPANISH PRIME MINISTER TO VISIT TURKEY

    Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Anzar will visit Turkey between 21-23 July. It is expected that high level Spanish officials, businessmen and journalists will accompany Anzar during the visit. According to the Foreign Ministry, at the meetings between Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz and his Spanish counterpart Anzar, bilateral relations, international issues and recent developments will be discussed. /Cumhuriyet/

    [03] OPERATION IN SIVAS: THREE PKK TERRORISTS KILLED

    As a result of operations carried out by Turkish security forces in the Cayozu village of the Divrigi district following a massacre of four people by members of the PKK terrorist organization, three PKK terrorists have been killed and six terrorists have been taken into custody. Meanwhile, a member of the illegal TKPML/TIKKO organization has been detained in the Yaglialan village of the Turhal district in Tokat. /Sabah_

    [04] GENDARMERY OPERATIONS IN ISTANBUL

    The Istanbul Gendarmery has been conducting "peace operations" in and around Istanbul. By the end of the operations 29 wanted had been arrested and six unlicenced weapons had been confiscated. /Cumhuriyet/

    [05] 'TURKEY WILL ABSOLUTELY JOIN EU'

    A delegation from the German Industrialists' Confederation (BDI), invited to Turkey by the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TUSIAD), has met with Turkish President Suleyman Demirel and Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz. Head of the BDI Executive Board Hans Olaf Henkel yesterday said: "We want to contribute to the development of Turco-German relations". He stated that prior to his arrival in Turkey, he had met with German Prime Minister Helmuth Kohl and Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel, who both offered support for his visit. Noting that the first stage of joining the European Union (EU) was the solution of economic problems, Henkel pointed out that problems such as terrorism and fundamentalism should be similarly solved. /Sabah/

    [06] US ORDER OF MERIT FOR KARADAYI

    Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen.Ismail Hakki Karadayi, who is currently in Washington, has toured NATO Headquarters in Norfolk and Langley Air Base. Karadayi watched a special show of F-15 aircraft, high-tech fighter planes which are produced in the US. An official ceremony was later held in the Pentagon for Karadayi, who then returned from Norfolk to Washington. Prior to the ceremony, US Chief of General Staff Gen.Henry Shelton welcomed Karadayi with a 19 gun salute and decorated him with an Order of Merit. US Secretary of Defense William Cohen noted during the ceremony that Karadayi had contributed to the development of stability in the region around Turkey.

    Following the ceremony, Karadayi and Shelton held a meeting. Director of the Office of the US General Staff, Admiral Dennis Blair gave a briefing on the "global view" to Karadayi, who later met with Secretary of Defense Cohen. Karadayi also talked with Sandy Berger, President Clinton's National Security Advisor at the White House, and discussed a US proposal regarding a no-fly zone over Cyprus. /Sabah/

    [07] MOODY'S REPRESENTATIVE SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME

    David Levy, Head of the Department of Country Risks of Moody's Investors Service, said in a conference on "Rating Concepts and Applications in Turkey" in Istanbul, that the Turkish government's programme on struggling against inflation was very assertive. He added that if the programme was be fully applied, it would be a great success. Levy noted that the programme would increase Turkey's credit grade. He finally suggested that the programme should be followed without any concessions, so as to bring inflation in Turkey down to the expected level in the shortest possible time. /Cumhuriyet/

    [08] ISRAEL UNWILLING TO GET INVOLVED IN CYPRUS ISSUE

    The Israeli ambassador to Turkey, Uri Bar-Nar, said that the Jewish state does not want to interfere in Ankara'a affairs with its neighbouring Arab countries, just as Turkey does not want to draw Israel into the Cyprus issue, which involves Greek Cypriot attempts to deploy Russian-made S-300 missiles on the island.

