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      NEWS

      By Fuad Tokad

      * Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the
      first foreign leader to visit Pakistan's
      earthquake-devastated area, pledged yesterday $150
      million in cash and aid for survivors a day after the
      United Nations said the world was not doing enough to
      help the victims, reports the Turkish Daily News.
      Turkey is closely followed by Saudi Arabia in the list
      of biggest donors. Saudi Arabia pledged $133.3
      million and it is followed by Kuwait with $100 million.
      The United States has pledged $50 million in
      assistance.
      "We have to open our hands more. Today it is
      Pakistan, tomorrow it can somewhere else," Erdogan
      told reporters in the destroyed city of Muzaffarabad,
      prodding the international community to do more. "By
      the end of 2004, the world had put $1 trillion into
      weapons and we have to ask how much the world has put
      aside for this disaster in Pakistan."
      Mr. Erdogan toured Turkish hospital tents in
      Muzaffarabad where Turkish volunteers greeted him and
      some patients presented him with flowers. He later met
      with President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan at a dinner
      to break the daily Ramadan fast.

      * Turkey was keeping a close eye on military exercises
      in the Greek Cypriot administered south of Cyprus, a
      Turkish Foreign Ministry official said Friday, reports
      the Turkish private channel NTV.
      Foreign Ministry spokesman Namik Tan said the effects
      of the exercise would be assessed by Turkish
      authorities.
      The Nikiforos Exercise, undertaken by the Greek
      Cypriot administration, could hinder efforts to bring
      a lasting solution to the dispute on the island, Tan
      said. "As it was stated earlier, we consider the
      exercise as a stance which impede the efforts in the
      region for stability and co-operation," he said.
      Mr. Tan also said that statements attributed to Greek
      President Karolos Papoulias during a visit to Greek
      Cyprus accusing Turkey of barbarism as "odd". "If this
      news report is right, it is very odd," said Mr. Tan.
      "Furthermore, it is clear that such statements do not
      reconcile with the recent climate prevailing over the
      improving bilateral relations between Turkey and
      Greece."

      * The fourth powerful temblor in five days shook the
      western Turkish city of Izmir in the early hours of
      Friday morning, sparking panic amongst residents and
      causing two deaths and more than 35 injuries.
      In a bid to reassure the public, the Izmir Governor's
      Office said rumors that the city was soon to be hit
      by another major quake was baseless and called on the
      people of the city to be calm. A 5.9 magnitude quake
      followed three other major temblors that have rocked
      the city for the past five days. Hundreds of
      aftershocks have forced the already terrified residents
      to spend nights outside.
      The Anatolia news agency reported that despite
      frequent announcements by police that the rumors were
      false, witnesses said some houses and workplaces along
      with public buildings, hospitals and schools were
      evacuated.
      The agency said 37 people were hospitalized suffering
      from broken bones or concussion after jumping off
      balconies or out of windows. Two people suffered fatal
      heart attacks and two were in intensive care, it added.
      Officials and experts warn that there could be more
      quakes and aftershocks and urged residents to stay
      away from damaged buildings. More than 100 aftershocks,
      ranging from 3.1 to 4.4 were registered Friday in the
      following hours of the latest major tremor, said
      Turkey's Anatolian News Agency.
      Izmir is an important port and Turkey's third largest
      city.

      * The tale of the Turkish war for independence, the
      events leading up to the founding of the Turkish
      Republic and the history of Turkish reforms are all
      found in Ataturk's "Nutuk" ("Speech"). At last, this
      piece is ramping up for bookworms the world over.
      Written by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, one of the world's
      great leaders and founder of the modern Turkish
      Republic, "Speech," tells the history of Turkey,
      starting from the days of the occupation of Ottoman
      Anatolia, following World War I. All the significant
      cornerstones of the republic, including the War for
      Independence, the founding of Turkey and the
      development of a nation and its identity, are told by
      Atatürk in this book.
      Already translated into many languages including
      English, German, French, Russian and Farsi by experts
      at the Ataturk Research Center, the book will also be
      available in Kazakh, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and
      Spanish, reported the Anatolia news agency.
      Speaking to an Anatolia news agency reporter,
      Professor Mehmet Saray, chairman of the Ataturk
      Research Center, said that translation efforts have
      been ongoing with the goal of helping to foster a
      better understanding of the events and vision leading
      to the establishment of the Turkish nation. Stressing
      that all of Turkish society owes a great deal to
      Atatürk, his efforts and his vision, Professor Saray
      said: "I don't believe that this kind of hero, who
      loved his nation and its people so much, will be born
      again. His significance will be better understood in
      the coming years, as his words are read and the future
      he hoped for his nation comes closer to reality."

