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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
European Union countries other than Greece say the issue is not
a concern for the European Union, but should be solved by the two
Sweden, which takes the term presidency from France next month,
also believes including the statement related to the Cyprus issue
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
* 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
ARTS AND CULTURE
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
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 ,
High and Low Temperatures in Degrees C (Degrees F), Weather
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:
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
4 GAZIANTEPSPOR 29
5 TRABZONSPOR 25
6 GENCLERBIRLIGI 24
7 SAMSUNSPOR 22
8 ISTANBULSPOR 22
9 MKE ANKARAGUCU 20
10 ANTALYASPOR 19
11 YIMPAS YOZGATSPOR 17
12 DENIZLISPOR 16
13 CAYKUR RIZESPOR 13
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
Yimpas Yozgatspor Istanbulspor
Siirt Jetpa Spor Denizli
Caykur Rizespor Samsunspor
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
(Bu duyurulari saat 17:30 da ve 18:30'da iki kez yayinlayin.)
(Duyurularda giri$ ucreti soz ediliyorsa, radyoda bunlari atlayin.)
*** "French Baroque Music of Marin Marais"
GUITARIST CEM DURUÖZ
CD CELEBRATION CONCERT
with special guest mezzo-soprano
"Cem Duruöz has taken two of Marin Marais' finest suites for
viola da gamba and basso continuo, and transcribed both parts
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
Division Saturday, November 18, 2000, 8:00pm. Palo Alto
Cultural Center, 1313 Newell Rd @ Embarcadero, Palo Alto.
Admission: $12 General, $10 Student/Senior, tickets at the
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
*** Turkish American Association of California has partially
underwritten today's program. TAAC is a non-profit
charitable organization established to promote better
understanding between Americans and Turks.
If you have any questions about Turks and Turkey,
give them a call:
or e-mail them at
*** Please contribute to the TAAC's earthquake relief fund:
- Mail a check to the TAAC at TAAC Earthquake Relief
Fund, POB 404, Monterey CA 93942. Make checks payable to
"TAAC Earthquake Relief Fund".
- http://www.taaca.org also has a form that would
enable you to make a donation on-line with a credit
*** AEGEAN FRIENDS
Arkadas * Filoi
AEGEAN FRIENDS is a social-cultural group of Greeks,
Turks, Cypriots, and other peoples of good will,
coming together to celebrate their rich heritage,
explore common roots, and promote peace in the
Share music, food, and conversation. Dance. Create art.
Discover the generosity of the heart.
For more information contact
San Francisco, CA 94114-0022
Our new website is at:
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*** Turkish Folkdancing in Northern California:
*** Arkadash Turkish Folk Dance Ensemble, San Jose
Free classes, all ages are welcome
Call Abdullah Gedik at (408) 374 2249
*** Horon, Monterey
For more information call Yavuz Atila:
Horon is a Turkish American Association of California
*** Anadolum Turkish Folk Music Chorus
ANADOLUM Turkish Folk Music Chorus
welcomes new musicians and vocalists to join the chorus.
Practices: 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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