Browse through our Interesting Nodes on Science in Greece A)? GHT="50">
Compact version
Today's Suggestion
Read The "Macedonian Question" (by Maria Nystazopoulou-Pelekidou)
HomeAbout HR-NetNewsWeb SitesDocumentsOnline HelpUsage InformationContact us
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
 
News
  Latest News (All)
     From Greece
     From Cyprus
     From Europe
     From Balkans
     From Turkey
     From USA
  Announcements
  World Press
  News Archives
Web Sites
  Hosted
  Mirrored
  Interesting Nodes
Documents
  Special Topics
  Treaties, Conventions
  Constitutions
  U.S. Agencies
  Cyprus Problem
  Other
Services
  Personal NewsPaper
  Greek Fonts
  Tools
  F.A.Q.
 

Turkish Press Review, 01-11-19

Turkish Press Review Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

19.11.2001


CONTENTS

  • [01] ECEVIT SAYS NEW HOPE FOR THE ECONOMY
  • [02] G-20 VOWS TO COMBAT TERRORIST FUNDING
  • [03] CEM SAYS TURKISH CYPRIOTS WILL NOT BE ABANDONED TO THREATS
  • [04] DERVİS: "IT IS A DEBT NOT A DONATION"
  • [05] CLERIDES, DENKTAS AGREE TO REVIVE PEACE TALKS
  • [06] SERDENGECTI: "WE WILL TAME THE INFLATION"
  • [07] TURKISH NEGOTIATOR GOES TO CHECHNYA
  • [08] UNDER CRITICISM, MUMCU DEFENDS STATEMENT
  • [09] TURKISH-ARMENIAN MEETING HELD IN US
  • [10] SECOND ROUND VOTING ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
  • [11] TURK KEEPS HEAT ON EU OVER TERRORISM
  • [12] SUDDEN SNOWFALL SPRINKLED OVER TURKEY
  • [13] TURKISH BOOK SPOTLIGHTED ON ITALIAN TV NETWORK
  • [14] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...
  • [15] ISLAMIC COUNTRIES ON THE ROAD TO SECULARISM BY FIKRET BILA (MILLIYET)
  • [16] LITMUS PAPER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EYES BY EROL MANISALI (CUMHURIYET)

  • [01] ECEVIT SAYS NEW HOPE FOR THE ECONOMY

    Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit said yesterday that the additional financing on its way from the International Monetary Fund has the promise of putting the economy back on firm footing. Ecevit declared that there would be no any election before the economic program is implemented. "An election during this period would delay the success of the economic program, he said." Ecevit also stated that the problems the coalition has faced in recent days would not affect the future of Turkey's government. Ecevit remarked that no decision had yet been reached as to when a contingent of Turkish troops would be send to Afghanistan and how many soldiers it would include, adding that those decisions are being made in light of events new unfolding. Ecevit addressed the subject of the shape of the government to came in Afghanistan, saying " There is an vacuum in government and this vacuum should be filled with all the country's ethnic groups, including the Pasthuns." /Türkiye/

    [02] G-20 VOWS TO COMBAT TERRORIST FUNDING

    The third meeting of the G-20, a group including G-7 countries and certain important markets such as Turkey was held in Ottawa, Canada this weekend. The finance ministers for the group of 20 adopted an action plan on cutting off funding sources for terrorists. Canadian Finance Minister Paul Martin, the meeting's host, called the plan a decisive step in coordinating global resources in order to deprive terrorists of money. He called for all countries to participate in international efforts against terrorist groups' financial resources, for making public lists of terrorists with frozen assets, and for establishing financial intelligence units in each country to track terrorist financing. /Hurriyet/

    [03] CEM SAYS TURKISH CYPRIOTS WILL NOT BE ABANDONED TO THREATS

    Foreign Minister Ismail Cem reiterated over the weekend that it was his government's intention to ensure that Turkish Cypriots did not face new threats, adding that the matter was also closely tied with Turkey's security interests. Cem also indicated that the eastern Mediterranean region was of vital strategic interest to Turkey. "No one should expect us to forgo our interests here," Cem said. Cem's remarks came against the backdrop that Turkish Cypriot President Rauf Denktas and Greek Cypriot leader Glafcos Clerides had agreed on Saturday to hold face-to-face talks next month. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz said on Saturday that Turkey "sincerely" wants a revival of reconciliation talks on the island. /Turkish News/

    [04] DERVİS: "IT IS A DEBT NOT A DONATION"

