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      * The constitutional amendments that the Turkish Parliament accepted last
      week have been presented to the Turkish President for approval.
      Meanwhile, the acceptance of the amendments drew favorable reactions
      from around the World.
      The State Department spokesman Richard Boucher stated that the U.S.
      appreciated the reform package which will enhance the civil liberties of
      the Turks, reported the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet.
      The ambassador of the European Union to Turkey Ms. Karen Fogg said that
      the amendments show how determined Turkey was to meet the European Union's
      political criteria for membership. "The European Union commission shall
      take these attempts into consideration," Ms. Karen Fogg added.
      The daily Cumhuriyet says that Ms. Fogg was speaking at a conference at
      the Middle East Technical University in Ankara on "Turkey and Poland's
      accession period to the European Union".
      According to the daily Sabah, many prominent newspapers and agencies
      such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Reuters
      and the Guardian also wrote favorable articles about the acceptance of the
      constitutional amendments.

      * As we have reported to you last week, Turkish officials have been more
      vocal about the support of the Western countries, especially the
      Europeans, to various pro-Islamic groups and Kurdish insurgents after the
      Sept. 11th attacks in New York and Washington.
      Turkey's minister of justice Mr. Hikmet Sami Turk is the last official
      who joined the criticism of the European countries for their "supportive"
      attitude towards these groups.
      According to the Turkish Daily News, Mr. Turk was speaking at the
      European Justice Ministers Conference in Moscow, at a session titled "The
      Measures Against International Terrorism".
      In related news, the German foreign affairs minister Mr. Joschka Fischer
      promised his Turkish counterpart that Germany would eradicate the
      financial resources of a fundamentalist group of Turks based in Germany.
      The group is saying that they are aiming to set up and Islamic republic
      in Turkey.
      Also in Belgium, officials raided the offices of organizations that they
      claimed are affiliated with the Turkish Kurdish rebel organization
      Kurdistan Workers Party this week. The Turkish News says that many Kurds
      were arrested.

      * Senator Curt Weldon, the head of the U.S. delegation, which just visited
      Turkey, said that although Turkey should have played an essential role in
      the U.S. foreign policy, this had been neglected so far, reported the
      daily Cumhuriyet.
      Saying that Turkey suffered $30 billion of losses due to the Gulf War
      and the ensuing embargo on Iraq, Senator Weldon said that the U.S. should
      reevaluate its foreign policy and take this fact into consideration.

      * The Agence France-Presse reported that Turkey, NATO's only Moslem
      member, reiterated on Friday its backing for the U.S. drive against
      terrorism following talks in Ankara between the U.S. Defense Secretary
      Donald Rumsfeld and the Turkish leaders.
      Mr. Rumsfeld expressed Washington's gratitude for Turkey's backing and
      praised its efforts to help the U.S., Agence France-Presse said.
      Mr. Rumsfeld was on a tour of the Middle Eastern countries to drum up
      support for a possible U.S. military action against the Taliban regime in

      * More resignations from the coalition parties continued this week. Mr.
      Mehmet Ali Irtemcelik, a onetime state minister, resigned from the
      Motherland Party. Earlier in the week Mr. Suha Tanik also resigned. The
      number of Motherland Party seats decreased to 83 while the number of
      independence increased 20.
      Meanwhile, Mr. Eyup Asik, who resigned from the Motherland Party last
      week, joined the opposition True Path Party. This raised the number of
      seats of the true path party to 81. Mr. Asik was at one time and strong
      critic of the True Path Party and its leader Ms. Tansu Ciller.

      * The state Minister responsible for the Turkish economy, Mr. Kemal Dervis
      was in the U.S. this week.
      Mr. Kemal Dervis met with the officials of the World Bank and the
      International Monetary Fund.
      According to the Turkish papers, Mr. Dervis had talks about the
      postponement of the loan payments Turkey has to make to these
      organizations next year.
      According to the daily Milliyet, World Bank Chairman James Wolfensohn
      said that the conditions of Turkey and Argentina might be re-evaluated
      under the new circumstances emerging after the September 11th terrorist
      Mr. Dervis also met with the members of the Turkish-American business
      council at a breakfast meeting in Washington DC.

