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      NEWS BRIEFS

      * Turkey's Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement protesting this
      week' s decision by a German court to release Mr. Metin Kaplan rather than
      approving his extradition to Turkey, reports the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet.
      Turkish Foreign Affairs Ministry officials summoned the German
      ambassador Rudolf Schmidt to the ministry and told that Mr. Kaplan's
      release was based on baseless assumptions and the court's decision
      contradicted Germany's declared commitment to the international fight
      against terrorism.
      Mr. Kaplan, a.k.a. "Black Voice", is the leader of the Cologne-based
      extremist Islamic Society and the Union of Congregations.
      Mr. Kaplan' s controversial group is banned in Germany. The group seeks
      the establishment of an Islamic regime in Turkey, in direct opposition to
      the nation's officially secular character.
      Earlier this year Ankara applied to the German court to extradite Mr.
      Kaplan to Turkey.

      * Canada is to take over the command of the International Security and
      Assistance Force in Afghanistan in August, and the private channel NTV
      reports that Turkish authorities are pledging their logistics support.
      The Turkish pledge came during a joint press conference between Turkey's
      foreign affairs minister and his Canadian counterpart Bill Graham, on an
      official visit to the Turkish capital. Mr. Graham says that Canada is
      planning to base some of its supply routes in Turkey.
      Canada will contribute some 2000 personnel to the multinational force
      established to help return Afghanistan to stability. Turkey headed up the
      force until February of this year, handing over to a joint command from
      Germany and Holland.

      * A Ukrainian plane carrying Spanish peacekeepers from Afghanistan back to
      their base in Spain slammed on to a Turkish mountain on Monday, killing
      all its crew and the peacekeepers.
      The plane was trying to land for refueling in heavy fog in Trabzon,
      Turkey.

      * Turkey is keen on playing a major role in the rebuilding process in
      neighbouring Iraq, according to Turkey's Foreign Trade Deputy
      Undersecretary Omer Faruk Dogan, reports the private channel NTV.
      Speaking at a seminar on Thursday organised by the Undersecretariat and
      the United Nations entitled "UN Tender Procedures", Mr. Dogan said that
      Turkish firms had much success and experience in fulfilling international
      contracts and it is hoped that this would be reflected in Iraq.
      The objective of the seminar was to assist Turkish companies gain
      greater share of UN tenders, valued at $4.0 billion annually.
      According to UN Co-ordinator for Turkey Mr. Jacob Simonsen, the Turkish
      private sector has been only able to win a small percentage of the
      international organization's tenders, due mainly to a lack of information.
      Mr. Simonsen said that they thought that the United Nations would make
      use of Turkey's competitive goods and services, especially in the
      rebuilding process in Iraq.

      * According to the Turkish daily Sabah, the former CIA Director James
      Woolsey stated this week that Turkey and the US had overcome the crisis
      which emerged in the wake of Turkey's refusal of US troop deployment
      before the Iraq war.
      "Its high time for Turkey to play an active role in Iraq' s
      reconstruction", added Mr. Woolsey.
      "Washington should cooperate with Turkey, its most important ally in the
      Middle East. It was the decision of Turkish democracy not to support the
      US during the war. Democracy doesn't have to agree with Washington all the
      time. We should respect Turkeys decision. "Mr. Woolsey said.


      * Turkeys Foreign Affairs Minister Mr. Abdullah Gul told the delegates at
      the 30th Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting of the Organization of the
      Islamic Conference that the Islamic world has to renew its vision, reports
      the Turkish daily Milliyet.
      Mr. Gul said that although the Islamic world had a heritage of peace,
      tolerance and compassion, it still faced strategic risks.
      "In the past these risks tended to dominate us, but now we must avoid
      this fate", said Mr. Gul.
      He added that freedoms, basic rights and gender equality were among the
      vital issues that need to be addressed.
      The meeting was held in the Iranian capital Teheran.

      * One soldier was killed and another eight wounded in an attack on a
      Turkish army post near the south eastern Turkish city of Bingol on
      Thursday reports the Reuters News Agency.
      According to intelligence sources cited by the Reuters news agency, it
      is possible that the attack was made by a fringe group of the Kurdish
      Workers Party that did not accept the cease-fire decision by the
      organisation's ruling body.
      The assault was the first such attack on a Turkish military post since
      the rebel group declared a cease-fire, in 1999 after the capture of the
      Kurdish Workers Party's leader Mr. Adbullah Ocalan. The Turkish
      authorities have never recognized the cease-fire.

