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      x0x Turkish News for the week ending 08 October 2011
      [This is a transcript of the news broadcast on 08 October 2011]

      Courtesy of Turkish Radio Hour, producer of the
      TURKISH CULTURAL PROGRAM, every Saturday from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

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      ORIENT EXPRESS every Tuesday at 10 P.M.

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      * The Turkish prime minister Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited South Africa
      this week.
      According to the Turkish daily Hurriyet while there during a conference
      on Turkish foreign policy in South Africa on Wednesday Mr. Erdogan told an
      Israeli diplomat that he considers Israel as a threat to the region
      because it has atomic bombs.
      Turkish Prime minister Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been critical of
      Israel over the past few years.
      The Turkish daily Sabah quoted him saying that "we know very well that
      tens of thousands of Palestinians and Gazans including children have been
      killed by Israeli bombs."

      * According to Reuters the Iranian president Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
      criticized Turkey on Tuesday for hosting a NATO early-warning radar
      system, saying it was aimed at protecting Israel.
      Turkey announced last month that it will host a radar system on its
      territory for spotting missile threats coming from outside Europe.
      "They want to make sure that our missiles do not reach the occupied
      territories, in case they acted militarily against Iran one day," the
      Iranian president said in a TV interview.
      See more at http://www.cumhuriyet.com/?hn=282654

      * The Turkish daily Turkiye reported that the Turkish parliament approved
      a bill extending the authorization to thr Turkish government to stage
      cross border military operations in Iraq's north.
      The daily also said "Dozens of our war planes pounded Kurdistan Workers
      Party targets in northern Iraq" in an operation that was launched late on
      In related news, Turkish authorities arrested hundreds of people who
      they say are the civilian operatives of the militants. Almost all of the
      arrested are also members of the Peace and Democracy Party, which some
      claim is a front for the militants.
      Kurdistan Workers Party is the underground organization of the rebel
      Turkish Kurds. The organization is on a list of terrorist entities in the
      U.S. and the European Union. As we have been reporting to you in the past
      few weeks, Kurdistan Workers Party militants increased the violence
      recently, killing scores of Turkish military and civilians.
      Turkish authorities say that Kurdistan Workers Party has hideouts in
      northern Iraqi mountain's right across the border from Turkey.

      * The Turkish Central Bank stepped in to cool down the US dollar by
      injecting nearly $1.3 billion to the markets.
      The dollar went as high as 1.9000 Turkish Liras during the week.
      It also announced a maximum volume of $1.35 billion in its daily forex
      auction, the Turkish daily Yeni Safak said, adding that the move pushed US
      dollar back to 1.87 Turkish Liras.


      Edited by Serkan Hatipoglu

      * "Grand Turc bids farewell," the Turkish daily Vatan reported, giving the
      news of the death of world-acclaimed Turkish photojournalist Goksin
      Sipahioglu, founder of the Sipa Press, at the age of 85.
      "Monsieur Sipa dies in Paris where he became a legend," the Turkish
      daily Radikal said of the death of Sipahioglu.
      See some of Mr. Sipahioglu's works at www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures

      * Filmekimi, an October fixture on Istanbul?s film calendar, kicked off
      last Friday for a week before hitting the road to give audiences across
      Turkey a view.
      Select movie theaters will show films in Istanbul through Oct. 15.
      Selection from Filmekimi and the 2011 Istanbul Film Festival program will
      be screened later in Izmir, Bursa and Konya, and finally in Trabzon and
      The program in these cities will mainly focus on European film but will
      also include children?s films.
      Almost 40 movies, many of which premiered or won awards at international
      events like the Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Toronto film festivals, will be
      screened. The event, now in its 10th year, is being organized by the
      Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.
      Filmekimi?s program includes a number of critically-acclaimed films,
      including "The Kid with a Bike" by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne.
      The film is billed as an optimistic gem and realistic fairy tale that
      centers on an 11-year-old boy. The film shared the Grand Prix at Cannes
      with Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan?s "Once Upon A Time in Anatolia."
      Also featured is Lars von Trier?s "Melancholia," a movie about the end
      of the world. The film focuses on two sisters who learn that the planet
      Melancholia, hidden for years behind the sun, is approaching the Earth and
      bringing impending doom. Kirsten Dunst won the best actress award at
      Cannes with her performance in the film.
      Gus Van Sant?s "Restless" stars legendary actor Dennis Hopper?s son
      Henry Hopper and is expected to leave a lingering impression on audiences,
      according to critics.

