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Anadolu Agency: News in English, 99-01-08

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From: The Anadolu Agency Home Page at <http://www.anadoluajansi.gov.tr/>

08 JAN 1999


CONTENTS

  • [01] CILLER, DYP LEADER: ''WE SUPPORT GOVERNMENT OF ECEVIT TO OPEN WAYS FOR PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM AND TO BRING THE COUNTRY TO ELECTIONS''
  • [02] BOMB EXPLODES IN FRONT OF A SHOP IN ISTANBUL
  • [03] TURKEY-PRESS SCAN
  • [04] WHEELER, AMBASSADOR OF SOUTH AFRICA TO ANKARA: ''WE HAVE NO CONTACT WITH ITALIAN OFFICIALS ON THE ISSUE OF OCALAN''
  • [05] SHUTTLE TRADE DECREASES - GUNDOGAN, CHAIRMAN OF TRABZON EXPORTERS UNION: ''CRISIS IN EXPORTATION CAUSES LIMITATION OF PRODUCTION AND CLOSURE OF BUSINESS PLACES''
  • [06] GERMANY AND CANADA INTEREST IN GARBAGE AND WASTE WATER OF GAP
  • [07] ECEVIT, PRIME MINISTER-DESIGNATE: ''WE WILL CONSULT ON INDEPENDENT NAMES''
  • [08] IZMIT GULF TO BE CONNECTED TO THE BLACK SEA BY A CANAL
  • [09] HUMAN RIGHTS COORDINATOR SUPREME COMMITTEE MEETING - COMMITTEE TAKES RECOMMENDATORY DECISION ON THE ISSUE OF INCLUSION OF SEVERAL PRINCIPLES IN A DRAFT ENVISAGING CHANGES IN CRIMINAL TRIAL PROCEDURE LAW
  • [10] MORE THAN 12 THOUSAND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CAPTURED IN EDIRNE PROVINCE IN 1998
  • [11] EFFORTS TO FORM THE NEW GOVERNMENT - ECEVIT, PRIME MINISTER-DESIGNATE: - ''WE CANNOT ADMIT PRESSURE ON OUR EFFORTS TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT''
  • [12] TEKTAS SUNKEN SHIP BELONGING TO B.C. 5TH CENTURY TO BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT - WRECKAGE TO SHED LIGHT ON THE MARINE TRADE IN ANCIENT TIMES
  • [13] A TOTAL OF 115 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CAPTURED IN EDIRNE PROVINCE
  • [14] CONTACTS OF BENDJAMA, SECRETARY GENERAL OF ALGERIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY, IN TURKEY
  • [15] THE IL GIORNALE: - ''TERRORIST ORGANIZATION KILLS PEOPLE TO PROVIDE FINANCE''
  • [16] INVESTMENT WORTH OF 36 MILLION US DOLLARS IN THE TURKISH SPORT
  • [17] KUTAN, LEADER OF THE FP: - ''WE DO NOT SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT WHICH WILL BE THE SAME WITH 55TH GOVERNMENT''
  • [18] EFFORTS TO FORM THE NEW GOVERNMENT - ECEVIT, PRIME MINISTER-DESIGNATE: - ''I WILL SUBMIT THE LIST OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS TO PRESIDENT ON MONDAY''
  • [19] ANKARA-ISTANBUL DOUBLE-TRACK FAST TRAIN RAILWAY PUT OUT TO TENDER
  • [20] A TEXTILE FACTORY TO BE SET UP IN ASHKABAT BY THE TURKISH-JAPANESE COMPANIES
  • [21] TURKEY WARNS ITALY

  • [01] CILLER, DYP LEADER: ''WE SUPPORT GOVERNMENT OF ECEVIT TO OPEN WAYS FOR PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM AND TO BRING THE COUNTRY TO ELECTIONS''

    ANKARA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Tansu Ciller, leader of True Path Party (DYP), said on Thursday that they supported the government, expected to be formed by Bulent Ecevit, leader of Democratic Left Party (DSP) to open ways fro parliamentary system and to bring the country to elections.

    Addressing a written statement Ciller pointed out that their only condition was to bring the country to elections on April 18, 1999 adding that they did not have an insistency regarding the appointment of ministers and the program.

    Ciller said their only condition was to bring the country to elections on April 18.

