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Turkish Press Review, 00-08-09

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

09.08.00

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] SEZER VETOES THE CONTROVERSIAL DECREE
  • [02] COALITION PARTNERS MEET TO DISCUSS PRESIDENT'S VETO
  • [03] PRIME MINISTER ECEVIT: "TURKEY WILL BE A MODEL"
  • [04] EL-SHAZLY'S STATEMENT
  • [05] NEW DECREE FOR THE MUNICIPALITIES
  • [06] MINISTER TURK IN SAKARYA
  • [07] ADMIRAL ERDIL HEADS FOR ROMANIA
  • [08] RUSSIA'S MILITARY INSPECTION IN TURKEY
  • [09] NARCOTICS OPERATION
  • [10] CROSS-BORDER ILLEGAL MIGRATION
  • [11] EXPORTS TO IRAQ
  • [12] BIG COMPETITION FOR SATELLITE BIDDING
  • [13] INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT 3.4 PERCENT
  • [14] TELSIM LAUNCHES SERVICE FOR FASTER INTERNET ACCESS
  • [15] QUALITY AWARD TO CENAJANS GREY
  • [16] TURSAB ATTEMPTS TO BOOST FAITH TOURISM
  • [17] 12TH GOLDEN COCOON FILM FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED
  • [18] BESIKTAS BEATS LOCOMOTIVE MOSCOW

  • [01] SEZER VETOES THE CONTROVERSIAL DECREE

    Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer yesterday refused to approve a decree in the force of law which would dismiss hundreds of civil servants who are allegedly involved in reactionary and separatist activities. President Sezer said the dismissal of civil servants should be backed by law instead of decree. President Sezer's Press Office said in a statement, "The President has returned the decree with the belief that the principle of the state of law obliges that the arrangements sought by the decree should be made by law." In the statement, Sezer reaffirmed his commitment to defending the constitutional principle of secularism. /All papers/

    [02] COALITION PARTNERS MEET TO DISCUSS PRESIDENT'S VETO

    It is expected the coalition government partners will meet today to discuss President Ahmet Necdet Sezer's veto for the decree in the force of law concerning the dismissal of the civil servants who are involved in reactionary and separatist actions. Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit said, "I will discuss the issue with the chairmen of the coalition parties." Mr. Ecevit, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahceli, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of Motherland Party (ANAP) Mesut Yilmaz are expected to meet today. It was claimed that the government would try to pass the decree as a law when the Parliament returns from recess in October rather than sending it back to the President which might cause a tension between the government and the President. Meanwhile, opposition parties indicated their appraisement with the President's veto of the decree in the force of law. Spokesmen of True Path Party (DYP) and the Virtue Party (FP) said that the President displayed his loyalty to the principle of supremacy of law. /Turkiye/

    [03] PRIME MINISTER ECEVIT: "TURKEY WILL BE A MODEL"

    Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit said that Turkey would be a modern and model country for its contemporary understanding of Islam.

    Prime Minister Ecevit said that during the 4th Eurosia Islamic Council which was held in Sarajevo between 25-28 July, very important decisions were taken. He said that some of them were setting of the dates of religious holidays by the Directorate of Religious Affairs; establishment of education and research centers on Islam in Turkey, the need for a contemporary interpretation of Koran and re-examination of fikh (canonical decisions) and hadiths (words of Prophet Muhammed) in the light of today's development in science and socio-political life, prevention of exploiting the religion for political gains. /Sabah/

    [04] EL-SHAZLY'S STATEMENT

    Egyptian Ambassador to Ankara, Muhammed Fathi El-Shazly, said they expect Turkey to play a more active role in the Middle East peace process. In his statement to daily Cumhuriyet El-Shazly said: "Turkey's role should be above being a mediator. Turkey has followed a very cautious policy concerning the issue until now. I think you should have an independent initiative in the region. We consider Turkey as an inseparable part of the Middle East". /Cumhuriyet/

    [05] NEW DECREE FOR THE MUNICIPALITIES

    Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister Devlet Bahceli said, "As government, we are determined to eliminate the shortcomings the local municipalities face". It was stated that the government prepared a decree on controlling the budgets of the muicipalities and avoiding the waste of resources. According to the decree the expenses and the investments of the municipalities will be transparent. The procedures of the activities ranging from buying official cars to the employment of workers will change within the new decree. In addition, the decree includes certain measures for ensuring new resources for the municipalities. These measures will be based on new taxes. /Turkiye/

    [06] MINISTER TURK IN SAKARYA

    Minister of Justice Hikmet Sami Turk visited Governor of Sakarya Cahit Kirac and was briefed on the the works that were carried out after the last year's devastating earthquake. On the other hand, in response to a question, Turk stated that the abolution of death penalty would be beneficial for Turkey in terms of its relations with the European Union (EU). Also answering a question concerning the extradition of Fehriye Erdal, Turk said that they had informed Belgian officials that nobody had been executed in Turkey since 1984 and that they had wanted the woman's political asylum claim to be denied and be extradited to Turkey. He added that the death penalty was a major obstacle to Turkey's relations with other EU countries. /Cumhuriyet/

    [07] ADMIRAL ERDIL HEADS FOR ROMANIA

    Naval Forces Commander Admiral Ilhami Erdil went to Romania at the official invitation of Romanian Naval Forces Commander Traian Atanasiu, whom Erdil is scheduled to visit. He will lay a wreath at the Turkish Military Cemetery in Bucharest on 11 August. Erdil is also scheduled to visit Romanian Chief of Staff Mircea Chelaru on the same day, after which he will return to Turkey. /Turkish Daily News/

