Turkish daily newspapers covered on their Tuesday editions an initiative by the Greek Cypriot administration, inflation figures, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's upcoming visit to Iran and harsh winter conditions in eastern region.
"A vain gesture from Greek Cypriots" daily Hurriyet headlined and said that the Greek Cypriot administration approved opening of two chapters, "judiciary and fundamental rights" and "justice, freedom and security", to negotiations between the EU and Turkey. The daily quoted Turkish diplomatic officials as saying that they did not receive any official information on the matter from Brussels, stating that it was a tactical stance lacking good will.
Turkiye and Zaman dailies wrote about inflation figures announced by Turkish statistics authority and said that inflation figures declined in February. Turkey's consumer price index rose by 0.56 percent and the producer price index dropped by 0.09 percent in February 2012.
"PM Erdogan due to Iran" headlined Milliyet paper and said that Erdogan would attend Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea on March 26 and 27 and after leaving South Korea, he would stop by Iran. The daily said that Erdogan would meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and he would give important messages to Tehran regarding decisions to be made in the summit in South Korea.
Turkiye daily wrote about harsh winter conditions in eastern part of the country and said that snow blocked roads to 3,500 villages in eastern provinces. Temperatures dropped to minus 25 degrees Celsius in some provinces, it said.
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