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Turkish Press Review, 01-11-26

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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

26.11.2001


CONTENTS

  • [01] MGK AND YAS MEETINGS
  • [02] ECEVIT'S STATEMENTS
  • [03] CEM: "ARMS EMBARGO MAY BE IMPOSED"
  • [04] TRT TO AID KABUL TV
  • [05] KIZILAY SENDS FOOD, BLANKETS TO AFGHANS
  • [06] IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE ESDP
  • [07] TURKEY-EU JOINT COMMISSION TO BE HELD IN ISTANBUL
  • [08] DENKTAS: "GREEK CYPRIOTS ARE DETERMINED"
  • [09] GUREL GOES TO NETHERLANDS FOR CITIES CONFERENCE
  • [10] TASAR BOOSTS ANKARA AS TOURISM DESTINATION
  • [11] HISTORY OF 700 YEARS TO BE EXHIBITED AT TURKISH JEWISH'S MUSEUM
  • [12] YOUNG TURKISH BUSINESSMEN HOLD EU CONTACTS IN BRUSSELS
  • [13] IFC EXTENDS LOAN TO ASSAN
  • [14] ANKARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS
  • [15] FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS...
  • [16] DENKTAS EMERGES AS A PEACEMAKER BY ILNUR CEVIK (TURKISH DAILY NEWS)

  • [01] MGK AND YAS MEETINGS

    This week two important meetings will be held in Ankara. The National Security Council (MGK) is scheduled to convene tomorrow and the other meeting, the Higher Military Council's (YAS), will convene on Nov. 30. The MGK, headed by President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, will review the Turkish side's position in the run up to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Rauf Denktas' and Greek Cypriot Administration leader Glafkos Clerides' first face-to-face meeting on Dec. 4 in many years. Another major topic will be recent developments in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Ismail Cem will brief the MGK on his contacts in New York last week. The possibility of a strike on Iraq will also be debated at the meeting. The YAS meeting, headed by Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, will convene with the participation of all generals and admirals from the Turkish Military Forces. The political-military situation and urgent needs of the TSK will be taken up at the gathering. /Turkiye/

    [02] ECEVIT'S STATEMENTS

    Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit appeared on TRT's "Sunday Panorama" over the weekend program and expressed his views on several topics. Concerning recent developments in Cyprus, Ecevit said that if a solution along the lines proposed by the Greek Cypriots and European Union was accepted, a new slaughter against Turkish Cypriots would be quite likely. Stressing what he called the West's mistaken view that the matter was Rauf Denktas' only, Ecevit said, "This is Turkey's case. They are cheating themselves...There is no difference between sacrificing a piece of Turkish land and the TRNC. The TRNC is of vital importance not only for the security of Turkish Cypriots but also for the security of Turkey." Pointing to Turkish troops' military experiences, Ecevit stated that they would also be successful in their duty in Afghanistan. He remarked that an increase in the number of Turkish troops sent there was possible and that doctors and teachers might also join the troops. Concerning any possible strike against Iraq, Ecevit said, "I hope that no strike is carried out near our borders." /Turkiye-All Papers/

    [03] CEM: "ARMS EMBARGO MAY BE IMPOSED"

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem said yesterday that Turkey may face an arms embargo because of its stance concerning on Cyprus. Answering questions on news channel CNN Turk, Cem stated that Turkey was ready to face any problems which may arise. He added that if the Cyprus conflict couldn't be solved then Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus would work towards an advanced integration between the two. Cem stressed also that events on the island prior to 1974 constituted proof of an attempted genocide. /Milliyet/

    [04] TRT TO AID KABUL TV

    The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) is set to aid Kabul TV which was closed down by Afghanistan's Taleban rulers six years ago. TRT Director General Yucel Yener responded to Kabul TV Director Muhammed Alem ›zzetyar's recent request for help by telling him that TRT would do whatever it could. TRT's correspondent in Kabul will soon meet with post-Taleban Afghan officials. "Kabul TV has requested technical equipment such as cameras and videocassettes," Yener said. TRT will provide them with such equipment as soon as possible." Yener recalled that there had been mutual cooperation between the two institutions in the years before the Taleban takeover. /Milliyet/

    [05] KIZILAY SENDS FOOD, BLANKETS TO AFGHANS

    The Turkish Red Crescent (Kizilay) has sent 51 tons of food and 6,000 blankets to some 15,000 Afghani refugees in two camps. In a press conference in Iran over the weekend, Kizilay Disaster Aid Program Director Omer Tasli said that Turkish teams had delivered flour, sugar, rice , oil and blankets to the Makaki and 46th Mile camps. He stated that the camps had been established in the desert and that harsh conditions there made life difficult. The Iranian Red Crescent is also carrying out aid programs in the camps with Turkey, but the United Nations and other international aid organizations should also participate in the program, he added. /Turkish News/

    [06] IMPORTANT DAY FOR THE ESDP

    Within the framework of the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP), importance is attached to the initiatives to establish a European army. An official from the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs Peter Ricketss, who will be in Ankara today, will demand that Turkey will give up its request of the right to veto. An EU diplomat said, "Turkey is becoming more and more moderate concerning the ESDP issue. The generals have been in a more positive manner since May." /Sabah/

    [07] TURKEY-EU JOINT COMMISSION TO BE HELD IN ISTANBUL

    The 48th meeting of the Turkey-European Union Joint Parliamentarians will be held in Istanbul today. During the meeting, the perspectives of both parties on the current situation in Turkish-EU relations and the post-Sept. 11 international environment will be evaluated. The meeting, to be inaugurated by a speech from Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem, is to last two days. /Turkish Daily News/

