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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary June 22, 2004

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

UNCLAS ADANA 000088

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY JUNE 22, 2004


This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for June 22, 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

Radikal, Bolge, Evrensel, Milliyet, Hurriyet, Ekspres, Ozgur
Gundem / Three Turkish soldiers were wounded during a protest at
Adana's Incirlik village objecting to the NATO Summit.
Twenty-six protestors were detained after the incident. Hurriyet
reports about 33 protestors being detained.

Zaman, Milli Gazete, Tercuman, Sabah, Hurriyet, Ozgur Gundem /
Turkish General Staff deployed its special forces in Tunceli,
Bingol, Diyarbakir and Sirnak. During operations in Tunceli last
night five alleged terrorists were killed and a Turkish soldier
was wounded. Tunceli Governor Mustafa Erkal announced that the
Tunceli people are very uncomfortable about the terrorist
attacks.

REID

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