    State Minister for the Economy Kemal Dervis said at a meeting held by the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and G-20 in Ottowa Canada this weekend that additional financing provided by the IMF represented "a debt, not a donation." Dervis remarked that the IMF Board has accepted the $10 billion additional financing in principle and urged caution in the use of the new money. Dervis said that Turkey was requesting the $10 billion for 2002 on top of current arrangements. "We want the new financing to have an appropriate term and cost, and the IMF is in agreement with us in this regard." Dervis cautioned that the new resources weren't an outright gift to, Turkey hence they should be used properly./Türkiye/

    [05] CLERIDES, DENKTAS AGREE TO REVIVE PEACE TALKS

    In a procedural breakthrough, the leaders of Cyprus' Greek and Turkish communities agreed over the weekend to hold face-to-face talks next month. Greek Cypriot President Glafcos Clerides told reporters that Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktas had accepted his condition for a summit meeting attended by a senior United Nations official and that the meeting would be held in the first 10 days of December. Clerides and Denktas have not held direct negotiations since September 1977 when they took part in UN-brokered talks in Switzerland and come together at a social occasion on the island the same summer. These direct talks were followed in recent years by so-called "proximity" talks, in which the two leaders sat in seperate rooms and negotiated through an intermediary. Speaking on Saturday at Larnaca airport upon returning from Great Britain, Clerides said he had received three letters from Denktas this month. Clerides said that he had agreed to meet Denktas at any time, as long as a UN representative was present. The UN envoy to Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, would attend their talks next month, Clerides said. Denktas, for his part, said that he wants talks to find a way out of the current deadlock over the divided island./Turkish Daily News/

    [06] SERDENGECTI: "WE WILL TAME THE INFLATION"

    Central Bank Governor Serdengecti also speaking at the Ottowa meeting, said that the government's economic program had been delayed due to the Sept. 11 attacks. She stated that it looked possible to adopt a system which would bring inflation under control next year. Serdengecti also said that after amendments were made to the Central Bank law, the money authority was targeting price stability as its next main objective./Türkiye/

    [07] TURKISH NEGOTIATOR GOES TO CHECHNYA

    The first round of peace talks between Russia and Chechnya was held yesterday in Moscow. Chechen President Aslan Mashadov's representative Ahmet Zakayev and an accompanying delegation traveled to Russia together with the representative for Turkish Liberal Democrat Party (LDP) Chairman Besim Tibuk in order to meet with Viktor Kazantsev, the representative for Russian President Vladimir Putin's. Speaking before his departure, Tibuk stated that he was going along to the meetings with the aim of helping to reach a solution on the restive Russian province. Meanwhile, Zakayev said, "The Turkish side has significantly contributed to the organization of the talks. I'd like to thank both Turkey's politicians and its people for their help and support for the Chechen people." /All Papers/

    [08] UNDER CRITICISM, MUMCU DEFENDS STATEMENT

    Motherland Party (ANAP) Deputy Chairman Erkan Mumcu claimed yesterday that all members of his party shared the critical views he aired concerning Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit late last week. Mumcu had criticized Ecevit as being obsolete and unable to manage affairs of state. Speaking on CNN Turk yesterday, Mumcu said that there was no need to engage in unnecessary quarrelling over the manner of speech he had used in making these statements, and that the important thing was to not divert from the right track, but rather to see the truth and be realistic. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ecevit remarked that the voices coming from ANAP were inappropriate from a government coalition member. "I don't want to get involved in polemics over Mumcu's statement I don't even believe that I should take his words seriously," he stated. Other ANAP members criticized Mumcu's statement and argued that his words should not be considered as common views within the party. /All Papers/

    [09] TURKISH-ARMENIAN MEETING HELD IN US

    The Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation Commission (TARC) is to meet today in New York. The commission, which held its first meeting this July 9 in Switzerland, has taken significant steps towards a rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia. The meeting will last three days. In related news, TARC's activities made a mark on the Assembly of Turkish-Armenian Associations meetings on Nov. 2, in Washington. It was during this meeting that for the first time an Armenian representative addressed the Turco-Americans. /Cumhuriyet/

    [10] SECOND ROUND VOTING ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

    The second round voting for a bill to amend Article 86 of the Constitution is to be held on Wednesday at the Parliamentary Plenary Session. The bill proposes the regulation of certain issues regarding parliamentarians such as retirement. During the round was on Nov. 6, and bill was passed by a majority vote. /All Papers/

    [11] TURK KEEPS HEAT ON EU OVER TERRORISM

    Justice Minister Hikmet Sami Turk said over the weekend that victory against terrorism necessitated cooperation between all nations as well as the building of a shared idea that nothing could justify terrorist acts. Speaking at a panel on "Political, Strategic, and Judicial Aspects of International Terrorism and Turkey," Turk said that terrorism was a method of politics which completely disregards the value of human life, and he went on to tell the participants about the international agreements against terrorism to which Turkey was is a signatory. In his speech, Turk complained that Turkey had never received the support it expected from the European community in its fight against terrorism and criticized the EU for limiting the anti-terrorism efforts and activities of its members. /Turkish News/

