Browse through our Interesting Nodes for Greek Discussion Lists & Newsgroups A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Thursday, 21 November 2019
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

Turkish Press Review, 98-09-01

Turkish Press Review Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

01.09.98

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] DENKTAS PROPOSES CONFEDERATION IN 'FINAL EFFORT' FOR SOLUTION
  • [02] CEM IN TRNC
  • [03] PRESIDENT NARAYANAN OF INDIA TO VISIT TURKEY
  • [04] CULTURE MINISTER VISITS BAKU
  • [05] LABOUR MINISTER CAGAN IN LUXEMBOURG
  • [06] COOPERATION WITH PALESTINE ON EDUCATION
  • [07] BARZANI TO VISIT ANKARA
  • [08] GROWTH RATE FOR FIRST HALF TO BE 6.3 %
  • [09] FAMOUS CONTRACTOR SEZAI TURKES DIES
  • [10] KARDEMIR ASSISTING ZENICA
  • [11] INVESTMENT BANK SELECTED FOR ERDEMIR PRIVATIZATION
  • [12] AIR FORCE ACADEMY DIPLOMAS AWARDED
  • [13] AUTUMN TO TEST TURKISH ECONOMY'S STRENGTH
  • [14] TL 10 TRILLION PAID TO VICTIMS OF ADANA EARTHQUAKE
  • [15] ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY TAKES ACTION TO SAVE SALT LAKE
  • [16] TURKISH CALLIGRAPHY ON DISPLAY IN US
  • [17] TURKEY BEGINS HER OPENING PROGRAMME IN LATIN AMERICA
  • [18] ATATURK MONUMENT IN VENEZUELA
  • [19] TURKISH BANKS AMONG 500 BANKS IN THE WORLD
  • [20] TURKISH CARTOON EXHIBITION IN EUROPE
  • [21] SCHRODER'S STATEMENT ON TURKEY
  • [22] VICTORY DAY COMMEMORATED IN LISBON

  • [01] DENKTAS PROPOSES CONFEDERATION IN 'FINAL EFFORT' FOR SOLUTION

    President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Rauf Denktas called on Southern Cyprus on Monday for the establishment of a confederation with 'special relationships' between the two sides and their motherlands as a 'final effort' on the part of the TRNC for a solution. Denktas revealed a five-point proposal at a press conference in Lefkose, flanked by visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem, who emphasized that his presence there underlined the full Turkish support for Denktas' proposal. "This proposal will constitute a realistic solution for Cyprus and will construct the bridges for future cooperation between the two Cypriot sides" Denktas said.

    However, Greece was quick to reject the proposal saying that it aimed at 'formalizing the occupation and partition of Cyprus'. Greek government spokesman Dimitri Reppas said that the policy of the Turkish side was completely different from "what the internatioanl community expects from it" and criticized the international community for remaining inactive on the Cyprus problem. /All papers/

    [02] CEM IN TRNC

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem said in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) yesterday that the proposal for the establishment of a "Cyprus Confederation" did not have anything to do with the deployment of Russian-made S-300 missiles on the island. Cem added that the radar system of S-300 missiles had the technical capacity to get information from all military activities and communications in southern regions of Turkey and even Mediterranean coasts. While evaluating the negative response, Cem said that Greece once more showed her destructive face to the world. /Milliyet/

    [03] PRESIDENT NARAYANAN OF INDIA TO VISIT TURKEY

    President Kocheril Raman Narayanan of India will visit Turkey between 16-21 September officially as the guest of Turkish President Suleyman Demirel, the Anatolia news agency reports. The Indian Embassy in Ankara stated that Narayanan will begin a tour covering Turkey, Germany, Portugal and Luxembourg.

