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TURKEY-PRESS SCAN (3).

ANKARA, May 14, 2009 (TUR) -- These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 14, 2009. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKIYE

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BROTHER'S PROMISE

"Border gate tension" between Turkey and Azerbaijan ended after visit of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Baku.

Erdogan said, "we closed the borders when Upper Karabakh was occupied. I am expressing very clearly that we will not open the gate unless the occupation ends."

POLICE SEARCH FOR ARSENAL IN USKUDAR COASTLINE

Divers looked for weapon and ammunition in the sea after a citizen found a hand grenade in the sea while fishing in Uskudar district in Istanbul.

No arsenal was found in the sea in searches carried out with underwater detectors.

ZAMAN

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DOUBTS VANISH, SMILES APPEAR ON FACES

Paying a visit to the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey had the same sensitivity as Azerbaijan regarding the Upper Karabakh issue. "The border gates will not be opened unless the invasion ends," Erdogan said. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev thanked Erdogan for his remarks and said that he had no doubts on this issue.

LET US BEGIN NEW ERA WITH NEW CONSTITUTION, TOPTAN

Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan spoke to Zaman daily on issues such as the amendments to be made in the Constitution, Ergenekon case and Kurdish issue.

Toptan said that Turkey needed a new constitution that would make it more democratic and liberal. Noting that the necessary conditions were present in the country, Toptan said, "Let us begin the new era with a new constitution".

YENI SAFAK

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HE WAS CONVINCED

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the expected statement in Baku where he went to mend Turkish-Azerbaijani relations tensed after talks with Armenia.

Erdogan said, "borders will not be opened unless occupation of Upper Karabakh ends."

10 PERCENT DISCOUNT TO ELECTRICITY

A discount of 10-15 percent is expected to be made to electricity starting as of July 1.

Recalling that there was discount in natural gas prices, officials said they have been examining application regarding the new price list.

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