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      Edited for the Turkish Radio Hour by Arzu Ozkan

      * Daily Turkiye reported that the International Labor Organization
      research shows Turkish people as being the second most hardworking in
      the World. According to the report by the International Labor
      organization, nearly 90% of Turkish men work for more than 40 hours a
      week. This percentage is almost 80% for women. According to the same report, the Czech
      Republic has the hardest working people in the World.

      * Daily Hurriyet reports that the three pro-Kurdish People's Democracy
      Party mayors of Diyarbakir, Bitlis and Siirt were released from prison
      by the Diyarbakir State Security Court on Monday. The mayors were
      detained last week.
      Feridun Celik, Selim Ozalp and Feyzullah Karaaslan will still stand
      trial on charges of aiding and abetting the separatist Kurdish Workers
      Party. The court also ruled to prohibit the mayors from travelling
      abroad until the end of their trials.
      After their release, Turkey's Interior Minister also permitted them
      to return to their posts.

      * The Turkish Government has recovered the "Gold Koran" stolen from the
      Istanbul's Nuruosmaniye Library in 1920s. The Koran is worth about two
      million dollars.
      Turkey's Minister of Culture Istemihan Talay received the stolen
      Koran from the President of the Johns Hopkins University William Brody
      at a ceremony held in the Turkish Embassy in Washington.
      The stolen first volume of the "Gold Koran" dates back to the 11th
      century and was donated to Johns Hopkins University by a collector named
      John Garret in 1942. The second volume of the Koran is still at the
      Nuruosmaniye Library, reported the Daily Hurriyet.

      * Following the high profits made by the US Internet companies on the
      stock exchanges, Turkish Internet companies rolled up their sleeves to
      offer their shares to the public, as Daily Milliyet reports.
      Among these Turkish Internet companies are Ixir, Ihlas.net and
      Vestel.net. The General Director of Ixir Babur Ozden said that they
      were planning to offer their shares to the public within 14 months in
      order to strengthen the company. Ozden pointed out that it would also
      be attractive for the Turkish Internet companies to list their stocks
      in foreign stock exchanges.
      The General Director of Ihlas.net Salih Kardas said that they were
      also planning to offer their shares to the public within the year. He
      added that Internet companies would make a positively effect on the
      Istanbul Stock Exchange and would increase importance of technology
      shares in both foreign countries and Turkey.

      * As part of the draft law adopted by the Planning and Budgetary
      Commission of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, the traditional and
      original Turkish beverage raki will be registered by the European
      This draft law will bring new regulations in the fields of
      production, export and distribution, reports the Turkish daily Aksam.

      * Daily Milliyet reports that Turkey's Council of Ministers has given
      its final consent to the building of the Akkuyu nuclear power station.
      The project had previously been postponed four times.
      The Turkish Electricity Joint Stock Company will negotiate with those
      firms participating in the bidding for the tender within 10 days. The
      three consortiums bidding for the venture are as follows: Westinghouse-
      Mitsubishi (US-Japan), AECL (Canada) and NPI (Germany-France).
      Council of Ministers also decided that the firm winning the bidding
      would be selected entirely on technical merit. Turkey's prime minister
      Mr. Bulent Ecevit said, "Our relations with those countries which are
      competing for the tender are very good. Therefore, it would not be
      right to utilize political criteria. The selection will be made by
      experts from the relevant institutions".

      * Last Thursday, in crackdowns against the Kurdish Workers Party in
      Mardin and Sirnak in southeastern Turkey, Turkish security forces
      killed six terrorists and seized their weapons.
      During one of the clashes three members of the Turkish security
      forces died. President Suleyman Demirel, Speaker of the Grand National
      Assembly of Turkey Yildirim Akbulut and Premier Bulent Ecevit sent
      their condolences to Chief of General Staff General Huseyin Kivrikoglu.

      * Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit visited Albania on Monday and Tuesday.
      Daily Milliyet reported that Mr. Ecevit met with Albanian
      President Recep Meydani, Parliament Chairman, Iskender Gjinushi, Prime
      Minister Ilir Meta and Albanian political party leaders. He also held a
      joint press conference and met businessmen. During this visit, which is
      the first one that has been paid for eight years on a prime ministerial
      level, the two sides discussed the possible ways to improve relations
      between the two countries.


      Edited for the Turkish Radio Hour by Mark Nowak

      UEFA (Union of the European Soccer Associations) Cup Fourth Round

      Turkey's Galatasaray soccer team has added to its triumphs in Europe. In the
      UEFA Cup's Fourth Round, Galatasaray beat Borussia Dortmund in Germany,
      thanks to goals from Hakan Sukur and Hagi. The score was 2-0, a big
      advantage before the second leg of the match, which will be played in
      Istanbul on March 9.
      For more information see http://www.uefa.com or

      Editor's note: Cim bom bom en buyuk, baska buyuk yok!!!

