Search

 

Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ADANA 0162

SIPDIS


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
those colors.


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
life.


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
"goodbye".
HOLTZ

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Myanmar: Military Must Stop Murdering And Jailing Protestors – Bachelet

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday said security forces in Myanmar must “halt their vicious crackdown on peaceful protestors,” following another day of deadly violence across the country on Wednesday... More>>

Syria: Economic Decline, Rising Hunger And Surging Humanitarian Needs

Syria’s fragile economy has “suffered multiple shocks” over the past 18 months, with its currency plummeting and joblessness swelling as people struggle to cover their basic needs, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council ... More>>

OECD: Final Quarter Of 2020 Shows Continued Recovery In G20 International Merchandise Trade

G20 international merchandise trade continued to rebound in the fourth quarter of 2020 ( exports up 7.2% and imports up 6.8%), following the sharp falls seen in the first half of 2020, as lockdown measures affected trade globally. Although growth ... More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs


UNFCCC: Greater Climate Ambition Urged As Initial NDC Synthesis Report Is Published

UN Climate Change today published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submit stronger, more ambitious national climate action plans in 2021 if they’re to achieve the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise by 2°C—ideally 1.5°C—by the end of the century... More>>


2021: Critical Year To ‘reset Our Relationship With Nature’ – UN Chief

During this time of “crisis and fragility”, the UN chief told the United Nations Environment Assembly on Monday that human well-being and prosperity can be vastly improved by prioritizing nature-based solutions. Painting a picture of the turmoil ... More>>


Paris Agreement: UN Secretary-General António Guterres To Mark U.S. Reentry With Envoy For Climate John Kerry

Watch live at webtv.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ reentry into the Paris Agreement this Friday. The discussion with the Secretary-General ... More>>