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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

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UNCLAS ADANA 0395

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY
NOVEMBER 18, 2002


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for November 18, 2002. Please note that Turkish
press reports often contain errors or
exaggerations; AmConsulate Adana does not vouch
for the accuracy of the reports summarized here.


POLITICS, SECURITY, HUMAN RIGHTS
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2. SOUTHEASTERN DAMS WILL DISPLACE LOCALS
(Evrensel) A U.K.-based Kurdish Human Rights
Project delegation traveled to Tunceli following
contacts in Diyarbakir and Hakkari in order to
investigate dam projects, elections and village
returns. The delegation called for international
support against dam projects in the region,
claiming these projects would displace local
people.


3. INDICTMENT OF FOUR DEHAP MEMBERS CONCLUDED
(Evrensel) The Prosecutor's Office prepared its
indictment against four Democratic People's Party
(DEHAP) members arrested during DEHAP election
campaign in Sirnak for playing Kurdish-language
songs and flashing "V" signs in support of PKK
(KADEK).


4. MERSIN NEWROZ ARRESTEE CHARGE POLICE WITH
TORTURE
(Evrensel) Nimet Tekin, who was arrested during
unauthorized Newroz celebrations in Mersin and
released after eight months in jail, claimed she
had been tortured while in custody. Tekin will
reportedly file suit against police officers.
HOLTZ

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