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TURKEY-PRESS SCAN (3).

ANKARA, May 11, 2009 (TUR) -- These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 11, 2009. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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UNDERWATER AMMUNITION

Security forces took a number of bombs, weapons and bullets out from the sea in Istanbul's Beykoz district. The weapons were found near a dock after fishermen informed security forces.

MOTHER'S DAY WITHOUT MOTHERS

Children who lost their mothers in the armed attack on an engagement ceremony in the southeastern Turkey that killed 44 people, lived the first Mother's Day without their mothers. They decorated their mothers' graves with wildflowers.

ZAMAN

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"EUROPE NEEDS TURKEY AND ITS ENTHUSIASM"

President Cavaco Silva of Portugal said that Europe needed Turkey to achieve its goal to become a decisive actor in the international arena and to ensure security and stability. He said that extending support to Turkey's EU membership bid was a steady element of their foreign policy. Europe needs Turkey and its enthusiasm, he added.

BOMBS COME OUT FROM SEA

Security forces found a number of bombs, weapons and plastic explosives during their search in the sea in Istanbul. The weapons were in bags thrown into the sea from a dock. Fishermen found noticed the bags in the sea and informed security forces.

YENI SAFAK

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HERON DISAPPEARS IN AIR

10 Heron unmanned surveillance aircraft purchased from Israel for 183 million USD, have not been not delivered yet. The planes which were designed to fly at 30,000 feet, have not yet went beyond 21,000 feet.

One of them disappeared in the air when it started landing in the last test flight. After six minutes it was spotted and landed.

TURKEY TO STArT EXPORTING UNIVERSITIES

Chairman of Higher Board of Education, Yusuf Ziya Ozcan, said they were encouraging state-run universities to open faculties in foreign countries.

Ozcan said new Turkish universities would be opened in Germany, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. He said Ankara, Gazi and Hacettepe universities were developing such projects, and there would be Istanbul Technical University most probably in Berlin.

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