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21 January 1999 Thursday
 TURKEY-PRESS SCANThese are some of the major headlines and their brief stories in Turkey's press on Jan 21, 1999. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
HURRIYET (LIBERAL)FIRST PATRIOT BATTERY IN INCIRLIK
Firt battery of the Patriot missiles which Turkey requested from the U.S. against a possible attack from Iraq reached to Adana Incirlik Base. 150 U.S. experts and soldiers came with the battery. It was reported that deployment of the missiles will start as of Thursday.
HIPERMARKET FROM KOC HOLDING TO KAZAKHSTAN
MILLIYET (LIBERAL)CILLER RUNS TO THE LEFT
The reason why Tansu Ciller, leader of True Path Party (DYP), passed her religous holidary was understood. Ciller who observes program of British Labour Party, went to Britain to hear the formula of Blair which made him win the election. Consultants of both leaders will participate in the scheduled meeting.
EIGHT PEOPLE KNOW THE PLACE OF APO
SABAH (LIBERAL)MONEY-GRUBBING FRIEND OF TERRORIST CHIEF
Jirinovski, the Russian facist, who helped Abdullah Ocalan, chief of separatist terrorist organization to come from Syria to Russia and who opened his home for the first night of Ocalan said ''I know where Apo is. Give me the money, I will tell you the place of him.'' Ocalan wanted an appointment from Russian Prime Minister Primakov where the Russians say Apo was not there.
''WE HAVEN'T CALLED FOR URGENT AID FROM IMF''
CUMHURIYET (LEFT)GREAT SUCCESS OF TURKISH DOCTOR IN CANCER
Another success of Turkish scientists was recorded. Fatih Uckun, the Turkish doctor and his team discovered the BTK enzyme plays a key role in the way the leukemia and lymphoma cells withstand the cancer-fighting treatment. This was published in the US official publishing organ ''Journal of Biological Chamistry''.
THE PLACE OF APO IS KNOWN
RADIKAL (LEFT)OCALAN: MY HOPE IS RUSSIA
A statement was issued in Russia in the name of Abdullah Ocalan, the chief of separatist terrorist organization PKK. The statement noted that Ocalan has requested political asylum from Russia, but his request has not been replied yet. Meanwhile Vlademir Jirinovski, the leader of the Russian Liberal Democrat Party (LDPR) said that he knows where the chief of the separatist terrorist organization is.
Jirinovski said, ''he is my best friend, but you can't get detailed information from me about this issue, I can only talk to journalists only if I get money.''
EXPORT FROM GAP REGION INCREASES
YENİ YÜZYIL (LIBERAL)APO ENTRUSTED TO MAFIA
There are allegations claiming that the Italian Government dealed with the Russian mafia in order to get rid of Abdullah Ocalan, chief of separatist terrorist organization PKK. The Italian opposition parties accised the government of setting up dirty and obscure relations with mafia.
PRIME MINISTER ECEVIT: WE DID NOT REQUEST DEBT FROM THE IMF
TÜRKİYE (RIGHT)GREAT SUCCESS OF A TURKISH DOCTOR IN THE U.S.
Dr. Fatih Uckun, Chairman of the Hughes Institute of the Minnesota University, and his team, discovered the BTK enzyme plays a key role in the way the leukemia and lymphoma cells withstand the cancer-fighting treatment. Having discovered BTK enzyme as a new target that is vital for the survival and drug resistance of leukemia cells, Dr. Uckun and his team have developed and synthesized a new anti-leukemia drug which specifically and rapidly inactivates BTK in leukemia cells.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH CONDEMNS ITALIAN GOVERNMENT:
ZAMAN (CONSERVATIVE)RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER PRIMAKOV GIVES GUARANTEE
Hikmet Cetin, the Speaker of Parliament who pays an official visit to Kazakhstan, came together with Russian Prime Minister Yevgeni Primakov. Addressing the meeting, Primakov reiterated once afain that Russia will not shelter Abdullah Ocalan, the chief of separatist terrorist organization PKK.
PATRIOT MISSILES IN TURKEY
 PATRIOT MISSILES BEGIN TO COME TURKEYANKARA, Jan 21 (A.A) - Some parts of the Patriot missiles which will be deployed in Turkey against a possible Iraqi treat, arrived at the İncirlik Base on Wednesday.
Several launchers of the missiles and the American staff who will use the missiles were brought to the base by a military aircraft. Diplomatic sources told the A.A correspondent that transportation of the missiles will continue in coming days.
The whole system is expected to be ready within a week.
The Patriot missiles are planned to be deployed at the Incirlik Base in Southern Adana Province.
