(From Turkish Probe)
July 1- President Ahmet Necdet Sezer approves a measure reducing compulsory military service by three months, a move that will lead to a 17 percent cut in the number of conscripts in the Turkish armed forces.
July 2- Chief of General Staff General Hilmi Ozkok arrives in Israel for a visit, the first in six years, at a time of deterioration in ties with the United States and amid increased prospects to end a bloody conflict between Israel and Palestinians.
July 3- An Istanbul-based construction company won a tender for the renovation of Baghdad Airport, thus becoming the first Turkish company taking part in the restructuring of the country after the U.S.-led war.
US soldiers raid Turkish military office in Suleymaniya BASLIK!!!!!!!!!! July 4- American forces raid a Turkish special forces office in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniya and detain 11 soldiers, reportedly on the grounds that the soldiers were plotting to kill the governor of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
July 4- The Banking Supervision and Regulation Agency (BDDK) cancels the banking license of Imar Bank owned by the controversial Uzan group, a day after it seized control of its management.
July 4- The Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK) decides to halt the broadcasting of Star TV, Kanal 6, Star Max, Star 6 and Star 8, all owned by …