      * Officials from the European Union Commission, Turkey
      and another candidate country, Croatia, held
      exploratory talks on Thursday in Brussels to compare
      Union and national legislations in the field of science
      and research chapter, a step that officially begins the
      long slog of extensive negotiations for eventual
      membership in the 25-nation bloc, reports the Turkish
      Daily News.
      A second and detailed session of screening on the
      same chapter will start on Nov. 14. The EU Commission
      is planning to present its report on the chapter of
      science and research to EU ministers in mid or late
      December, Pierre Mirrel, of the EU enlargement
      department, said. The member countries will decide on
      the basis of this report on whether and when to open
      accession talks with Turkey on this chapter.

      ARTS AND CULTURE

      Edited by Hayal Koc

      * The Turkish-Japanese Fine Arts Exhibition is being
      held in Istanbul through October 23rd. The exhibition
      is composed of 300 works of oil painting,
      calligraphy, ceramic, statues and traditional
      Japanese artworks. Aimed to introduce Japanese art
      throughout the World, the Art Communication in Japan
      organizes Turkish-Japanese Fine Arts Exhibition
      biennially.

      * 4th International Comedy Films Festival started in
      Istanbul on October 21st and will end on the 27th.
      Famous pantomime artist Wolfgang Bartussek of Vienna
      will perform at the opening of the festival. The
      festival is supported by the TURSAK Foundation and
      sponsored by Garanti Bonus Card. A jury composed of
      filmgoers will award the best "The Most Serious
      Comedy Film", as in previous years. The films
      screened are free to the public.

      * The excavation project that has been taking place in
      Arslantepe, in central Turkey for over 44 years has
      unearthed numerous unique artwork and structures that
      are thousands of centuries old. Among these artifacts
      are the World's oldest palace and king's tombstone.
      The archeologists hope to create an open-air museum
      to display their findings in the upcoming years.

      * The SculptureCenter in Long Island New York is
      featuring an exhibition by the Turkish Artist Ayse
      Erkmen. Dubbed the "Busy Colors" the exhibit will be on
      until November 27.
      Ms. Ayse Erkmen who was born in Istanbul Turkey,
      currently lives in Berlin Germany.
      Busy Colors is the artists first solo exhibition in
      the United States. Busy Colors is a provocative and
      dramatic installation that works with and off of
      SculptureCenter's 100-year-old steel and brick
      building. Twin images of a small, jewel-like metal
      object (a sculpture of a landmine) are scaled up to
      billboard proportions and cover the entire 3,000
      square foot surface of the courtyard. Inside,
      SculptureCenter's main exhibition space remains empty
      of objects but is activated by the automated movement
      of the building's 20-ton gantry crane, twenty-five
      feet above the ground. Attached to the crane are
      expanses of two different translucent fabrics, which,
      as the gantry moves from one end of the building to
      the other, alternately create vertical and horizontal
      colored planes, changing the dimensions and
      experience of the room. Simultaneously beautiful and
      menacing, Busy Colors emphasizes surfaces,
      thresholds, and barriers as sites where multiple
      social, cultural, and political conditions
      temporarily reveal themselves.
      Ayse Erkmen has completed several major projects in
      Europe over the last decade and has been included in many
      international exhibitions including Skulptur Projekte
      Münster 1997; Manifesta 1; the second and fourth
      Istanbul Bienniales; and the 2000 Kwangju Biennial.
      She has presented solo projects at Schirn Kunsthalle
      (Frankfurt); Magasin 3 (Stockholm); Secession
      (Vienna); Ikon Gallery (Birmingham, U.K.) and
      Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (Switzerland).

      * The Turkish daily News reports that a total of 85
      artists from Turkey and S. Korea will show their works
      of art in different disciplines like painting, video,
      installation and photography, trying to re-describe the
      relation between time and mystery This year's
      "Time-Mystery" exhibition will also be held in South
      Korea under the same title in 2006.
      The fourth of a series of Turkey-South Korea Friendship
      exhibitions, which was first initiated in 2002, started
      on Oct. 14 at Cankaya Municipality's Contemporary Arts
      and Culture Center in the Turkish capital Ankara.
      The exhibit, displayed at all the galleries of the
      culture center, will run until Oct. 31.

      * The History Foundation of Turkey, which has been
      conducting significant studies aimed at improving the
      awareness of history in Turkey, is preparing to host an
      international convention.
      The 5th International Convention of History to be
      held on Oct. 26/7/8 at the Middle East Technical
      University's Culture and Convention Center been Turkey's
      capital Ankara and will unite Turkish and foreign
      specialists with history buffs and academics under the
      banner of "Historical Sociology: Strategies, Problems and
      Paradigms."
      Admission to the convention, where more than 30 years
      of historic sociology knowledge will be debated, will
      be free.

