Turkish daily newspapers covered on their Monday editions an earthquake proofing project for Istanbul, a traffic accident that killed a Turkish national in Thailand, death of a former police chief.
"$100 billion for a new Istanbul" daily SABAH headlined when writing about an earthquake proofing project designed to rebuild the city's structures. The daily said the project was set to commence this coming April or May once the parliament adopts the law. The project first levels down weak buildings in Istanbul's Avcilar, Zeytinburnu and Pendik districts. Environment and Urbanization Minister Erdogan Bayraktar has said that the project will cover not only Istanbul but the entire country as the costs were expected to go up as high as 400 billion USD. Bayraktar said buildings will be strengthened in over time in 3, 5, 10 and 20-year periods.
"Honeymoon tragedy in Phuket," daily VATAN said over the death of Nergis Tinc in a traffic accident in Thailand's popular holiday resort. Tinc and her husband are flight attendants with the Turkish Airlines and they were on a late honeymoon after getting married last year in May. The husband, Serkan Tinc, survived the accident with minor injuries. Four other tourists were killed in the accident.
"Single bullet to the head" headlined daily YENI SAFAK in the killing of a former police chief in the Turkish capital, Ankara. The daily said Hasan Eryilmaz was found dead at the driver's seat in his car with a single bullet wound to his head. Police found his side arm on the front passenger seat. His brother told the police that he had spoken to him on the phone shortly before the incident quoting the former police chief as saying that he was being cut off by another car on his way to his home.
A major operation in Istanbul and other cities saw 104 police officers and chiefs detained and 22 of them sent to the court.
Troubles in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Israel are forcing airlines travelling between the east and the west to fly through Turkey.
"The U.S., Turkey, Qatar and Egypt have been working for the last five days to ensure an immediate ceasefire," Ahmet Davutoglu said
Turkey called on citizens to immediately leave Libya and avoid non-essential travel after airports were closed down due to shelling.
Turkish dailies reported Thursday on the latest developments of the operation in Istanbul and other cities against the police officers and officials in wiretapping probe, the latest clashes in Israel and Palestine and the Taiwan plane crash which left 51 dead.
Syrian refugee: “Syrians brought dynamism to trade here in Gaziantep”.
'We will continue to remind the world of the blood of innocent Palestinian infants and children,' Turkish PM Erdogan said.
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.