    [02] BOMB EXPLODES IN FRONT OF A SHOP IN ISTANBUL

    ISTANBUL, Jan 8 (A.A) - A bomb left by unidentified assailants, exploded in front of a shop in Atakoy district of Istanbul province, it is reported on Thursday.

    The bomb exploded in front of the Colin's Jeans shop which belonged to Sahin Eroglu at 11.30 p.m. local time.

    No injuries or death were reported in the incident, while the windows of the shop were broken and a car parked in front of the shop damaged.

    The police found out that the explosive was a hand bomb in the investigation and they continue the efforts to arrest the suspects.

    Meanwhile, another bomb was found in front of a house in Bursa province. The bomb was left in front of a flat in a building in Nilufer district of Bursa province led to fear and excitement.

    The police said that the hand bomb, which was made ineffective by the experts, was assault type and that the investigation was underway.

    [03] TURKEY-PRESS SCAN

    These are some of the major headlines and their brief stories in Turkey's press on Jan 8, 1999. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

    HURRIYET (LIBERAL)

    ULUGBAY EXCITEMENT
    Tansu Ciller, leader of True Path Party (DYP) told Bulent Ecevit, who was asked to form the government by President Suleyman Demirel, that they wanted sensitivity about the cadres in National Education Ministry. These words were interpreted as Ciller did not want Hikmet Ulugbay, Minister of Education.

    BAYKAL: THEY MIGHT AS WELL POSTPONE ELECTIONS
    Deniz Baykal, leader of Republican Peoples' Party (CHP), claimed that elections may be postponed as an outcome of the cooperation of Ecevit with the Motherland Party (ANAP) and the True Path Party (DYP). Baykal said everybody knew that abolishing Supreme Court threat to Prime Minister Yilmaz lies under this cooperation.

    MILLIYET (LIBERAL)

    FLUCTUATIONS IN ANKARA
    The news report that Tansu Ciller, the leader of the True Path Party (DYP), imposed ''veto'' for Hikmet Ulugbay, Minister of National Education, shook Ankara. Stating that her party was supporting Bulent Ecevit, the leader of the Democratic Left Party (DSP) without putting forth any preconditions, Ciller said that they informed him about the sensitivity they feel for some of the ministries. Responding a question on whether or not DYP oppose to Ulugbag's being in the cabinet, Ciller said the message is given.

    PRISONERS OF ENVIRONMENT
    A new environmental demonstration. Ten young people tied themselves with chains to the entrance gate of the solid waste burning installation in Izmit. The banners in their hands put forth the situation: ''Sealed by Greenpeace''. The chains were cut by the scissors and electrical saw. Ten environmentalists were taken into custody. The installation continues to give of smoke despite the ban of the Environment Ministry.

    SABAH (LIBERAL)

    APO'S LAST DAY
    Italian Press: Apo accepted going to South Africa. Requesting two days to think about leaving Italy, Abdullah Ocalan, the chief of the separatist terrorist organization, probably will go to South Africa on Friday. Italian press noted that Ocalan's time in Italy was over.

    CAKICI IS AN CIA SPY
    Asik: ''CIA benefited from Cakici. To this end, he could not be arrested in the US.'' Eyup Asik, the former State Minister, claimed that Turkish police who went to the US said that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) benefited from Alaattin Cakici, the mafia boss, and that the US told them that she could not give him back to Turkey. Then, Turkey told Cakici that the US would give him back to Turkey and let him leave the US. Turkish police held operations to catch Cakici in every country he went. Thus, he wanted to take revenge from us.

    CUMHURIYET (LEFT)

    ECEVIT COMPLETED LIST OF MINISTERS, VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON JAN 17 Bulent Ecevit, the leader of the Democratic left Party (DSP) who is re-assigned to form the new government on Thursday, will submit the list of ministers to President Suleyman Demirel on Monday. The programme of the new government will be read on Jan 12 and the vote of confidence will be held on January 17.

    ANOTHER ATTACK TO THE IZNIK LAKE
    The Ministry of Housing prevented the establishement of a cement factory on the bank of Iznik Lake. By an amendment in the lake basin protection plan, the establishment of a factory on a 77 acres of field on the bank of Iznik Lake was made possible. The environmentalists in Bursa province will apply to court.

