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Turkish Press Review, 01-10-25

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

<LINK href="http://www.byegm.gov.tr_yayinlarimiz_chr_pics_css/tpr.css" rel=STYLESHEET type=text/css> <map name="FPMap1"> <_map> Press &amp; Information Turkish Press Foreign Press in Turkey Turkish Press Review &gt;&gt; Press Guide Summary of the political and economic news in the Turkish press this morning

25.10.2001


CONTENTS

  • [01] SEZER: "I TOOK THE PUBLIC SENSITIVITY INTO CONSIDERATION"
  • [02] SEZER TO MEET MUSHERREF
  • [03] A CALL FOR COOPERATION AGAINST TERRORISM
  • [04] YILMAZ: "LET'S TURN TO THE MAIN AGENDA"
  • [05] CEM TO HAND OVER BSEC TERM PRESIDENCY
  • [06] DERVIS TO HOLD CONTACTS ABROAD
  • [07] DERVIS SEES FURTHER FOREIGN LOAN NEWS ARRIVING NEXT WEEK
  • [08] CAKAN AND DERVIS SIGN PROTOCOL CONCERNING ENERGY
  • [09] EUROPE ASKS FOR CONCESSIONS
  • [10] COOPERATION WITH IRAN AGAINST TERRORISM
  • [11] SECOND TOUR FOR ESDP
  • [12] ANKARA IN TOUCH WITH UN
  • [13] PARRIS' COMMENTS ON TURKEY'S ROLE IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST TERRORISM
  • [14] GEN. BIR: TURKEY SHOULD BE KEPT OUT OF WAR
  • [15] "TIME" ON TURKEY'S SUPPORT TO THE US
  • [16] TASAR PRESENTS REPORT TO COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
  • [17] CILLER ASKS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF MINORITY GOVERNMENT
  • [18] BILL ON CIVIL CODE DISCUSSED IN PARLIAMENTARY PLENARY SESSION
  • [19] PKK CASHING IN ON KURDISH RED CRESCENT DONATIONS
  • [20] BEKO ELECTRONIC'S SUCCESSS
  • [21] TURKISH EDUCATION IN EUROPE GROWING
  • [22] 100,000 DOLLARS TO NEMRUT
  • [23] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...
  • [24] RATTLE RATTLE BY OKTAY EKSI (HURRIYET)

  • [01] SEZER: "I TOOK THE PUBLIC SENSITIVITY INTO CONSIDERATION"

    President Ahmet Necdet Sezer yesterday received the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) Interparty Advisory Commission members, headed by Motherland Party Deputy Yuksel Yalova. After the meeting Sezer expressed his views on referendum discussions. Recalling that he had talked with Premier Bulent Ecevit and Parliament Speaker Omer Izgi on the subject, Sezer said, "Legally, to convey my views in a verbal or in a written statement to the Parliament is not possible. Inclusion of Article 86 in the package has decreased the value of all the amendments in the public's eye. I had two options: If I vetoed the whole package, the work of the Parliament would take a long time. If I submit the whole package to the referendum, the whole package might be rejected in the wake of Article 86." Stressing that he had taken a risk by deciding a referendum on Article 86, Sezer remarked, "As I have no right to veto partially, I could not sent only one article back to the Parliament. Indeed, I protected the reputation of the Parliament, as well as, taking public sensitivity into consideration. /Turkiye/

    [02] SEZER TO MEET MUSHERREF

    President Ahmet Necdet Sezer is to travel to Pakistan today. Sezer is expected to meet with Pakistani Head of State Pervez Musherref to display Turkey's support for one of its allies and friends. Sezer will convey the message to Musherref that Turkey stood by Pakistan in hard times due to the US operation against Afghanistan. Sezer will repeat once again that Turkey is ready to lend her full support to Pakistan. State Minister Sukru Sina Gurel and Foreign Ministry Middle East Department Chairman Turkekul Kurtekin will accompany Sezer during his visit. /Cumhuriyet/

    [03] A CALL FOR COOPERATION AGAINST TERRORISM

    President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit made a call for cooperation against terrorism on the occasion of the 56th annıversary of the establishment of the UN. Prime Minister Ecevit said that the UN's first goal after the Sept.11 attacks should be to eradicate terrırism worldwide./Hürriyet/

    [04] YILMAZ: "LET'S TURN TO THE MAIN AGENDA"

    Motherland Party (ANAP) leader and Deputy Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz said that the referendum discussions should end soon and Turkey should return to the country's main agenda. Speaking at his party's group meeting, Yilmaz pointed out that an international fight against terrorism was continuing and important developments have been occurring in the European Union which might also affect Turkey's future. He added, "Politians, Parliament and the Turkish public have much more important topics to discuss nowadays." /Turkiye/