    [04] CULTURE MINISTER VISITS BAKU

    Turkish Culture Minister Istemihan Talay went to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, yesterday as the official guest of his Azerbaijani counterpart Polat Bulbuloglu. In a statement prior to his department from Ankara's Esenboga Airport, Talay noted that they wanted to further develop cultural relations between the two countries. Talay said that Chairman of the Cem Foundation Prof.Izzettin Dogan and famous painter Cemil Karababa would accompany him during his visit to Baku and added that portraits of Azerbaijani President Haydar Aliyev and Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, painted by Karababa, will be presented to Aliyev as a gift. /Sabah/

    [05] LABOUR MINISTER CAGAN IN LUXEMBOURG

    Labour and Social Security Minister Nami Cagan yesterday went to Luxembourg for an official visit upon the invitation of Labour Minister Jeaen Claude Juncker. In a statement by the press office, it was said that Cagan would hold bilateral talks with Labour Minister Juncker to improve technical cooperation between the countries and the two ministers would exchange views on various subjects. Cagan will propose to sign an agreement on social security between Turkey and Luxembourg. Labour Minister Cagan is expected to return home tomorrow. /Cumhuriyet/

    [06] COOPERATION WITH PALESTINE ON EDUCATION

    An agreement envisaging cooperation between Education Ministry and Palestinian Higher Education Ministry went into effect after being published in the Official Gazette yesterday. The agreement, which aims to improve cooperation among the higher educational institutions of both countries, foresees the cooperation of faculty members, experts, university students and graduates in exchanging academic publications, documents and information and research projects. According to the agreement, the Turkish side will give scholarship to a group of Palestinians for university education and post-graduate studies. /Cumhuriyet/

    [07] BARZANI TO VISIT ANKARA

    Chairman of the Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party (IKDP) Mesut Barzani will arrive in Ankara tomorrow. Barzani, who will stay in Ankara for three days, is expected to meet with Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit and Foreign Minister Ismail Cem. Barzani will later proceed on to Washington. /Sabah/

    [08] GROWTH RATE FOR FIRST HALF TO BE 6.3 %

    The State Institute of Statistics (DIE) announced the growth rate for the first six months of 1998 to be 6.3 %. The growth rate for 1997 was 8.3 %. Meanwhile, the per capita income in 1997 was recalculated according to the results of the 1997 census. The per capita income in Turkey, which has a population of 62.8 million, for 1997 was $3,080, the Anatolia news agency reported.

    [09] FAMOUS CONTRACTOR SEZAI TURKES DIES

    Sezai Turkes, one of Turkey's best known international contractors and founder and chairman of Sezai Turkes-Fevzi Akkaya Holding (STFA), has died at the age of 90, family friends said yesterday. /All papers/

    [10] KARDEMIR ASSISTING ZENICA

    The iron and steel factory in Zenica, Bosnia, which is the largest in the Balkans apart from those in Turkey, will begin operating again because of financial and technological distribution assistance from Turkey. Not only will the 1.5 million-ton-capacity factory start to produce again, but in addition, within the framework of a four-stage plan, new factories will be established as a result of this increasing cooperation. Turkey has already prepared projects which will support its defense industry, as well, the Anatolia news agency reported yesterday.

    Dr.Sencer Imer, chairman of the board of directors of Karabuk Iron and Steel Company (KARDEMIR), the Turkish company assisting Zenica in its resumption of distribution, stated that the iron and steel factory in Zenica was the biggest in the Balkans in the 1980s.

    [11] INVESTMENT BANK SELECTED FOR ERDEMIR PRIVATIZATION

    HSBC (Hong Kong-Shanghai Banking Corporation) Investment Banking will act as the intermediary for the privatization of a portion of the 51.66 % state-owned share of the steel and iron company, Eregli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari A.S. (ERDEMIR).

    According to a written explanation provided by the Privatization Administration (OIB), HSBC Investment Banking was chosen from among four candidates after technical and financial evaluations. The OIB wants the investment bank to select a Turkish financial institution to handle the public offering of the shares, the Anatolia news agency reported.

    [12] AIR FORCE ACADEMY DIPLOMAS AWARDED

    President Suleyman Demirel, Parliament Speaker Hikmet Cetin, Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz and Chief of General Staff Gen.Huseyin Kivrikoglu presented 201 students at the Air Force Academy with diplomas yesterday. The graduating students included 17 women and 16 foreigners. /All papers/

    [13] AUTUMN TO TEST TURKISH ECONOMY'S STRENGTH

    Amer Bisat, an expert in Emerging Markets at the international advisory company, Salomon Smith Barney, has said that in an atmosphere, during which an international economic crisis is being experienced, the efforts to be exerted by the Turkish government were limited. He noted that in order to safeguard the confidence of foreign investors in the economy, Turkey should avoid implementing populist policies such as subsidy in agriculture and salary increases over than planned.

