US embassy cable - 02ADANA390

SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY NOVEMBER 11-12, 2002

Identifier: 02ADANA390
Wikileaks: View 02ADANA390 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Consulate Adana
Created: 2002-11-21 08:29:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PREL PINS PGOV PHUM TU IZ ADANA Press Summaries
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UNCLAS ADANA 0390 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL, PINS, PGOV, PHUM, TU, IZ, ADANA, Press Summaries 
SUBJECT:  SOUTHEAST TURKEY PRESS SUMMARY 
NOVEMBER 11-12, 2002 
 
1.  This is the Southeastern Turkey press summary for 
November 11-12, 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.  PRO-OCALAN PROTESTS 
(Evrensel)  A group of 50 youths gathered and lit 
fires in Adana's Karasu quarter to protest a decision 
barring PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan from meeting with 
his attorneys.  The group shouted pro-Ocalan slogans 
and dispersed when police arrived.  Denial of 
permission for Ocalan to meet with his attorneys was 
also protested in Mersin, Batman and Van.  Protestors 
claimed Ocalan was being isolated and demanded the 
isolation be lifted. 
 
 
ECONOMIC AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS 
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3.  NEW FOUR-STAR HOTEL IN GAZIANTEP 
(Dunya)  Gaziantep's second four-star hotel, Ravanda, 
has gone into service following an inauguration 
ceremony attended by Tourism Minister Mustafa Tasar 
and Gaziantep Mayor Celal Dogan.  Ravanda has a total 
of 86 rooms, including five suites, as well as a 
sauna, swimming pool, Turkish bath, and a game center 
for children and conference halls. 
HOLTZ 

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