    [05] CEM TO HAND OVER BSEC TERM PRESIDENCY

    Foreign Minister Ismail Cem will hand over the term presidency of the Black Sea Economic cooperation (BSEC) Organization to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Anatoly Zlenko during the fifth Foreign Ministerial Council of the BSEC to be held in Antalya on Oct. 26. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that during Turkey's term presidency, the BSEC had managed to establish itself as an organization and had begun to implement the "BSEC Economic Agenda 2000." /Turkish Daily News/

    [06] DERVIS TO HOLD CONTACTS ABROAD

    State Minister Kemal Dervis will hold contacts in Italy and Canada for foreign support. During the European Investment Bank (EIB) Mediterranean Region Cooperation Meeting, Dervis will meet the French minister of finance, Belgian minister of finance and the European Union (EU) commission member responsible for macroeconomic and financial issues and the Chairman of the EIB and following the meeting, with the G-7 Term President Italian Treasury Minister. Dervis will attend the G-20 meeting to be held in Canada on Nov. 16-18. Following the meeting of the Council of Ministers, Dervis answered journalists' questions and mentioned work concerning the manufacturing industry. He said, "The legal preparations on this issue will be completed and will be presented to the Council of Ministers tomorrow (today), and scenarios on foreign financing will be given the final shape next week." Meanwhile, the Treasury officials said that experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank were working on the financial sector. Officials said at the end of this work, the World Bank would release the public financial sector reform loan amounting to 1.3 billion US dollars. /Milliyet/

    [07] DERVIS SEES FURTHER FOREIGN LOAN NEWS ARRIVING NEXT WEEK

    Economy Minister Kemal Dervis said on Wednesday he expects to finalize further foreign financing for Turkey's crisis-hit economy by next week. Turkey, he said, needs up to $13 billion in additional lending to plug a 2002 financing gap as ıt works to ımplement an International Monetary Fund-backd rescue pact that emerged after the crisis struck in February. An IMF team has begun arriving in Turkey, and Turkish officials will meet with the visiting fund inspectors on Wednesday, he added. The IMF last week warned that it was too early to discuss new loans for Turkey, but said it was in broad agreement with Ankara over the country's 2002 budget. Dervis said parliamentary approval of a law overhauling state tenders would be key to future progress with the international lender. Dervis said a law revising state tender methods should have been presented to Parliament on Oct.15./Turkish News/

    [08] CAKAN AND DERVIS SIGN PROTOCOL CONCERNING ENERGY

    A disagreement between the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry and the Treasury Undersecretariat concerning transition to the free market in energy production has been ended with a protocol which was signed yesterday. Under the protocol, concession agreements will be changed in accordance with new conditions of guarantee. The Treaury will provide the projects, which are scheduled to be implemented through 2002, with a 10- year guarantee. State Minister for the Economy Kemal Dervis and Energy and Natural Resources Minister Zeki Cakan concluded the protocol, on which meetings have been held over the last three months. Cakan announced the protocol which was signed by these two ministers at the Energy Ministry. /Milliyet/

    [09] EUROPE ASKS FOR CONCESSIONS

    The European Parliament (EP) Plenary Session stated that Turkey should assume a more moderate attitude concerning the issues of Cyprus and the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP). EP's Turkey Report prepared by French Christian-Democrat Parliamentarian Alain Lamassoure was discussed during the Plenary Session. Parliamentarians who participated in the discussions on Turkey said that they were pleased with the recent constitutional amendment and added that reforms should begin to be implemented as soon as possible. Criticizing Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Rauf Denktas' refusal to attend the proximity talks initiated by the UN, Lamassoure said while he was presenting his Turkey report that Turkey should change its policies on the ESDP. The report will be voted on at the EP today. /Cumhuriyet/

    [10] COOPERATION WITH IRAN AGAINST TERRORISM

    A statement of accord has been signed between Turkey and Iran to improve cooperation against terrorism. The 8th Meeting of the Higher Security Commission between Turkey and Iran ended yesterday. The meeting was a part of the security cooperation meetings which have been held since 1992 between the two countries. Delivering a speech at the meeting, Interior Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Muzaffer Ecemis said that there was no dispute over borders or territories between Turkey and Iran, but that certain terrorist organizations were causing problems at the borders. Ecemis said that they were determined to fight together against terrorist organizations which target Turkey and Iran. /Cumhuriyet/