    [08] DENKTAS: "GREEK CYPRIOTS ARE DETERMINED"

    Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Rauf Denktas stopped over in Ankara yesterday prior to flying on to Rome. At Esenboga Airport, Denktas answered questions concerning his scheduled Dec. 4 summit with Greek Cypriot leader Glafcos Clerides, saying, "If the news about Clerides I've received through foreign diplomats is correct, we will evaluate." Denktas reported that Clerides had accepted the meeting with conditions and added, "This is because he doesn't want to come out from behind the aegis of the United Nations, which has been rescuing him for a long time. We see that they have no way out and therefore we began to look for a solution. I hope the results will be positive." Denktas declared that the Turkish Cypriots were even more determined than they were in the period of 1963-74, prior to the Turkish peace intervention, and added, "The Turkish Cypriots are suffering from economic problems and they are trying to find a solution, but they still want the TRNC's sovereignty, its rights and Turkey's guarantorship." /Sabah/

    [09] GUREL GOES TO NETHERLANDS FOR CITIES CONFERENCE

    State Minister Sukru Sina Gurel has gone to the Netherlands to participate in the International Conference of Cities. Gurel's official visit to the Netherlands will be on Nov. 26-30 upon the invitation of the Netherlands Greater Municipality and Minorities Ministry member Van Boxtel. Gurel will make a speech on immigration and integration during the conference, and will meet with representatives of Turkish associations and federations, and lecturers and students of the Turkology department of the Literature Faculty of Leiden University. /Turkish News/

    [10] TASAR BOOSTS ANKARA AS TOURISM DESTINATION

    Tourism Minister Mustafa Tasar has announced an "Ankara Project" initiative meant to bring more tourists to Turkey's capital city, the Anatolia news agency reported yesterday. Tasar told a press conference that his ministry wanted to present Ankara's tourism potential to both domestic and foreign tourism agencies and to breathe life back into Ankara's historical atmosphere. He said that all institutions should work to support the project in order to make Ankara a capital city befitting the groundwork laid by Republic founder Ataturk. /Turkish Daily News/

    [11] HISTORY OF 700 YEARS TO BE EXHIBITED AT TURKISH JEWISH'S MUSEUM

    The Seven Centuries Foundation Turkish Jewish Museum, was opened with a ceremony at Istanbul's Zulfaris Synagogue over the weekend. Among those attending the ceremony were Deputy Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz, First Army Commander Gen. Cetin Dogan, US Ambassador Robert Pearson, Israeli Ambassador David Sultan, the British Ambassador David Logan, French Ambassador Bernard Garcia and representatives from the Jewish community. At the first Jewish museum to be opened in a predominantly Muslim country, the Jewish people's history is commemorated. Yilmaz said at the ceremony, "Our mutual legacy of tolerance, justice and freedom of faith, which symbolizes the Turks' and the Jews' common history, was hard to achieve but maintaining it will be even harder." Yilmaz added that such values were what the world needed most, particularly following the Sept. 11 attacks. /Hurriyet/

    [12] YOUNG TURKISH BUSINESSMEN HOLD EU CONTACTS IN BRUSSELS

    Association of Young Administrators and Businessmen (GYIAD) deputy chairman Ipek Nur Cem, Cem Pensoy and Idil Mimaroglu had meetings with EU representatives last week. The young administrators met with representatives of the European Parliament, European Commission and several nongovernmental organizations in Brussels on Nov. 18-21 in order to represent Turkey and at the same time to listen to EU critics of Turkey. Deputy Chairman Cem said yesterday that EU representatives hope to establish better relations with Turkish nongovernmental organizations. /Hurriyet/

    [13] IFC EXTENDS LOAN TO ASSAN

    The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has extended a loan amounting to 25 million US dollars to the Assan Demir and Sheet Iron Industrial Ltd. Co. Assan Iron stated this weekend that the loan would begin to be repaid in three years' time and that it had a term of eight years. /Hurriyet/

    [14] ANKARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS

    The 13th Ankara International Film Festival is set to begin today. Directors, actors, movie critics and representatives from cinema associations will arrive in Ankara on Nov. 30 to attend the official opening ceremony. The festival will begin with the National Short Film Contest today. /Cumhuriyet/

    [15] FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS...

    [16] DENKTAS EMERGES AS A PEACEMAKER BY ILNUR CEVIK (TURKISH DAILY NEWS)

    Ilnur Cevik comments on the Cyprus issue. A summary of his columns is as follows: "President Rauf Denktas of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has launched a genuine peace offensive which may well be a turning point in the Cyprus impasse. Both Denktas and his Greek Cypriot counterpart Glafcos Clerides realize that if they do not take the initiative and 'do something' soon, the problems that have been plaguing the island may eventually mushroom into a major international crisis that may push Turkey and Greece into confrontation, and no one wants this. The two leaders will meet next week face to face in frank discussions for the future of the island. This time the United Nations representative will only be a 'guest' at the meeting and allow the two leaders to do the talking. The two leaders should have done this long ago but it seems they have realized the storm on the horizon and thus have to say 'better late than never.' Both Denktas and Clerides seem to have realized that they have a historical responsibility. They do not want to be the losers. They also do not want to be the men who would be held responsible for a major conflict. When we look at the bottom line, the accession of the Greek Cypriots to the European Union may be regarded as a major victory at first sight, but the complications that it may lead to may be disastrous. It would definitely lead to a permanent division of the island, with the Turkish Cypriot side going its own way and possibly being annexed by Turkey... Clerides does not want to go down in history as the man who finalized the permanent division of the island."
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