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Turkish Press Review, 05-11-16

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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

16.11.2005

FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS…

CONTENTS

  • [01] ERDOGAN’S VISIT RESULTS IN CRISIS DUE TO PKK-AFFILIATED ROJ TV
  • [02] GUL, GEN. BUYUKANIT EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR ERDOGAN DUE TO ROJ TV CRISIS
  • [03] FM GUL TO MEET MERKEL
  • [04] FM GUL CRITICIZES THE INSISTENCE OF SOME CIRCLES TO CREATE SCENARIOS OF TURKISH-KURDISH CONFLICT
  • [05] ARINC PUSHES TO FIND A FORMULA FOR HEADSCARF
  • [06] CHP LEADER BAYKAL: “TURKISH JUSTICE BEGINS TO DETERIORATE”
  • [07] INTERIOR MINISTER AKSU: “EVERYTHING WILL BE REVEALED”
  • [08] ITALIAN PRESIDENT TO VISIT TURKEY
  • [09] TALAT: “PAPADOPOULOS, WHO DECEIVED THE WORLD IS NOW CHALLENGING THE ENTIRE WORLD BUT TURKISH CYPRIOTS WILL NOT FORSAKE THEIR RIGHTS”
  • [10] SAHIN: “GOVT. IS TRYING TO SOLVE TURKEY’S MOST PRESSING PROBLEM, UNEMPLOYMENT”
  • [11] FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS…
  • [12] WHICH ONE IS REAL ERDOGAN? BY OKTAY EKSI (HURRIYET)

  • [01] ERDOGAN’S VISIT RESULTS IN CRISIS DUE TO PKK-AFFILIATED ROJ TV

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Denmark for an official visit, yesterday cancelled a joint press conference with his Danish counterpart Anders Fogh Rasmussen in response to Denmark’s failure to combat the terrorist PKK and its affiliates. Erdogan refused to attend the press conference, held after his talks with Rasmussen, as a journalist from ROJ TV, a PKK-affiliated TV station broadcasting from Denmark, was also present there. “I strongly regret Erdogan’s reaction,” said Rasmussen later at the press conference. During their meeting, Erdogan and Rasmussen discussed both measures against PKK-affiliated ROJ TV broadcasting from Denmark, and recent humiliating articles about Muslims in the Danish press. /All papers/

    [02] GUL, GEN. BUYUKANIT EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR ERDOGAN DUE TO ROJ TV CRISIS

    Land Forces Commander Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, who attended a reception marking the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), expressed support for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s refusal to attend a joint press conference with his Danish counterpart Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a journalist from PKK-affiliated ROJ TV broadcasting from Denmark was also present there. Buyukanit said that Erdogan’s reaction was appropriate and what he made was right. In related news, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul also expressed support for Erdogan, saying that everyone would do the same. /Milliyet/

    [03] FM GUL TO MEET MERKEL

    Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul will hold “critical” meetings on Nov.18, in Germany. Gul will meet with the Christian Democratic Union leader and incoming Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is reportedly said that a support message would be given to Gul at the meeting, but this support would be expressed clearly by the Social Democrat coalition member. It is reported that the paragraphs of the coalition protocol relating to Turkey worry Ankara. The protocol states that the European Union negotiations for Turkey’s full membership started on Oct. 3, the negotiations will be open- ended, and that if the goal for the membership realizes, Turkey should be attached to the EU with a “privileged relation.” Furthermore, during the meeting, efforts will be exerted to enable a meeting between Merkel and Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan. /Aksam/

    [04] FM GUL CRITICIZES THE INSISTENCE OF SOME CIRCLES TO CREATE SCENARIOS OF TURKISH-KURDISH CONFLICT

    Speaking at Parliament’s Planning and Budget Committee, Gul criticized what he sees as the “insistence of some circles to create scenarios of Turkish- Kurdish conflict or enmity” based on the developments in Iraq, dismissing this speculation as “having no foundation today, nor any in the future.” “We have lived in peace and harmony with our Iraqi relatives of Kurdish origin throughout history, and will continue to do so,” Gul said. “This should also be known and appreciated by communities of Kurdish region and their leaders, whose security and well-being we have contributed for years.” /Cumhuriyet/

    [05] ARINC PUSHES TO FIND A FORMULA FOR HEADSCARF

    Parliament Speaker Bulent Arinc has started to look for a new solution to the headscarf issue after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in Turkey’s favor in the Leyla Sahin case last week. At a press conference at Esenboga Airport, Ankara, on his way to Romania, Arinc stated that laws should clearly define the way how women can legally cover their heads./Star/

    [06] CHP LEADER BAYKAL: “TURKISH JUSTICE BEGINS TO DETERIORATE”

