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Turkish Press Review, 98-09-21

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

21.09.98

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] HIGH-LEVEL OFFICIALS IN DIYARBAKIR
  • [02] KIVRIKOGLU RETURNS HOME
  • [03] WORLD PRESS COUNCIL MEETING ENDS
  • [04] NEW ECONOMIC MEASURES AGAINST IMKB FALL
  • [05] FOREIGN MINISTER CEM IN NEW YORK
  • [06] JATA MEETS IN TURKEY
  • [07] ERDEMIR ON THE COVER OF R AND D MAGAZINE
  • [08] KARAYALCIN IN BRUSSELS
  • [09] IRISH ASSEMBLY SPEAKER IN ISTANBUL
  • [10] NEW ISTANBUL PROJECT
  • [11] OIL PRODUCTION IN TURKEY
  • [12] 42,000 COMPANIES IN EIGHT MONTHS
  • [13] SERIF CIM DIES IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
  • [14] BIDDING FOR STRAITS SECURITY NETWORK STARTS
  • [15] MINISTER OF FORESTRY PROMISES REPLANTING
  • [16] TURKISH TROOPS PARTICIPATING IN INTERNATIONAL EXERCISES
  • [17] ROLLING STONES ROCK ISTANBUL

  • [01] HIGH-LEVEL OFFICIALS IN DIYARBAKIR

    President Suleyman Demirel, Parliament Speaker Hikmet Cetin, Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz, six ministers, nearly 30 deputies, many businessmen and bureaucrats visited Diyarbakir yesterday. Demirel, Cetin, Yilmaz and six ministers opened or laid the foundations of many facilities in various sectors from education to health, from tourism to industry. Demirel said in a speech that Turkey would be a very strong country in the 21st century. After departing from Diyarbakir, Yilmaz went to Istanbul where he had an unofficial meeting with former Greek Prime Minister Konstantin Micotakis in Istanbul to attend a wedding at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in the Fener district of Istanbul. /Sabah/

    [02] KIVRIKOGLU RETURNS HOME

    Chief of General Staff, Gen.Huseyin Kivrikoglu has returned home after attending the "130th Military Committee General Staffs" meetings in Brussels. Regarding the meetings, Kivrikoglu said that recent developments in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina and other international issues as well as European security had been discussed during the meetings. He added that he had held high-level bilateral meetings while in Brussels. /Cumhuriyet/

    [03] WORLD PRESS COUNCIL MEETING ENDS

    Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz gave a banquet to foreign and domestic press members attending the 7th International Congress and 4th General Council of the World Press Council Union in Istanbul. At the dinner, Yilmaz said claims that Turkey was among the countries which had a great number of journalists in prisons were not fair. He added that judiciary decisions given in support of these claims were actually within the scope of the legal struggle against terrorism. /Cumhuriyet/

    [04] NEW ECONOMIC MEASURES AGAINST IMKB FALL

    Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz, Finance Minister Zekeriya Temizel and representatives of the Istanbul Stock Exchange (IMKB) will hold a meeting today in Istanbul. At the meeting a new economic package comprising measures to halt the fall in stock exchange trading, and the tax system applications in 2000 will be determined. After the meeting the prime minister will hold a press conference to announce the new economic measures. /Cumhuriyet/

    [05] FOREIGN MINISTER CEM IN NEW YORK

    Foreign Minister Ismail Cem went on Saturday to New York to attend the 53rd term meeting of the UN General Council. The meeting, which will continue for two weeks will be opened with a speech by US President Bill Clinton. Turkey will be represented at the meeting by Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz, who will go to New York today, and Foreign Minister Ismail Cem. Yilmaz will give a speech at the Council on 24 September. In his speech Yilmaz will announce Turkey's candidacy for membership in the UN Security Council by 2001. It is expected that Yilmaz will meet UN General Secretary Kofi Annan on 24 September and will organize a press conference on 25 September. /Cumhuriyet/

    [06] JATA MEETS IN TURKEY

    The Japanese Travel Agencies' Union (JATA), which organizes agency annual meeting in a different parts of the world, met in Turkey this year. The Undersecretary of the Tourism Ministry Fermani Uygun also attended the meeting. After the meeting Uygun said that it had been decided to improve tourism activities between Turkey and Japan. /Cumhuriyet/