    RADIKAL (LEFT)

    TURKISH SOLDIERS TO BE IN KOSOVO
    Six Turkish officers will go to Macedonia in the coming days for NATO Power which is assigned to rescue inspectors of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in a possible operation. Also, a Turkish unit will work in the region.

    CILLER WANTS HEAD
    The first condition of Tansu Ciller, leader of DYP, to Bulent Ecevit, Prime Minister-Designate, was that he should not give ministry to Hikmet Ulugbay, Minister of Education. Ciller showed eight years compulsory education and turban as pretext in an effort to get the votes of Islamist section. Ciller puts pressure on Ecevit not to give assignment to Uluybay.

    YENİ YÜZYIL (LIBERAL)

    QUICK CABINET FROM ECEVIT
    Bulent Ecevit, leader of Democratic Left Party (DSP) who was re-appointed as Prime Minister-Designate, will present his cabinet to President Suleyman Demirel which includes 25 ministers. Ecevit is expected to meet with Recai Kutan, leader of Virtue Party (FP) and Deniz Baykal, leader of Republican Peoples' Party (CHP). Government program which will be short, will be submitted to the Parliament on Tuesday and a vote of confidence will take place on Jan 17.

    CILLER NOT TO GIVE MINISTERS
    Tansu Ciller, leader of DYP, made a statement speaking after Bulent Ecevit, Prime Minister-Designate, and said ''we are not seeking for a coalition. We will not give minister to the government and make bargainings on ministries.'' Ciller, who wanted only minority government, also did not want ANAP to give ministers and said they expended support to Ecevit's government for the interests of the government.

    TÜRKİYE (RIGHT)

    THE 56TH GOVERNMENT IS UNDERWAY
    Bulent Ecevit, the leader of the Democratic Left Party (DSP) who was re- assigned to form a new government and backed by the Motherland Party (ANAP) and the True Path Party (DYP), will give the list of his council of ministers on Monday. In case Ecevit gets the ratification of the parliamentary directorate, he said that he will have formed the new government and will have got the vote of confidence by the holly feast Ramadan.

    ASIK: I PREVENTED THE ASSASINATION
    Alaattin Cakici, the notorious mafia boss, ordered a death command for the son of Premier Mesut Yilmaz. Testifying in Istanbul State Security Court (DGM) in the hearing of the case filed against Eyup Asik, former State Minister, he admitted that he had phone calls with Cakici, but that the cassette recordings were just fittings. He said, ''you can expect everything from a man who killed his wife.''

    ZAMAN (CONSERVATIVE)

    LET US HOPE FOR THE BEST
    Bulent Ecevit, leader of Democratic Left Party (DSP), who was re-appointed to form the government, will form it on Tuesday. The Motherland Party (ANAP) and the True Path Party (DYP) put embargo on the two members of the government. Tansu Ciller, leader of DYP, opposes inclusion of Hikmet Ulugbay, Minister of Education, and Hasan Denizkurdu, Minister of Justice, to the cabinet.

    STRIKE IN TEXTILE AT THE DOOR
    Nearly 70,000 textile workers will go on a strike on Jan 12 if a compromise can not be reached. Chairman of Workers Confederation recalled that the workers will go on a strike if a compromise can not be reached within four days and urged the agreement to be reached.

    [04] WHEELER, AMBASSADOR OF SOUTH AFRICA TO ANKARA: ''WE HAVE NO CONTACT WITH ITALIAN OFFICIALS ON THE ISSUE OF OCALAN''

    ANKARA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Thomas Wheeler, Ambassador of South Africa to Ankara, said on Friday that there was no change in their policy regarding the refusal of accepting Abdullah Ocalan, chief of the separatist terrorist organization.

    Responding to the questions of A.A correspondent Wheeler said, ''South Africa did not have any contact with the Italian officials regarding their policy not to accept Ocalan.'' Wheeler recalled that Ocalan was wanted by Interpol and that South Africa was a member of Interpol.

    Massimo D'Alema, Italian Prime Minister, speaking to press last week, said ''Ocalan is a free person. He may take on a plane and go. He may be judged and sentenced if he stays here.''

    Italian press, following the statement of D'Alema, claimed that Ocalan, the chief of separatist terrorist organization, evaluated South Africa alternative and wanted 48 hours time to think on it.

