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GOOD MORNING--TURKEY PRESS SCAN ON SEPT 9
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on Sept. 9, 2009. Hürriyet Daily News does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
-- UNIQUE FINE IN WORLD: 3,755,000,000 TL
The Finance Ministry assessed share change transactions of Dogan Holding as if they were sold by totally ignoring exemptions, and fined 3,755,000,000 Turkish liras (TL) of tax penalty to the holding. The holding's deputy chairman Soner Gedik said, "Not even a single penny was added to our coffers with this transaction. The penalty stems from the personal approach of the tax auditors."
-- LIKE TSUNAMI, THRACE HIT BY RAINS, KILLING 11
Torrential rains that began in Thrace the previous day turned into an unusual disaster. A mother and her three daughters were dragged away by flooding in Tekirdag's Saray town, and the father was reported missing. The floods killed two in Catalca, and one each in Silivri, Bandirma and Pendik. A child is also missing.
Thousands of houses were inundated, and vehicles were sent adrift by floods in Istanbul's Selimpasa town.
-- DISASTER RAIN
Heavy rain caused a disaster in the Thrace region. The E5 and TEM highways were closed due to the strong rain that started in the region at midnight the other day. While 9 people died due to the floods, 9 are still missing. Hundreds of vehicles on the coastline were dragged to the sea by floodwaters.
-- CLASH WITH PKK: 7 SOLDIERS DEAD
Security teams who were conducting an operation at Mount Cirav in Eruh town of the southeastern province of Siirt warned PKK terrorists to surrender. A clash erupted as the terrorists opened fire. During the clash, 6 soldiers died, 3 others were wounded and 6 terrorists were killed. In another clash in Cukurca town of the southeastern province of Hakkari, 1 soldier died and 2 others were wounded.
-- MARMARA DROWNS: 9 DEAD, 3 MISSING
106 kilos of rain fall per square meter. Torrential rains turned Marmara into a disaster zone.
A river in the Saray district of Tekirdag overflowed and flooded two villages. Four members of a family who were carried away by the flood were killed. Rescue teams are still looking for the father of the family. An old couple whose house collapsed were also killed.
The torrential rains also caused destruction in Silivri, Catalca and Golen. Many houses and business places were flooded. Cars were carried away to the sea with the flood. Two people were killed and three went missing.
-- ALL OR NOTHING IN BOSNIA TONIGHT
Turkey are going on a critical away match against Bosnia Herzegovina at 21:00 Turkish local time to continue their chances of qualifying for the 2010 World Cup finals. If they can beat Bosnia Herzegovina, their chances of qualifying for the World Cup finals will depend on the last two games in the group.
-- WHAT IS THIS PENALTY FOR?
There is no money that is added to the coffers of the Dogan Holding. Therefore, there is no income for which tax should be paid. The laws and regulations regarding share transfers are very clear: There will be no value added tax in the share transfer. Despite this, the Finance Ministry fined Dogan Holding to pay 3.7 billion Turkish liras (TL) of tax penalty.
-- SIX SOLDIERS KILLED
Five non-commissioned officers and one private were killed in the southeastern towns of Eruh and Cukurca. Five of the soldiers died in a clash with a group of PKK terrorists on Cirav Mountain in Siirt's Eruh town, three soldiers were injured. Also, a non-commissioned officer died in Hakkari's Cukurca town. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "Bullets fired on our soldiers will not affect the process we have launched for the unity of our country. We will go on with the process with determination."
-- LIKE NOAH'S FLOOD
Torrential rains paralyzed daily life in Thrace in two hours. Floods killed nine people, inundated thousands of houses and dragged hundreds of vehicles to the sea.
Meteorology officials said thundery showers were expected in Istanbul also on Wednesday. Rain will continue in Istanbul with some interruptions on Thursday, particularly on the European side. Istanbul will see a new rainy wave on Friday.
-- PKK LISTENS TO NO INITIATIVE; TERRORIST ATTACKS KILL 7
Clashes erupted between security forces and PKK terrorists in the Eruh town of Siirt and the Cukurca town of Hakkari. In clashes that continued all day in Eruh, six soldiers were killed and two others were wounded. In Cukurca, a sergeant was killed and two soldiers were wounded. Six terrorists were killed during clashes, after which operations intensified. Additional troops were dispatched to the area, and the terrorists’ escape routes were shelled.
-- TAX FINE TO DOGAN GROUP
The tax department fined Dogan Media Group's affiliates and subsidiaries, Dogan TV Group, D Yapim, Dogan Production and Alp Visual Communications, with a 3.76 billion Turkish Lira tax and tax penalty as a result of an assessment of the group’s tax records dating back to 2005. Dogan Group announced that it would seek its legal rights, including the right to compromise.
-- UNPRECEDENTED PUNISHMENT
The Finance Ministry imposed penalties on several companies belonging to Dogan Yayin Holding again. After tax inspections conducted on the accounts of the companies for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007, the ministry decided to impose a tax penalty of 3.7 billion Turkish liras. The total amount of penalties imposed on Dogan Yayin Holding in 2009 reached 4.58 billion liras with this latest fine.
-- LAST GENERATION FOR DIALOGUE
"We are the last generation. The generation that will come after us will be emotionally detached," said Firat Anli, provincial head of Democratic Society Party, or DTP, while commenting on the Kurdish move. Anli said his generation will be the last one to solve the issue and to establish dialogue and communication with.
-- RECORD TAX FINE TO AYDIN DOGAN
The biggest tax fine in Turkey's history was given to the Dogan group for tax evasion. Ministry of Finance auditors detected a crooked transfer of shares between five affiliates of the Dogan group in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and the tax stemming from those shares were not paid. A tax fine of 3.755 billion Turkish Liras -- including the 1.88 billion lira original tax -- was given to the group.
-- SABOTAGE TO GOVERNMENT'S INITIATIVE
Terrorists, disturbed by the government's "democratic initiative," killed six soldiers. Informed that terrorist groups, the soldiers were preparing to attack and launched an operation on the Cirav mountain in Eruh. Six terrorists were killed in the clashes and five soldiers lost their lives. Another soldier was killed in Cukurca.
President Abdullah Gul said the attacks targeted the "democratic initiative." Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "The bullets that targeted our soldiers will not affect the process we have launched for unity."