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 0166

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY,
JUNE 26, 2003


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for June 26, 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


2. Evrensel, / Government officials charged a
14 year old boy from Hakkari for writing
"Biji Serok Apo ("Long Live Apo")on the
snow. The security forces first questioned
4 children and kept them at the police
station overnight. The 14 year old was
found responsible for the action. His case
will be ruled in Diyarbakir State Security
Court.


3. Turkiye, / During operations in Siirt,
security forces killed two PKK/KADEK
terrorists. Security forces continue their
operations in the area.


ECONOMIC


4. Hurriyet, / The chief of the Incirlik Shop
Keepers Association discussed shopkeepers'
pleasure about the new role of Incirlik.
"During the Iraq war we had some trouble,
but now the news of Incirlik base to be
used for humanitarian aid for Iraqis made
us all very happy", he said.


5. Turkiye, / Batman announced year 2003 as
"Water Year" and appropriated 2,5 trillion TL to
solve the water problem in the villages. Water
pipelines will soon be installed in villages.
HOLTZ

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN News: ‘Things Have To Change’ Canada’s Trudeau Declares Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the world must change, as multilateral systems established decades ago are not working as they should, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada told the UN General Assembly on Friday. “The world is in crisis, and ... More>>

Assange's Hearing: Latest Observations From Court

Despite severe restrictions on observers, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is the only NGO that has gained access to the hearing, and we’ve managed to monitor proceedings on most days. We will continue to do so whenever possible. Yesterday I was in court ... More>>

USA: Investors ‘freaking’ Over Possible Contested Outcome Of Election: Poll

A disputed result in November’s U.S. presidential election is now the number one concern for investors – even ahead of a second wave of Covid-19 – according to a new global survey. The poll carried out by deVere Group, one of the world’s largest ... More>>

ILO: Impact On Workers Of COVID-19 Is ‘catastrophic’

COVID-19 has had a “catastrophic” impact on workers, the head of the International Labour Organization ( ILO ) said on Wednesday, with lost working hours higher than originally forecast, and equivalent to 495 million full-time jobs globally in the ... More>>