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Turkish Press Review, 01-02-14

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CONTENTS

  • [01] RUSSIAN INTERIOR MINISTER RUSHAILO IN ANKARA
  • [02] FOREIGN MINISTER CEM'S SUPPORT TO REFORMIST LEADER HATEMI
  • [03] ISRAELI CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF MOFAZ TO VISIT TURKEY TODAY
  • [04] HOUSE OF LORDS MEETING ON THE SO-CALLED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
  • [05] GENOCIDE CLAIMS ON THE RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT
  • [06] LABOR AND SOCIAL SECURITY MINISTER OKUYAN FLIES TO HUNGARY
  • [07] COOPERATION ON DATA-PROCESSING WITH SWEDEN
  • [08] 'ARIA' TO TAKE PLACE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR
  • [09] SCHRODER SALOMON SMITH BARNEY INCREASES TURKISH BANKS' RATING
  • [10] TURKISH FOREIGN TRADE DELEGATION VISITS REPUBLIC OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
  • [11] FUTURES EXCHANGE WINS MINISTER APPROVAL
  • [12] FAZIL SAY'S CONCERT AMONG THE BEST FIVE CONCERTS IN JAPAN
  • [13] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...
  • [14] GREEK INDEMNITY: KARAAGAC BY YALIM ERALP (MILLIYET)
  • [15] THREE WARNINGS TO YILMAZ BY SABAHATTIN ONKIBAR (TURKIYE)
  • [16] PRESIDENT SEZER AT THE BALKANS SUMMIT
  • [17] RUSSIAN INTERIOR MINISTER RUSHAILO IN ANKARA
  • [18] FOREIGN MINISTER CEM'S SUPPORT TO REFORMIST LEADER HATEMI
  • [19] IRANIAN PRESS PLEASED WITH CEM'S VISIT
  • [20] ISRAELI CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF MOFAZ TO VISIT TURKEY TODAY
  • [21] HOUSE OF LORDS MEETING ON THE SO-CALLED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
  • [22] MUTAFYAN'S BUSY SCHEDULE
  • [23] NOW IT IS ANKARA'S TURN
  • [24] ALIYEV DENOUNCES FRANCE
  • [25] GENOCIDE CLAIMS ON THE RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT
  • [26] CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF'S STATEMENT
  • [27] MEETING AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
  • [28] LABOR AND SOCIAL SECURITY MINISTER OKUYAN FLIES TO HUNGARY
  • [29] COOPERATION ON DATA-PROCESSING WITH SWEDEN
  • [30] IMF DELEGATION'S CONTACTS IN ANKARA
  • [31] IMF'S SUPPORT
  • [32] 'ARIA' TO TAKE PLACE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR
  • [33] MOODY'S TO INVESTIGATE BANKS
  • [34] SCHRODER SALOMON SMITH BARNEY INCREASES TURKISH BANKS' RATING
  • [35] TURKISH FOREIGN TRADE DELEGATION VISITS REPUBLIC OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
  • [36] FUTURES EXCHANGE WINS MINISTER APPROVAL
  • [37] FAZIL SAY'S CONCERT AMONG THE BEST FIVE CONCERTS IN JAPAN
  • [38] 'BEN ANADOLU' TO BE STAGED IN BROADWAY
  • [39] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...
  • [40] GREEK INDEMNITY: KARAAGAC BY YALIM ERALP (MILLIYET)
  • [41] THREE WARNINGS TO YILMAZ BY SABAHATTIN ONKIBAR (TURKIYE)

  • [01] RUSSIAN INTERIOR MINISTER RUSHAILO IN ANKARA

    [02] FOREIGN MINISTER CEM'S SUPPORT TO REFORMIST LEADER HATEMI

    [03] ISRAELI CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF MOFAZ TO VISIT TURKEY TODAY

    [04] HOUSE OF LORDS MEETING ON THE SO-CALLED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

    [05] GENOCIDE CLAIMS ON THE RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT

    GREEK HISTORIAN ELEFANTIS : &quot; THERE IS NO GREEK GENOCIDE&quot;