    [05] SHUTTLE TRADE DECREASES - GUNDOGAN, CHAIRMAN OF TRABZON EXPORTERS UNION: ''CRISIS IN EXPORTATION CAUSES LIMITATION OF PRODUCTION AND CLOSURE OF BUSINESS PLACES''

    TRABZON, Jan 8 (A.A) - Shuttle trade, made with Commonwealth of Indepent States (CIS), mainly with Russia, continued to decrease and as an outcome of this industry institutions making production in Southern Black Sea began to be closed.

    Ahmet Hamdi Gundogan, Chairman of Trabzon Exporters Union Executive Board, pointed out that the crisis which erupted last year in Russia, which is one of the biggest and most important exportation markets of the region, put a mass blow on exportation.

    Gundogan pointed out in a written statement that exportation to CIS member countries regressed quickly, and added that ''effects of the crisis began to be felt in production sector and this caused closure of business places and limitation of production.''

    Gundogan wanted Eximbank exportation credits to be implemented that will solve financial problems of the exporters to overcome these problems.

    [06] GERMANY AND CANADA INTEREST IN GARBAGE AND WASTE WATER OF GAP

    SANLIURFA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Germany and Canada interested in the garbage and waste water of southeastern Sanliurfa province, which is the center of Southeastern Anatolian Project (GAP). Ahmet Bahcivan, Mayor of Sanliurfa said, ''we have received proposal from Germany and Canada for waste water purification and garbage burning installations.''

    Speaking to A.A correspondent Bahcivan said they were pleased to receive such an offer from Germany and Canada for the 100-million dollar waste water purification and garbage burning installation which the municipality planned to establish.

    Bahcivan said the project was planned to be realized by build-operate- transfer model and that they evaluated both of these proposals.

    He said the experts were investigating these two projects, adding that with the garbage burning installation, they will get electricity energy. Bahcivan said their only condition was that the installations should be completed within 18 months ''foundation of the installations will be laid in May.''

    [07] ECEVIT, PRIME MINISTER-DESIGNATE: ''WE WILL CONSULT ON INDEPENDENT NAMES''

    ANKARA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Bulent Ecevit, leader of Democratic Left Party (DSP), who was assigned to form the new government, said on Friday that they will consult the parties who expend support to government on the names of the independent ministers who will take part in the new cabinet.

    When recalled the news reports that Tansu Ciller, leader of True Path Party (DYP), wanted the appointment of three independent ministers among the names she wanted, Ecevit said ''under the Constitution, we will consult each other about the names who should be independent.''

    Ecevit also expressed hope that he will be able to form the government on Monday.

    [08] IZMIT GULF TO BE CONNECTED TO THE BLACK SEA BY A CANAL

    SAKARYA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Izmit Gulf will reach Black Sea by being connected to the Sakarya River with a 45-kilometre-canal within the scope of Sakarya River Transportation Project, it is reported on Friday.

    Governor Yener Rakicioglu told A.A correspondent that the scope of the Sakarya River project is being widened and turned into a project titled ''Sakarya River-Izmit Gulf Inner Water Way Project.''

    Stating that this project foresees the connection of Izmit Gulf to the Sakarya River by a 45-kilometre-canal, Rakicioglu said, ''Izmit Gulf will reach to Black Sea by this project.''

    Noting that this canal will not have a connection with the Sapanca Lake, which is the supply of water of the settlements in Adapazari province and its vicinity, Rakicioglu said that the route of this canal was parallel to the Izmit-Adapazari railway.

    Stressing that the cost of the Sakarya River Transportation Project is 500 million US dollars including the cost of Inner Water Route Project, Rakicioglu said, ''we plan to realize this project in build-operate- transfer (BOT) model. In case the Treasury ratifies this project, I hope that many companies request to undertake the project.''

    Rakicioğlu said that the Sakarya River Transportation project aims to decrease the transportation costs of the industrial enterprises in their exportation to the countries which have shores to Black-Sea, and it gains importance with the Free Zone determined to be set up in the region.

    State Planning Organization (DPT) ratified the first step of the project, which is the Adapazari-Karasu part. The construction of Adapazari-Izmit Gulf, which is the second step of the project, will be launched in the coming months.

    The third step is including Bilecik and Adapazari transition to the Sakarya River Transportation project.

    This transportation project was on the agenda of the Ottoman Empire until 1600, however it could not be realized due to technological insufficiencies.