      * Turkey's National Security Council chaired by President Ahmet Necdet
      Sezer met this week.
      The meeting of the council took place amid much speculation that the
      alleged rift between the powerful Turkish military and the Islamist
      leaning administration of Mr.Tayyip Erdogan will erupt into open conflict
      during the meeting.
      Much to the disappointment of the speculators, the usual remarks by the
      prime minister at the end of the meeting did not give an indication of a
      fight in the meeting.
      However, there were other indications that the Turkish military, which
      sees itself as the guardian of a secular Turkey, and the Erdogan
      administration are not seeing eye to eye:
      In a meeting with a group of selected Turkish journalists, the chief of
      the Turkish general staff told that the government's policy of
      re-employing those expelled from the army for their Islamist activities
      was offensive, reports The Guardian Istanbul correspondent Mr. Jonny
      Dymond on Tuesday.
      Mr. Dymond also says that the army chief warned the government that the
      possibility of military intervention still existed and that the government
      should be sensitive to the country's secularist constitution.
      The ruling Justice and Development Party officials say publicly that
      they are committed to secularism but most of the ruling members of the
      party come from banned Islamist parties.

      EXCHANGE RATE

      Exchange rate for the U.S. dollar in Turkish Liras: 1,419,000

      WEATHER

      High and Low Temperatures in Degrees F, Weather

      Ankara, in central Turkey----------: 64/41 Showers
      Antalya, on the Mediterranean------: 79/55 Partly Cloudy
      Istanbul, in northwestern Turkey---: 55/41 Partly Cloudy
      Izmir, on the Aegean---------------: 72/54 Cloudy
      Trabzon, on the Black Sea----------: 72/63 Partly Cloudy


      Seawater temperatures

      Trabzon (Black Sea) 63
      Tekirdag (Marmara Sea) 63
      Bodrum (Aegean Sea) 68
      Alanya (Mediterranean Sea) 70

      ARTS AND CULTURE

      * The Turkish private channel NTV reports that the late Mehmet Emin Toprak
      and his co-star Muzaffer Ozdemir were jointly awarded the top acting prize
      by the Cannes jury on Sunday evening for their roles in a film by Turkish
      director Mr. Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
      Mr. Toprak, who was not a trained actor, died in a car crash last
      December, only days after it was announced that "Faraway" had been
      nominated at Cannes.
      Mr. Ceylan's film was also honoured by being named as the runner up for
      the coveted Grand Prix, the winner being US director Gus Van Sant for his
      film Elephant, which dealt with high school violence.
      Mr. Toprak, who was Ceylan's cousin, appeared in a number of the
      director's films. In Faraway, he portrayed a young jobless man who comes
      from rural Turkey to stay with an older cousin in Istanbul.
      "My cousin was at a film festival in Ankara when I told him we had been
      selected to come (to Cannes)," Mr. Ceylan was quoted by Reuters News
      Agency as saying after the jury announced its decision. "He was so happy
      with that knowledge and he had just married, he said he would have his
      honeymoon in Cannes then."

      * Turkey won the Eurovision Song contest for the first time in its 48 year
      history, with Ms. Sertab Erener's English language rendition of "Every Way
      That I Can", a lively number supported by a belly dancing backing group,
      reports the channel NTV.
      Having won the 2003 competition, Turkey will host next year's Eurovision
      Song Contest, at a venue yet to be named.
      A notable feature of the voting was that Greek Cyprus gave Turkey eight
      points, in what the Greek Cypriot presenter said was a sign of peace. It
      was the first time that Greek Cyprus has ever awarded points to a Turkish
      entry and the vote was crucial in Turkey's win.
      Another significant vote was the seven points Turkey gained from
      neighbouring Greece.


      SPORTS

      * Turkish Soccer

      Week 33 results

      G.Antep 4-2 Ankaragucu
      Adanaspor 2-2 Bursaspor
      Fenerbahce 0-0 Diyarbakirspor
      Besiktas 1-0 Galatasaray
      Malatyaspor 4-1 Göztepe
      Elazigspor 1-0 Istanbulspor
      Altay 5-0 Kocaelispor
      G.Birligi 1-1 Samsunspor
      Denizlispor 1-1 Trabzonspor


      Week 34 matches

      Galatasaray 2-1 G.Antep

      Trabzonspor 0 - 2 Malatyaspor
      Ankaragucu 1 - 1 Denizlispor
      Goztepe 1 - 1 Fenerbahce
      Diyarbakirspor 1 - 2 Elazigspor
      Kocaelispor 1 - 2 Adanaspor
      Istanbulspor 0 - 0 Altay
      Bursaspor 3 - 1 Genclerbirligi
      Samsunspor 3 - 4 Besiktas


      Standings:

      1. Besiktas 82
      2. Galatasaray 77
      3. G.Birligi 66
      4. G.Antep 57
      5. Trabzonspor 51
      6. Fenerbahce 50
      7. Malatyaspor 49
      8. Ankaragucu 48
      9. Istanbulspor 42
      10. Denizlispor 39
      11. Samsunspor 39
      12. Adanaspor 37
      13. Diyarbakirspor 36
      14. Elazigspor 34
      15. Altay 34
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      16. Bursaspor 33
      17. Göztepe 25
      18. Kocaelispor 22

      * Besiktas takes the flag.