 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH CONDEMNS ITALIAN GOVERNMENT: - ''OCALAN SHOULD BE TRIED WITH THE ACCUSATION OF COMMITTING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY''WASHINGTON D.C., Jan 21 (A.A) - Human Rights Watch condemned on Wednesday the Italian government which permitted Abdullah Ocalan, the chief of the separatist terrorist organization PKK, to escape from justice.
The Human Rights Watch issued a statement stressing that Ocalan should be tried with the accusation of committing crimes against humanity.
The statement recalled, ''Ocalan who has been in Italy since November 12,
1998, is the responsible of 768 illegal executions and massacres of
civilians including many women, children and even babies, between 1992 and
Italian government and the international society could not give a message to those who committed violence saying that they will be held responsible for their crimes, and could not prove the faithfullness of Italy and other countries to the international justice system.''
The Human Rights Watch also emphasized that a legal basis is needed to punish the crimes committed against humanity, calling overall countries to approve the plan envsaging the establishment of an ''international court for universal crimes such as crimes against humanity''.
 RELATIONS BETWEEN GREECE-SEPARATIST TERRORIST ORGANIZATION - TURKEY HARSLY REACTS TO CONTACTS OF TERRORIST KANI YILMAZ IN ATHENSANKARA, Jan 21 (A.A) - Turkey on Wednesday harsly reacted to the contacts of terrorist Kani Yilmaz, so-called political representative of the separatist terrorist terrorist organization, in Athens, capital of Greece.
Foreign Ministry statement said several newspapers published on Jan 19 and 20 in Greece issued news reports saying that terrorist Kani Yilmaz (Faysal Dunlayici) has been holding contacts in Athens for three days to bring chief terrorist to Greece. Terrorist Kani Yilmaz also threatened that separatist terrorist organization will stage attacks on several cities mainly Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul.
The statement said this person who was granted asylum in Germany, could get free circulation in Europe, arrived in Greece which is known by the whole world to provide support to terrorist organization, and fearlessly said that they will commit bloody murders in Turkey. The statement said this meant challenge to the law and the will to struggle against terrorism.
The Ministry statement said it was not suprising that threats towards Turkey were made in Greece adding that this proved the support of Greece to the murder organization.
The statement pointed out that this crooked mentality, tolerating terrorist threats targetting right to live in Turkey, was rejected adding that Turkey continue its determination to struggle against terrorism and will launch necessary initiatives about this latest event.
 THE PLACE WHERE TERRORIST CHIEF HIDESMOSCOW, Jan 21 (A.A) - A statement was issued in Moscow for the first time after Abdullah Ocalan, chief of separatist terrorist organization, left Italy. Ocalan made Mahit Velat, a supporter of him, to issue a statement in Moscow and stated that he has hopes towards Russia.
Meanwhile, Nezavisimaya newspaper, issued in Russia, published an interview which is said to be made with the chief terrorist.
The newspaper said Ocalan wanted to get asylum from Russia and added that he claimed that Russia continued to think of granting him asylum. The news report pointed out that Ocalan said this attitude of Russia made his situation difficult as other countries waited for Russia's response to take a decision about him.
The news report said terrorist chief wanted Yevgeni Primakov, Russian Prime Minister to evaluate in details his desire to settle in Russia and that he wanted to meet with Primakov to persuade him.
Terrorist chief had arrived in Russia after he fled from Syria and wanted to settle there but he had to go to Italy due to the attitude of Primakov which opposed to the idea of granting him asylum.
 PRESIDENT NAZARBAEV OF KAZAKHSTAN SUPPORTS BAKU-CEYHAN ROUTE - CETIN MEETS WITH RUSSIAN PREMIER PRIMAKOVASTANA, Jan 21 (A.A) - Hikmet Cetin, the Speaker of Parliament who was in Kazakhstan to attend the ceremonies for the inauguration of President Nursultan Nazarbaev who was re-elected as president in the poll on January 10, said on Wednesday that Nazarbaev supports the Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline project which will transport the Caspian oil to the Western markets.
Cetin who was received by President Nazarbaev following the ceremonies, conveyed President Suleyman Demirel's message of congratulations to Nazarbaev.
Responding to questions of the journalists, Cetin described the meeting as productive and positive.
Meanwhile Cetin came together with Russian Prime Minister Yevgeni Primakov who was also in Kazakhstan for the ceremonies.
Primakov reiterated once again that Russia will not shelter Abdullah Ocalan, the chief of separatist terrorist organization PKK, on her lands.
Cetin pointed out that they evaluated the relations between Turkey and Russia with Primakov during the meeting.
Describing Turkey and Russia as the most important countries of the region, Cetin quoted Primakov as saying that they will never allow a bloody-handed terrorist to shelter in Russia.
Cetin and accompanying delegation left Kazakhstan after they completed their contacts in this country.
Hikmet Cetin is expected to arrive at Esenboga Airport later on Thursday.