    [08] RUSSIA'S MILITARY INSPECTION IN TURKEY

    Within the scope of the Open Skies Agreement signed in 1992, Russia will hold military inspections in Turkey between August 7-11. An aircraft called "An-30B" flew to Turkey for that purpose. The representatives of the "Center for Reducing the Nuclear Threat", affiliated with the Russian Ministry of Defense, also came to Turkey to conduct the inspections. The Russian delegation is equipped with a camera called AFA-41_10 which will be used for the inspection from the air. The Open Skies Agreement was considered to be one of the key points for controlling the military activities all over the world. The same Russian delegation was in the US recently to conduct inspections within the scope of the Agreement. /Turkiye/

    [09] NARCOTICS OPERATION

    The Istanbul Narcotics Branch Directorate seized 55.5 kilos of heroin destined for smuggling overseas during an operation in Bagcilar. Istanbul police pursued a group of smugglers who were reportedly carrying heroin from Southeastern Anatolia to Europe. Police took three individuals into custody. Officials stated that market value of the heroin is estimated TL 1 trillion. /Cumhuriyet/

    [10] CROSS-BORDER ILLEGAL MIGRATION

    It was reported that 2,515 foreigners, caught while attempting to cross the border into Turkey at seven separate locations in Van province, had been deported. The security forces stated that improved security measures to prevent illegal border crossings have resulted in a 10% drop in the number of recorded attempts. /Turkish Daily News/

    [11] EXPORTS TO IRAQ

    Turkish businessmen tour of Iraq, Iran and Syria under the chairmanship of State Minister Edip Safter Gaydali in March paved the way for establishing new export contacts with these countries. Turkish companies' contracts with Iraq has increased five times reaching $190 million. With the approval of other contracts, the exports will reach $300 million. The exports include not only food stuff but also industrial products, construction materials and spare parts for cars. /Milliyet/

    [12] BIG COMPETITION FOR SATELLITE BIDDING

    After Turkey's reopening its military satellite bidding, the competition among the US companies has increased. Three US companies have announced that they wanted to participate the bidding. Acoording to an article published in Defense News, LM Space Systems Company has completed its preparation to participate the satellite bidding. An authority from LM Space Systems Company, Ed Irvin said they were pleased with Turkey's reopening of the bidding. It had been announced that the contract had been awarded to Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) without opening the bidding. Therefore Israeli officials said that they were uneasy with the cancellation of the contract and it was stated that IAI might prefer to withdraw from the bidding as it has to compete with three US companies which would decrease its chance to win the bidding. /Turkiye/

    [13] INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT 3.4 PERCENT

    State Institute of Statistics (DIE) announced that industrial output increased by 2.4 percent in June and 3.4 percent in the first six months of this year. Manufacturing industry output rose 3 percent compared to the same month last year. /Milliyet/

    [14] TELSIM LAUNCHES SERVICE FOR FASTER INTERNET ACCESS

    Telsim launched a new technology called General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) to enable the fastest and cheapest access to the Internet through cellular phones. Telsim became the third GSM company offering this newest technology to the service of its customers apart from British Telephone Cellnet and German T-Mobile. With the GPRS adjustable cellular phones, Telsim customers will be able to connect to Internet without any extra charge. /Star/

    [15] QUALITY AWARD TO CENAJANS GREY

    Cenajans Grey Turkey was presented with the "Quality Summit Convention for Excellence in Corporate Image and Quality Award" at the "Quality Summit New York 2000" convention organized by Business Initiative Directions (BID). The award is given to the companies which meet the established criteria, such as giving the best qualified service to the customers with the motto "Do it better, do the best", qualified administration and production, customer satisfaction, having a vision, recruiting new administrators. /Hurriyet/

    [16] TURSAB ATTEMPTS TO BOOST FAITH TOURISM

    Turkish Association of Travel Agents (TURSAB) Chairman Alex Baltazzi said Turkey could do very well in faith tourism. He said, "Turkey has good touristic elements, and if it assesses these elements in order to promote itself properly, it could be the third most popular country after Israel and Italy in the faith tourism sector." This year is very important for Izmir and Turkey because it is the 5,000th anniversary of Izmir's establishment as well as the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. In this important year, Turkey wants to participate in the $50 billion and 100-million-strong tourist global market for faith tourism. In Turkey there are some 316 sites of interest concerning faith tourism. Baltazzi told Israel and Italy have been promoting faith tourism for a long time and that Turkey should also develop its tactics to compete with such countries. /Turkish Daily News/

    [17] 12TH GOLDEN COCOON FILM FESTIVAL IS POSTPONED

    12th Golden Cocoon Film, Culture and Art Activities Festival was postponed. According to the written statement made by the Executive Council of the Cocoon Culture, Art and Tourism Services, the authorization given to the Intermed Company to organize the festival was cancelled. It was announced in the statement that the promotion reception which was supposed to be held in Istanbul was also cancelled. /Turkiye/

    [18] BESIKTAS BEATS LOCOMOTIVE MOSCOW

    At Championship League qualifying tour match which was held last night in Istanbul, Besiktas beat its Russian rival Lokomotive Moscow 3-0. /Star/
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