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Cablegate: Southeastern Press Summary - Nov. 4, 2003

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

050834Z Nov 03

UNCLAS ANKARA 006891

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEASTERN PRESS SUMMARY - NOV. 4, 2003


1. THIS CABLE IS FROM CONSULATE ADANA. Please note that
Turkish press reports often contain errors or exaggerations;
AmConsulate Adana does not vouch for the accuracy of the
reports summarized here.


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POLITICAL, SECURITY, HUMAN RIGHTS
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2. Ekspres / In Daglioglu, Sakirpasa and Hurriyet districts,
Adana province, people protested in support of Abdullah
Ocalan. Police tried to control the crowd but the windows of
a police car were broken during the protest.


3. Turkiye / Mersin health workers protested against the
Health Ministry's 2004 budget. According to Mersin Health
Union Head Abbas Koluacik, the money allocated for health is
not enough.


4. Radikal, Cumhuriyet / The Democratic People's Party
(DEHAP) Women's branch organized an activity for the children
called "Children's Peace Walls." When children were observed
writing in Kurdish and praising Abdullah Ocalan on the wall,
police warned them that only peace symbols could be painted
and anything else must be removed.


5. Evrensel / In Cizre, Sirnak province police detained DEHAP
members Bahattin Yagarcik, Huseyin Avsar, Suleyman Tosun,
Sadik Fidan, and one unidentified person for their
involvement in protests during the meeting ceremony their
DEHAP party head.
EDELMAN

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