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.
The openings of bridges across the Bosphorus -- the first in 1973 and the second in 1988 -- have been landmark dates in the modern history of Istanbul.
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