TURKEY-PRESS SCAN (3).
FOREIGN INVESTORS ATTACH A GREAT INTEREST IN TURKEY
Speaking to reporters on board en route from Switzerland to Turkey, President Abdullah Gul said that Turkey's potential attracted great interest in the world. Gul said that he expected a remarkable hike in investments in the country soon.
YOK'S TITLE AND LOGO TO BE CHANGED
Higher Education Board (YOK) will be restructured after the parliamentary elections in 2011. YOK Chairman Prof. Dr. Ziya Ozcan said that YOK's title and logo could be changed and power of rectors would also be diminished.
LAST DERBY AT ALI SAMI YEN STADIUM
Istanbul's Ali Sami Yen Stadium will host its last derby this evening, as all Galatasaray matches will be moving to the newly constructed Aslantepe Turk Telekom Arena in the season's second half. An important derby match will take place between Galatasaray and Besiktas at Ali Sami Yen this evening.
HIGHWAYS DECREASE ACCIDENTS
Turkish Confederation of Tradesmen and Craftsmen (TESK) prepared a traffic report. According to the report, car registrations doubled in Turkey and reached 14.2 million in the past 10 years. It also said that traffic accidents dropped by 18 percent thanks to highways.
WHAT'S IN WIKILEAKS, HILLARY?
The three million Wikileaks documents anticipated with enthusiasm world wide will also mark the meeting between Hillary Clinton and Ahmet Davutoglu. Davutoglu is expected to ask Clinton about the Wikileaks documents which contain information about PKK.
'YOK' TO BE RESTRUCTURED
Head of the Higher Board of Education (YOK) Yusuf Ziya Ozcan said the board would be restructured within the scope of endeavours for a new constitution after the general elections.
Ozcan said the title and the logo of the board would be changed and the new Board would only be responsible for supervision and regulation. Ozcan said the power of the rectors would also be curbed.
PIRATES FAILED THIS TIME
Somalia Pirates attempted to hijack the Turkish ship "M/V August 26" at the Indian Ocean. The crew of the ship acted quickly and sounded the alarm signal and locked themselves in the panick room. Pirates had to flee the ship upon seeing the NATO vessels arriving.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)