      * Workers constructing a building in the Aegean province of Mugla?s Bodrum
      township have unearthed historical artifacts dating from several hundred
      years ago.
      Among the findings unearthed at a depth of 2.5 meters were the walls of
      a historic house and a travelers lodge from the late Byzantine and early
      Ottoman periods.
      After requesting the halting of construction over a 425-square-meter
      area, the museum sent a team to the construction area to commence
      excavation work under the authority of archaeologist Hande Savas.

      * Facilitating access to a wealth of academic data on the Internet, a
      company is continuing its work to digitize Turkish-language books for the
      online world. The books will initially be available to universities first,
      the goal, however, is to eventually extend the services to everyone.
      Hayri Yavuz, managing director of the Hiperlink Limited Company, said
      they had received many offers from universities and added that 23
      universities signed up to the project initially.
      "From now on it will be easier for everyone to reach Turkish-language
      books online," Yavuz said which includes titles from 220 publishing houses
      in its online system, called HiperKitap (HyperBook).
      The Turkish online library provides an opportunity for everyone to
      access academic data, he said, adding that approximately 60 universities
      can currently reach the archives at http://www.hiperkitap.com .
      Mr. Yavuz said that some of the publishing houses were currently
      renewing their deals with writers.
      This system also makes distance learning easier, said the company?s
      general manager, adding that the system would contribute to academic
      This system can also be used in public libraries, said Yavuz, adding
      that with the support of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, the company
      made presentations on the system in 500 public libraries during the
      Library Week.

      * Growing tourism, lack of resources, neglect and natural disasters pose a
      threat to the world?s cultural heritage, the World Monuments Fund
      officials said Oct. 5, identifying 67 sites in need of preservation,
      Agence France-Presse reported.
      Istanbul?s Haydarpasa Railway Station, which is a major intercity rail
      station and transportation hub in the city, is one of the places in the
      list. The station is the busiest rail terminal in Turkey and the Middle
      East and one of the busiest in Eastern Europe.
      A fire broke out in November last year at the historical train station,
      engulfing the landmark building?s roof in flames and threatening the
      entire structure. The entire roof of the building was destroyed by the
      flames and some parts of the structure?s top story collapsed.
      Istanbul authorities previously suggested a major architectural
      transformation project that would reconstruct the historic Haydarpasa
      train station by demolishing the Haydarpasa port, a proposal that has
      received criticism from some circles in the city.
      The sites and monuments are found in 41 countries from Peru to Vietnam
      and England to China, the World Monuments Fund said, unveiling a 2012
      watch list that "reminds us of our collective role as stewards of the
      earth and of its human heritage."
      Places in need of care include the palace and garden of China?s Nanyue
      Kingdom, ancient Nasca lines and geoglyphs (large designs made from
      durable elements of the geography) in Peru, England?s Coventry Cathedral
      and the floating fishing villages along Vietnam?s Ha Long Bay.


      EXCHANGE RATE for the U.S. dollar in New Turkish Liras: 1.84


      High and Low Temperatures in Degrees F, Weather

      Ankara, in central Turkey: 73/50 Thunderstorms

      Antalya, on the Mediterranean: 73/68 Heavy Showers

      Istanbul, in northwestern Turkey: 75/59 Heavy Showers

      Izmir, on the Aegean: 72/64 Heavy Showers

      Trabzon, on the Black Sea: 73/57 Partly Cloudy

      Van, in Eastern Turkey 64/39 Partly Cloudy

      Seawater temperatures

      Black Sea measured at Trabzon 72

      Marmara Sea measured at Tekirdag 68

      Aegean Sea measured at Izmir 73

      Mediterranean Sea measured at Antalya 79


      * Soccer

      * Premiere League
      * Results for week: 5
      Bursa Sp - G. Birligi 4 - 0
      Karabuk Sp - Ordu Sp 1 - 2
      Fenerbahce - B. $ehir Bld. Sp 4 - 2
      Antalya Sp - Sivas Sp 2 - 2
      Samsun Sp - Manisa Sp 1 - 2
      Kayseri Sp - Mersin Idman Yurdu 2 - 2
      Ankaragucu - G. Saray 0 - 3
      Eski$ehir Sp - Trabzon Sp 0 - 2
      G. Antep Sp - Be$iKta$ 0 - 0

      Standing in the league as of week ending 5

      1 - Fenerbahce 13

      2 - G. Saray 10

      3 - B. $ehir Bld. Sp 10

      4 - Be$iKta$ 10

      5 - Mersin Idman Yurdu 10

      6 - Bursa Sp 9

      7 - Trabzon Sp 8

      8 - Ordu Sp 8

      9 - Eski$ehir Sp 7

      10 - Antalya Sp 7

      11 - Sivas Sp 7

      12 - Samsun Sp 5

      13 - Manisa Sp 5

      14 - G. Birligi 5

      15 - Karabuk Sp 4

      16 - Kayseri Sp 4

      17 - G. Antep Sp 1

      18 - Ankaragucu 1


      [Saat 18:30 and 19:30 'da iki kez okuyun]

      *** Taverna Night :Live Fasil Band + Belly Dancer ZIVA ?and, Belly Dance Competition!!

      Date: Saturday, October 8 at 9:00pm
      Location: The Blue Macaw
      2565 Mission Street,
      San Francisco, CA
      Roxody-Fasil will take you to the Mediterranean coast with a live repertoire of Turkish songs enriched with Greek, Hebrew, Azerbaijani, Macedonian, Farsi and Armenian lyrics.