    He also reiterated Israel's denial of recent reports that Turkish jetpilots were being trained in Israel to counter the S-300 missiles and that Turkey was building a base in its territories exclusively for Israel's use. /Cumhuriyet/

    [09] RUSSIA TO DELIVER MISSILES BY SEA

    The Russian Ruskii Telegraf daily newspaper has reported that delivery preparations were near completion and that warships from Russia's Atlantic fleet were expected to carry the missiles. The newspaper also reported preparations were continuing at the sea base in the northern city of Severomorsk and that activities of NATO spy planes over the region have recently accelerated. It noted too, that high security measures are being put into effect for the miisile delivery. /Milliyet/

    [10] FORMER GENDARMERY COMMANDER PASSES AWAY

    Retired General, Sedat Celasun, a former Gendarmery Forces Commander died of a heart attack on Thursday in Canakkale. His funeral will be held in Ankara, where he will be buried. /All papers/

    [11] WORLD BANK SUPPORTS NATURAL SITES IN TURKEY

    With the support of the World Bank, a project entitled GES-2 (Global Environmental Opportunities) is being prepared for the preservation of four natural sites in Turkey, the Anatolia news agency reported on Thursday. According to information received from Forestry Ministry and National Parks administration Timur Erdem, the World Bank is preparing the GES-2 project in order to protect the Sultansazligi Bird Haven, Artvin Camili Gogit Efendi Efeler Forest, Antalya Koprulu Canyon and Kirklareli Igneliada Sakagolu a region of outstanding natural beauty. The project will be put into effect after five years and all vehicles and equipment needed for the project will be provided by the World Bank.

    [12] DUMA CHAIRMAN TO VISIT TURKEY

    Gennadi Seleznyov, Chairman of the Duma, the sub-flank of the Parliament of the Russian Federation, will come to Turkey on Sunday. Seleznyov who will start contacts on July 20, is scheduled to be received by President Suleyman Demirel and Parliament Speaker Hikmet Cetin, the Anatolia news agency reported.

    [13] ECEVIT TO PERSUADE EUROPE

    Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, speaking at the first meeting of Higher Council for Citizens Living Abroad, yesterday accused European countries with conducting a policy of racial and religious discrimination and said,"We have to enlighten Europe on the subject. We have to persuade them that this is a disgrace for humanity." Noting that Turkish workers had once been ,called "guests" , Ecevit said that they were no longer seen as guests. /Milliyet/

    [14] ANKARA CAUTIOUS ABOUT AEGEAN

    Regarding newspaper reports on Greek intentions to lease some "rocks" having the status of islets, Foreign Ministry deputy Spokesman Sermet Atacanlý said yesterday, "Greece may do whatever it pleases with the islands belonging to it. However we will oppose any fait accompli concerning rocks of unknown ownership."/Milliyet/

    [15] KLERIDES: "TURKEY WILL NOT ATTACK US"

    Greek Cypriot Administration leader Glafkos Klerides said yesterday that he did not believe Turkey would attack in the event of the deployment of missiles. The Greek Cypriot leader reiterated his view that he would cancel the order if he believed progress had been made in solving the islands' problems. In an interview with Jane's Defence Weekly, Klerides said that he could not understand why Turkey sees the deployment of S-300 missiles as a reason for conflict. /Milliyet/

    [16] WASHINGTON POST: "TURKEY IS SEEKING REGIONAL STABILITY"

    A report by Kelly Couturier in yesterday's Washington Post newspaper, states that Turkey is concerned over instability in the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East and is ready to cooperate in any attempts to bring peace to these regions./Hurriyet/

    [17] EU ANNULS QUOTAS FOR TURKISH RAW TEXTILE PRODUCTS

    The European Union has withdrawn its decision to apply quotas on raw textiles produced in Turkey. Following efforts by Turkish officials to persuade the EU Commission that the decision, dated April 10 1997, is unjust, EU Commission officials reviewed their decision; but it will continue to apply quotas on raw textile products from China, Egypt, India, Indonesia and Pakistan. /Hurriyet/

    [18] TANER PRAISES TURKISH ECONOMY

    Giving a speech during the opening of an Istanbul meeting on "Rating and its Application in Turkey", State Minister responsible for the economy Gunes Taner said yesterday that international companies were mistaken in their previous evaluations about the Turkish economy. In the meeting, which representatives from Moody's, a rating company, also attended, Taner said that "rating firms had failed when they announced that some countries described as 'Asian tigers' were more secure for investment than Turkey." /Hurriyet/
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