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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

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UNCLAS ADANA 0291

SIPDIS


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


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for December 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. Bolge, Turkiye / Police detained Yusuf Kaya,
PKK/KADEK member, in Kahramanmaras. Police
found one Kalashnikov rifle and 58 cartridges
in Kaya's possession. Kaya is believed to have
entered Turkey through Syria about two months
ago.


3. Turkiye / Four members of PKK/KADEK surrendered
in Silopi, Sirnak province. Security forces
did not announce the names of the terrorists,
but stated that the terrorists entered Turkey
through the Habur gate.


4. Milliyet / The Cukurova Journalists Association
and Adana Law Bar signed a protocol to
cooperate in attacks on personal privacy, false
reports and black mailing. According to the
protocol, if a citizen applies to the Law Bar
alleging that the press has treated him
unfairly, the Law Bar will provide
representation in court.
REID

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