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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

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UNCLAS ADANA 0010

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY
JANUARY 13, 2004


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for January 13, 2004. 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. Tercuman / ANAP head Nesrin Nas stated that the
party will not announce Adana Mayor Aytac Durak
as its candidate for the local elections.


3. Hurriyet / On Wednesday, January 7, the first
convoy of American soldiers arrived at
Incirlik. It is reported that 700 American
soldiers were sent to Iraq through Incirlik Air
base.


4. Ozgur Gundem, Evrensel / The Diyarbakir "Peace
Mothers" in Diyarbakir, will file a complaint
to the Diyarbakir Human Rights Organization
because police recorded their ID (kimlik)
information during a press conference.


5. Ozgur Gundem / Seventeen-year-old DEHAP member
Ridvan Sadak was found dead in his cell in
Mardin prison. Prison officials announced that
Sadak hanged himself in his cell.


ECONOMIC


6. Turkiye / Gaziantep COI head Nejat Kocer
announced that Gaziantep will be hosting a shoe
fair on Thursday, January 15.
REID

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