    [06] LABOR AND SOCIAL SECURITY MINISTER OKUYAN FLIES TO HUNGARY

    [07] COOPERATION ON DATA-PROCESSING WITH SWEDEN

    [08] 'ARIA' TO TAKE PLACE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR

    [09] SCHRODER SALOMON SMITH BARNEY INCREASES TURKISH BANKS' RATING

    [10] TURKISH FOREIGN TRADE DELEGATION VISITS REPUBLIC OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

    [11] FUTURES EXCHANGE WINS MINISTER APPROVAL

    [12] FAZIL SAY'S CONCERT AMONG THE BEST FIVE CONCERTS IN JAPAN

    [13] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...

    [14] GREEK INDEMNITY: KARAAGAC BY YALIM ERALP (MILLIYET)

    [15] THREE WARNINGS TO YILMAZ BY SABAHATTIN ONKIBAR (TURKIYE)

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    [16] PRESIDENT SEZER AT THE BALKANS SUMMIT

    President Ahmet Necdet Sezer will go to Bulgaria tomorrow to attend the Balkan Summit meeting, which is traditionally held between Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania. The latest developments at the Balkans will be discussed at the Summit. /Sabah/

    [17] RUSSIAN INTERIOR MINISTER RUSHAILO IN ANKARA

    Sending a message to Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, Russian Prime Minister Mihail Kasianov demanded security cooperation between Turkey and Russia be improved. Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Borisovich Rushailo, currently in Ankara, met with Turkish officials. The main topic of his meetings was Russia's security problems over Chechnya. Following the interdelegational meetings, Turkish Interior Minister Sadettin Tantan answered questions from a Russian reporter. He said there was no information proving that weapons were being sent to Chechnya through Turkey. Having discussed the anti-terrorist operations carried out in Chechnya, Rushailo said &quot;We have similar views on the fight against terrorism.&quot; He evaluated his contacts in Ankara as a new beginning for Turco-Russian relations. /Cumhuriyet/

    [18] FOREIGN MINISTER CEM'S SUPPORT TO REFORMIST LEADER HATEMI

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ismail Cem has completed his contacts in Iran yesterday. Cem said the political, economic and security relations between Turkey and Iran would move forward during reformist President Muhammed Hatemi's term in office. Stating that improving political relations between Turkey and Iran should also affect economic relations, Cem said, &quot;Iran can reach Europe via Turkey and Turkey can reach Central Asia via Iran. We should arrange the regulations necessary for Iran to benefit from Turkey's customs union agreement with the EU.&quot; Cem and his Iranian counterpart Kemal Harrazi signed a cultural cooperation agreement. Cem met with President Harrazi's first Assistant Habibi. Cem and Habibi evaluated the Middle East Peace Process and Sharon's success in the recent Israeli elections. Later Cem delivered a speech to Turkish and Iranian businessmen at the Iranian Trade Chamber. Saying Turkey and Iran have entered a new phase concerning bilateral relations, Cem added, &quot;There are new opportunities for both Turkey and Iran because of President Hatemi's reforms and globalization. Turkey and Iran can become economic partners under such conditions.&quot; /Cumhuriyet/

    [19] IRANIAN PRESS PLEASED WITH CEM'S VISIT

    Director-General Feridun Verdinejad of Iran's official news agency, IRNA, said, in an editorial published in the Iran Daily, that during Turkish Foreign Minister Cem's visit to Iran both countries showed they were ready to improve bilateral relations. Verdinejad said, &quot;Cem's visit will remove the obstacles to Turco-Iranian relations. It is the messenger of a new phase in relations. Ankara and Teheran know that they have missed good opportunities in the past and they do not want to make the same mistake in the future.&quot; Verdinejad said it was wrong to be optimistic about bilateral relations between Turkey and Iran just because Turkey was not satisfied over her relations with the EU. Verdinejad argued the EU's stance towards Turkey would lead Turkey to move closer to her neighbours. Meanwhile, Teheran Times stated they were optimistic in the sense that they believed Cem' visit would remove all the obstacles to bilateral relations. /Cumhuriyet/

