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TURKEY-PRESS SCAN (2).

ANKARA, May 24, 2009 (TUR) -- These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 24, 2009. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

VATAN

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ANOTHER HEAVY BLOW ON PKK

One of the senior operatives of the terrorist organization PKK was killed, Turkish military has said. The terrorist, Niyazi Akin, with code name "Sason," was killed during a clash with the Turkish security forces last week along with three other terrorists in the southeastern town of Eruh in Siirt province.

FIVE DIE OF CRIMEAN-CONGO FEVER IN TWO DAYS

Five people lost their lives in Turkey in just two days due to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever after they were bitten by ticks. The latest fatal cases were seen in Yozgat and Tokat in central Turkey and in Karabuk in the Black Sea region.

CUMHURIYET

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AMBASSADORS TO BE APPOINTED AT LAST

Appointment of ambassadors to their new posts will be made at last. Ertugrul Apakan will replace "retired" Ambassador Baki Ilkin as Turkish permanent envoy to the United Nations.

"A DARK ERA"

Ozdemir Ozok, chairman of the Turkish Union of the Bar Associations, said at the 30th general assembly meeting of the union, "we live through a dark period in which values of the Republic are eroded, religious feelings are exploited, all contemporary institutions and concepts are defamed." He called on the political power to listen to warnings of heads of the higher judicial organs.

RADIKAL

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HISTORICAL SELF-CRITICISM

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it was fascism to expel ethic identities out of the country. Erdogan harshly reacted to criticisms from opposition parties about a tender for a mine sweeping task along Turkey-Syrian border, and said, "the capital has no religion, nationality or race."

HOPELESS YOUNG PEOPLE

A public survey carried out by the Platform of Economists with the participation of 980 university students revealed that 57.8 percent of young people was hopeless about finding a job after graduating from school.

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