    Meanwhile, the government's newly announced measures to overcome the effects of the Russian economic crisis will be tested in the capital and foreign exchange markets in September. The Cabinet's decision to soften tax reform will take effect today. Bidding for the government's 133-day-term bonds will take place today and will be the most critical test of the Treasury this year. /All papers/

    [14] TL 10 TRILLION PAID TO VICTIMS OF ADANA EARTHQUAKE

    Floods and earthquakes throughout the country this year affected three million citizens, who received a total of TL 10 trillion from the Social Cooperation and Solidarity Fund said State Minister Hasan Gemici during a visit to Sanliurfa yesterday, the Anatolia news agency reports.

    [15] ENVIRONMENT MINISTRY TAKES ACTION TO SAVE SALT LAKE

    Environment Minister Imren Aykut announced that a project to save Salt lake will exceed TL 27 trillion, the Anatolia news agency reported yesterday. Minister Aykut visited Konya Governor Namik Gunel and received information concerning the problems of the city.

    [16] TURKISH CALLIGRAPHY ON DISPLAY IN US

    Sakip Sabanci Calligraphy Collection comprising valuable calligraphic art, Sultan's decrees and old Korans will be displayed in the world renown "The Metropolitan Museum of Art" and "Los Angeles County Museum of Art". "Gold Letters: Ottoman Calligraphic Art from Sakip Sabanci Collection" exhibition will be on display in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 11 September- 13 December 1998 and Los Angeles County Museum of Art on 25 February-17 May 1999. /Cumhuriyet/

    [17] TURKEY BEGINS HER OPENING PROGRAMME IN LATIN AMERICA

    Turkey will begin her opening programme in Latin America, the Anatolia news agency reports. She had applied the same programme in Africa previously. The Latin America Action Programme that was foreseen within the framework of opening policy in the regions where Turkey could not improve relations because of the geographical and political distance, will begin in Ankara today and continue with a series of meetings that will last for three days. Foreign Minister Ismail Cem will chair the meetings.

    [18] ATATURK MONUMENT IN VENEZUELA

    At the 76th anniversary of the Victory Day an Ataturk Monument has been erected in Karakas, one of the biggest cities of Latin America and the capital of Venezuela. At the opening ceremony of the monument on 30 August, Baruta Mayor Ivenna Attas said that she decided to erect an Ataturk monument in Karakas during her visit to Izmir last year. The monument was made in Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul. /Milliyet/

    [19] TURKISH BANKS AMONG 500 BANKS IN THE WORLD

    Akbank is 178th biggest bank in the world in equity capital among 500 banks in the world. According to a survey of the Institutional Investor, Turkiye Is Bank ranks 230th, Yapi Kredi is 237th, Pamukbank is 383rd, Vakifbank 387th and Garanti Bank is 463rd biggest banks in the world in their equity capitals. /Milliyet/

    [20] TURKISH CARTOON EXHIBITION IN EUROPE

    A cartoon exhibition called "Hey Turkey", which will display works of Turkish cartoonists including Ali Ulvi Ersoy, Turhan Selcuk, Ferruh Dogan and Tan Oral, will tour several European cities. The exhibition will be opened in Berlin on September 7. /Hurriyet/

    [21] SCHRODER'S STATEMENT ON TURKEY

    Answering questions by Hurriyet newspaper correspondent, Gerhard Schroder, who is running for the position of Chancellor as the candidate of the Social Democrat Party in the general election to be held in Germany on September 7, said yesterday that the gates to Europe must be kept open for Turkey. Noting Turkey's significance for Europe, Schroder said that the current silence in relations between Germany and Turkey must be overcome. Schroder also noted that Turkey should meet some conditions about the internal policy for resuming the talks with the European Union. /Hurriyet/

    [22] VICTORY DAY COMMEMORATED IN LISBON

    August 30, the Turkish Victory Day was commemorated by Turks during the Expo '98 fair, held in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Accompanied by State Ministers Burhan Kara and Refaaddin Sahin, Minister of Energy Cumhur Ersumer and deputies from the Republican People's Party, Turks also held a parade in Lisbon on August 30. Turkish folk dance and "semazen" groups performed shows for visitors at the fair. /Hurriyet/
    Turkish Press Review Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    trkpr2html v1.02a run on Tuesday, 1 September 1998 - 10:51:12 UTC