    [20] ISRAELI CHIEF OF GENERAL STAFF MOFAZ TO VISIT TURKEY TODAY

    Israeli Chief of General Staff Shaul Mofaz will arrive in Ankara today. Mofaz is expected to meet with the Minister of National Defense Sabahattin Cakmakoglu and Chief of General Staff Huseyin Kivrikoglu. They are expected to exchange information on fight against terrorism. Among the issues to be discussed with Mofaz are military cooperation, the peace process and Turkey's possible contribution to the peace process. Another topic on their agenda is the situation of Israeli firms in defense bids after the exclusion of French firms due to the approval of the so-called Armenian genocide bill. Israel is hopeful about bids on the satellite and modernization of M-60 tanks. /Cumhuriyet/

    [21] HOUSE OF LORDS MEETING ON THE SO-CALLED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

    Virtue Party (FP) Deputy Prof. Nevzat Yalcintas and retired Ambassador Sukru Elekdag replied to allegations of the so-called Armenian genocide at the House of Lords meeting in Britain. Refering to a Blue book published by the British government in 1916 which supported allegations of the so-called Armenian genocide, Elekdag said it has now been proven that the book distorted the facts, included false testimonies and was written as war propaganda. He added that famous American historian Justin McCarthy proved the book false with additional evidence. Elekdag said, &quot;I think the British government owes an apology to the Turkish nation for the false publications and documents.&quot; /Cumhuriyet/

    [22] MUTAFYAN'S BUSY SCHEDULE

    The Patriarch of Turkish Armenians Mesrob Mutafyan IInd, a target for the Armenians ever since he stated his opposition to the Armenian genocide claims, mentioned his distress over the issue. Mutafyan visited President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Omer Izgi, Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit and the Chief of the General Staff Huseyin Kivrikoglu separately. Sezer received Mutafyan but this meeting was closed to press. After leaving the Cankaya Presidential Palace without making an explanation about their meeting, Mutafyan went to the TGNA and said, &quot;I came to visit Izgi on his election as the Speaker of the TGNA. The directions and benefits of the Turkish Armenians are as same as those of the Turkish Republic. The place to discuss the problems of the Turkish Armenians is in the TGNA. The references made by foreign parliaments concerning the Armenians living in Turkey really disturbed us.&quot; After meeting Izgi, Mutafyan visited Ecevit and explained to Ecevit the problems faced by Armenians living in Turkey. Mutafyan further stated, &quot;No one has the right to act as the protector of the Armenians living in Turkey.&quot; /Aksam/

    [23] NOW IT IS ANKARA'S TURN

    The draft laws that envisage Turkish recognition of French genocide in some countries, particularly Algeria, will be discussed at the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA). At the Foreign Affairs Commission, chaired by the Motherland Party's (ANAP) deputy to Van, Kamran Inan, the 'French Genocide on Algeria Draft Law', prepared by the Virtue Party (FP) deputy to Adiyaman, Mahmut Goksu and 41 friends, will be discussed. In addition, the draft law on the 'Recognition of French Cruelties and Genocide' by ANAP deputy to Istanbul, Bulent Akarcali, and the draft law on the 'French Genocide in Algeria' by Eskisehir deputy Mail Buyukerman will be discussed at the Foreign Affairs Commission of the TGNA. In addition, the Foreign Affairs Commission will tomorrow discuss the draft law on 'Sanctions to be imposed on the countries opposing Turkey', presented jointly by the Motherland Party (MHP) Acting Chairmen, Oktay Vural, Ismail Kose and Mehmet Sandir. /Aksam/

    [24] ALIYEV DENOUNCES FRANCE

    Azerbaijani Head of State Haydar Aliyev accused France of intervening in Turkey's internal affairs by passing a law recognizing the 'Armenian genocide' during the Ottoman Empire. Aliyev gave a statement to the government press service saying, &quot;France does not have the right to intervene in Turkey's internal affairs. Azerbaijan denounces France's decision. The French goverment also knows that this decision does not have any effect and that it is a mistake.&quot; Aliyev added that he would come to Turkey as the guest of the Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer on 12 March, where he would bring many issues on the agenda, including the so-called Armenian genocide and the Baku-Ceyhan natural gas pipeline projects. /Hurriyet/

