Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary June 16, 2004
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SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY JUNE 16, 2004
This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for June 16, 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
Milli Gazete, Cumhuriyet, Zaman / According to information given
by the Turkish General Staff, an alleged terrorist was killed
during the operations in Tunceli. In Sirnak, a Turkish soldier
died and two Turkish soldiers were wounded.
Ozgur Gundem / Diyarbakir Mayor Osman Baydemir stated during his
visit to Ozgur Gundem that AKP has been postponing the Kurdish
problem for a year and a half. Baydemir also stated that
operations should end in order to provide a complete ceasefire.
Ozgur Gundem / In Pertek, Tunceli province, it is reported that
there was a clash between Turkish army forces and People's Party
Forces (HPG). No information is given about the number of the
Zaman, Ozgur Gundem / According to information given by the
Iranian Aftab newspaper, PKK/KONGRA-GEL and Iranian Army Forces
had a clash in Nazarbeg village, Hoy, Iran.