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.
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has said Turkey did not have option to say 'no' to refugees fleeing from bombardments in Syria and Iraq
'We are not in a position to tell them not to come. If we do, we would be abandoning them to their deaths,' says deputy PM
'If they reached our door and have no other choice, if necessary, we have to and will let our brothers in,' President Erdogan says
Erdogan says western powers 'ignore' terrorist actions perpetrated by armed wing of PKK’s Syrian affiliate
Iraqi citizens will no longer be able to enter Turkey with a sticker visa, and instead will need to apply for an electronic or paper visa
'I find this Russian statement laughable... rather it is Russia that is currently engaged in an invasion of Syria,' Turkish president says
Plan includes 'comprehensive democratic reform', greater powers for local administrations and economic measures
Erdogan says Syrians will continue to flee country unless Russian and regime airstrikes cease
Leaders of governments, NGOs and members of civil society met in London on Thursday to raise funds for those affected by crisis in Syria
MPs from all parties meet to reform Turkey’s military-era constitution
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Turkey recalled its ambassador in April last year, days away from the 100th anniversary of what the pope described as 'the first genocide of the 20th century'
'An agreement could not be reached on the itinerary for the reconnaissance flight requested by the Russian Federation for 2-5 February 2016,' foreign ministry says
Premier Davutoglu identifies ISIL, PKK, far-left DHKP-C as threats to security
Turkey has decided to introduce a visa regime for Russian journalists starting February 15
Notes made my PKK leader Ocalan during peace talks have been published, in which he takes aim at the group who have armed themselves.