Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary April 20, 2004
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UNCLAS ADANA 000045
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY APRIL 20, 2004
This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for April 20,
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
Turkiye / In Ercis, Muradiye and Gurpinar, Van province,
Jandarma detained 77 foreigners without any valid passports or
legal papers. It is reported that the detainees are from
Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan and Iran.
CULTURE and TOURISM
Hurriyet, Milliyet, Bolge, Ekspres / Tourism Week activities
started in Adana yesterday with a local food competition. Adana
Vice Governor, Adana Mayor and the American Consulate Deputy
Principal Officer attended the competition ceremonies.