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TURKEY-PRESS SCAN (2).

ANKARA, Jul 10, 2009 (TUR) -- These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on July 10, 2009. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

VATAN

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TURKEY TO ISSUE VISA FOR 'MOTHER OF UIGHURS'

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that, in the event "Mother of Uighurs" Rebia Kadeer applies for a visa, Turkey will issue a visa to her. Speaking to Turkey's NTV channel after hearing the good news from Erdogan, Kadeer said that she is grateful to the people of Turkey for the support they have displayed for their brothers and sisters in Eastern Turkistan.

"THERE ARE MORE WOMEN WITH HEADSCARVES IN BERLIN THAN IN IZMIR"

10 German journalists paid a visit of courtesy to the Governor of Izmir, Cahit Kirac. Asked by a journalist if President Abdullah Gul's wife's headscarf constitutes a problem, Kirac said that the issue of headscarf is a personal choice. "Those, who want a headscarf, wear it while others, who do not wish to wear a headscarf, do not use it. Turkish laws do not prohibit headscarves," Kirac said. Another German journalist said that "there are more women with headscarves in Berlin than in Izmir. When we arrived in Izmir, we met a very different country. Izmir is very modern and liberal city".

CUMHURIYET

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THAT MAP HAS NOT CHANGED

The U.S. Congress Research Center has not taken into consideration Ankara's objections to a Turkey map in a Kurds report. The report, released on June 3, 2009, showed the Southeastern and Eastern Anatolia of Turkey, and a part of Iran, Syria, Armenia and Azerbaijan as a "Kurdish soil".

The report said the U.S. strategy was to convince the Kurds that they would gain control of Kirkuk. The report also said that Turkey, who fears that the Kirkuk issue might cause independence of Kurds, sees itself as the protector of Turkmens in the region.

YOK CHAIRMAN: SEMINARY MAY BE OPENED

Higher Board of Election (YOK) chairman Yusuf Ziya Ozcan said that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had not made a demand or offer to the board regarding the seminary on Heybeliada. Ozcan said that the board had not been asked to work on the issue. "However, we think that the seminary may be opened, we are positive on this matter," the YOK chairman said.

RADIKAL

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UN QUARREL OF TURKEY AND CHINA

Thousands of soldiers and police officers took the control after the Uighur resistance in Urumchi --the capital of East Turkestan. Chinese officials said that they would execute the people who provoked the incidents. Upon Turkey's efforts to carry the issue to UN Security Council's agenda, Chinese Foreign Ministry stated that "it was completely a domestic affair of China". State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, like Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, defined the incidents as "violence". Arinc accused Chinese army of "going Uighur hunting".

LEGAL ARRANGEMENT TO BE MADE RAPIDLY

State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek replied questions of daily Radikal about the law on trial of soldiers in civilian courts and its approval by President Abdullah Gul. Cicek said that they attached importance to recommendations of Gul, adding that the government would rapidly do the necessary arrangements. Cicek said that the arrangements --which would eliminate the hesitations conveyed by military to President, and partially shared by Gul-- would be fulfilled.

GOLD OF PRINCESS

Golden crown pieces, earrings and rings --which were believed to belong to a princess-- were found in a 2,200-year-old tomb in Parion Ancient City (in the northwestern province of Canakkale) that was one of the most important centers of Hellenistic period.

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