 HEAVY SNOWFALL PARALYZES DAILY LIFE AND TRAFFIC IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF TURKEYADANA/KONYA, Jan 21 (A.A) - Heavy snowfall continues to paralyze the daily life and traffic in different parts of Turkey, it was reported on Thursday.
A total of 41 village roads in Tufanbeyli, Saimbeyli and Feke counties of Southern Adana Province, were closed to traffic as a result of snowstorm.
Meanwhile the highway teams maintain activities to re-open 140 village roads in Meram, Selcuklu, Celtik, Ilgin, Hadim, Aksehir, Eregli, Halkapinar, Guneysinir, Doganhisar and Derbent counties of the Central Konya Province.
Officials at the Directorate General of State Meteorology said that they do not expect more snowfall in coming days.
 PROFILE OF EXPORTS FROM GAP REGION - 32.8 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS OF LIQUID OIL EXPORTED IN 1998GAZIANTEP, Jan 21 (A.A) - The exports of liquid oil from the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) region in 1998 decreased 29.3 percent to 32 million 809 thousand US dollars, it was reported on Thursday.
In 1997, the region exported 46 million 375 thousand US dollars of liquid oil.
Officials at the Directorate of Southeastern Anatolia Exporters' Union told the A.A correspondent that they exported liquid oil mainly to Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, Romania and Uzbekistan.
 YACHT TOURISM - TURKEY OBTAINS 170 TRILLION TURKISH LIRAS OF INCOME FROM YACTH TOURISMMUGLA, Jan 21 (A.A) - Turkey obtained 170 trillion Turkish Liras from the yacht tourism in Mugla Province and surroundings in 1998, it was reported on Thursday.
Officials told the A.A correspondent that nearly 15 thousand yachtes visited Mugla coasts which has the biggest yacht marinas of Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey, annually.
Yacht marinas in Mugla Province and surroundings have a capacity of a total of 3,500 yachtes. This number is expected to increase up to 7 thousand in 2000s.
Meanwhile the Marmaris-Netsel Marina, the Marmaris Albatros Marina and the Marmaris Hisaronu BY Marina have Blue Flag which symbolizes high quality in marines and in coasts all over Europe.
 72 UNIVERSITIES FOUNDED IN 75 YEARSISTANBUL/KADIKOY, Jan 21 (A.A) - Number of universities, which was only one in the first years when Republic was found, increased to 72 today, it was reported on Thursday.
Institution of Higher Education (YOK) Chairmanship issued a report titled ''Current Situtation of Turkish Higher Education'' which said the point reached in education field improved so much that can not be compared with the first periods of Republic.
There was only one university in the period when Republic was declared but now there are 72 universities. Number of students reached to 1.4 million from 2.914 and the number of lecturers increased to 56.401 from 307.
The report said the year 1992 was a turning point in the establishment of
new universities. A total of 43 new universities were established between
 NEW MINE-DETECTING SHIP IN GOLCUKANKARA, Jan 21 (A.A) - The TCG Erdek (M-263), the fourth of the five mine- detecting ships which were purchased from France, arrived in Golcuk on Thursday.
The Secretariat General of the Commandership of Naval Forces issued a statement saying that a receiving ceremony organized for the new mine- detecting ship in the military port in Golcuk.
The ''TCG Erdemli'', the last of the mine-detecting ships, will be brought to Turkey next month.
 TURKISH CARNATION FOR ST. VALENTINE DAYANTALYA, Jan 21 (A.A) - Lutfi Gobus, the Chairman of the Flower Exporters' Association, said on Thursday that they aim at exporting 15 million carnations to the European countries for ''St. Valentine Day'' in 14 February.
Gobus reminded that they exported 10 million carnations to the European countries including Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, for Christmas.
The carnation export for ST. Valentine Day will begin in early days of February.
Stressing that they exported 172 million branch of flowers and obtained an income of 25 million US dollars in 1998, Gobus told the A.A correspondent that their target for 1999 is to export 200 million branch of flowers in return of an income of 27 million US dollars.
 FOREIGN TRADE WITH ITALY - EXPORTATION TO ITALY DECREASED 26.9 PERCENT LAST DECEMBERANKARA, Jan 21 (A.A) - According to the figures of exporters union record exportation to Italy recessed when compared to previous month and the same month of last year.
According to the data of the unions, exportation records which was 173.1 million U.S. dollars to Italy in December 1997 reduced to 126.5 million U.S. dollars. The decrease in exportation records was 26.9 percent when compared to December month of the previous year.
A total of 147.9 million U.S. dollars exportation was recorded to Italy last year in November. According to November records 14.5 percent recession was recorded.
According to the figures of State Statics Institude exportation to Italy which was 154.7 million U.S. dollars in November in 1997 recessed to 145.9 million dollars last year in November. The official records say exportation to Italy dereased 5.7 percent last year in November.
