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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

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UNCLAS ADANA 0279

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY
OCTOBER 29-30, 2003


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for October 29-30, 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 / Nevzat Abay, the man who reportedly
planned the October 16 Kurkculer, Adana attack
on the patrolling jandarma minibus, was
arrested after his court hearing. Abay stated
in the court that his plan was also to attack a
police patrol car after the attack on the
jandarma minibus. Abay is also allegedly known
to help PKK/KADEK in the distribution of food
and clothing. Operations continue to find the
two terrorists involved in the attack; the
alleged terrorists are believed to be hiding in
Hatay province.


3. Turkiye, Ozgur Gundem / In Ovacik, Tunceli
province, two soldiers were wounded after the
explosion of a bomb placed in their guard
booths. (Editor's Note: exact date of the
incident is unclear from the article, but most
likely it was October 28).


4. Ozgur Gundem / DEHAP spokesman Resul Sadak
announced that "Peace Meetings" will start
throughout Turkey on November 1 to find a
democratic solution for the Kurdish problem.


5. Ozgur Gundem, Evrensel / In Patnos, Agri
province, police detained 14 people, including
the Patnos head of DEHAP, for organizing a
press conference condemning the prison
condition of Abdullah Ocalan.


6. Turkiye / Dr. Ilhan Diken, head of the
Diyarbakir Physicians' Association, announced
that physicians all around Turkey will be on
strike on November 5.


CULTURE and TOURISM


7. Yeni Safak / Diyarbakir Literary Days is
starting on November 4. Approximately 50
authors and poets from different parts of the
world are coming to Diyarbakir to participate
in the event.
REID

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