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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

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071450Z Nov 03

UNCLAS ANKARA 006995

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY
NOVEMBER 5, 2003


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for November 5, 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 / Due to an explosion of military-
related scrap metal in Payas, Dortyol, Hatay
province, one person died and two people were
wounded.


3. Evrensel / Public school teacher Gulabi
Koseoglu was expelled from his teaching post in
1996 for participating in the organization of
the World Peace Day celebrations in Adana.
Koseoglu stated that according to the EU
Harmonization Package, he should be reinstated
in his job because he has committed no crime.


CULTURE and TOURISM


4. Ozgur Gundem / Diyarbakir Literary Days
commenced yesterday, the event will host many
well-known authors and writers between November
4-7.
EDELMAN

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