    [12] SUDDEN SNOWFALL SPRINKLED OVER TURKEY

    The approaching winter: asserted it self this weekend with sudden and early snowfalls affecting some parts of Turkey. Trabzon, Rize, Artvin and Gumushane saw the first snows of the year. In the Eastern Black Sea region, snowfall that began after heavy rainfalls closed a number of village roads. According to the Trabzon Meteorology Institute, the snowfalls in the region are expected to stop in the beginning of the week./Turkish Daily News/

    [13] TURKISH BOOK SPOTLIGHTED ON ITALIAN TV NETWORK

    Last week, Italian TV network RAI presented an cetended feature on Turkish author Latife Tekin's book "Berci Kristin Cop Masallari"( Berji Kristini Tales from the Garbage Hills). The book was recently published in Italian version by Giunti publishers, making it Tekin's second book ( along with "Sevgili Arsiz Olum ) to be translated into another language./Cumhuriyet/

    [14] FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...FROM THE COLUMNS...

    [15] ISLAMIC COUNTRIES ON THE ROAD TO SECULARISM BY FIKRET BILA (MILLIYET)

    Columnist Fikret Bila writes on the recent developments in Afghanistan and the discussion of 'Islamic countries and secularism'. A summary of his column is as follows: "Developments in Afghanistan and the scenes created by the Taleban administration have sparked a discussion concerning secularism and Islamic countries. We have stated time and again that the state created by Ataturk should be taken as a role model by other predominantly Islamic countries. In an interview with Prime Minister Ecevit we reiterated these views and asked him if the incidents in Afghanistan could lead to a move towards secularism in other Islamic countries. Prime Minister Ecevit is indeed expecting such a move and he believes that secularism will take root in the Islamic world in the 21st century. He says that it no one should expect Turkey to be accepted as a role model in Afghanistan all at once. 'In recent years we have witnessed certain negative and fundamentalist currents,' he remarked. 'However, it turned out they were not as strong as had been believed. I think that, with the contributions of Turkey, positive developments will be witnessed in Afghanistan and the entire Islamic world. Some steps towards secularism keep now being taken in northern Africa, even though they are not official. The same goes for Syria, Egypt, Jordan and a number of others. I believe that these developments will accelerate, and any so-called 'clash of civilizations' between the East and West is out of the question.' He added that that Turkey's importance in the fight against terrorism has increased but that still, the US and the West should be more serious in their approach towards this fight. 'It is a well-known fact that certain organizations which stage terrorist activities in Turkey are still living in Europe and organize their activities from there. Certainly, the EU countries must fulfill what is expected of them on these issues.' Prime Minister Ecevit also said that a certain dynamic had been propelled into motion with the developments in Afghanistan and that it would not be possible to stop it."

    [16] LITMUS PAPER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE EYES BY EROL MANISALI (CUMHURIYET)

    Columnist Erol Manisali comments on the attitude of the EU towards the Cyprus, Aegean and European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) issues. A summary of his column is as follows: "The Cyprus dispute is not an obstacle in the way of the development of relations between Turkey and the European Union. On the contrary, this issue and others should contribute positively towards Turkey's EU membership. There is only one condition for this positive factor to work: That is, the EU should genuinely want to admit Turkey into the Union. If the EU wanted to admit Turkey into the EU it would have viewed the situation quite differently and acted accordingly. It should have taken the balances between Turkey and Greece into consideration and approached the issues carefully and fairly. A final solution for the Cyprus and Aegean problems should have been discussed only after Turkey was admitted. Furthermore, the two political establishments on the island should be admitted to the Union simultaneously. In this way both a balance between Greece and Turkey and the two communities on Cyprus would be established. The same principle goes for the Aegean. The Aegean would be a sea used commonly by both countries and the EU. Regarding the ESDP, Turkey could be granted an exceptional status until it is admitted into the EU and after that the problem would be solved in its natural course. Instead of following such a policy, the imposition of certain solutions make one wonder if the EU really has no desire to admit Turkey to the Union. The EU and Athens are trying to get whatever concessions they may snatch with the winds blowing in favor of the European Union in Turkey. The EU and Athens will certainly try to use every advantage to their favor, but we should not be a tool in their hands."
    Turkish Press Review Directory - Previous Article - Next Article
    Back to Top
    Copyright © 1995-2016 HR-Net (Hellenic Resources Network). An HRI Project.
    All Rights Reserved.

    HTML by the HR-Net Group / Hellenic Resources Institute, Inc.
    trkpr2html v1.02a run on Monday, 19 November 2001 - 10:51:06 UTC