      * Turkish Men's Basketball

      PLAY-OFF:

      Semi Final:
      Efes Pilsen - Galatasaray (3-0)
      Start: (0-1)
      First Game: 95-83
      Second Game: 78-69

      Ülker - Telekom (3-1)
      Start: (1-0)
      First Game: 92-91 (2-0)
      Second Game:81-82
      Third game:88-73

      * Turkish wrestler Seref Eroglu won a gold medal at the 50th European Mens
      Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship held in Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro.
      Eroglu toppled his Ukrainian opponent 5-2 in the final match, while
      teammate Serkan Ozden won a bronze medal in the mens 74 kg category.

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      to a fund setup for the devastating earthquake of May 1.

      The funds collected will be transferred to the
      Turkish Red Crescent.

      To minimize wiring and handling charges, please make your donations
      written out to the Turkish American Association of California.

      TAAC will send a single check to the Red Crescent equaling the sum of
      the funds collected. Your donations will be tax-deductible here in the
      U.S.

      Please send your checks to the following address:

      Turkish American Association of California
      2053 Grant Road, PMB 123
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      Your donations will be posted on our web site with your initials, ZIP
      code and the amount of the donation.

      Thanks you for your generosity.


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      NEWS BRIEFS


      * The attempts by Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots to ease the tensions
      between Turks and Cypriot Greeks are continuing.
      As we reported to in the previous weeks, in a surprise move the Turkish
      Republic of Northern Cyprus opened its borders to Greeks from the Greeks
      zone of the island a few weeks ago.
      Afterwards turkey announced that it would consider withdrawing its
      troops from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus if issues are resolved
      between the two communities.
      And the last move came from Turkey: It opened its borders to Cypriot
      Greeks who were not able to travel them for more than two decades. With
      the lifting of the travel restrictions, the first tour group of Greeks
      Cypriots arrived in Turkey on Thursday, reports the Turkish private
      channel NTV.
      The Greek Cypriot group is to spend three days in Istanbul, and will
      also pay a visit to the Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of the Greek
      Orthodox Church, who is permanently located in Istanbul.
      However, the Turkish paper Milliyet reports that Greece has yet to
      reciprocate Turkey's decision by allowing Turkish Cypriots to pass through
      its borders, though the Turkish Prime Minister has called on it to do so.

      * The daily Aksam reports that Turkey's Supreme Court of Appeals Chief
      Eraslan Ozkaya said on Thursday that Turkey couldn' t have an independent,
      impartial judiciary until certain laws are changed.
      The Chief Justice cited in particular the laws that govern the Supreme
      Board of Judges and Prosecutors, and the Judges and Prosecutors.
      Pointing out that Article 6 of the European Union Convention of Human
      Rights stipulates that justice requires for cases to be handled in a
      timely fashion, Mr. Ozkaya lamented that many cases in the Turkish system
      remain unresolved.
      The Chief Justice was speaking in the Turkish capital Ankara at a
      symposium titled "The Right to a Fair Trial".

      * Turkish officials are trying to mobilize the nation to enact the reforms
      required to become a European Union member. Latest in this effort was the
      push by the country's justice Minister.
      "As the time gets shorter for the nation to fully comply with the
      European Union criteria before its December 2004 summit, every person and
      institution in Turkey must make up their minds on the country' s European
      Union membership bid at once", said Turkey's Justice Minister Cemil Cicek
      on Thursday.
      "We have less than 18 months to pass the necessary reforms, but many
      legal issues still remain ahead of us awaiting urgent action", stated Mr.
      Cicek.
      In related news, the Turkish opposition leader Mr. Deniz Baykal called
      on the European Union not to disappoint Turkey by rejecting its membership
      bid. Mr. Baykal was on his way to Berlin as the official guests of the
      German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.
      Earlier in the week the Turkish Prime Minister met with the chief of the
      powerful Turkish military to discuss the military's objections to certain
      changes that Turkey has to undertake to meet the European Union membership
      requirement.
      The Turkish papers report that the military is objecting to the
      following:
      - Amendments to anti-terror law and liberalize speech and writings that
      currently are seen as undermining the unity of Turkey. Also, allow the
      establishment of organizations that disseminate such views.
      - Allowing broadcast on private television stations in ethnic languages
      that are spoken in Turkey.
      - Allow international observations of Turkey's elections.

