The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. All Turkish dailies covered the statements of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the northwestern province of Balikesir. "No amnesty" headlined daily TURKIYE over the rumours of a possible general amnesty for PKK terrorists as part of the government's efforts to end the decades-long terror problem in Turkey. "I don't have the authority to forgive the killer" headlined daily HURRIYET referring to the words of the Turkish prime minister "If a man committed a crime against the state, the state may pardon him. But, if a man killed a man then the state does not have the authority to pardon the killer."
Erdogan also emphasized his determination in regards to ending terrorism and establishing peace. "We will put the full stop" headlined daily MILLIYET referring to Erdogan's speech where he said, "How much more will we endure our children dying- Our people and we will say the final word in the peace process. We will put the full stop. We will get rid of the shackles together."
All of the Turkish dailies covered the demise of renowned Turkish singer Muslum Gurses. "Silent farewell from Muslum father" headlined daily MILLIYET, "The 'father' of pains" commented daily RADIKAL and "Thus far" added daily VATAN over the demise of legendary Turkish singer Muslum father who passed away after fighting for survival for four months in intensive care, leaving fans and songs orphaned.