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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary May 7, 2004

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

UNCLAS ADANA 000058

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY MAY 7, 2004

1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for May 7,
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. Bolge, Evrensel / Workers' Party members, DEHAP and
Socialist Platform members gathered at Adana's Inonu Park to
protest against growing Islamic fundamentalism in the
government, and the situation in Turkish prisons.


CULTURE and TOURISM


3. Hurriyet Cukurova / In Samandag, Hatay province, where a
large Christian community resides, Samandag District head Semir
Aydin announced that he is going to start an Annual
International Easter Festival.

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