    Main Opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal yesterday lashed out at the government during his speech at a CHP parliamentary group meeting. Baykal said that Justice Minister Cemil Cicek should be “miserable” after Van’s Yuzuncu Yil University (YYU) Deputy General Secretary Enver Arpali’s suicide on Sunday. Such an incident shows that Turkish justice has begun to deteriorate, Baykal added. Turning his attention to the recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) verdict on Turkey’s headscarf ban, Baykal said that the government appeared to be on the whole saddened by the decision. Baykal also touched on the bombing last week in Hakkari’s Semdinli district, saying, “No matter how sacred the aims, we’ve always taken a stand against illegal acts and terrorism and we are determined to continue with this stance. No matter who made what kind of mistake, the price should be paid.” /All papers/

    [07] INTERIOR MINISTER AKSU: “EVERYTHING WILL BE REVEALED”

    The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) evaluated yesterday the incidents occurred in Hakkari’s Semdinli district last week. Members of the Parliament expressed their views about the incidents, while Interior Minister Abdulkadir Aksu defended that every kind of precautions were taken. Deputy Mucahit Daloglu asked detailed information about the issue from the minister saying that they had to get information from the internet sites. Aksu said, “Everything will be revealed. We are determined to clarify the case.” /Star/

    [08] ITALIAN PRESIDENT TO VISIT TURKEY

    Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is due to arrive in Ankara next Tuesday for a two-day official visit. During his visit, Ciampi will be accompanied by Italian investors, industrialists and businessmen. /Star/

    [09] TALAT: “PAPADOPOULOS, WHO DECEIVED THE WORLD IS NOW CHALLENGING THE ENTIRE WORLD BUT TURKISH CYPRIOTS WILL NOT FORSAKE THEIR RIGHTS”

    Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Mehmet Ali Talat, who yesterday attended ceremonies marking the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the TRNC, said that the Greek Cypriots violated the rights of the Turkish Cypriots under the European Union and international law. “Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos, who deceived the EU and the world, is now challenging the entire world,” said Talat, adding that Turkish Cypriots would never forsake their rights. For his part, Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Sener reiterated that isolation of the TRNC should be brought to an end, adding that the Cyprus issue was a national cause. Sener stressed that the issue should be solved through the efforts of the United Nations, but added that Turkey would not accept any plan which forsakes the TRNC. “Now the world knows that a state on the basis of equal partnership should be established on the island,” said Sener, adding however that Greek Cypriots couldn’t understand this. In related news, President Ahmet Necdet Sezer sent a message marking the day. /Cumhuriyet/

    [10] SAHIN: “GOVT. IS TRYING TO SOLVE TURKEY’S MOST PRESSING PROBLEM, UNEMPLOYMENT”

    Addressing his party’s group meeting yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Ali Sahin said that the government tried to overcome the unemployment problem, adding that unemployment was Turkey’s most pressing problem. “We need to create jobs for 700,000 people,” said Sahin and added that the solution was in the private sector. “The private sector is needed to be encouraged,” he said, adding that unemployment should be overcome in order to maintain peace in the country. /Turkiye/

    [11] FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS... FROM THE COLUMNS…

    [12] WHICH ONE IS REAL ERDOGAN? BY OKTAY EKSI (HURRIYET)

    Columnist Oktay Ekþi comments on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A summary of his column is as follows:

    “When I hear some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks, I can’t help saying ‘alas.’ Sometimes you see a leader who has assimilated the democracy, learned the constitutional order and accepted the basic principle of the republic, but sometimes the same person speaks like the chairman of the Association of Religious High Schools. When a cartoon on Prophet Muhammad was published in the Jyllands-Posten daily in Denmark recently, Islam countries criticized this and Islam countries’ embassies in Copenhagen protested the Danish government for this cartoon. When Turkish Ambassador in Copenhagen Fügen Ok signed the letter with the order of Foreign Ministry, Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the government of a secular and democratic country shouldn’t sign this letter. Obviously, he means to say that if you’re complaining about the cartoon, you can go to the court, because this is a democratic state of law. He also meant that the EU membership of a government intervening in a cartoon cannot be supported.

    However, Mr. Erdogan yesterday said that they should respect his religious values, just like he respects theirs. His expectation is very appropriate personally, but he could express his criticism personally. The other way is non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) making their voices heard and protest the mentioned daily, or you can go to the court. However, if a secular state condemns the other state due to the publication of a newspaper, then people would think that it doesn’t know the rules of the game. Perhaps what Rasmussen told Erdogan was similar. We understand Erdogan and actually he expresses his opinions sincerely, because the concepts of belief and law aren’t on the basis of secular democracy. He adopted an Ottoman order of society at the schools he attended, where the relations between the belief and law are ambiguous. In addition, there’s no problem if there’s no clash between these concepts.”

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