US embassy cable - 02ADANA383

SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY NOVEMBER 2-3, 2002

Identifier: 02ADANA383
Wikileaks: View 02ADANA383 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Consulate Adana
Created: 2002-11-20 13:58:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA Press Summaries
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UNCLAS ADANA 0383 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL, PINS, PGOV, PHUM, TU, IZ, ADANA, Press Summaries 
SUBJECT:  SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY 
NOVEMBER 2-3, 2002 
 
 
1.  This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for 
November 2-3, 2002.  Please note that Turkish press reports 
often contain errors or exaggerations; AmConsulate Adana 
does not vouch for the accuracy of the reports summarized 
here. 
 
 
POLITICS, SECURITY, HUMAN RIGHTS 
-------------------------------- 
 
 
2.  MOLOTOV COCKTAIL ATTACK AT ADANA'S "AMERICAN MARKET" 
(Turkiye)  Unidentified assailants launched a Molotov 
cocktail attack at a business center in Adana known as 
"American Market."  Seven workplaces were completely 
destroyed as a result of the incident. 
 
 
3.  FOURTEEN KIDH MEMBERS ORDERED HELD 
(Cumhuriyet/Turkiye/Bolge/Evrensel)  Thirty Kurdistan 
Islamic Revolutionary Movement (KIDH) members who had 
earlier been arrested in Diyarbakir were arraigned at the 
Diyarbakir State Security Court following interrogation. 
The Court ordered 14, including KIDH leader Mehmet Pektas, 
to remain in custody, while the remaining 16 were released 
but ordered to appear for their upcoming trial.  In 
addition, ten KIDH members were arrested, along with 
organizational documents, during a Van operation carried 
out in collaboration with the Diyarbakir Security 
Directorate.  Later, four arrestees were ordered to remain 
in custody; the remaining six were released to be tried 
while at liberty. 
 
 
4.  WEDDING HOST AND SINGER HELD FOR KURDISH SONGS 
(Evrensel)  A Mersin court ordered a wedding host and a 
singer to remain in custody for "distributing separatist 
propaganda praising the illegal organization" (i.e., the 
PKK) via Kurdish-language songs. 
HOLTZ 

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