    [25] GENOCIDE CLAIMS ON THE RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT

    Extreme nationalist Vladimir Jirinowski's LDPR Party, which is accused of aiding and abetting terrorist Abullah Ocalan, brought the issue of the so-called Armenian genocide to the Russian Duma. The draft law, prepared by one of the party's leading names, Alexey Mitrofanov, was discussed at the Duma yesterday and sent to the Plenary Session. Mitrafanov, emphasizing his success in bringing the issue to the Russian Parliament, said, &quot;Our aim is not to recognize the Armenian genocide, but to research the genocide carried out against Armenia between 1915-1917 by an international commission.&quot; Although some Russian deputies warned the Foreign Affairs Commission that the draft law would damage the relations between the two countries, the so-called genocide was entered into the Plenary Session agenda. /Hurriyet/

    [26] CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF'S STATEMENT

    The Chief of the General Staff issued a statement upon receiving news that the Turkish Armed Forces archive was closed and that researchers could not obtain documents on the so-called Armenian genocide. The statement says Turkish Armed Forces' Chairmanship of Military History and Strategic Studies archives were open for everyone's use on the condition that the rules of the archives be followed. /Sabah/

    [27] MEETING AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

    Turkish reporter, Austrian Johannes Swoboda, spoke during a panel discussion about the Turkey-European Union (EU), organized at the European Parliament yesterday. He said, &quot;When Turkey fulfils Accession Partnership Document conditions, Turkey's full membership negotiations will be started. If this period lasts for more than four years, it may be harder for Ankara to become a full member.&quot; Swoboda, who said conditions in the EU would change in five years, also criticized the political decisions taken by the involved parliaments concerning the so-called Armenian genocide, Swoboda said historians should find a solution to the issue. The meeting will continue today and the framework regulation forming the legal basis for the Accession Partnership Document will be discussed and brought to a vote. /Hurriyet/ GREEK HISTORIAN ELEFANTIS : &quot; THERE IS NO GREEK GENOCIDE&quot; The daily The Independent gave coverage to allegations of the so-called Greek genocide. The Independent stated that prominent Greek historian Angelos Elefantis was not in favour of the allegations and added Elafantis opposed the Greek government's attmepts to portray the incidents during the war as genocide. The Independent blamed Turkey on the issue and stated there was no historian or writer in Turkey who would dare oppose their own government. /Turkiye/

    [28] LABOR AND SOCIAL SECURITY MINISTER OKUYAN FLIES TO HUNGARY

    Minister of Labor and Social Security Yasar Okuyan left for Hungary, as the official guest of the Hungarian Minister for Social and Family Affairs. Speaking prior to his departure at Ataturk Airport, Okuyan said he and his counterpart would be discussing the &quot;Social Security Agreement&quot; to be signed between the two countries. They will be exchanging views regarding the illegal immigration issue, a problem for both countries. Okuyan said he would also meet the Hungarian Minister of Health in order to exhange ideas regarding social security hospitals. /Turkish Daily News/

    [29] COOPERATION ON DATA-PROCESSING WITH SWEDEN

    Sweden, world center of the mobie internet, is looking for opportunities to cooperate with Turkey on data-processing. At &quot;IT Day&quot; organized jointly by the Swedish Embassy, the Swedish Consul and Trade Center and the Turkish Data-processing Association, Swedish state authorities and company representatives exchanged views and experiences with their Turkish counterparts. Sweden's Ambassador to Ankara Henrik Liljegren said data-processing would be a important issue to improve bilateral relations. Meanwhile Deputy Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz stated although Swedish firms were influential in the world market they were not so in the Turkish market. He added, &quot;We will be pleased to see new Swedish investments in Turkey.&quot; /Cumhuriyet/

