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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

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UNCLAS ADANA 0006

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY
JANUARY 08, 2004


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for January 08, 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 / Hamdullah Akitan, an Ozgur
Gundem reader, claimed he was: 1) stopped by
the police for buying Ozgur Gundem; 2) had his
house raided in the middle of the night and; 3)
then he was detained by the police. Akitan
claimed that the police tortured him during his
detention.


3. Milliyet / The Adana Fire Brigade requested
assistance from the Incirlik Air Base Fire
Department on January 7. The Incirlik Air Base
Fire Department provided assistance with water
supplies.


4. Milliyet, Hurriyet / The first snow in Adana in
12 years, on January 7, was reported in the
higher districts of Suleyman Demirel, 100. Yil,
Kurttepe, on January 7.
REID

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