Browse through our Interesting Nodes on Environmental Issues 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, 05-09-07

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> e-mail : newspot@byegm.gov.tr <caption> <_caption> Summary of the political and economic news in the Turkish press this morning

07.09.2005

AT OPENING OF JUDICIAL YEAR, SEZER URGES COMMON SENSE IN FACE OF PROVOCATIONS ERDOGAN: “RECENT PKK PROVOCATIONS AIM TO BLOCK TURKEY’S EU ACCESSION TALKS” GUL: “OUR FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM IS CONTINUING WITH ALL THE NATION’S RESOURCES” PRESIDENT OF ESTONIA VISITS TURKEY BRITAIN’S CYPRUS HIGH COMMISSIONER: “RECOGNITION CAN’T BE A PRECONDITION” CHIRAC, SCHROEDER DISCUSS TURKEY AKSU CALLS FOR CALM OVER PKK PROVOCATIONS ERDOGAN ADDRESSES OPENING OF CEBIT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FAIR BABACAN BOOSTS LIRA, DOWNPLAYS INFLATION THREAT FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... SEARCH FOR A COMMON LANGUAGE BY SAMI KOHEN (MILLIYET)

CONTENTS

  • [01] AT OPENING OF JUDICIAL YEAR, SEZER URGES COMMON SENSE IN FACE OF PROVOCATIONS
  • [02] ERDOGAN: “RECENT PKK PROVOCATIONS AIM TO BLOCK TURKEY’S EU ACCESSION TALKS”
  • [03] GUL: “OUR FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM IS CONTINUING WITH ALL THE NATION’S RESOURCES”
  • [04] PRESIDENT OF ESTONIA VISITS TURKEY
  • [05] BRITAIN’S CYPRUS HIGH COMMISSIONER: “RECOGNITION CAN’T BE A PRECONDITION”
  • [06] CHIRAC, SCHROEDER DISCUSS TURKEY
  • [07] AKSU CALLS FOR CALM OVER PKK PROVOCATIONS
  • [08] ERDOGAN ADDRESSES OPENING OF CEBIT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FAIR
  • [09] BABACAN BOOSTS LIRA, DOWNPLAYS INFLATION THREAT
  • [10] FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS...
  • [11] SEARCH FOR A COMMON LANGUAGE BY SAMI KOHEN (MILLIYET)

  • [01] AT OPENING OF JUDICIAL YEAR, SEZER URGES COMMON SENSE IN FACE OF PROVOCATIONS

    President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday attended the opening of the new judicial year. Addressing the gathering, Court of Appeals Chief Justice Osman Arslan touched on recent provocations of the terrorist PKK, saying that the Turkish Republic would not be divided and that those who seek to do so would never reach their goal. “Democratic rights cannot be used to eliminate freedom,” said Sezer, a former top jurist. “Exploiting rights in the service of inappropriate goals is unacceptable.” Speaking after the opening ceremony, Sezer called on the nation to act with common sense in the face of recent provocations of the PKK in Istanbul, Diyarbakir, Van and Bozuyuk. “Our security forces have the ability to prevent these provocations,” he said, adding that the nation should be on the alert against such incidents. /Cumhuriyet/

    [02] ERDOGAN: “RECENT PKK PROVOCATIONS AIM TO BLOCK TURKEY’S EU ACCESSION TALKS”

    Speaking yesterday at a meeting of his party’s Central Executive Board (MYK), Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the recent provocations of the terrorist group PKK aimed to block Turkey beginning its European Union accession talks as scheduled on Oct. 3, and warned that such provocations could continue. The premier stressed that though the provocations were made by various groups, they shared a common misguided goal. “But these groups will not succeed,” he said. “Our government is determined in its fight against terrorism and ready to take all necessary steps.” /Turkiye/

    [03] GUL: “OUR FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM IS CONTINUING WITH ALL THE NATION’S RESOURCES”

    Speaking to reporters at a reception hosted by Court of Appeals Chief Justice Osman Arslan marking the opening of the new judicial year, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said that fight against terrorism was continuing, adding that all of Turkey’s resources were being marshaled in this fight. Touching on the recent provocations of the terrorist group PKK, Gul said that work was continuing against these and called on the PKK not to provoke the nation. /Turkiye/

    [04] PRESIDENT OF ESTONIA VISITS TURKEY

    Arnold Ruutel, the president of Estonia, came to Turkey yesterday for a three-day visit. President Ahmet Necdet Sezer welcomed his guest with a ceremony at the Presidential Palace and gave a state banquet in Ruutel’s honor. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hilmi Ozkok and Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal also attended the banquet. /Star/

    [05] BRITAIN’S CYPRUS HIGH COMMISSIONER: “RECOGNITION CAN’T BE A PRECONDITION”