    [09] HUMAN RIGHTS COORDINATOR SUPREME COMMITTEE MEETING - COMMITTEE TAKES RECOMMENDATORY DECISION ON THE ISSUE OF INCLUSION OF SEVERAL PRINCIPLES IN A DRAFT ENVISAGING CHANGES IN CRIMINAL TRIAL PROCEDURE LAW

    ANKARA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Human Rights Coordinator Supreme Committee on Friday took a recommendaroty decision on the issue of including several principles in a draft resolution envisaging changes in Criminal Trial Procedure Law (CMUK).
    The Committee convened under the leadership of Hikmet Sami Turk, Minister of State.

    Speaking after the meeting Turk recalled that interrogation judgeship was annuled with a change in 1985, and added that the ongoing study carried out with the coordination of Justice Ministry to bring another system was about to be concluded. Turk said the report prepared stated that returning back to interrogation judgeship system will cause the cases to be extended.

    Turk said the recommendatory decisions are as follows:

    -Two stages in penalty judgment which is preparation and final investigation, should continue,

    -Preparation investigation should be carried out by Republican Prosecutorship except some situations which the law determined,

    -Position of accused should start after Prosecutor's indictment is accepted,

    -The indictment failing to have legal conditions should be rejected by the Court if necessary,

    -The complainant should have the right to oppose if it is decided that there is no need for opening a last interrogation.

    [10] MORE THAN 12 THOUSAND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CAPTURED IN EDIRNE PROVINCE IN 1998

    EDIRNE, Jan 8 (A.A) - The security forces captured a total of 12 thousand 178 immigrants who were trying to pass the Turkish borders illegally, in Edirne Province in 1998, it was reported on Friday.

    Officials told the A.A correspondent that a total of 667 separate incident occured in Edirne and surroundings.

    A total of 10 thousand 519 people, including 163 Turks, captured as they were trying to proceed to Greece illegally.

    In the same period a total of 659 immigrants who entered Turkey illegally, were captured in 82 separate incidents.

    Officials noted that the immigrants enter Turkey from countries surrounding Turkey from the border in the eastern and southeastern region.

    There were Iraqis, Iranians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Afghans, Algerians, Egyptians, Tunusians, Sudaneses and Nigerians.

    Immigrants were taken into custody for violating the Turkish borders and the passport law and then deported once the legal proceedings are completed.

    [11] EFFORTS TO FORM THE NEW GOVERNMENT - ECEVIT, PRIME MINISTER-DESIGNATE: - ''WE CANNOT ADMIT PRESSURE ON OUR EFFORTS TO FORM NEW GOVERNMENT''

    ANKARA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Bulent Ecevit, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State and the Leader of the Democratic Left Party (DSP) who was re-assigned to form the new government, rejected on Friday the allegations claiming that Tansu Ciller, the Leader of the True Path Party (DYP) does not want Hikmet Ulugbay, the National Education Minister, in the new government.

    Responding to questions of journalists before his meeting with Recai Kutan, the Leader of the Virtue Party (FP), Ecevit stressed that the DSP cannot admit any pressure on its efforts to form the new government.

    Ecevit told the reporters that Ciller only expressed sensitiveness over the issue.

    Responding to a question whether the three independent ministers who will assigned in the cabinet, will be elected among bureaucrats, Ecevit stressed, ''the issue has not been discussed yet. We should reach a concensus of opinion on it.''

    [12] TEKTAS SUNKEN SHIP BELONGING TO B.C. 5TH CENTURY TO BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT - WRECKAGE TO SHED LIGHT ON THE MARINE TRADE IN ANCIENT TIMES

    IZMIR, Dec 8 (A.A) - Turkey will host a significant archaelogical excavation next summer, it was reported on Thursday. The only sunken ship belonging to the classical age, will be brought to light by the Turkish and foreign archaeologists.

    The Tektas wreckage belonging to the B.C. 5th century, which was found several years ago in the Aegean Sea near Cesme County of Izmir Province, will provide information about the marine trade of a period when many famous philosophers and scientists lived through.

    George Bass, the Chairman of the Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Institute who is also known as ''father of underwater archaelogy'', will lead the excavations.

    Responding to questions of the A.A correspondent, Tufan Turanli, the Coordinator of the Institute, pointed out that the wreckage is 39-42 metre in depth.

