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Turkish Press Review, 05-09-14

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

14.09.2005

PREMIER ERDOGAN: “SOME REFORMS LED TO WEAKNESSES” ERDOGAN: “THE EU REWARDED THE GREEK CYPRIOTS” OZKOK: “TRUE POWER COMES FROM UNITY” REHN: “THE PAMUK CASE IS A PROVOCATION” SCHROEDER: “TURKEY WILL SUCCEED IN ITS EU BID” ATC HEAD SCOWCROFT: “ARMENIAN RESOLUTIONS WOULD HARM TURKISH-US RELATIONS” PAPAL VISIT EXPECTED IN NOVEMBER FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS OPPORTUNITY FOR A REGIONAL ROLE BY SAMI KOHEN (MILLIYET)

CONTENTS

  • [01] PREMIER ERDOGAN: “SOME REFORMS LED TO WEAKNESSES”
  • [02] ERDOGAN: “THE EU REWARDED THE GREEK CYPRIOTS”
  • [03] OZKOK: “TRUE POWER COMES FROM UNITY”
  • [04] REHN: “THE PAMUK CASE IS A PROVOCATION”
  • [05] SCHROEDER: “TURKEY WILL SUCCEED IN ITS EU BID”
  • [06] ATC HEAD SCOWCROFT: “ARMENIAN RESOLUTIONS WOULD HARM TURKISH-US RELATIONS”
  • [07] PAPAL VISIT EXPECTED IN NOVEMBER
  • [08] FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS
  • [09] OPPORTUNITY FOR A REGIONAL ROLE BY SAMI KOHEN (MILLIYET)

  • [01] PREMIER ERDOGAN: “SOME REFORMS LED TO WEAKNESSES”

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday said that there would be important amendments to the Anti-Terror Law next month. Erdogan gave hints about the coming amendments to the Anti-Terror Law to a group of journalists en route to New York. Erdogan stated that some reforms done for the sake of democratization had laid the groundwork for terrorist groups and caused serious weaknesses, adding that they would examine the state of liberties in the West and try to find a balance between freedom and security. He also said that the Anti-Terror Law would not lead to any retreat in terms of the Copenhagen criteria. /Milliyet/

    [02] ERDOGAN: “THE EU REWARDED THE GREEK CYPRIOTS”

    As part of his contacts in New York, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday delivered a speech at a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations entitled “Turkish Foreign Policy in the 21st Century,” saying that Turkey and the US were close allies sharing common interests and that they were resolved to further develop these relations. Commenting on the Iraq issue, Erdogan underlined that the future of the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk was an important issue for Turkey. Pointing to the presence of terrorist PKK militants in northern Iraq, the premier said that the group was a threat to Turkey’s security. Furthermore, on the Cyprus issue, Erdogan stated that the Greek Cypriot administration was responsible for the current stalemate on the island, but that since it was rewarded by the European Union through membership, the administration had hardened its uncompromising stance. “In addition to the Turkish Cypriots, Turkey and whole world expect a fair resolution on the island,” added the premier. /Turkiye/

    [03] OZKOK: “TRUE POWER COMES FROM UNITY”

    Chief of General Staff Gen. Hilmi Ozkok accompanied by Land Forces Commander Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, Naval Forces Commander Adm. Yener Karahanoglu, Air Force Commander Gen. Faruk Comert and Gendarmerie General Commander Fevzi Turkeri yesterday traveled to the eastern Anatolian city of Van to meet with local people and introduce newly appointed forces commanders to the commanders already serving in the region. During a visit to Van Governor Niyazi Tanilir at his office, addressing recent unrest in the country, Ozkok emphasized the importance of the national unity. “True power comes from unity,” said the top commander. He also urged journalist to report news realistically and avoid public harm. /Star/

    [04] REHN: “THE PAMUK CASE IS A PROVOCATION”

    European Union Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn yesterday characterized the upcoming trial of famous Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk as a “road accident” and reproached the timing of the trial, set to begin near the anniversary of last year’s key EU summit where Turkey got a date for its membership talks. “This has to be a provocation,” charged Rehn. Speaking at the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Commission, Rehn said that important improvements had been seen in terms of human rights in Turkey, but that the Pamuk case “raises serious questions” about that progress. /Milliyet/

