Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary June 22, 2004
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UNCLAS ADANA 000088
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