    Noting that the excavations are expected to be completed within two years, Turanli told the A.A correspondent that there are more than 60 amphoras on the wreckage.

    Stressing that the excavations will shed light on a period which is still unhnown to human, Turanli added that the excavation will begin in May with the participation of many Turkish and foreign archaelogists and Oguz Alpozen, the Director of the Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum.

    Turanli noted that the annual cost of the excavations will be about 250 thousand US dollars.

    Tufan Turanli emphasized that a new method will be used during the excavations for the first time.

    Describing the most important point in the underwater archaeology as the making detailed maps of the finds, Turanli stressed his new method is based on ''photogremmetry'' and envisages the making of the maps through the use of photographs. He added that the time which is being wasted underwater, will reduce to 5 percent by using the new method.

    [13] A TOTAL OF 115 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CAPTURED IN EDIRNE PROVINCE

    EDIRNE, Jan 8 (A.A) - The Gendarmes captured on Friday a total of 115 immigrants in Meric County of Edirne Province, who were trying to proceed to Greece illegally.

    Officials told the A.A correspondent that 37 Iraqis, 34 Iranians, 34 Pakistanis, 4 Palestinians, 3 Rwandans, one Indian, one Tunisian and one Turkish people were captured by gendarmes and taken into custody for violating the Turkish borders and the passport law.

    The immigrants will be deported once the legal proceedings are completed.

    [14] CONTACTS OF BENDJAMA, SECRETARY GENERAL OF ALGERIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY, IN TURKEY

    ANKARA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Amar Bendjama, the Secretary General of the Algerian Foreign Ministry who pays an official visit to Turkey, came together on Friday with Korkmaz Haktanir, the Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry.

    Addressing the journalists following the meeting, Bendjama noted that he is in Turkey within the framework of consultation mechanism between Turkey and Algeria.

    Bendjama stressed that his meeting with Haktanir focused on the latest developments in the Middle East and the Northern Iraq, adding that they have reached agreement to cooperate on the struggle against terrorism.

    Pointing out that Turkey and Algeria share similar opinions about the terrorism, Bendjama emphasized that terrorism has no limit. He told the reporters that Turkey and Algeria plan to organize an international conference over the issue.

    Bendjama was also received by Ismail Cem, the Foreign Minister.

    He is scheduled to meet with Murat Karayalcin, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Parliament, later today.

    [15] THE IL GIORNALE: - ''TERRORIST ORGANIZATION KILLS PEOPLE TO PROVIDE FINANCE''

    ROME, Jan 8 (A.A) - The Italian Il Giornale Newspaper claimed on Friday that separatist terrorist organization PKK commits murders to provide finance.

    The newspaper gave broad place to the news about the attack on the Turkish restaurant owner in Bucharest by terrorists on Tuesday.

    The news article pointed out that hired assassins of separatist terrorist organization collect money from the Turkish people living in Romania and threaten those who do not want to pay, to provide financial support to Abdullah Ocalan, the chief of the separatist terrorist organization.

    [16] INVESTMENT WORTH OF 36 MILLION US DOLLARS IN THE TURKISH SPORT

    ISTANBUL, Jan 8 (A.A) - The Istanbul Olympic Games Preparation and Organization Council stated on Friday that they made investments worth of 36 million US dollars in the 19 sport facilities.

    Stressing that modernization of the sport facilities is necessary to host Olympic Games in Istanbul, the Council added that investments will be maintained in coming months.

    The investments of the Council are as follows:

    Olympic Park and Olympic Stadium...............:17.045.489

    Atakoy Multi-purpose Sports Ground.............: 3.536.409

    Atakoy Ahmet Comert Sports Ground..............: 1.371.286

    Atakoy Open Swimming Pool......................: 1.874.322

    Atakoy Indoor Swimming Pool....................: 697.796

    Burhan Felek Open Swimming Pool................: 1.068.471

    Burhan Felek Indoor Swimming Pool..............: 51.282

    Burhan Felek Sports Ground.....................: 313.263

    Burhan Felek Sportsman Training Center.........: 431.920

    Burhan Felek-Ekrem Kocak Athlecs Pist..........: 846.136

    Fulya-Sariyer Sports Grounds...................: 514.346

    19 Mayis Ataturk Sports Ground.................: 487.805

    GAP Region District Sports Fields..............: 123.650

    Ali Sami Yen Stadium...........................: 380.411

    Fenerbahce Stadium.............................: 995.849

    İnönü Stadium..................................: 501.144

    Abdi Ipekci Stadium............................: 1.656.664

    [17] KUTAN, LEADER OF THE FP: - ''WE DO NOT SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT WHICH WILL BE THE SAME WITH 55TH GOVERNMENT''

    ANKARA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Recai Kutan, the Leader of the Virtue Party (FP), said on Friday that they do not support the new government which will be formed by Bulent Ecevit, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State and the Leader of the Democratic Left Party (DSP).

