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ANKARA, May 13, 2009 (TUR) -- These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 13, 2009. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKIYE

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HUGE MEETING IN FINAL

Old rivals Besiktas and Fenerbahce soccer teams will vie for the Fortis Turkey Cup. Fenerbahce want to end their 26-year yearning for the cup while Super League leaders Besiktas will exert efforts to win the first of this year's "double cup".

THEY LACK VISION

President Abdullah Gul criticised French and German leaders who opposed to Turkey's EU membership and suggested "privileged partnership". Gul said, "our negotiation process will continue. They say some things due to their lack of vision. However, politicians come and go."

ZAMAN

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TAV TO BUILD ONE OF WORLD'S BIGGEST AIRPORTS IN OMAN

Turkish construction firm TAV has become a source of honor for Turkey after winning important tenders across the world. A consortium of TAV and Athens-based Consolidated Constructors Co (CCC) has undertaken one of the world's biggest airport construction projects. The consortium was the best bidder in a 1.17 billion USD tender to expand the Muscat Airport in Oman.

OPPOSITION SHOULD HELP FIND SOLUTION

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned opposition leaders who reacted to President Abdullah Gul after his remarks that "good things will happen for the solution of Kurdish issue." Erdogan said Gul meant well.

"This is a social crisis. We have to stop it. Opposition has to do its part too," Erdogan said.

YENI SAFAK

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THERE IS "HADISE" IN ENGLAND

English fans, who got angry at Norway's Tom Henning Ovrebo who refereed Champions League semi-final second leg between Chelsea and Barcelona, decided to protest Norway in Eurovision Song Contest. English people, who got organized for the failure of Norway, decided to support Turkish contestant Hadise. Meanwhile, Hadise displayed a good performance in last night's semi-final, and became one of the finalists on May 16.

FIRST SUSPICION IN ISTANBUL

A Korean passenger, who came from Paris to Istanbul with an Air France plane, was put in quarantine at Haseki Hospital with the suspicion of swine flu when his body temperature was seen as 38.7 degrees with thermal cameras.

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