Turkish dailies covered in their Tuesday editions first face transplant recipient's seeing his new face on mirror, an operation against PKK organization in southeastern province of Sirnak, the first hearing of match-fixing case and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's talks on Syria.
Almost all newspaper wrote about first transplant recipient 19-year-old Ugur Acar's seeing his new face on the mirror for the first time. Dailies quoted Acar as saying when he saw his new face that "I thank all Turkish doctors. This cannot be better." On January 21, Prof. Dr. Omer Ozkan, surgeon at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department at Akdeniz University Hospital in southern Antalya province, and his team performed the face transplant on 19-year-old Ugur Acar whose face was almost completely seared by a burning blanket when he was only 40 days old.
Hurriyet and Sabah dailies said that a clash took place between terrorists and security teams in rural area in Uludere region in Sirnak, stating that 11 PKK members were killed and two Turkish soldiers died in the clash.
Newspapers wrote about the first hearing of match-fixing case that will take place on Tuesday, saying that Fenerbahce club president Aziz Yildirim was expected to appear in the court.
Turkiye daily said that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the United States and gave clear messages to Syria after his meeting with Clinton. The daily quoted Davutoglu as saying that democracy must be secured in Syria as soon as possible.
Elvan, then aged 14, got caught up in street battles in Istanbul between police and protesters on June 16
Turkish dailies on Wednesday mainly cover the death of Gezi protests victim after 269 days in coma, the release of the detained suspects in Ergenekon case and the killings in courthouses.
Plans to reconstruct the military barracks in its former spot in Taksim's Gezi Park caused much controversy last year, when activists occupied the park to prevent building work from being commenced.
More detainees in "Ergenekon" coup trial have been released as the maximum detention period is reduced.
Turkey and Niger signed agreements for cooperation in energy, infrastructure, health
Elvan was the sixth person to die in violence during nationwide protests in late May and June over Erdogan's plans to rebuild an Istanbul park
Israel's Netanyahu said he is hopeful for the restoration of diplomatic ties with Turkey.
Turkish parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek said “The biggest insult and the biggest disrespect that can be done to a society is accusing them of committing genocide, though it is not real.”
Muhammad Salih claims that followers of Fethullah Gulen are pushing to deport him from Turkey in return for a lift of restrictions on their activities in Uzbekistan.
Most Turkish dailies on Tuesday dedicated their front pages to the releases of detainees connected with Ergenekon case – an alleged coup plot – plus a Turkish Super League football match between Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce which was abandonded after fans threw flares and objects on to the pitch before clashing with police.
A court in Istanbul frees two more detainess of Ergenekon alleged coup attempt case, but one will still be detained pending his second case.
Two people, one man and one woman, have been shot in an attack at a courthouse in Istanbul's Caglayan district.
Bulgaria plans a gas pipeline connection to Turkey in order to diversify its natural gas resources.
Berkin Elvan, then aged 14, got caught up in street battles between police and protesters on June 16 after going out to buy bread for his family
In a statement, the ministry said navy forces moved to rescue the 48-year-old Turkish crew member after receiving a request for help from the ship crew.