Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

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E.O. 12958: N/A
JULY 26-27, 2003

1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for July 26-27, 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. Evrensel / Sevim Yetkiner, who was arrested
for helping terrorist groups is supported
by Human Rights Organization in Istanbul.
"She had only been to the funeral of Ismet
Baycan who died in Mus Prison to get
arrested. Attending a funeral can not be a
crime," announced Kiraz Bicici, Head of the
Human Rights Organization in Istanbul.

3. Tercuman, Hurriyet / Hasibe Gockir sued SSK
Hospital in Adana for giving her the wrong
blood type during her stay at the hospital.

4. Bolge / Fikri Baslamisli, Assistant Head of
the Medical Faculty at Cukurova University
announced that fetuses found in the
university refuse area should have been
handed to the mortuary. "This is a
horrible mistake", Baslamisli stated.

5. Milliyet / Forty people are being
questioned by the police in Mersin for
sexually abusing a 16-year old girl.

6. Turkiye / Health officials fear anthrax in
Gorgu/Malatya. About 150 animals are sick.
Officials are waiting for the report from
the pathology laboratory.

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