    [07] ERDEMIR ON THE COVER OF R AND D MAGAZINE

    One of the leading magazines of the US, "R and D" put Dr. Ali Erdemir's picture on the cover of its last issue. The magazine recently put Dr. Erdemir among the most successful 100 scientists in the world with his discoveries leading to decreasing the friction coefficient to zero. /Cumhuriyet/

    [08] KARAYALCIN IN BRUSSELS

    Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Turkish Parliament, Murat Karayalcin, arrived in Brussels yesterday to attend a meeting within the structure of the European Parliament. The meeting, held on invitation of Tom Spencer, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the European Parliament, aims to take up the issues of stability in southeastern Europe and good neighbourly relations. Representatives from the European Union (EU) countries, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Russia and the US will attend the meeting which will end this evening, the Anatolia news agency reported over the weekend.

    [09] IRISH ASSEMBLY SPEAKER IN ISTANBUL

    Speaker of the Irish Assembly Seamus Pattison and his five-member parliamentary delegation arrived in Istanbul yesterday as the official guests of Turkish Parliament Speaker Hikmet Cetin. Pattison said in a statement at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport that his visit aimed to further develop friendship between the parliaments of Turkey and Ireland. Pattison and his delegation will visit Ankara on Tuesday to hold official contacts and will leave Turkey on September 24, the Anatolia news agency reports.

    [10] NEW ISTANBUL PROJECT

    An "Istanbul European New City Project", which aims to establish a regional centre for 375,000 people in the Thracian side of Istanbul, will be realized with the partnership of the French New Cities High Council and the French public services institution Suez-Lyonnaise Des Eaux and Turkish Kentimar City Development and Trade. Within the framework of the project, $5 billion worth of foreign investments will be achieved and employment for almost 12,000 people will be created. /Sabah/

    [11] OIL PRODUCTION IN TURKEY

    According to a 1997 "Energy Report" by the Turkish National Committee of the World Energy Council, when current reserves are taken into consideration, Turkey has the capacity to produce oil for 13.4 years. The report notes that 90 % of Turkeys' oil requirements are being met through imports, and adds that Turkey has a total of 978.7 million tons of oil including possible reserves. /Sabah/

    [12] 42,000 COMPANIES IN EIGHT MONTHS

    During the first eight months of this year, 41,776 companies, the capital of which totals TL 443.5 trillion, were established in Turkey. During the January-August period, on a regional basis, most of the companies (1,735) were set up in Istanbul. /Sabah/

    [13] SERIF CIM DIES IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

    Bilecik Deputy from the True Path Party (DYP), Serif Cim, died yesterday in a traffic accident. The number of DYP deputies has thus decreased to 95. /Sabah/

    [14] BIDDING FOR STRAITS SECURITY NETWORK STARTS

    Bidding for the construction of a "Fully Automatic Computerized Ship Traffic Control" system that will help to provide safe passage through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits will be opened today at the Undersecretariat of Naval Affairs in Ankara. /Hurriyet/

    [15] MINISTER OF FORESTRY PROMISES REPLANTING

    Minister of Forestry Ersin Taranoglu inspected over the weekend some destroyed forests in Istanbul. Taranoglu told press members that his ministry had already started work on replanting trees in those areas where trees had been burned up in forest fires ten days ago. /Hurriyet/

    [16] TURKISH TROOPS PARTICIPATING IN INTERNATIONAL EXERCISES

    Turkish troops left Turkey yesterday to take part in "Cooperation for Peace" military exercises being staged between September 21-28 in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. A departure ceremony was held at Corlu Airport for the 41-strong Turkish unit. The US, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Russia will also share in the manoeuvres. /Hurriyet/

    [17] ROLLING STONES ROCK ISTANBUL

    Istanbul resounded Saturday night to the decades-old songs of the legendary rock group the Rolling Stones. On the occasion of the celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Turkish Republic, the Rolling Stones performed at Ali Sami Yen Stadium. Nearly 30,000 Rolling Stones fans attended the concert. /All papers/
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