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Cablegate: Southeast Turkey Press Summary April 23-26, 2004

Published: Wed 28 Apr 2004 01:00 PM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
UNCLAS ADANA 000050
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM IZ TU ADANA
SUBJECT: SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY APRIL 23-26, 2004
This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for April 23-26,
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
Milli Gazete, Vakit, / Diyarbakir Governorate sued Ahmet
Guvener, a Turkish Christian, for building a church illegally.
U.S Ankara Embassy Economic Counselor Scott Marciel visited the
Diyarbakir Public Prosecutor on April 22 to get information
about the case. Allegedly, Guvener is reported to have received
approximately $80,000 from European countries for the building
of the church.
Ulkede Gundem / In Van, Jandarma detained 91 people who entered
Turkey illegally. The detainees are from Pakistan, Bangladesh,
and Afghanistan.
Bolge, Turkiye, Zaman / The Young Turkish Youth Parliament will
be inaugurated on May 19, 2004. Members had their first meeting
in Tarsus.
REID
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