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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary,

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UNCLAS ADANA 0237

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY,
SEPTEMBER 10, 2003


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for September 10, 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, Cumhuriyet / According to the
Landmine Search Committee report there are
about 900,000 landmines in Turkey, constituting
signs of possible danger in the future. 615,000
of those mines are on Turkish-Syrian border and
about 35,000 of them are in the Southeast area.
After the announcement of the report the
Diyarbakir Law Bar Association announced its
campaign to fight against landmines.


3. Bolge, Ekspres / Ismail Cem, Leader of the New
Turkey Party (YTP), visited Adana. During his
visit he stated that YTP is the only "real"
opposition political party in Turkey.


4. Turkiye / Gaziantep province police found about
120,000 illegally produced Captagon tablets,
which are illegal to sell without a
prescription. Police also sealed the building
where the tablets were produced.


ECONOMIC


5. Turkiye, Zaman / Cukobirlik Factory, which was
closed about three months ago, was to be leased
including its dedicated workforce. Tender for
the lease was due on September 9 however no
company applied for the tender. As a result,
about 1,200 workers at the factory are being
furloughed for three months.


CULTURE and TOURISM


6. Turkiye / Excavation work at the Karasis Castle
in Kozan, Adana province, continues under the
supervision of Professor Artur Hoffman.
Hoffman stated that although Metro Markets
financially supports the work, extra financial
support is still needed.


7. Milli Gazete / The International Mersin Music
Festival starts on October 1. Festival programs
can be obtained from the Mersin Culture Center.
REID

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