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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary,

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UNCLAS ADANA 0173

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY,
JULY 07, 2003

1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for July 03, 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. Gunaydin / Workers at the government
operated Cukobirlik textile factory will
lose their jobs when their contracts are
cancelled on July 4. They will receive
severance pay. The World Bank and IMF had
been asking for the closure of the factory,
as it was not making any profit for a long
time. A private, currently unpublicized
company, will rent the factory and 1200
workers will work in the new company.


3. Turkiye, Milli Gazete / Hatice Fistikci, a
pregnant woman from Gaziantep, and her
unborn baby died on the way to the
hospital. The health clinic in her town
was closed and she had to be transported to
the nearest hospital to give birth. The
husband of the woman blames the government
for the deaths due to the closure of the
health clinic in their town.


4. Turkiye / Munip Ustundag from Diyarbakir
Mother and Child Health Organization
announced that three babies die of diarrhea
in Diyarbakir everyday. "Mothers should
get special education about how to feed
their babies," he added.


5. Evrensel / Igdir villagers who want to live
on the mountains for the summer have to
prove that they haven't previously been
convicted by the government of any crimes.
If they have, they are not allowed to live
on the mountains. Attorney Ibrahim Tikiz
stated that this practice is against human
rights and asked for an explanation from
the government. (Editor's Note: PKK
militants used to hide in the mountains and
make their homes there.)


6. Evrensel / In Van, NGOs and DEHAP
(Democratic People's Party) are planning a
meeting on July 5 for Democracy in Turkey.
Selim Bozyigit, the organizer of the
meeting, announced that their aim is to
inform the people about the EU
Harmonization Package, the problems of
migration, and the conditions in the
prisons.
GABRIELSON

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