    [11] SECOND TOUR FOR ESDP

    Turkey, the US and the UK are to meet in Ankara so as to contribute to the efforts aimed at improving the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) process in favor of NATO, the EU and the non-EU members of NATO. This meeting is considered as a continuation of efforts to prevent the exclusion of non-EU members of NATO from the ESDP process. The second tour of the confidential meetings between Turkey, the US, and the UK are to take place in Ankara today. Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Ambassador Ugur Ziyal, Political Director Peter Ricketts from the UK and Assistant Political Undersecretary Robert Bradtke from the US will attend the meeting. At a press conference yesterday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Huseyin Dirioz said, "The meeting aims to improve relations between NATO and the EU in favor of all the member countries." Diplomatic sources said that the EU desired to make improvements on the issue during the Laeken Summit and that the US expected an agreement to be signed between NATO and the EU before the Prague Summit. /Cumhuriyet/

    [12] ANKARA IN TOUCH WITH UN

    Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary to Afghanistan Aydemir Erman has gone to New York to meet with Lathar Brahimi. The reason for his visit is to discuss a future inclusive government to be established in Afghanistan and also to place UN peacekeeping forces in Turkey./Milliyet/

    [13] PARRIS' COMMENTS ON TURKEY'S ROLE IN THE STRUGGLE AGAINST TERRORISM

    Former US Ambassador to Turkey Mark Parris has said that while giving logistic and other support to the operations in Afghanistan, Turkey should not participate in the air or land military operations to be more comfortable adding that the US was not asking such a thing from Turkey. During a speech yesterday at the Middle East Institute, Washington-based think tank, Parris said, "The terrorist Sept. 11 terrorist attacks showed the real meaning of the "strategic partnership" between Turkey and the US. As part of it, the Bush Administration could learn in eight months the things which the Clinton administration took eight years to learn." Parris warned the US to concerning Turkey, which supports the fight against terrorism without precondition. He added, "According to public opinion surveys, fully half of the Turkish public are against the US operations in Afghanistan, and this rate increases when it comes to sending Turkish soldiers. It would be better if the support to be given by Ankara were limited to the sharing of its experience concerning logistics, intelligence and operations." Parris further stated that the US would not let Turkey to collapse economically and that it would bring failure if the US gets Turkey involved in an operation against Iraq. /Sabah/

    [14] GEN. BIR: TURKEY SHOULD BE KEPT OUT OF WAR

    Retired Gen. Cevik Bir has called on those ruling the country to take all measures necessary to keep Turkey as far as from the fighting in Afghanistan as possible. Bir said that the terrorist attacks on the US had marked the start of a new war for the new world order and that this war had no goals and no limits. Drawing attention to Turkey's geopolitical importance in the Middle East, Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus, he said that Turkey had become indispensable for any country wishing to see stability in these regions. He said Turkey should use this status well. He called for military, political, economic and cultural policies to be implemented in coordination so as to make Turkey's position both influential and defining. He remarked that bringing Iraq into the headlines would result in an upsurge in PKK separatist terrorism and would ultimately threaten Turkey's unity. /Turkish Daily News/

    [15] "TIME" ON TURKEY'S SUPPORT TO THE US

    Prominent US newsweekly Time magazine reports in its current issue that in the international war against terrorism, the US will receive its greatest help from Turkey. In an article by Andrew Purvis, the magazine remarks that Turkey gained experience in the fight against terrorism in the 1990s, and that the Turkish special forces had carried out successful operations against the terrorist organization PKK, which resembles the Taleban in Afghanistan. The article, adds: "Turkey is ready to enter the war against terrorism. Two weeks ago, the coalition parties agreed to send soldiers to Afghanistan if necessary. Its Incirlik Airbase has already started to help refuil the ally planes. In addition, Turkey is the potential leader of a peace force to be deployed in the region, post-Taleban." In addition, Foreign Minister Ismail Cem, released a statement to "Time" saying that Turkey did not consider this war America's war only and that Turkey also suffered from terrorism and, thus, the war was Turkey's as well. /Sabah/

    [16] TASAR PRESENTS REPORT TO COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

    Tourism Minister Mustafa Tasar presented a two-volume report to the Council of Ministers yesterday. The report remarked that a sum of 250 million US dollars was needed to meet the demands of the sector. The report listed the demands of the tourism sector as follows: to provide charter planes with cheap oil and not to collect air transport cost; to decrease Value Added Tax on the low level just as in rival countries; to remove restrictions on tourists for owning real estate in Turkey; to rescind a 50 dollars exit fee; to decrease landing and accomodation fees by 50% between Nov. 1, 2001 and April 30, 2002; to provide airline companies with 50% fuel oil subsidies and to decrease the passenger service price to 5 US dollars. It was decided that a meeting to be chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister Husamettin Ozkan will be held at the Council of Ministers for the tourism sector. /Milliyet/

    [17] CILLER ASKS FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF MINORITY GOVERNMENT

