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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary June 10, 2004

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

UNCLAS ADANA 000077

SIPDIS

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

This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for June 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

Yeni Safak / Twenty DEHAP members were detained in Elazig after
the press conference they organized to call peace. It is
reported that the group shouted slogans praising Abdullah Ocalan.

Tercuman, Hurriyet, Milliyet, Radikal / TRT's first-ever Kurdish
(Kirmanci) language program on June 9 was welcomed by people in
southeastern Turkey. TRT surprised people by including a famous
Kurdish folk group's songs in the program.

Zaman / Three PKK/KONGRA-GEL members died and 11 Turkish
Jandarma reportedly were wounded during a clash between
PKK/KONGRA-GEL members and security forces in Adiyaman Province.
In Bingol, it is reported that PKK/KONGRA-GEL members raided
Yaylakoy Village Jandarma Station, damaging two nearby houses
instead.

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