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TURKEY-PRESS SCAN (3).

ANKARA, May 17, 2009 (TUR) -- These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on May 16, 2009. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

TURKIYE

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GUL: WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CONSTRUCTIVE

President Abdullah Gul said, "Turkey is always well-intentioned and constructive for the Middle East."

Gul said he and Syrian President al-Asad shared the same views on ensuring Iraq's territorial integrity. Gul said, "rightful cause of Palestine should reach a result. This is the right of establishing its own state."

CICEK: EVERYBODY SAYS CONSTITUTION SHOULD CHANGE BUT NOBODY TAKES A STEP

Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek called on support from all segments of the society for constitutional change. "All the articles, except 5 of them, can change. The new constitution will be the constitution of Turkey, not the constitution of Justice & Development (AK) Party," he said.

ZAMAN

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PREVIOUS GOVERNMENTS COVERED UP ERGENEKON, ERDOGAN

Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan made interesting statements on domestic and foreign politics during his visit to Poland. Speaking at Gdansk University, Erdogan said that Turkish jurisdiction initiated the Ergenekon process, and as the executive force, the government fulfilled the directions of legal authorities. "Unfortunately, this issue was covered up or protected by previous governments. But our government did not act like that," Erdogan said.

BOEING ADVISES PILOTS NOT TO TRUST ALTIMETER IF THEY ARE NOT SURE

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing accepted in an indirect way that the recent THY plane crash in the Netherlands stemmed from the failure in the aircraft's radio altimeter device. Sending a letter to airway companies, Boeing advised the pilots not to land off if they had any doubts or hesitations regarding the altimeter. According to Turkish Pilots' Association, the firm is trying to deny the responsibility.

YENI SAFAK

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MENU OF STARS FROM TURKISH CHEF

Turkish Chef Yildirm Serim will prepare the menu of the premiere night of Cannes Film Festival. The party will be given on May 18 with the participation of world stars.

Serim will head his 13 French and 2 Turkish colleagues.

TELEKOM INVESTS 6 BILLION TL TO INFRASTRUCTURE

Turk Telekom's Director General Paul Doany said they entered 32 percent of the housings in Turkey, adding that they invested 6 billion lira so far for infrastructure.

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