      Turkish Premier soccer league Results

      Week 22 Match Results

      Galatasaray 3-1 Samsunspor
      Kocaelispor 1-2 Besiktas
      Trabzonspor 2-0 Goztepe
      Adanaspor 1-2 Antalyaspor
      MKE Ankaragucu 2-1 Bursaspor
      Gaziantepspor 5-1 Fenerbahce
      Altay 0-2 Gençlerbirligi
      Vanspor 2-3 Denizlispor
      Istanbulspor 1-1 Erzurumspor

      Week 23 Matches

      Besiktas 3-0 Altay
      Fenerbahce - Trabzonspor
      Erzurumspor - Gaziantepspor
      Genclerbirligi - Istanbulspor
      Kocaelispor - Denizlispor
      Antalyaspor - Galatasaray
      Samsunspor - Vanspor
      Goztepe - MKE Ankaragucu
      Bursaspor - Adanaspor

      Team Pts
      1 Galatasaray 57
      2 Besiktas 49
      3 Fenerbahce 39
      4 Gaziantepspor 38
      5 Trabzonspor 34
      6 Genclerbirligi 33
      7 Denizlispor 33
      8 Samsunspor 30
      9 Antalyaspor 30
      10 Altay 29
      11 MKE Ankaragucu 27
      12 Adanaspor 26
      13 Istanbulspor 24
      14 Erzurumspor 24
      15 Bursaspor 23
      16 Kocaelispor 20
      17 Goztepe 17
      18 Vanspor 13


      Edited by Aydin Koc


      Exchange rate for The Turkish Liras in U.S. dollars:

      Selling Rate Buying Rate
      One U.S. Dollar 558,000 555,000


      High and low temperatures in degrees C (and F)

      ANKARA : 5/-5 (41/23) SUNNY
      ISTANBUL : 14/3 (57/37) PARTIALLY CLOUDY
      IZMIR : 16/5 (61/41) RAINY
      ANTALYA : 15/4 (59/39) RAINY


      * 133 historic artifacts, which were smuggled unsuccessfully from
      Turkey in 1997 and brought to the U.S. where they were seized by
      American and Turkish police in Customs at Oklahoma, will be given back
      to Turkey. The document recording the return of these pieces was signed
      by Turkey's General Director of Monuments and Museums, Alpay Pasinli
      this week in Washington.
      The Turkish Minister of Culture, Istemihan Talay, the Deputy
      Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs, Sencer Ozsoy, the Turkish Ambassador
      to Washington, Baki Ilkin, the U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of State,
      Evelyn Lieberman, Deputy Secretary of State Marc Grossman, the U.S.
      Deputy Director of Customs, Bonni Tischler, and officials from the
      American State Department's Turkish bureau attended the signing
      ceremony held in the US State Department's Agreements Hall.

      * "Palace of Gold and Light: Topkapi Treasures" exhibition which will
      be displayed at three different museums in the U.S. this year opened in
      the famous Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
      The exhibition consisting of 200 pieces belonging to the Ottoman
      era will stay open at Corcoran Museum until June 15.
      See also http://www.corcoran.org/museum/featured_shows.htm

      * Well-known and liked Turkish singer Ozay Gonlum has died.

      * The World Bank announced an essay competition titled "Turkey 21st
      Century Development Prize" in cooperation with Turkey's Middle East
      Technical University and Istanbul Chamber of Industry.
      The essay competition will be open to university students aged 25 and
      under of Turkish nationality. The objective is to encourage young
      university students to think about new ideas and to meet the
      development challenges for Turkey.


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      Monterey Bay Chapter
      HORON Turkish Folk Ensemble
      cordially invites you to the 7th Annual


      Celebration of Kurban Bayrami,
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      Saturday, March 18th (6pm - 11:00pm)

      Monterey Institute of International Studies, Irvine Auditorium
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      *** Turkish Folkdancing in Northern California:

      *** Arkadash Turkish Folk Dance Ensemble, San Jose
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      *** Horon, Monterey
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      Horon is a Turkish American Association of California
      associate organization

      *** Art for Peace, Stanford
      For more information contact
      408-971-1376 Carol Leitner

      *** Anadolum Turkish Folk Music Chorus

      ANADOLUM Turkish Folk Music Chorus welcomes new musicians and vocalists
      to join the chorus.

      Sundays, 1-4pm

      CALFED Community Room
      1888 Ralston Avenue
      Belmont, CA 94002

      Info: (415) 646-0946 taac@...

      ANADOLUM TFMC was founded in January 1998 and is an affiliate of the
      Turkish American Association of California (TAAC).


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