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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary May 15-17, 2004

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

UNCLAS ADANA 000064

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY MAY 15-17, 2004


This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for May 15-17,
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


Ozgur Gundem, Evrensel / The Agri Governorate proposed that only
villagers with approved passes go up to the Buyuk Agri and Kucuk
Agri mountains.


Cumhuriyet / Two people died and four were lost during the flood
in Antakya. The Antakya Governor warned residents not to drink
tap water until further notice.


Zaman / The Ministry of Agriculture announced that the
land-mined area along Syrian-Turkish Border will be used to grow
organic tomatoes and cucumbers.


ECONOMIC


Zaman, Turkiye / A team of 24 Italian businessmen visited Adana
to develop economic relations with the Adana business community.
The group visited the Adana Chamber of Commerce.


CULTURE and TOURISM


Vakit / Gaziantep Museum, closed for over 10 weeks, reopened.


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