      * Turks celebrated the May 19, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey. Here in
      the Bay Area, runners from the Turkish community took part in the Bay-to
      Breakers marathon to commemorate the day.
      The day commemorates the beginning of the struggle of the Turks against
      the invading foreign armies at the end of the First World War. On May 19,
      1919, the Turkish independence war hero and later the first president Mr.
      Mustafa Kemal Ataturk landed in the Black Sea City of Samsun with the goal
      of starting the resistance against the invaders. * Turkey's Ambassador to
      the US Dr. Faruk Logoglu said on Monday that Turkish troops would remain
      deployed in northern Iraq as long as the terrorist threat against Turkey
      from the rebel Turkish Kurds and similar groups persists, reports the
      daily Turkiye.

      * In a bid to launch new commercial initiatives in the Middle East and
      Central Asia, Canadian companies have selected Turkey as their new
      strategic partner, writes the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet.
      A number of Canadian businessmen arrived in Istanbul on Wednesday to
      forge contacts with their Turkish counterparts, beginning with a meeting
      held with the attendance of Gar Knutson, Canadas secretary of state for
      Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
      "To date, Canadian companies have invested $400 million in Turkey", said
      Knutson. "However, I believe that both countries have greater potential
      and should improve their cooperation in the fields of energy, health,
      telecommunications, construction and transportation. "
      Furthermore, Canadian Ambassador to Turkey Michael Lier told the meeting
      that his country saw Turkey as not only as an economic partner but also a
      strategic one.

      * EVTEKS 2003, the World' s second-largest home textiles fair, yesterday
      began at the 100,000 square-meter CNREXPO exhibition space in Istanbul,
      reports the daily Turkiye.
      The fair, officially opened by Turkey's Minister of Industry Mr. Ali
      Coskun and State Minister Mr. Kursad Tuzmen, is set to last through Sunday
      and should attract some 100,000 visitors.

      EXCHANGE RATE

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

      1,457,000

      WEATHER

      High and Low Temperatures in Degrees F, Weather

      Ankara, in central Turkey----------: 81/57 Showers
      Antalya, on the Mediterranean------: 77/64 Showers
      Istanbul, in northwestern Turkey---: 73/61 Showers
      Izmir, on the Aegean---------------: 68/61 Showers
      Trabzon, on the Black Sea----------: 75/64 Cloudy


      Seawater temperatures

      Trabzon (Black Sea) 59
      Kumkoy (Marmara Sea) 61
      Bodrum (Aegean Sea) 68
      Alanya (Mediterranean Sea) 70

      ARTS AND CULTURE

      * The Turkish author Orhan Pamuk added another feather to his cap on
      Monday when his novel "My Name is Red" picked up one of international
      literature's most coveted prizes, the euro IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
      Mr. Pamuk, well known both in Turkey and abroad for his challenging
      style, won 100,000 euros after being ranked ahead of other short listed
      authors by the judging panel.
      "My Name is Red" is set in 16th century Istanbul and is a mystery novel
      entwined with the intreges of the Ottoman society as it begins to embrace
      the West. Other works by Pamuk include "The White Castle", "The Black
      Book" and "My New Life".

      * Renowned Turkish flutist Ms. Sefika Kutluer is coming to Washington DC
      for the premiere of her jazz CD, reports the Anatolian News Agency.
      Although trained as a classical music flutist, Ms. Kutluer is
      collaborating with the acclaimed jazz trio led by Peter Breiner.
      The name of Ms. Kutluer's CD is "Common Bach" and the premiere
      performance will take place on May 27 at the Kennedy Center.

      * The Anatolian News Agency reports that the deadline for the poster
      competition for the Golden Orange film Festival is on June 10.
      The competitors are free to use the style of the choice and expression.
      Artists need to send their work with their biographies and two photographs
      to the Antalya Arts Culture Foundation.
      The Golden Orange Film Festival will be taken place for the 40th time
      this year in Turkey's Mediterranean City of Antalya.

      * The Flying Broom Women's Film Festival ended in the Turkish capital
      Ankara.
      The International Film Critiques Union award given for the first time in
      the Festival went to the Argentinian director Sandra Gugliotta former film
      "A Lucky Day".
      During the Festival 78 films from 26 countries were shown to the Turkish
      public and viewed by the jury.

