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      * Daily Turkiye reports that the Committee of Permanent
      Representatives of the Member States at the European Union is
      taking up Turkey's Accession Partnership Document at their next
      Term President France is opposing the inclusion of the Aegean
      territorial dispute between Greece and Turkey in the mid-term
      targets session.
      European Union countries other than Greece say the issue is not
      a concern for the European Union, but should be solved by the two
      countries themselves.
      Sweden, which takes the term presidency from France next month,
      also believes including the statement related to the Cyprus issue
      was enough.
      Most European countries thinks that stating the inclusion of
      the Aegean issue in the Accession Partnership Document leads to
      inequality. These countries are emphasizing that border disputes
      are in the scope of bilateral relations.

      * The European Union will male its decision on accepting Turkey
      as a member during a meeting on December 4. Before the European
      Union decision on Turkey's membership to the Union, the US
      expressed support for Turkey.
      The State Department Spokesman, Richard Boucher, said, "We
      have always supported Turkey's European Union membership.
      "Regarding the case, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright,
      met both with Turkish foreign affairs Minister Ismail Cem and
      Greek foreign affairs Minister George Papandreou during the OSCE
      summit in Vienna.
      "Furthermore, the US administration, Turkish diplomats in
      Europe and representatives of other Turkish organizations have
      been in continuous contact with their counterparts to ensure
      Turkey's European Union membership."
      This report was dispatched by Daily Turkiye.

      * Turkey's National Security Council held its monthly meeting on
      Wednesday last week.
      Headed by President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, the Council discussed
      internal security, external developments and alternative energy
      sources at the meeting.

      * Daily Star reports that the European Union Turkey
      representative Ambassador Karen Fogg as saying, "The Turkish
      economy could compete with the economies of the developed
      countries if, and only if, it maintains an equilibrium in
      developing education and health investments which should be
      carried out all over the country."
      Stating the European Union's financial aid programs for Turkey
      concentrated on East and Southeast regions of Turkey, Fogg said:
      "The European Union had already given Euro 120 million aid to
      Turkey for compulsory education.
      "Another program totaling Euro 55 million will be used in the
      Southeast region."


      * According to a report from the daily Milliyet, the European
      Union will propose Turkey put into effect again the regulations
      related to "duty free imports" at the Joint Committee meeting of
      the Customs Union.
      The European Commission will propose the free circulation of
      second-hand industrial goods, especially motorized vehicles.

      * According to daily Milliyet, World Bank Turkey Director Ajay
      Chhibber said the World Bank will provide Turkey with a $1
      billion loan by year's end. The IMF will also give $600 million
      in credits, together with the $400 million World Bank loans.

      * Turkish daily News reports that Turkey's State Minister
      responsible for the Economy Recep Onal called on Japanese
      businessmen to invest in Turkey. On Wednesday, Mr. Onal told
      businessmen at the 12th Turkish-Japanese Business Council meeting
      in Tokyo that Turkey was a powerhouse in Southeastern Europe with
      its 65 million people, $200 billion gross national product and
      its fast-growing economy.

      * Daily Turkiye reports that the Turkish government awarded the
      bid to supply AWACS type of aircraft to the Boeing Co.
      The deal is worth $1.5 billion


      Edited for the Turkish radio hour by Gamze Seckin

      * Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Konya Culture Tourism
      Association will jointly organize the International Mevlana
      Information Festival on December 15-17 in Ankara.
      23 scholars from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, India, the
      United States, Pakistan, Iran, Britain, Italy, Kosovo, the
      Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Hungary, Sweden, the
      Netherlands, Germany and Egypt will attend the event along with
      24 scholars from Turkey.
      The participants will also be invited to the Sheb-i Aruz
      ceremonies in Konya on December 17. The Shebi Aruz ceremonies
      commemorate the death of Mevlana.
      Mevlana who is also known as Rumi, was a philosopher and mystic
      of Islam, but not a Moslem of the orthodox type. His doctrine
      advocates unlimited tolerance, positive reasoning, goodness,
      charity and awareness through love. To him and his disciples all
      religions are more or less truth. Looking with the same eye on
      Moslem, Jew and Christian alike, his peaceful and tolerant
      teaching has appealed to men of all sects and creeds.
      Mevlana was born on September 30, 1207 in Balkh in present day
      Afghanistan. He died in Konya, Turkey on December 17, 1273.
      His followers are organized around the Mevlevi order. The 13th
      century Mevlana Mausoleum with its mosque, dance hall, dervish
      living quarters, school and tombs of some leaders of the Mevlevi
      Order continues to this day to draw pilgrims from all parts of
      the Moslem and non-Moslem world.

      * According to daily Hurriyet, the Brussels' correspondent of the
      Hurriyet Newspaper Zeynel Lule received The Konstantinos Kalligas
      Award from the Greek department of the Association of European

      * The second European Youth Festival, organized by Turkey's
      Directorate General of Youth and Sports and Youth Services
      Center, will be held in Ankara between December 2-8.
      Music, dance and theatre troupes from France, Italy, Britain,
      Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Malta, Jordan, Croatia, Greece and
      Turkey will participate in the festival.
      Short film screenings, exhibitions, and workshops will be held
      during the festival.
      The European Youth Festival aims at bringing European and
      Turkish youth organizations together and establishing a
      foundation of cooperation between the participants.