Exportation to this country increased to 1.3 billion U.S. dollars with an increase of 11.98 percent as of Jan-Nov period.
Meanwhile it was also reported that importation from Italy reduced to 343.5 million U.S. dollars last year in November. A total of 386.3 million U.S. dollars importation was made in 1997 in November.
Importation figures from EU member countries Germany and Britain also decreased in the same period.
Turkish people had boycotted Italian goods last November and December due to the attitude of Italy protecting Abdullah Ocalan, chief of separatist terrorist organization.
 PRIME MINISTER ECEVIT SAYS THEY HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED AN OFFICIAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE PLACE OF TERRORIST CHIEFANKARA, Jan 21 (A.A) - Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit said on Thursday that they have not received an official information so far regarding the place of chief terrorist.
Ecevit responded to the questions of journalists about the issue in Democratic Left Party (DSP) headquarters. When recalled the statements of Jirinovski published in media which said he may disclose the place of Abdullah Ocalan, chief of the separatist terrorist organization, in return of money, Ecevit said ''how much you take Jirinovski into consideration that much you take into consideration his words.''
When asked about the coming of patriot missiles to Turkey, Ecevit said ''that has become definite.''
 RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES IN TURKEY IN 2000 - SELCUK MUNICIPALITY PREPARES PROGRAMME OF CEREMONIES ALONG WITH THE CATHOLIC SOCIETYIZMIR, Jan 21 (A.A) - As the world prepares to celebrate 2000th anniversary of birth of Jesus Christ, the Selcuk Municipality has determined the programme of religious ceremonies in Ephesus where the House of Virgin Mary takes place, in 2000, it was reported on Thursday.
Responding to questions of the A.A correspondent, Kamil Subasi, the Mayor of Selcuk, noted that Turkey, one of the most significant centers of the Christianity, should realize serious projects in 2000.
Subasi pointed out that the Selcuk Municipality will complete the environment arrangement around House of Virgin Mary, restoration of ancient canals and setting up a cable railway from Pamucak to House of Virgin Mary within the scope of project ''Religious Belief Tourism in 2000''.
Emphasizing that they have determined the programme of the religious ceremonies in Ephesus in 2000 with the Catholic Society, Subasi told the A.A correspondent that they plan to organize at least one ceremony in the House of Virgin Mary and surroundings in every month.
 EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF ATATURK, FOUNDER OF MODERN TURKEY, IN BRUSSELSBRUSSELS, Jan 21 (A.A) - Daniel Dumoulin, the Chairman of the Continuation of Turkish Culture and History Association in Belgium, opened an exhibition in Brussels composed of the photographs and documents of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Founder of modern Republic of Turkey, it was reported on Thursday.
Responding to questions of journalists, Dumoulin noted that their association has a total of 4,500 photographs and documents belonging to Ataturk.
The photographs and documents will later be sent to Turkey to be displayed.
 SALE OF PAMUK'S LATEST NOVEL ''MY NAME IS RED'' REACHES 100 THOUSANDANKARA, Jan 21 (A.A) - Sale of the ''My Name is Red'', the last novel of Orhan Pamuk, one of the leading writers of Turkey, reached 110 thousand in a month, it was reported on Thursday.
The readers show great interests in the book which was come on the markets on December 12, 1998.
''My Name is Red'' which became a bestseller in Turkey in a short period of time, come to the markets with monopoly tax label of both the Culture Ministry and the Iletisim Publishing House.
Orhan Pamuk, the writer of the famous books such as ''Mr. Cevdet and His Sons'', ''White Castle'', ''Black Book'', ''New Life'', ''Silent House'' and ''Secret Face'', describes his last book as his most colourful and most optimistic work.
''My Name is Red'' takes place within nine snowy days in 1591's Istanbul.
The book tells the story of traditional painters of miniatures which reflects the world from the eyes of God.
All characters tell their own stories in the book which begins with three verses of Koran.
The woman character of the book, Sekure, appears as a young and beautiful woman with two sons, whose husband never returns from war.
The novel starts with the return of Kara, the main male character of the book who is desperately in love with Sekure, from exile of 12 years.
 A TOTAL OF 15 THOUSAND DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN TOURISTS VISIT CAPPADOCIA IN RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYNEVSEHIR, Jan 21 (A.A) - A total of 15 thousand domestic and foreign tourists visited the Cappadocia, one of the most significant tourism centers of Turkey, during the religious holiday, it was reported on Thursday.
Ahmet Bayram, the Chairman of Cappadocia Touristic Enterprises Association, told the A.A correspondent that tourists show great interests in the Goreme Open Air Museum, Zelve Ruins, Derinkuyu and Kaymakli Underground cities.
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