Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary
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UNCLAS ADANA 0162
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY
JUNE 19, 2003
1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for June 19, 2003. Please note that Turkish
press reports often contain errors or
exaggerations; AmConsulate Adana does not vouch
for the accuracy of the reports summarized here.
POLITICAL, SECURITY, HUMAN RIGHTS
1. Cumhuriyet, Evrensel, Sabah, Milliyet,
Radikal, / A theatre group was questioned
by the police in Hakkari, because they had
the colors of yellow, red, and green on
the mosquito net they were using in the
play. The colors are known as the colors
of the Kurdish flag. The players said they
had no particular intention of choosing
2. Evrensel, Milliyet / Turkey has
temporarily closed the Habur border gate.
There have been some reports of
difficulties when entering into Turkey
through Habur gate.
3. Sabah, Turkiye / Turkish Electric
Distribution Company (TEDAS) sent two
attorneys to court for the Hasan Balikci
murder case. The action is welcomed by
the TEDAS workers and Balikci's family.
Balikci had started an investigation into
a factory owner who was using an
unauthorized power line in his factory.
His wife says she is receiving threat
calls everyday and is worried about her
4. Hurriyet, Gunaydin, Bolge, Turkiye, /Greta
Holtz, The US Consul in Adana is leaving
Turkey in two weeks time. She visited the
governer and the mayor of Adana to say