    [05] SCHROEDER: “TURKEY WILL SUCCEED IN ITS EU BID”

    German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder yesterday said that Turkey’s negotiations would be long and difficult for both sides, but that he was confident that Turkey would succeed, because Turkey is advancing in terms of reforms. Visiting Turkish Dogan Media Group facilities in Frankfurt, Schroeder said, “Turkey is like an anchor in a problem area.” On Sunday Schroeder will face closely fought general elections. /Milliyet/

    [06] ATC HEAD SCOWCROFT: “ARMENIAN RESOLUTIONS WOULD HARM TURKISH-US RELATIONS”

    Retired US Gen. Brent Scowcroft, head of the American-Turkish Council (ATC), yesterday sent a letter to Dennis Hastert, speaker of the House of Representatives, warning that pending resolutions to recognize the so-called Armenian genocide allegations would harm Turkish-US relations if they progress to the floor of the full House. Two resolutions on the matter are expected to be taken up at the US House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee today or tomorrow. He said that he and other members of the ATC were opposed to those resolutions, as they are contrary to US interests, adding that their passage could have serious consequences. Scowcroft also urged Armenian President Robert Kocharian to display a positive stance towards recent goodwill initiatives from Ankara. /Cumhuriyet/

    [07] PAPAL VISIT EXPECTED IN NOVEMBER

    Pope Benedict XVI is expected to come to Turkey on Nov. 30 at the invitation of Fener Greek Patriarch Bartolomeos. The pope will come to Turkey for the St. Andrew’s feast at which the Patriarchate celebrates its founding. It is planned that the pope will pay an official visit to Ankara and then attend a summit of civilizations in Antioch. (modern-day Antakya) This possible visit has led to concern in Ankara, as the Foreign Ministry is worried about the pope’s weighing in on the “ecumenical” debate or expressing disapproval for Turkey joining the European Union. The ministry is waiting for a supportive message on Turkey’s EU bid from the pope. If one is received, President Ahmet Necdet Sezer could officially welcome the pontiff as the Vatican’s head of state. /Sabah/

    [08] FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS

    [09] OPPORTUNITY FOR A REGIONAL ROLE BY SAMI KOHEN (MILLIYET)

    Columnist Sami Kohen comments on the recent Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip. A summary of his column is as follows:

    “The new situation which emerged after Israel pulled its soldiers out of the Gaza Strip raises Turkey’s chances of playing a more active role in the region. After the 38-year Israeli occupation, the Gaza region is now under the Palestinian government and it’s entering a process of political restructuring. Establishing political stability and economic development will pave the way to return to the roadmap for peace and establishing an independent Palestinian state. Turkey might have significant roles and contributions politically and economically in this process. Ankara has been working on this for some time. Ankara has constant contacts with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and it might benefit from the appropriate atmosphere to help take new steps necessary for Israeli-Palestinian conciliation. Ankara created a rapprochement between Israel and Palestine and it has the capability to fulfill such a mission. However, it seems Turkey’s actual contribution and role will be in the economic field. Ankara hosted a tripartite (Palestine, Turkey and Israel) meeting about what it can do for Gaza’s economic development. This was the first step. Now the stage of implementing certain important projects is starting.

    One of them is a project to establish an ‘Erez Industrial Zone’ in Gaza. Under the decision taken in the Ankara meeting, this project will be helmed by the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodities Exchanges (TOBB). TOBB Chairman Rifat Hisarciklioglu is still looking for support for this project in his contacts in the US. Turkey spearheading a project will contribute to the economic development and thus political stability of Palestine and also provide Turkish firms with business opportunities in the new region.

    Israel leaving the Gaza Strip creates certain hopes in terms of the future of the peace process. This was a bold move by Sharon. Even if Gaza can’t escape Israeli control of its air, sea, and borders, new positive developments might occur in this process, if everything goes well. For example, by ‘if everything goes well,’ I mean two things, that is, the Abbas administration’s establishing full authority and ensuring safety on the Palestinian side, and the Sharon government showing his determination about the West Bank’s transfer to the Palestinians and taking steps towards this end. Obviously, there are great difficulties in fulfilling these conditions for both parties. However, now the important thing is to continue this momentum. This is an opportunity for Turkey’s regional role.”

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