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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary,

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UNCLAS ADANA 0211

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY,
AUGUST 06, 2003


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for August 06, 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. Turkiye / In Sivas, The Supreme Court
reversed the lower court decision and
ordered a soldier who lost his two legs
during a clash with PKK to pay his
compensation and interest back to the
government (Total 130 billion TL). The
officials repossessed his house and car
while he is in Germany for treatment.


ECONOMICAL


3. Zaman / Zahir Kandasoglu, Head of the
Chamber of Commerce in Van announced that
the law approving the opening of the Border
Trade Center in Van should be approved by
the government before the Parliament's
official closure.


4. Sabah Guney / Serdar Mercan, Head of Adana
Health Authorities announced that in summer
there are more reported cases of typhoid,
dysentery, hepatitis and common diarrhea in
the region.


5. Express, Bolge, Milliyet / Aytac Durak,
Mayor of Adana announced after a meeting
with the members of the Chamber of Commerce
that the area planned for the Industrial
Fair would be ready with all the facilities
by October 6.


6. Cumhuriyet / Sanliurfa Health Authorities
started a campaign for the donation of
unused medicines to the health centers.
HART

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