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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary June 18, 2004

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

UNCLAS ADANA 000085

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY JUNE 18, 2004


1. This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for June 18,
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

2. Cumhuriyet / During ex-Kurdish MPs visit in Bitlis, people
were banned by the police from talking to them. It is reported
that police also closed some roads to prevent people from
joining in the meeting.

3. Milliyet, Ozgur Gundem / In Guclukonak, Sirnak, during a
raid by the alleged terrorists, a Turkish soldier was killed.

4. Sabah / During the operations in Mus, two village guards
were wounded.

5. Sabah Guney / Workers' Party Adana Youth Branch gathered
in front of their party building to protest the coming Istanbul
NATO Summit.

6. Ozgur Gundem / People's Party Forces (HPG) announced that
they would not be active unless an operation was launched
against them.

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