      * The Turkish Daily News reports that during
      excavations carried out by the Deutsch Archaeology
      Institute and Sanliurfa Museum Directorate at
      the Göbeklitepe ruins of Sanliurfa three T-shaped
      11,000-year-old obelisks and rooms estimated to be
      9,000 years old belonging to the Neolithic era were
      discovered, the Anatolia news agency reported.
      Excavation head Assistant Professor Klaus Schmidt
      said that one of the obelisks, found four meters
      underground, is five meters long. Schmidt said the
      excavation crew includes 15 archaeologists and 30
      support staff.
      Schmidt said they found another wall
      last year in the same region and estimate it to be
      around 11,000 years old. He said they have been
      digging for 11 years and that Göbeklitepe will be a
      special and important cultural center when they
      complete the excavations.
      Sanliurfa is a province in Turkey's southeast,
      bordering Syria.

      EXCHANGE RATE

      EXCHANGE RATE for the U.S. dollar in New Turkish Liras: 1.37

      WEATHER

      High and Low Temperatures in Degrees F, Weather

      Ankara, in central Turkey----------: 59/36 Foggy
      Antalya, on the Mediterranean------: 75/54 Mostly Sunny
      Istanbul, in northwestern Turkey---: 66/45 Foggy
      Izmir, on the Aegean---------------: 73/46 Mostly Sunny
      Trabzon, on the Black Sea----------: 63/50 Showers

      Seawater temperatures

      Black Sea measured at Trabzon 70
      Marmara Sea measured at Tekirdag 66
      Aegean Sea measured at Bodrum 70
      Mediterranean Sea measured at Alanya 77

      SPORTS

      Edited by Mark Nowak

      * UEFA Champions' League

      Fenerbahçe 3 - 3 Schalke
      14' Fábio 59', 62' Lincoln
      73' Márcio 77' Kuranyi
      79' Appiah

      Standings

      Group E
      Clubs GP W D L GF GA Pts
      Milan 3 1 2 0 5 3 5
      Fenerbahçe 3 1 1 1 7 6 4
      PSV 3 1 1 1 1 3 4
      Schalke 3 0 2 1 5 6 2

      *UEFA Cup

      Besiktas 1 - 1 Bolton
      7' Ailton 29' Borgetti


      Standings

      Group H

      Clubs Pld W D L GF GA Pts
      Zenit 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
      Bolton 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
      Besiktas 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
      Sevilla 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Guimarães 1 0 0 1 1 2 0


      *Turkish Super League

      Week 10 Results

      Ankaraspor Konyaspor 0 - 0
      Diyarbakirspor Gaziantepspor 1 - 2
      Erciyesspor Galatasaray 1 - 2
      Fenerbahçe Ankaragucu 2 - 1
      Besiktas Kayserispor 0 - 0
      Denizlispor Manisaspor 1 - 1
      Gençlerbirligi Sivasspor 0 - 1
      Rizespor Malatyaspor 1 - 0
      Samsunspor Trabzonspor 3 - 1

      Week 11 Matches

      Trabzonspor Erciyesspor 0 - 0
      Ankaragucu Ankaraspor
      Galatasaray Denizlispor 1 - 1
      Kayserispor Samsunspor
      Gaziantepspor Rizespor
      Konyaspor Besiktas
      Malatyaspor Fenerbahçe
      Sivasspor Diyarbakirspor
      Manisaspor Gençlerbirligi


      Standings

      Team GP W D L GF GA Pts
      1. Galatasaray 10 8 2 0 25 - 10 26
      2. Fenerbahçe 9 7 2 0 22 - 10 23
      3. Sivasspor 9 5 3 1 8 - 5 18
      4. Erciyesspor 10 4 5 1 11 - 7 17
      5. Kayserispor 9 5 1 3 14 - 10 16
      6. Gaziantepspor 9 4 3 2 13 - 12 15
      7. Besiktas 9 3 3 3 10 - 9 12
      8. Trabzonspor 10 3 3 4 11 - 14 12
      9. Konyaspor 9 2 5 2 11 - 9 11
      10. Ankaraspor 9 2 5 2 10 - 9 11
      11. Manisaspor 9 2 3 4 13 - 13 9
      12. Ankaragucu 9 2 3 4 10 - 11 9
      13. Gençlerbirligi 9 1 5 3 5 - 8 8
      14. Samsunspor 9 2 2 5 17 - 21 8
      15. Rizespor 9 2 2 5 6 - 10 8
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      16. Diyarbakirspor 9 2 2 5 9 - 18 8
      17. Denizlispor 10 1 4 5 6 - 12 7
      18. Malatyaspor 9 0 3 6 6 - 19 3

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