The following are translations of excerpts from the Turkish press.

TURKEY IN SECRET DOCUMENTS

U.S. State Department cables released by Wikileaks made waves in Turkey and around the world. Only 30 of the 7,000 cables sent between the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and Washington between 2004 and 2010 surfaced yesterday. The cables contain serious allegations about Turkey.

http://haber.gazetevatan.com/takipcisi-olacagiz/343457/9/Siyaset

CLINTON APOLOGIZES

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutolu met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for one and a half hours. Davutolu said Clinton expressed her sadness over the Wikileaks documents. "And she apologized to our government and to the Prime Minister because his name is mentioned in the documents."

Davutolu said Turkish foreign policy would not be affected by the leaked documents, adding that it would continue on Nov. 30 as it was on Nov. 27, without change.

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/dunya/16408940.asp?gid=200

WIKILEAKS WILL NOT CHANGE TURKEY'S FOREIGN POLICY

Turkey's foreign minister said on Monday that documents posted on Wikileaks would not change main principles of Turkish foreign policy.

Ahmet Davutoglu said the leakage of U.S. foreign policy documents would neither change Turkey's perspective on Turkish-U.S. relations.

"The documents will not affect Turkey's foreign policy and strategies towards countries in those reports," Davutoglu told Turkish reporters in Washington D.C. after his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Davutoglu said Turkey had a clear foreign policy aimed at global and regional peace.

"Leaking out of such documents is a historic misfortune, and of course U.S. authorities will assess it," he said.

Davutoglu said: "We will not pursue a foreign policy based on policy of diplomats of other countries, their analyses and comments."

Those documents would have no affect on Turkey's foreign policy, perspective and position, Davutoglu also said.

http://www.aa.com.tr/tr/kategori-haberleri/

HIGHER JURISDICTION'S COUP ATTEMPT

Among secret correspondence which Wikileaks website published, there is a document written by former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Ross Wilson. Regarding the closure case against the Justice & Development Party (AKP), Wilson says this is a coup attempt by the judiciary. Also expressions such as "perfectionist, workaholic, fair and merciful" were used to define Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In a document dating back 2005, main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) was defined as "a group of noisy elitists."

http://www.sabah.com.tr/Gundem/2010/11/30?ref=sabahMenu

WE WERE LEFT ALONE IN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

Attending the 3rd EU-Africa Summit in Libya, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: "Terrorism does not care about race, religion or borders. September 11 attacks proved us right. However, our calls to international community to help stopping terrorist acts against Turkey have not been responded to."

http://www.turkiyegazetesi.com/haberdetay.aspx?NewsID=743101

DEED OF GREEK ORTHODOX ORPHANAGE GIVEN TO PATRIARCHATE

Following a five-year legal process, the deed of the Greek Orthodox orphanage for boys on Büyükada, Istanbul was given to the Greek Patriarchate. After the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, the deed was registered to the patriarchate yesterday. Cem Sofuolu, attorney of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, delivered the deed to Patriarch Bartholomew. Sofuolu said that this issue was important in the aspect of supremacy of law and human rights.

http://www.zaman.com.tr/haber.do?haberno=1058702&title=yetimhanenin-tapusu-patrikhaneye-teslim-edildi

US-TURKEY DISAGREEMENTS ON IRAN AIRED BY WIKILEAKS

Turkey and the United States failed to come to terms in a meeting this month on the issue of Iran's nuclear program, one of the documents leaked Sunday by WikiLeaks has revealed.

According to the cable, U.S. diplomat Philip Gordon unsuccessfully tried to persuade Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutolu to not to expend any efforts seeking compromises with Iran on the nuclear issue.

The meeting mentioned in the cable was held Nov. 12 and lasted 40 minutes.

Iran, the cable said, needed a solution that would not be seen by the Iranian public as a defeat, thus weakening President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hand domestically: "The Iranians have said [to Davutolu] they are willing to meet with [EU foreign policy chief Javier] Solana, but have told the Turks that they have serious problems with Cooper and the British. They have 'more trust' in the U.S. The Iranians would also prefer to get fuel from the U.S. rather than the Russians."

According to the document, Davutolu had said the Iranians "a) are ready to send a delegation to Vienna to work out the specifics on this proposal; b) have given their 'full trust' to Turkey; c) continue to face serious domestic problems inside Iran."

In his conversation with Gordon, the Turkish foreign minister noted two different proposals: "The first is Iran's request for fuel for its nuclear reactor. Even if this takes place, [Davutolu] said, we still need to work on limiting Iran's nuclear enrichment capability. If we succeed with this proposal, he said, it will create 'confidence' and a 'new momentum' and would allow room for negotiation."

Gordon's reminding Davutolu of the risks of Iran having nuclear weapons was answered as follows: "Davutolu gave a spirited reply, that 'of course' Turkey was aware of this risk. This is precisely why Turkey is working so hard with the Iranians. President [Abdullah] Gül himself had spent two hours Sunday with Ahmadinejad in Istanbul."

According to Davutolu, "Turkey's foreign policy is giving a 'sense of justice' and a 'sense of vision' to the region" by bringing in a "third option."

The cable ended with this remark from Gordon: "We need a 'pro-Western approach AND a sense of justice.'"

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=us-turkey-disagreements-on-iran-at-wikileaks-documents-2010-11-29

NO BOMBSHELL IN U.S. CABLES BUT PLENTY OF FIRECRACKERS IN LEAKS

U.S. diplomats in Turkey have been deeply interested in the politics of the country, according to United States State Department cables made public by whistleblower site WikiLeaks.

The reports centered on the rift between the Turkish military and the ruling Justice and Development Party [AKP], while Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev's assessment of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party came as a surprise for many.

Azerbaijani president no fan of Turkey's AKP, said U.S. diplomats.

Azerbaijani President Alham Aliyev is no fan of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, and its leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to U.S. diplomatic cables made public Sunday by the WikiLeaks website.

Turkey's main opposition party is "no more than a bunch of elitist ankle-biters," U.S. diplomats in Ankara said in one of the documents leaked late Sunday by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.

According to documents made public Sunday by the website WikiLeaks, former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey sees "some fire behind the smoke" of the ongoing Ergenekon case.

The U.S. warned Turkish government of business with Iran.

According to documents made public by WikiLeaks, United States officials warned the Turkish government of some Turkish companies with business links to Iranian firms.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday voiced doubts about the credibility of the website that has made thousands of United States' State Department reports public.

Report on Arınç surveillance wanted by U.S.
The United States' State Department has shown a great deal of interest in relations between the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, government and the Turkish military.

A document prepared by Eric Edelman, former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, on Dec. 30, 2004, said the Justice and Development Party's way of hiring public employees would create problems for the party.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=spot-2010-11-29

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