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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

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UNCLAS ADANA 0004

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY
JANUARY 06, 2004

1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for January 06, 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. Ozgur Gundem, Yeni Safak, Evrensel / In Otluca
village, Hakkari, Yusuf Ciftci was allegedly
detained by the Hakkari Jandarma Corps Command
on December 12 for painting his house yellow,
red and green (the colors of PKK/KADEK flag).


3. Hurriyet / In Ceyhan, Adana, four people were
arrested for sale and possession of counterfeit
dollars during an operation held at a petrol
station near Buyukmangit District. Security
forces found 120 counterfeit 100 USD banknotes
at the petrol station.


ECONOMIC


4. Hurriyet / Mersin Customs had a business volume
of 1.8 quadrillion TL in year 2003. This volume
makes Mersin Customs the sixth largest in
Turkey. Gaziantep Free Zone increased its
business volume 89% in year 2003 reaching
almost 208 million USD.
REID

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