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TURKEY-PRESS SCAN (2).

ANKARA, May 15, 2009 (TUR) -- These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 15, 2009. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

VATAN

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"THEY ARE NOT HONEST"

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and German Chancellor Angela Merkel who claimed that there was no room for Turkey in the EU, were not honest. "The game has already begun and we are on the field playing it. It is not appropriate to change the rules of the game now. I believe in honesty in politics. We held many tete-a-tete talks with both President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel. I think that they should stand behind their statements they made during those talks," he said.

SAYLAN'S CONDITION DETERIORATES

Organization for Support for Contemporary Life (CYDD) Chairperson Professor Turkan Saylan's condition has deteriorated. Her doctor said that they ended the chemotherapy. Saylan has been treated for cancer.

CUMHURIYET

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VILLAGE GUARDS MISLEAD GENDARME FORCES

It was revealed that village guards misled gendarme forces during the massacre of 44 people in an engagement ceremony in the village of Bilge in the southeastern province of Mardin. The parliamentary inquiry commission completed its investigation into the killings and submitted its report to the parliament. According to the report, village guards who committed the murders misled gendarme forces by saying that terrorists attacked the village.

ATASOY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL BOARD FOR NARCOTICS CONTROL

Professor Sevil Atasoy of Turkey was elected the new president of Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Atasoy has been a member of the board since 2005. Before getting elected president, she was serving as the vice-president. Atasoy became the first female president of the board since 1990.

RADIKAL

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EU ARGUMENT CONTINUES

Upon statements of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel who are opposing Turkey's EU membership, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "the match has already started but they want to change the rules now. People are laughing at it."

BESIKTAS HAPPY, FENERBAHCE SEND ARAGONES

Fenerbahce soccer club who could not defeat Besiktas in Fortis Turkey Cup final and could not win the cup for the last 26 years, sacked coach Luis Aragones. Besiktas, on the other hand, are very happy.

HUGE SCULPTURES IN CAPPADOCIA WHICH CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE

Australian sculptor Andrew Rogers completed his new huge sculptures in Cappadocia (in central Anatolian province of Nevsehir). The statues, which were erected by 200 people by using 15,000 tons of stone, can be seen from 400 kilometers height.

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