      * A Turkish high school received an award given by the European
      Council of International Schools for its superior quality of
      education according to European standards.
      Eyuboglu High School's director Ms. Sema Kan Ozkaya traveled to
      Nice, France to receive the award.
      Ms. Ozkaya said, "Our school is one of three high schools
      accredited worldwide. We are happy the success of our school was
      recognized by a well-acclaimed institution."
      The high school has a web site at:

      * Yusuf Islam whose name was Cat Stevens before adopting Islam as
      his religion, is visiting Turkey's southeastern SanlIurfa
      People in SanlIurfa are very interested in his new music.

      * According to daily Cumhuriyet, historic objects such as jewelry
      and sculpture are being exhibited in the Worcester Museum of
      Massachusetts in the US. These artifacts were unearthed by
      American archaeologists before the annexation of Hatay to the
      Republic of Turkey. The exhibition is titled "Antakya: The Lost
      Ancient City".
      Most of the ancient works are being exhibited for the first
      time in 75 years. The exhibition will open in Cleveland and
      Baltimore Museums after February 4.
      See http://www.worcesterart.org/Antioch/coa.html ,
      http://www.clemusart.com/exhibit/exhibits/exlist.html#antioch ,
      http://www.artbma.org/exhibition_schedule/start_page.html for


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      Istanbul (Marmara Region)--------: 14/8 (57/46) Cloudy
      Izmir (Aegean Region)------------: 16/7 (61/45) Partially cloudy
      Antalya (Mediterranean Region)---: 21/9 (70/48) Partially Cloudy
      Ankara (Central Anatolian Region): 12/-1 (54/30) Cloudy


      Exchange rate for the U.S. dollar in Turkish Liras:

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      Edited for the Turkish Radio Hour by Mark Nowak

      * Turkish Premier Soccer League

      Week 14 Results:

      Istanbulspor-Besiktas............(2 - 3)
      Trabzonspor -Ankaragucu..........(2 - 2)
      Erzurumspor-Adanaspor............(2 - 0)
      Samsunspor-Antalyaspor...........(4 - 2)
      Genclerbirligi-Siirt Jet-Pa Spor.(2 - 0)
      Gaziantepspor-Denizlispor........(1 - 1)
      Kocaelispor-Yimpas Yozgatspor....(2 - 2)
      Bursaspor-Caykur Rizespor........(2 - 1)
      Galatasaray-Fenerbahce...........(0 - 0)


      1 BESIKTAS 34
      2 GALATASARAY 29
      3 FENERBAHCE 29
      5 TRABZONSPOR 25
      7 SAMSUNSPOR 22
      10 ANTALYASPOR 19
      12 DENIZLISPOR 16
      14 BURSASPOR 12
      15 ADANASPOR 11
      16 ERZURUMSPOR 11
      17 KOCAELISPOR 5
      18 SIIRT JET-PA SPOR 4

      Week 15 Matches in the Turkish Premier soccer league

      Besiktas 3 Genclerbirligi 0

      MKE Ankaragucu Galatasaray
      Trabzonspor Gaziantepspor
      Yimpas Yozgatspor Istanbulspor
      Antalyaspor Kocaelispor
      Siirt Jetpa Spor Denizli
      Caykur Rizespor Samsunspor
      Adanaspor Bursaspor
      Fenerbahce Erzurumspor

      Top Goal Scorers:
      16 goals: Jardel (Galatasaray)
      11 goals: Pascal Nouma (Besiktas)
      10 goals: Cenk (Adanaspor)
      9 goals: Lobe (Trabzonspor)

      Turkish Cup: Round 3

      Çanakkale Dardanelspor 2-3 MKE Ankaragücü SK
      Altay GK Izmir 1-2 Trabzonspor K
      Üsküdar Özsahrayicedidspor K Istanbul 0-3 Besiktas JK Istanbul
      Galatasaray SK Istanbul 7-0 Vanspor
      Diyarbakirspor K 3-0 Erzurumspor K
      Sanliurfaspor K 0-2 Antalyaspor
      Bucaspor K Izmir 1-4 Bursaspor K
      Gençlerbirligi SK Ankara 7-1 Mobellaspor Konya
      Fenerbahçe SK Istanbul 7-3 Siirt Jet-PA SK
      Adanaspor 6-3 Kombassan Konyaspor K
      Kocaelispor K Izmit 8-1 Sekerspor K Ankara
      Istanbulspor 5-0 Türk Telekomspor K Ankara
      Yeni Salihlispor K 0-1 Denizlispor K
      Samsunspor K 0-1 Göztepe SK Izmir
      Istanbul Büyüksehir Belediyesi SK 0-1 Çaykur Rizespor K
      Akçaabat Sebatspor K 0-2 Gaziantepspor K

      UEFA Champions Cup: Round 2

      Milan AC 2-2 Galatasaray SK Istanbul


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      into extremely attractive new music for guitar. His recording
      would obviously appeal to guitarists, but would also be very
      attractive to all listeners who like music of the Baroque
      Era." - John Dornenburg, gambist.

      Come celebrate Cem Duruöz' new solo CD issued by Centaur
      Records, which solely consists of his guitar transcriptions
      of gamba works by Marin Marais.

      The program includes a wide selection from the CD as well as
      works by Hahn, Piazzolla, Rodrigo, Albéniz and de Falla.

      In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto Arts and Culture
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      In cooperation with the San Francisco Classical Guitar
      Society Friday, December 1, 2000, 8:00pm. First United
      Lutheran Church, 6555 Geary Blvd. @ 30th Ave., San Francisco.
      tickets at the door, http://www.sfcgs.org


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