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Turkish Press Review, 01-08-14

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From: Turkish Directorate General of Press and Information <http://www.byegm.gov.tr>

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

14.08.2001


CONTENTS

  • [01] PEACE MESSAGE TO MUSHERREF
  • [02] ISRAEL AND TURKEY STILL IN TANK NEGOTIATIONS
  • [03] JORDANIAN UNDERSECRETARY TO VISIT TURKEY
  • [04] WASHINGTON AND LONDON ON THE SECOND BORDER GATE BETWEEN IRAQ AND TURKEY
  • [05] AGREEMENT OF PEACE SIGNED IN SKOPJE
  • [06] TUPRAS' PERFORMANCE BETTER THAN PLANNED
  • [07] FINANCIAL TIMES: "GET RID OF SLOW BUREAUCRATIC PROCESSES"
  • [08] DERVIS MEETS WITH ACADEMICIANS
  • [09] TOBB MEETINGS
  • [10] JAPAN TO SPONSOR AKYATAN BIRD PRESERVE FOR TOURISM
  • [11] PHOTOGRAPHS OF HAGIA EIRENE AND KARIYE MUSEUMS IN PARIS

  • [01] PEACE MESSAGE TO MUSHERREF

    Turkish State Minister Mehmet Kececiler, who is in Pakistan to attend the "Independence Day" ceremonies and the inauguration of Chasma Irrigation Channel, was received by Head of State Pervez Musherref in Islamabad yesterday. The channel is built by the Turkish Company TEKSER. Kececiler said he conveyed Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit's message wishing peace and stability for both countries to Musherref. He stated that Musherref invited President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Ecevit to Pakistan. /Cumhuriyet/

    [02] ISRAEL AND TURKEY STILL IN TANK NEGOTIATIONS

    Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper stated that negotiations for the modernization of the Turkish Army's M-60 A3 battle tanks were underway. Talks have reached the final stages, and negotiations for the modernization of 900 Turkish tanks are expected to be finalized by the end of August. Currently, both sides are working to reach an agreement on costs. Israel said the project will cost around $350 million for the modernization of 170 tanks, but Turkey said that the entire project would cost between $700 million and $1 billion. /Turkish News/

    [03] JORDANIAN UNDERSECRETARY TO VISIT TURKEY

    Jordanian Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs Ministry Shahir Bak will pay a 3-day official visit to Turkey. According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bak will co-chair inter-delegation meetings together with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Faruk Logoglu during his visit. /Cumhuriyet/

    [04] WASHINGTON AND LONDON ON THE SECOND BORDER GATE BETWEEN IRAQ AND TURKEY

    The plans to open a new border gate between Turkey and Iraq worried Washington and London. While the US officially expressed its apprehension, the UK, on the other hand, said opening up a new gate would require approval of draft resolution 66 by the UN Sanctions Committee. The second border gate has been requested by Turkey in order to decrease the intensive traffic at Habur. /Milliyet/

    [05] AGREEMENT OF PEACE SIGNED IN SKOPJE

    Officials from the Macedonian, Albanian and Macedonian parties have signed peace agreement in the capital city of Skopje yesterday. The agreement aims to finish the clashes in Macedonia, which have been going on for six years, and opens a way for the NATO soldiers to enter this country to disarm the Albanian militants. The Secretary General of NATO, George Robertson, the European Union's Common Defense and Foreign Policy High-level Representative, Javier Solana, the French mediator, Francois Leotar, and the American representative, James Pardew, have participated in the signing ceremony, which was led by the State Minister Boris Traykovski. The agreement disarms the Albanian militants and extends the Albanian minority's rights in education, language, business and in other fields. Furthermore, a Turkish military unit of 150 soldiers, who will be dispatched from Bosnia, will also take place in the NATO power of 3,500 people. /Milliyet/

    [06] TUPRAS' PERFORMANCE BETTER THAN PLANNED

    State Oil Refinery Tupras Executive Board Chairman Husamettin Danis said that the company had put in a better performance in the first six months of this year. Danis said in a written statement that Tupras had earned TL 194.2 trillion gross profits in the first half of this year, and the company had exceeded its targets of 'net profits, net sales and sales' despite the economic crisis. /Turkish News/

    [07] FINANCIAL TIMES: "GET RID OF SLOW BUREAUCRATIC PROCESSES"

    The Financial Times stated in an article titled "Call on Turkey to End Bureaucracy" which was published yesterday that The World Bank called on the Turkish government to dispose of slow bureaucratic processes. According to the Financial Times, the World Bank argued in a report on Turkey that if Turkey could not end red tape, she would not be able to compete with her rivals either in domestic or international markets. /Cumhuriyet/

    [08] DERVIS MEETS WITH ACADEMICIANS

    The Minister of State responsible for Economy, Kemal Dervis and Former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz, met with academicians in the Bilgi University, Istanbul. After a briefing on the on-going economic program, Dervis answered questions from the academicians and listened to their comments. Dervis said that they were exerting great effort to deduce the interest rates and foreign exchange rates. Meanwhile, Stiglitz, who wrote an article criticizing IMF policies, also expressed his views about the program. /Cumhuriyet/

    [09] TOBB MEETINGS

    Representatives from automotive and iron-steel sectors are expected to attend the meetings being held by the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) to discuss the problems of the manufacturing industry on Wednesday. Minister of State Kemal Dervis, Minister of State Tunca Toskay, Minister of Finance Sumer Oral and Minister of Industry and Commerce Ahmet Kenan Tanrikulu will join the meetings, which will be opened by TOBB Executive Council Chairman Rifat Hisarciklioglu. /Cumhuriyet/

    [10] JAPAN TO SPONSOR AKYATAN BIRD PRESERVE FOR TOURISM

    Cukurova's largest lagoon and an important nesting area for water birds, the Akyatan bird preserve, will be opened to international tourism with Japan's financial support. Adana Tourism Director Zeki Yilmaz mentioned a lack of observation towers in the preserve, and added, ""We will open the bird preserve to international tourism." "We need $200,000 to realize our project, and therefore, financial support negotiations with the Japanese government are being conducted." /Turkish News/

    [11] PHOTOGRAPHS OF HAGIA EIRENE AND KARIYE MUSEUMS IN PARIS

    Architect Ahmet Ertug's photographs of Hagia Eirene and Kariye museums will be displayed in Paris between August 19th and September 4th. Minister of Culture Istemihan Talay will open the exhibition. /Cumhuriyet/
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