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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary May 13, 2004

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UNCLAS ADANA 000060

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY MAY 13, 2004


This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for May 13, 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


Sabah Guney / Vatican Cardinal Ignace Moussa Dawoud visited
Antakya's St. Pierre Church and prayed for world peace. The
Aleppo Assyrian Church leader and Turkish Assyrian Church leader
also attended the mass at St. Pierre.


Hurriyet / In Cukurca, Hakkari province, a military vehicle was
exploded when it triggered a landmine in the road. Three
soldiers died and three were wounded.


CULTURE and TOURISM


Zaman / Representatives of three different faiths - Judaism,
Christianity and Islam- are meeting in Mardin today.
Twenty-eight academic from Europe and the U.S are attending the
conference. The focus of the conference would be peace and
dialogue between different cultures.


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