    Recognition of Greek Cyprus can’t be a precondition to start Turkey’s accession talks because it wasn’t stated in last December’s declaration, said Britain’s High Commissioner to Cyprus Peter Millett yesterday. Millett stated that he was hopeful that during today’s European Union Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) meeting in Brussels, a consensus would be reached on a counter-declaration in response to Turkey’s supplementary declaration to the Ankara Protocol. In that declaration, Turkey said including Greek Cyprus in the Customs Union did not amount to recognition. /Turkiye/

    [06] CHIRAC, SCHROEDER DISCUSS TURKEY

    French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder yesterday spoke over the telephone about a number of issues, including Turkey, the upcoming United Nations General Assembly meeting, and the European Union. During their conversation, Chirac reportedly stressed the need for a counter-declaration emphasizing that Turkey should fulfill its obligations entailed under the Ankara Protocol. In related news, Italian Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini, visiting Athens, said, “Turkey has fulfilled the EU’s requests and erecting new preconditions would be wrong.” Greek Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis also said that they were of the same opinion as Italy on the EU’s enlargement, Turkey’s EU bid, and issues about UN reform. /Turkiye/

    [07] AKSU CALLS FOR CALM OVER PKK PROVOCATIONS

    Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu said yesterday issued a written statement calling for the nation to remain calm in the face of recent provocations of the terrorist group PKK. Saying that in the past the nation had been hurt by such provocations, he added that governors in Turkey had the power to intervene in illegal activities. Aksu further stressed that Turkey was a state of law and reiterated his call for calm. /Cumhuriyet/

    [08] ERDOGAN ADDRESSES OPENING OF CEBIT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FAIR

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday attended the opening of the CeBIT Eurasia Information Technology Fair with Communications Minister Binali Yildirim. Later, addressing the event, Erdogan said that the information technology and communications age was seeing rapid progress, adding that everyone should try to keep up with this. Erdogan said that Ankara had taken important steps in order to be an information-based society, adding that technical parks have been established at 19 universities and 450 trillion TL has been allocated for research and development activities of the Turkish Scientific and Research Council (TUBITAK). /Turkiye/

    [09] BABACAN BOOSTS LIRA, DOWNPLAYS INFLATION THREAT

    Addressing an economic conference at the Central Bank yesterday, State Minister for the Economy Ali Babacan predicted that the new Turkish lira would not depreciate due to inflation, adding that he was pledging this. Babacan added that the YTL was a currency of both Europe and the world and that it wasn’t easy for it to depreciate. He further predicted that inflation would be less than 8% by year’s-end. /Milliyet/

    [10] FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS...

    [11] SEARCH FOR A COMMON LANGUAGE BY SAMI KOHEN (MILLIYET)

    Columnist Sami Kohen comments on Turkey’s relations with the European Union. A summary of his column is as follows:

    “Ambassadors of 25 European Union member countries will meet together in Brussels today. The first issue to be discussed is determining the content of a counter-declaration on the Cyprus issue. During their meeting last week, ambassadors and then foreign ministers couldn’t reach agreement on the draft. The second issue to be discussed is about preparing the framework document which is considered the roadmap of our upcoming negotiations. So, will the EU ambassadors and foreign ministers be able to solve the disputes today or in a few days and prepare a counter-declaration and framework document on which consensus can be reached in both the EU and between the EU and Turkey by Oct. 3? We’ll see. Of course the main thing is the framework document, which will determine the content and direction of our membership talks. The problem is that some member countries are trying to add such terms as ‘privileged partnership’ to this document. If these efforts succeed, this Turkey will state that it won’t sit at the negotiating table on Oct. 3 under such circumstances.

    The reason no consensus was reached on the counter-declaration was the insistence of the ‘counter group,’ mostly consisting of France and the Greek Cypriot administration, on Turkey’s recognizing the Cyprus Republic and opening its borders as soon as possible. British diplomats have been looking for a ‘proper diplomatic language’ to satisfy this group and Turkey. I wonder what the result will be, or if there will even be one. Support for the EU in Turkey is falling and the same is true of support for Turkey within the EU. However, people in most EU countries consider Turkey’s EU membership neither negatively nor positively. These interesting findings come from the Transatlantic Trends 2005 study of 11,000 people in 10 European countries. According to data on Turkish-EU relations from the comprehensive report which was released yesterday, support for the EU within Turkey was 73% last year but fell to 63% this year due to increasing opposition to Turkey’s membership within the EU and Europeans’ campaigns against Turkey. It should be immediately mentioned that this poll was conducted this May and June. The rising opposition within the EU recently could have pushed this support down more. Although the number within the EU of those seeing Turkey’s EU membership negatively (29%) is higher than the number seeing it positively (23%), 42% of people in the EU consider Turkey’s membership neither good nor bad. This situation shows that Turkey should try to attract this broad neutral, mass using its official and nonofficial institutions while avoiding mishaps which might have a negative impact on European public opinion.”

    ARCHIVE

    <script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript" src="http:/_www.byegm.gov.tr_statistic/countcode.js"> </script>


    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 Wednesday, 7 September 2005 - 8:51:10 UTC