      * Turkey's State Institute of Statistics announced this week that the
      inflations rate for September was 74.4 percent on an annualized basis.

      * The Financial Times says that the Turkish markets are good for foreign
      The paper says that the markets of the developing countries like Turkey
      will not be affected from the slump in the World economy as much as a that
      of developed countries.


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



      High and Low Temperatures in Degrees C (Degrees F), Weather

      Istanbul (Marmara Region)--------: 25/18 (77/64) Scattered Clouds
      Izmir (Aegean Region)------------: 29/18 (84/64) Scattered Clouds
      Antalya (Mediterranean Region)---: 30/17 (86/63) Scattered Clouds
      Ankara (Central Anatolian Region): 26/10 (79/50) Scattered Clouds

      Seawater temperatures

      Trabzon (Black Sea) 73
      Kumkoy (Marmara Sea) 73
      Bodrum (Aegean Sea) 75
      Alanya (Mediterranean Sea) 79


      Edited for the Turkish Radio Hour by Mark Nowak

      * Turkish Soccer League - Premier Division

      Week 7 matches:

      Trabzonspor 2-2 Ankaragucu
      Besiktas 4-2 Kocaelispor
      Fenerbahce 2-1 Denizlispor
      Diyarbakirspor 1-1 Samsunspor
      Göztepe 0-0 Yozgatspor
      G.Birligi 1-3 Galatasaray
      Malatyaspor 2-1 Rizespor
      Bursaspor 1-2 Istanbulspor
      G.Antep 2-3 Antalyaspor

      Week 8 matches:

      Diyarbakirspor - G.Antep
      Galatasaray - Göztepe
      Ankaragucu - Bursaspor
      Denizlispor - G.Birligi
      Kocaelispor - Trabzonspor
      Istanbulspor - Diyarbakirspor
      Samsunspor - G.Antep
      Antalyaspor - Malatyaspor
      Rizespor - Fenerbahce
      Yozgatspor - Besiktas

      Team Pts
      1. Galatasaray 19
      2. Istanbulspor 19
      3. Göztepe 14
      4. Fenerbahce 13
      5. Kocaelispor 12
      6. Besiktas 10
      7. Trabzonspor 10
      8. G.Birligi 9
      9. Rizespor 8
      10. Yozgatspor 8
      11. Antalyaspor 8
      12. Ankaragucu 7
      13. Denizlispor 7
      14. Bursaspor 7
      15. G.Antep 5
      17. Diyarbakirspor 5
      18. Samsunspor 5
      19. Malatyaspor 3

      * Champions' League U-21 team

      Turkey 2-2 Moldava

      Turkish U-21 team won their group.


      Edited for the Turkish Radio Hour by Cuneyt Capanoglu

      * The 38th Golden Orange Film Festival was successfully concluded in
      Antalya. Eleven Turkish films competed and 250 artists from the movie
      industry attended the festival.
      According to the daily Sabah, an exhibit entitled: "Golden Orange Open
      Air Museum" was held in parallel with the film festival.
      See http://www.bigglook.com/biggcinema/festival_altinportakal2001.asp
      http://www.turkfilm.net/antalya.html for more.

      * The Fifth International Universities Folk Dance Festival, organized by
      the Middle East Technical University, is scheduled to begin on October 18.
      According to the daily Turkiye, the festival will last three days and a
      number of universities scheduled to participate in the it.

      * The 11th Akbank Jazz Festival began on October 3rd and will continue
      through October 13th.
      According to the daily Turkiye, the festival brings many jazz masters
      together in Istanbul and Ankara.

      * The 2001-2002 concert season opened with the Presidential Symphony
      Orchestra performing the World premiere of Fazil Say's "Nazim."
      President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and his wife Semra Sezer attended the
      concert conducted in the Selim Sirri Tarcan Sport Hall.
      According to the daily Cumhuriyet, "Nazim" was composed within the
      framework of Culture Ministry's "Project for Encouraging Works of Turkish


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