    Addressing a press conference after his meeting with Ecevit, Kutan criticized the re-assignment of Ecevit to form the new government.

    Kutan stressed that they believe the Ecevit's government will be the same with the 55th government which was collapsed following the corruption allegations.

    [18] EFFORTS TO FORM THE NEW GOVERNMENT - ECEVIT, PRIME MINISTER-DESIGNATE: - ''I WILL SUBMIT THE LIST OF COUNCIL OF MINISTERS TO PRESIDENT ON MONDAY''

    ANKARA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Bulent Ecevit, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State and the Leader of the Democratic Left Party (DSP) who was re-assigned to form the new government, said on Friday that he will submit the list of Council of Ministers of the fifty-sixth government to President Suleyman Demirel on Monday.

    Responding to questions following his meeting Deniz Baykal, the Leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP) did not response to questions about the presence of Hikmet Ulugbay, the National Education Minister, in the new government.

    [19] ANKARA-ISTANBUL DOUBLE-TRACK FAST TRAIN RAILWAY PUT OUT TO TENDER

    ANKARA, Jan 8 (A.A) - Ankara-Istanbul Fast Train Railway construction project is re-activated, it is reported on Friday.

    The Transportation Ministry put out to tender the ''Research and Project'' services, the first stage of the double-track railway, which was on the agenda of Turkey for 30 years.

    The Directorate General of the Construction of Railways, Harbours and Airports of the Trasportation Ministry will receive bids until February 18, 1999. The foreign companies can join the tender on condition that their pilot companies are Turkish companies.

    A total of 1,9 trillion Turkish liras was allocated for investment for the project in 1999.

    The fast trains will connect Ankara to Istanbul. The duration of the train journey between the two cities will decrease to four and a half hours from approximately seven hours.

    After the project studies are completed, the construction of the railway will be put out to international tender. The officials said that the railway project also includes the construction of many tunnels.

    The officials said that Ayas Tunnel, a big portion of which is constructed, will also be included in the project after some revision studies are carried out.

    [20] A TEXTILE FACTORY TO BE SET UP IN ASHKABAT BY THE TURKISH-JAPANESE COMPANIES

    ASKHABAT, Jan 8 (A.A) - A textile factory will be set up by the Turkish- Japanese companies in Ashkabat, capital city of Turkmenistan, it is reported on Friday.

    The factory which will be constructed by Turkish Calik Holding and Japanese Mishubishi companies, is situated in a field in the southeast of capital Ashkabat.

    The machines to be used in the ''Ashkabat Textile'' factory, which will be completed until the Indepence Day of Turmenistan next October, are brought from Turkey, Japan, Switzerland and Germany.

    The cost of the factory which will produce 25 different kinds of fabrics, will be 142 million US dollars. This amount will be met with the credit given by Japanese Eximbank.

    A total of 1,800 people will be employed in the factory.

    [21] TURKEY WARNS ITALY

    ROME, Jan 8 (A.A) - Turkey warned on Friday Italy to capture and arrest three leading names of the separatist terrorist organization PKK if they arrive in Italy in the coming days.

    Officials at the Turkish Embassy in Rome told A.A correspondent that Turkey gave a note to the Italian Foreign Ministry at the beginning of this week for the arrest of Cemil Bayik, Duran Kalkan and Ali Sapan, leading names of the separatist terrorist organization.

    Inal Batu, the Turkish Ambassador to Italy, reminded that there are arrest warrants for three terrorist, and three of them were wanted by Interpol.

    Augusto Sinagra, the Lawyer of Turkey, warned earlier the Italian government that the mentioned terrorists could come to Rome. Sinagra had emphasized that there were decisions of arrest for the three persons who were wanted by Turkish justice for serious terrorism crimes.


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