      * The Turkish jazz musician Okay Temiz was in Azerbaijan's capital Baku
      for the Caspian Festival Jazz and Blues 2003.
      The Balkan Art Group accompanied Mr. Temiz during the Festival
      performances.
      The Azeri audience loved Mr. Temiz's self-styled interpretations, and
      his ability to play multiple instruments, writes the Anatolian News
      Agency.

      * The third Mediterranean cartoon Competition that took place in Turkey's
      Mediterranean city of Alanya ended on May 18.
      From among 386 cartoons from 49 countries, the Israeli cartoonist
      Sichenko Sergey won the first place.
      The theme of this year's competition was "tourism and peace in the
      Mediterranean".

      * The MacDowell Arts Colony of New Hampshire has invited the Turkish
      artists Serkan Ozkaya as a guest for the summer.
      The MacDowell Arts Colony has a history of 100 years, and among the
      artists and writers that stayed there are Leonard Bernstein, Aaron
      Copland, Alice Walker, Haim Steinbach. Among the artists that stayed at
      the colony 60 have won Pulitzer prizes.


      SPORTS

      * Last weekend's Results of the Turkish Soccer Super League:

      Trabzonspor - G.Antep 2 - 1
      Samsunspor - Adanaspor 0 - 2
      Bursaspor - Altay 2 - 1
      Göztepe - Denizlispor 2 - 3
      Kocaelispor - Elazigspor 1 - 3
      Istanbulspor - Fenerbahce 2 - 0
      Diyarbakirspor - Malatyaspor 1 - 1
      Galatasaray - Ankaragucu 3 - 0
      G.Birligi - Besiktas 1 - 2

      * Ranking in the league:

      1. Besiktas 79
      2. Galatasaray 74
      3. G.Birligi 65
      4. G.Antep 54
      5. Trabzonspor 50
      6. Fenerbahce 49
      7. Ankaragucu 48
      8. Malatyaspor 46
      9. Istanbulspor 42
      10. Denizlispor 38
      11. Samsunspor 38
      12. Adanaspor 36
      13. Diyarbakirspor 35
      14. Bursaspor 32
      15. Elazigspor 31
      -------------------- -----
      16. Altay 31
      17. Göztepe 25
      18. Kocaelispor 22

      *** ANNOUNCEMENTS

      (Duyurularda giri$ ucreti soz ediliyorsa, radyoda bunlari atlayin.)

      {A$agidaki duyurular saat 18:15'de yayinlanacak}

      *** The Turkish American Association of California is urging you to
      donate
      to a fund setup for the devastating earthquake of May 1.

      The funds collected will be transferred to the
      Turkish Red Crescent.

      To minimize wiring and handling charges, please make your donations
      written out to the Turkish American Association of California.

      TAAC will send a single check to the Red Crescent equaling the sum of
      the funds collected. Your donations will be tax-deductible here in the
      U.S.

      Please send your checks to the following address:

      Turkish American Association of California
      2053 Grant Road, PMB 123
      Los Altos, CA 94024

      Your donations will be posted on our web site with your initials, ZIP
      code and the amount of the donation.

      Thanks you for your generosity.


      *** 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:

      1-415-646-0946

      or e-mail them at
      taac@...
      http://www.taaca.org



      {A$agidaki duyuru saat 18:45'de yayinlanacak}


      *** Planning to go to Turkey? Take a look at our Web pages that is full of articles and information furnished by travelers like yourselves:

      http://come.to/sunholiday or http://travel.to/sunholiday

      *** Yayinlarimiz siz dinleyicilerimizin katkilari ile surebilecektir.
      Studyomuza telefon acarak nasil katkida bulunabileceginizi ogrenebilirsiniz.
      Telefonumuz 415-751-KUSF e-posta adresimiz: trh at turkradio.org
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      *** This program is partially underwritten by the California College of Communications in Campbell, available for learning Turkish, Spanish, Japanese, and Hebrew from native speaker instructors.

      http://www.CalCC.edu, 1-800-843-6056

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      - Tune in to KPFA FM 94.1 every Monday at 10 A.M. for
      Music from Africa-Asia, hosted by Kutay Kugay.
      - Mondays 7:00 - 10:00 P.M. 89.5 FM
      International Program KBES
      (Covers Stanislaus County all the way to Manteca),
      Hosted by George Geevargis.
      - International Cultural Program.
      San Francisco World TV Channel 29
      2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:30 - 7:30 P.M..
      Also can be viewed in other cities in California, Chicago,
      New York, Russia, and Georgia.
      Consult with 415-564-7778 timing and stations.
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