Search

 

Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary June 19-20, 2004

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

UNCLAS ADANA 000089

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY JUNE 19-20, 2004


This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for June 19-21,
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

Ekspres,Bolge / Security Forces intervened against protestors
who wanted to have a Istanbul NATO Summit protest in Incirlik
village, Adana. The protesting group threw stones at the
security forces.

Ozgur Gundem, Ekspres, Bolge, Hurriyet / A group of women in
Adana protested the Istanbul NATO Summit at Kultur Sokak. In
Mersin, a group of women also protested the summit.

Ozgur Gundem / HPG members organized rocket attacks against the
Asagi Torunoba and Garip Usagi Jandarma stations in Ovacik,
Tunceli.

Zaman, Milliyet / A Turkish soldier was killed and another one
was wounded in Bingol when a military vehicle exploded on a mine.

Evrensel / Protestors objecting to the Istanbul NATO Summit in
Gaziantep paraded towards the AKP Gaziantep Branch and condemned
the summit.

Zaman / In Guclukonak, Sirnak, people gathered in front of the
Governorate building condemning the recent terrorist attacks.
People shouted slogans for peace and announced that they
experienced the pain of terror for 20 years and don't want to go
back to those days.

REID

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Ethiopia: Conflict, Drought, Dwindling Food Support, Threatens Lives Of 20 Million

Hunger is tightening its grip on more than 20 million Ethiopians who are facing conflict in the north, drought in the south and dwindling food and nutrition support beginning next month, the UN food relief agency warned on Thursday... More>>


Euro Med Monitor: Syria Cross-border Aid Mechanism Extension Is Necessary For The Survival Of Millions

Permanent members of the UN Security Council should extend the cross-border aid to northwestern Syria, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said Tuesday in a statement...
More>>


Commonwealth Secretariat: Island Nations Urge Commonwealth Leaders To Bolster Ocean Climate Action
Small island nations are calling for strengthened global support for ocean and climate change action, just days before Commonwealth leaders convene in Kigali, Rwanda... More>>

World Vision: Deeply Concerned For Thousands Affected By Afghanistan Quake
World Vision is deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan in the wake of a powerful earthquake in the early hours of this morning... More>>



Malaysia: UN Experts Welcome Announcement To Abolish Mandatory Death Penalty

UN human rights experts* today commended an announcement made by the Malaysian government that it will abolish the country’s mandatory death penalty and encouraged Parliament to take concrete steps to pass the agreement into law... More>>


Ukraine: Bachelet Briefs Human Rights Council On Mariupol
Excellencies, Further to Human Rights Council resolution S-34/1 adopted at its 34th Special Session, I present you with an oral update on the grave human rights and humanitarian situation... More>>