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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary May 8-10, 2004

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

UNCLAS ADANA 000061

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY MAY 8-10, 2004


This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for May 8-10,
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


Cukurova Hurriyet / Adana Mayor Aytac Durak was elected as a
board member of the World United Cities' and Local Governments'
Association.


Evrensel / In Van, Deniz Parlak was reportedly killed by Iranian
soldiers while trying to bring illegal diesel from the Iranian
Border Gate into Turkey.


Evrensel, Turkiye / In Nusaybin, Mardin, during a clash between
Turkish soldiers and the People's Defense Force, one member of
the People's Defense Force died.


Milli Gazete / In Lice, Diyarbakir province, two Turkish
soldiers died due to the landmines buried on the road by the
PKK/KONGRA-GEL members.


Ulkede Ozgur Gundem / Diyarbakir's ART TV was banned from
broadcasting for a month for broadcasting in Kurdish.


ECONOMIC


Bolge / Adana Chamber of Commerce Head Saban Bas offered to
establish partnership with the Adana Chamber of Industry headed
by Umit Ozgumus. "Let's join in under one name," stated Bas.


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