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Turkish Press Review, 07-12-26

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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

26.12.2007


CONTENTS

  • [01] GUL TO VISIT WASHINGTON NEXT MONTH
  • [02] ERDOGAN: “NO PARDON FOR TERRORISTS WHO TARGET CIVILIANS OR SOLDIERS”
  • [03] PM ERDOGAN CONGRATULATES NEW POLICE CHIEFS
  • [04] MILITARY SAYS 200 PKK TARGETS HIT SINCE MID-MONTH
  • [05] PUTIN: “RUSSIA PLACES GREAT IMPORTANCE ON DIALOGUE WITH TURKEY”
  • [06] GOVT PROPOSALS TO CHANGE ARTICLE 301 NEAR COMPLETION
  • [07] BAYKAL: “ANTI-PKK MILITARY OPS SHOULD CONTINUE AS LONG AS NEEDED”
  • [08] BAHCELI CRITICIZES GOVT OVER “RETURN TO HOME” LAW
  • [09] INONU COMMEMORATED

  • [01] GUL TO VISIT WASHINGTON NEXT MONTH

    President Abdullah Gul is set to visit Washington early next month at the invitation of US President George W. Bush. Gul is scheduled to arrive on Jan. 6, and to meet with Bush at the White House two days later. /Milliyet/

    [02] ERDOGAN: “NO PARDON FOR TERRORISTS WHO TARGET CIVILIANS OR SOLDIERS”

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday that terrorists who target innocent civilians and security forces won’t be tolerated as so- called “victims of fate,” while Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Şahin said the government has no preparations for a general or partial amnesty. Speaking at his party’s parliament group meeting, Erdogan said that without even knowing who would benefit from their actions, some young people have fallen in the traps of arms smugglers, drug dealers and the international mafia. Deadly attacks on innocent civilians by such young people have saddened the entire nation, he added. /Today’s Zaman/

    [03] PM ERDOGAN CONGRATULATES NEW POLICE CHIEFS

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday received a group of newly appointed chiefs of police led by Interior Minister Besir Atalay and National Police Chief Oguz Kaan Koksal. Wishing success to the leaders in their new posts, Erdogan said that the stability, peace and economic development of countries largely depend on maintaining security and order. Stressing that the government puts particular stress on the issues of security, education, health and the judiciary, the premier stated that the police not only safeguard security, but also serve as a guarantor of democracy and human rights. /Turkiye/

    [04] MILITARY SAYS 200 PKK TARGETS HIT SINCE MID-MONTH

    The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) yesterday announced the results of recent operations against terrorist PKK forces in northern Iraq. The military said Turkish airstrikes and artillery on December 16-22 hit more than 200 PKK targets in northern Iraq, killing hundreds of militants in the process. /Cumhuriyet/

    [05] PUTIN: “RUSSIA PLACES GREAT IMPORTANCE ON DIALOGUE WITH TURKEY”

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday telephoned Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend happy New Year’s wishes to him and the Russian people. Erdogan and Putin also discussed economic and commercial relations between Turkey and Russia. During the conversation, Putin said that Russia places great importance on dialogue between the two countries, adding that bilateral ties, including political ones, have been going well. /Star/

    [06] GOVT PROPOSALS TO CHANGE ARTICLE 301 NEAR COMPLETION

    The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Central Executive Board (MYK) convened yesterday. Speaking to reporters afterwards, Justice Minister Mehmet Ali Sahin said that preparatory work to amend controversial Turkish Penal Code (TCK) Article 301 will end within two weeks, and the resulting proposals will be reviewed by the Prime Ministry and then discussed by the Cabinet. Commenting on recent rumors that the government was planning an amnesty for PKK militants, Sahin said that they have no plans for either a general or partial amnesty, and had not made any promises to that effect. /Sabah/

    [07] BAYKAL: “ANTI-PKK MILITARY OPS SHOULD CONTINUE AS LONG AS NEEDED”

    Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal yesterday urged the government to continue its military operations against the terrorist PKK until the job is completed. Speaking at his party’s parliamentary group meeting, Baykal praised Turkish soldiers’ successful crackdowns on terrorists, adding that they should continue until the PKK threat in northern Iraq against Turkey has been eradicated. The CHP leader also voiced his objections to a rumored amnesty of violent PKK militants. Turning to the issue of preparations for a new constitution, Baykal complained that this work was going on behind closed doors. “The main opposition, media and the business community have no idea what’s happening about this,” said the CHP leader. /Aksam/

    [08] BAHCELI CRITICIZES GOVT OVER “RETURN TO HOME” LAW

    Addressing his Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputies at a parliamentary group meeting yesterday, Devlet Bahceli criticized the government’s efforts to expand the “return to home” law. He said the law had only served to set PKK terrorists free from prison so they could join militants in the mountains. Bahceli alleged that a rumored amnesty from the government would be the first step in a sweeping plan. “Bloody terrorists will come down from the mountains, be rewarded financially, and allowed to enter politics,” claimed Bahceli. “This is the project the prime minister is trying to sell.” The MHP leader also criticized efforts to change Article 301 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK). /Aksam/

    [09] INONU COMMEMORATED

    Ismet Inonu, the second president of the Turkish Republic, was commemorated yesterday, the 34th anniversary of his death. The day’s first ceremony was held at his tomb inside Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Inonu’s comrade and republic founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Additionally, ceremonies were held in Istanbul and Malatya, Inonu’s hometown. /Star/
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