      Raki & Meze will be available for purchase.
      Belly dance competitor guests, please send an email to bellydance@...
      Dress to impress
      Fore more information: http://roxody.ticketleap.com/taverna/

      FREE tickets with a drawing! Call us or drop us an email with your name, email, telephone number to participate in the drawing.


      October 3-14, Stanford University Cecil H. Green Library, South Portal Lobby

      Turkish Film Poster Exhibit: Golden Age of Turkish Cinema

      October 12, 7:00 pm, Pigott Hall, Room 113

      Burcu Karahan- Richardson (Stanford University)
      Film Screening: Turkish Pop Cinema (2005) & Tarkan vs. the Vikings (1971)

      *** Award-winning documentary filmmaker Stephen Olsson's

      Rumi Project: One Through Love

      will play at "Mill Valley Film Festival" on Saturday, October 15th at 11:30am

      FREE tickets with a drawing! Call us or drop us an email with your name, email, telephone number to participate in the drawing.

      *** We are giving away free tickets with a drawing to the Yilmaz Guney films
      that will be shown at Pacific Film Archive September 17 through October 9.
      Please send an email to trh@... to be included in the drawing.

      BAM/PFA presents
      Anatolian Outlaw: Yilmaz Guney
      September 17 - October 9

      Renegade Turkish actor/filmmaker Yilmaz Guney (1931.84) created a cinema
      that took key elements of Turkish and Kurdish outlaw folklore and merged
      them into a hypnotic blend of Italian and Hollywood Westerns, Third World
      cinema, and social realism. This series features eight of his films,
      including the 1982 winner of the Palme d.Or at Cannes, Yol.

      For more information: http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/guney

      The Pacific Film Archive Theater is located at 2575 Bancroft Way (between
      Telegraph and Bowditch) in Berkeley. Advance tickets are available by
      (510) 642-5249 or visiting http://bampfa.berkeley.edu/tickets

      For more information on these and other programs, visit

      *** Turkish Community School is starting on

      Sunday, September 18th

      The Bay Area Turkish Community School (BATCS) was founded by the
      Turkish-American community living in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1989. The
      objectives of BATCS are:

      * to improve the Turkish speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills of children ages between 3-12
      * to teach Turkish culture, values, traditions and history

      The classes are also mixed with fun activities for children such as meeting
      new friends, learning new games and songs, and going to field trips. Special
      programs, including audio-visual presentations and Bayram potlucks,
      celebrate national and religious holidays. We believe BATCS will help
      develop bonding among our children by providing a sense of belonging and

      To enroll your kid just go to the school on the first day of the classes!

      Hillview Community Center
      Rooms 14 and 16
      97 Hillview Avenue
      Los Altos, CA 94022


      *** On line Turkish classes:


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      *** Turkish American Association of California

      is a non-profit
      charitable organization established to promote better
      understanding between Americans and Turks.

      If you have any questions about Turks and Turkey,
      e-mail them at taac@...

      *** Planning to go to Turkey?

      Take a look at our Web pages
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      *** For more music from Turkey and the Middle East tune to

      International Cultural Program.

      San Francisco World TV Channel 29
      Sundays at 9-10 A.M.

      *** Yore dance invites you to:
      Free Turkish Folkdance Classes.

      Please contact with Yore Folk Ensemble for the details.

      TELL YOUR FRIENDS who might be interested joining our group.
      Yore Folk Ensemble

      *** Azerbaijan Cultural Society of Northern California

      Azeri Turkish classes: Check with the ACSNC center web pages for dates and times: http://acsnc.org/
      All are welcome to attend and learn more about the rich and beautiful Azeri tongue.


      16400 Lark Ave. Ste # 260
      Los Gatos, CA 95032

      *** Turkish Classical Music Chorus started practices again.
      They are looking for singers and players of instruments

      Join them on Friday evenings in San Jose

      Please contact with Sema Oktay for the details.
      Sema_Aksu_Oktay [at] yahoo [dot] com

      TELL YOUR FRIENDS who might be interested joining the chorus.

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