Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary,

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E.O. 12958: N/A
JULY 12-13, 2003

1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for July 12-13, 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.


2. Hurriyet, Milli Gazete, Milliyet, / PKK
killed four villagers in Bingol. Eight PKK
terrorists came in Yumakli Village in Bingol
and killed two fathers and their sons for
informing Turkish Security Officials about
the hidden places of the terrorists on the
mountains. The Governor of Bingol and the
Chief Commander of Gendarme visited the
village to pay their condolences and to
start the investigations.

3. Hurriyet / Kahraman Guvenc, PKK terrorist
who was involved in the terrorist attack to
the Governor of Tunceli was arrested by the
Turkish Security Forces. Two grenades and
about 90 bullets were found with him.

4. Bolge / Anjel Meyrioglu, the spokesperson
of the Human Rights Organization (HRO)
Youth Branch protested against the draft
law of the government's Higher Education
System. "The draft law does not give any
authority to students to make decisions as
students," she said.

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