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.
Hamas does possess rockets that can reach Israel's Ben Gurion airport although the accuracy of the rockets does remain limited, the State Department said
Turkey's Constitutional Court rejects an appeal by opposition parties that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan should resign to run for president
A woman who was 9 months pregnant was one of 170 Afghan and Syrian refugees saved by the Turkey Aegean Coast Guard.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul reiterated that Turkey s making tireless efforts in order that peace can be re-established in Syria and suggested to the Syrian refugees living at camps in the country that they take advantage of the amenities and opportunities which the government provides for them in such areas as health and education.
Salih Mirzabeyoglu, otherwise known as Salih Izzet Erdis, was locked up following Turkey's 28 February 1997 coup.
High-speed rail project linking Ankara and Istanbul to be opened on Friday after latest delays blamed on May sabotage.
Turkey's Deputy PM Bulent Arinc said a ceasefire must be declared at once between Palestine and Israel and demanded an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
A major operation in Istanbul and other cities sees more police officers and officials detained in a wiretapping probe.
Erdogan said all international actors should condemn such inhuman attacks of Israel on innocent children in Gaza.
Turkish dailies reported Wednesday on the operation in Istanbul and other cities against the police officers and officials in wiretapping probe and the latest clashes in Israel and Palestine.
Turkish carriers will not fly to Israel's Ben Gurion Airport in the next 24 hours.
Tuesday’s phone conversation was the second between the two officials within 24 hours and the third in five days.
Turkish Airlines has decided to suspend its Tel Aviv flights for a 24-hour period
The US again slammed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent remarks in which he compared Israel’s military attacks on Gaza Strip to the acts of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
Muslims can no longer be unified under the rule of a single ruler like a caliph but could emulate political blocs like the European Union, Gormez said
Turkish president calls for urgent ceasefire as country starts three days of mourning for Gaza dead.