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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary April 17-19, 2004

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ADANA 000044

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY APRIL 17-19, 2004


This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for April 17-19,
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


Ulkede Gundem / In Siirt, twenty people were sued by the Siirt
public prosecutor for using "x, w and q" on their posters for
Newroz Day.


Ulkede Gundem / In Van and Hakkari, military officials requested
photographs from all local residents.


Turkiye / DEHAP Diyarbakir Head Celalettin Birtane was detained
by the police for praising PKK in one of his open speeches to
the public.


ECONOMIC


Hurriyet Cukurova / Hatay Governor Abdulkadir Sari announced a
new dam project between Syria and Turkey.


Yeni Safak / In Anamur, Mersin, Alakopru Dam will provide
drinking water for Northern Cyprus when completed.


REID

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