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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary June 16, 2004

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

UNCLAS ADANA 000082

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
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
casualties.

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.


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