    [30] IMF DELEGATION'S CONTACTS IN ANKARA

    The IMF Delegation, currently in Ankara working on the 3-year program, met yesterday with the Turkish Employee Trade Unions Confederation Secretary General Bulent Pirler. IMF Turkey Desk Chief Carlo Cottarelli focused on the collective bargainings during the meetings. Treasury officials conveyed to the IMF delegation information on recent developments in the real sector and the summit results held with the representatives of the real sector. /Milliyet/

    [31] IMF'S SUPPORT

    The International Monetary Fund's Director to Europe, Michael Deppler, said Turkey's success in the stability program was greater than envisaged. At a meeting in Washington yesterday Deppler stated, &quot;Turkish government has been in compliance with the spirit and form of the program since December. The principle to decrease the inflation rate should not be given up. As long as this is not damaged, we do not oppose the steps taken to activate the economy. The monetary data, tax revenues and exports are all in a positive direction. In addition, even if Telecom is not sold, there will not be any change in the flow of the loan. /Star/

    [32] 'ARIA' TO TAKE PLACE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR

    IS-TIM, the third GSM operator of Turkey, will take its place in the telecommunications sector with the number '0555' and under the name 'Aria'. Chairman of the Executive Board of IS-TIM, and the General Director of Is Bank, Ersin Ozince, and the General Director of IS-TIM, Giuseppe Farina, released information on 'Aria' saying, &quot;As far as the extension area is concerned, we aim to reach 50% of the Turkish people in two years and 90% of the Turkish people in five years. /Aksam/

    [33] MOODY'S TO INVESTIGATE BANKS

    A delegation from the international rating company, Moody's, came to Ankara yesterday to investigate the Turkish banking sector. Officials from Moody's, responsible for the ratings of banks, are expected to meet with officials from the Banking Regulation and Supervision Board, Cental Bank, Union of Turkish Banks and Treasury Undersecretariat. The above-mentioned delegation from Moodys has nothing to do with the rating of Turkey. /Sabah/

    [34] SCHRODER SALOMON SMITH BARNEY INCREASES TURKISH BANKS' RATING

    International consulting institution Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (SSSB) has increased the rating for Turkish banks. The SSSB stated in its last report that the banking sector's benefit would increase by 22 % this year. /Cumhuriyet/

    [35] TURKISH FOREIGN TRADE DELEGATION VISITS REPUBLIC OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

    A foreign trade delegation chaired by Minister of State Tunca Toskay began contacts in the Republic of Southern Africa. Toskay stated Turkey would improve her economic relations with the Republic of Southern Africa in 2001. /Turkiye/

    [36] FUTURES EXCHANGE WINS MINISTER APPROVAL

    Regulations providing for the launch of the futures and options exchange has been approved by the Minister of State Responsible for the Economy Recep Onal. The Capital Market Board (SPK) announced that futures contracts would comprise a wide spectrum of commodities and instrumuents, including capital market instruments, precious metals and foreign currency. The SPK said the futures exchange would be open to international cooperation and would be allowed to keep its profits. /Turkish Daily News/

    [37] FAZIL SAY'S CONCERT AMONG THE BEST FIVE CONCERTS IN JAPAN

    One of the famous music authorities in Japan Koho Uno said pianist Fazil Say's concert was among the best five concerts given in Japan. Turkey's Ambassador to Tokyo Aydin Evirgen sent a congratulary message to Say. /Cumhuriyet/

    [38] 'BEN ANADOLU' TO BE STAGED IN BROADWAY

    The play titled 'Ben Anadolu' by Gungor Dilmen, chronicling the history of Anatolia from women's perspective, will be staged in Brooklyn in English. Talat Halman translated the play into English as 'I, Anatolia'. Four young Turkish artists, Handan Ozbilgin, Kaan Nazli, Gulcin Hatihan and Umut Egitimci, all living in New York, will stage the play, in which a historical journey is depicted with different female characters. The first two performences will be on 24 and 25 February, whereas the other performances will be on 3-25 March. /Hurriyet/

    [39] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...

