TURKEY-PRESS SCAN (2).
TURKISH MADE ELECTRIC CAR RECEIVES MORE THAN 1,000 ORDERS IN A WEEK
A Turkish made electric car received more than 1,000 orders in only a week. Oyak Renault's electric Fluence Z.E. model will be manufactured in Bursa as of mid-2011. However, the company has already received 1,114 orders from 36 countries in a single week for the Fluence Z.E. model.
A PARDON FOR CHILDREN TO BENEFIT ALL CHILDREN, JUSTICE MINISTER ERGIN
In response to a suggestion by the chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahceli that a pardon for children in prisons should take place soon, Turkish Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said that "this proposal carries good will. However, we must consider the advantages and disadvantages of such a pardon". A pardon for children may benefit all children in Turkish prisons, Ergin said.
REPORT WARNS AGAINST DROP IN SPENDING ON CHILDREN
A World Bank-IMF report has warned that Turkey's decreasing figures in spending on children and the young population threatened the country's future. The report said the global economic recession forced 75 percent of the poorest families in Turkey to cut down on food for their children. 29 percent and 14 percent of the poorest spent less for their children's health and their education respectively, the report said.
THOUSANDS IN TURKEY RALLY AGAINST NUCLEAR ENERGY ON ANNIVERSARY OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER
Thousands of people gathered in Istanbul on Sunday to rally against the construction of planned nuclear power plants in Turkey on the anniversary of Chernobyl disaster. Protestors called on the government to invest on renewable energy resources such as the sun and wind.
GOVT. SENDS FRESH SIGNAL FOR COMPROMISE WITH OPPOSITION OVER CONSTITUIONAL BILL
Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said the government might agree to separate a number of highly-debated articles from a wider set of constitutional amendment package when putting them to referendum if the main opposition Republican People's Party pledged not to appeal to the Constitutional Court for review of the constitutional amendments. Ergin said, technically it was possible to split the package into two parts and submit them to popular vote separately.
TIME OF SILENCE
Ankara is waiting for the silent diplomacy to resume with Armenia as U.S. president refused to describe incidents of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire as "genocide", diplomatic sources have said. Armenian diaspora had voiced their anger for Obama, accusing him of "bowing to Turkey's threats."
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