    Stresssing that her party aspires to form a minority government, True Path Party (DYP) leader Tansu Ciller yesterday asked for Ecevit's support. Addressing her party group meeting Ciller said, "Let us come into power as a minority government. We will increase the growth rate to 7-8 % and then, let's hold an election after a year; we hope to undertake this hard duty. Mr. Premier, pay your debt to us. We brought you the power to open Turkey's future and now it's your turn. Turkey has not even a day to lose, an election is urgently needed." /Turkiye/

    [18] BILL ON CIVIL CODE DISCUSSED IN PARLIAMENTARY PLENARY SESSION

    Debates concerning the Bill on Civil Code have begun in the Parliamentary Plenary Session. Stating that the Turkish Parliament had experienced a day which would leave its mark on history, Justice Minister Hikmet Sami Turk said that the bill was a further step on path blazed by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk for the Turkish nation. Prior to the discussions, representatives from women's associations conveyed their thoughts and demands on the bill to the members of political parties. /Cumhuriyet/

    [19] PKK CASHING IN ON KURDISH RED CRESCENT DONATIONS

    It has recently emerged that the terrorist Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK) has been collecting protection money in various European countries under the guise of collecting donations for the so called "Kurdish Red Crescent". A brochure entitled "2001 Donation Campaign" disturbed by an organization calling ıtself the "Kurdish Red Crescent," which is know to be constantly pumping money to the PKK, revealed the connections between the "Kurdish Red Crescent" and the PKK. "The aim of the Kurdish Red Crescent is to provide financial aid to PKK, which is continuing its fight against the Turkish state," the brochure stated "The Kurdish Red Crescent has offices in Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Greece and Norway"./Turkish News/

    [20] BEKO ELECTRONIC'S SUCCESSS

    Beko Electronics Company, which has been carrying out Total Productivity Management (TPM) activities for four years, is in finals for the TPM Perfection Award. The final determination of Beko was made by the Japanese Institute of Plant Management (JIPM), which was established in order to make Japanese management methodology and approaches widespread worldwide and which is supported by the Japanese state institutions, and JIPM announced that Beko Electronic was in the finals. If Beko Electronics wins in the finals, it will be the first company funded by Turkish capital having to garner the TPM Perfection Award. The awards will be given during a ceremony to be held in Japan on Nov. 6. /Hurriyet/

    [21] TURKISH EDUCATION IN EUROPE GROWING

    A symposium entitled "Turkish as a Foreign Language in Europe" is to begin today. The syposium was organised after the European Council declared this year as "European Languages Year," and will be held by Hacettepe University on Oct.25-26. In the symposium, issues will include teaching Turkish with modern methods to the 1 million Turkish children at primary school level living in European countries, promoting Turkish and Turkish culture in the Turcology departments of European countries and educating Turkish teachers.

    [22] 100,000 DOLLARS TO NEMRUT

    Akbank and American Express Bank have decided to give 100,000 dollar to the "Nemrut Conservation Project" in order to save the historic artifacts on the Eastern mountain./Cumhuriyet/

    [23] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...

    [24] RATTLE RATTLE BY OKTAY EKSI (HURRIYET)

    Columnist Oktay Eksi commented on the preliminary draft of the EU on Turco- European relations. A summary of his column is as follows:

    "The contents of the preliminary draft prepared by the European Union bureaucrats regarding the Progress Report which will determine the future of Turco-European relations was reported yesterday. The issue in question is the preliminary draft. This means that it may go through many changes, some parts of the draft may be erased and new ones may emerge. However, a preliminary draft provides us the opportunity to understand how the people preparing it are viewing the issue. It is inevitable that we react to it when viewed from this point. For example, the report states that Turkey did not specify its economic priorities in the National Programme presented to Brussels seven months ago. It adds that Turkey's discrimination against Cyprus (meaning the Greek Cypriot Administration) was unacceptable. Furthermore, it goes on to say that the program presented to them was not leading the way for or facilitating developments. We are not citing other remarks made in the draft. However, don't the bureaucats in Brussels know that when we prepared and presented the National Programme to them, towards end of last March,Turkey was exerting every effort to find additional funds from the IMF and had to say 'yes' to everything the IMF and the World Bank asked for? In such a situation what priority should Turkey have put in the report to satisfy Brussels? At the time, the national priority was to avoid bankruptcy and it remain so today. The Brussels bureaucrats must be living in another world.They are talking about discrimination towards the ships of a country the Republic of Turkey doesn't even recognize. Is Belgium (or other European countries) permitting planes from theTurkish Republic of Northern Cyprus airlines to land at its airports? Recently, Turkey has amended its Constitution. It accepted all their requests, including those on tobacco, sugar, arbitration and the telecom sector. Turkey has taken great strides in abolishing the death penalty, and carried out reforms in the execution system including the prisons. Without taking these into consideration, who knows what they hope to achieve with these irascible, negative statements, but it is certain that they have a lot to lose."


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