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    [40] GREEK INDEMNITY: KARAAGAC BY YALIM ERALP (MILLIYET)

    Former Ambassador Yalim Eralp comments on the recent claims by Greece regarding genocide of Greeks during the War of Independence. A summary of his column is as follows: &quot;The Greek Parliament has approved a resolution saying Turks committed genocide against the Greek occupation forces during the War of Independence and submitted it to the Greek President. Reportedly this resolution was received with surprise even in some Greek circles. It should be. Some still remember that Greece payed indemnity under the Lausanne Treaty for the actions of the Greek forces. During the Lausanne negotiations, the oppression by the Greek forces of the local people and the damages incurred by them were registered in international law. The Greek adventure in Anatolia which began in 1919 and ended in 1923 is known as the 'Asia Minor Tragedy' in Greece. Compensation for the actions of the Greek army and troops suffered during the Asia Minor tragedy were discussed in Lausanne for months. The Allies also agreed that Greece had to pay indemnity. Greek negotiatior Venizelos, claiming that his country did not have any money, requested this condition be rejected. He discussed the issue over and over again with Ismet Pasha and even threatened the allies, led by Britain, by signing a separate peace agreement with the Turks. The issue of indemnity has been a cause for tough negotiations. For a while even reaching an agreement in Lausanne was in jeopardy. However, the Lausanne Treaty is not taught in schools. Its accords are not read. Greece penniless, left the Karagac region in Edirne to Turkey. Karaagac is compensation for the war. In Ali Naci Karacan's book entitled 'Lozan' the issue is explained in detail. Furthermore, the protocol consisting of only one article, is among the additional Lausanne protocols which also foresaw indemnity. Greece was pleased to exchange the high burden of compensation for Karaagac at the time. The word genocide has become commonplace. Following the French, the Greeks are using it everywhere. I believe in Turkish-Greek friendship. I am not saying that we are in the right in every dispute between us. However, a compromise should be found and these problems should be solved. Genocide is a a very serious crime. Therefore, an international agreement was made on the issue in 1948. Those without a shred of decency are using the term for almost everything.&quot;

    [41] THREE WARNINGS TO YILMAZ BY SABAHATTIN ONKIBAR (TURKIYE)

    Columnist Sabahattin Onkibar writes on the warnings by the World Economic Forum to Deputy Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz. A summary of his column is as follows: &quot;Although some time has passed, three warnings given to Deputy Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz during the Davos World Economic Forum Summit have not been seen in the press. The warnings made by the European conservatives in line with ANAP, are worth thinking over. These three warnings are: a liberal economy cannot exist with socialist conditions; it is wrong to pursue a policy of high taxes; the animosity towards the Turkish businessmen not only negatively affects Turkish entrepreneurs but also hampers the inflow of foreign capital. Turkey has to provide an atmosphere of confidence to receive foreign capital. Let's discuss the warnings of Yilmaz's colleagues one by one. The first, that a liberal economy cannot be executed under socialist rules, is an indirect definition of the Turkish economy. Turkey while claiming she has accepted a liberal economy, is in fact implementing socialist rules on many issues. While Poland, Bulgaria and even Romania can accept a liberal economy, Turkey could not move as fast as desired since the Izmir Economic Congress. Even stances taken by some on the issue of privatization clearly reveal the degree conservative ideas are held in Turkey. The second point of criticism is over taxation. We can add to this criticism the record number in the variety of taxes. Nowhere in the world is there such a chaos in taxation. People do not lose half of the year waiting in line in tax departments. What is more, nowhere in the world do the rules on taxes change as fast as in Turkey. Despite all this, there is still no increase in the revenues from taxes. The reason lies in the fact that the State takes taxes only from those who pay them and never follows upon those who do not. In fact, low rates and widespread taxes mean more revenues. Regarding the attitude towards businessmen, we can say the economy cannot be governed by police methods. If so, it will be a regime of oppression and is seen only in dictatorships. The policy followed against businessmen by the police has turned somewhat into a hositility towards enterpreneurs and damaged Turkey's future. Therefore, these criticisms are correct.&quot; <_ul>

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