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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary

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UNCLAS ADANA 0008

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY
JANUARY 09, 2004


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary
for January 09, 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, Evrensel / Nesip Gultekin, head
of the Diyarbakir Kurdish Language Institute,
announced that the Institute rented an
accommodation in Huzurevleri district for a
Kurdish Language School.


3. Ozgur Gundem / In Cinar, Diyarbakir, Akif Inan,
an Ozgur Gundem distributor, claimed that he
was threatened by the Turkish police on January
6th. Inan stated that he is going to apply to
the Diyarbakir Human Rights Organization to
complain about the police.


ECONOMIC


4. Hurriyet / Umit Ozgumus, head of the Adana
Chamber of Industry, announced that the
combined total export of several Adana
companies to Iraq was 2 million USD in year
2003.


5. Turkiye / Saban Bas, head of the Adana Chamber
of Commerce, announced that agricultural areas
in Adana are fertile and foreign investors
should be encouraged to invest in agriculture-
related investments in the area.
REID

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