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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary June 8, 2004

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SIPDIS

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


This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for June 8, 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

Cumhuriyet / In Diyarbakir, more than 400 thousand people
enjoyed the concert organized for the closing of the Diyarbakir
Art and Culture Festival. Goran Bregovic and Koma Azat were
honorary performers at the festival.

Milli Gazete / Ali Gobelek, who was accused of killing five
people in Germany, and later arrested in Adana and put in
prison, committed suicide in the prison.

Turkiye / Customs Officers found 300 tons of wheat, which was a
part of the 700 tons to be destroyed due to damage while in
shipment. Ten people were detained in connection with the
incident.

Evrensel / During a clash with PKK/KONGRA-GEL in Yayladere,
Bingol province, four Turkish soldiers were wounded.

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