Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Wednesday's edition the terrorist attack that killed eight Turkish soldiers, the meeting between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Barack Obama, and Turkey's assistance to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
All the papers published stories on the terrorist attack that killed eight Turkish soldiers in the southeastern province of Hakkari. Sabah daily newspaper's perspective on the topic was a bit different as it established a connection between the terrorist attacks that killed Turkish soldiers and Erdogan-Obama meetings. The paper said that terrorist attacks were staged every time Erdogan and Obama were scheduled to meet, showed Resadiye attack that killed seven ahead of a summit in the United States in December 2009, another attack in Gediktepe that killed 11 ahead of another summit in the United States in June 2010, a third attack that killed nine in Pervari ahead of another summit in the United States in December 2009, and yesterday's attack that killed eight in Daglica ahead of Erdogan-Obama summit in Mexico.
Sabah daily newspaper wrote that Erdogan had a 40-minute meeting with Obama, and during the meeting Obama offered his condolences to Erdogan and said that the United States was standing by Turkey in its fight against the terrorist organization PKK. The paper also referred to Erdogan's reaction to the attack and quoted the prime minister as saying, "there can be no bargaining on terrorism, terrorists should lay down arms as soon as possible."
On the same topic, Zaman wrote that terrorists attacked on three separate military outposts with heavy weapons, rockets and mortar bombs and killed eight soldiers. The paper said 20 PKK terrorists were killed in the operation that followed the attack. Zaman also referred to Erdogan-Obama meeting and said they mainly discussed Syria crisis.
Turkiye newspaper defined Erdogan-Obama meeting as a summit that focused on terrorism and Syria, and quoted Erdogan as saying that Turkey would continue countering terrorism till the very end, and would manage to eradicate terrorism sooner or later. Yeni Safak referred to President Abdullah Gul's remarks, and quoted Gul as saying that the terrorist organization aimed to sabotage solution efforts. Yeni Safak also published a story on Peace and Democracy Party's (BDP) call to PKK to lay down arms.
The third main topic in papers was Turkey's assistance to IMF. Turkiye wrote that leaders discussed global economic crisis during G-20 summit in Mexico and announced how much contribution they would make to a fund to be set up by IMF to save countries from the economic crisis. The paper quoted Erdogan as saying that Turkey would donate 5 billion USD to the fund. Zaman also said that Turkey would grant 5 billion USD to IMF fund, but it could be taken back in case the Central Bank needed it.
HDP's co-chairman Demirtas says Turkish government wants to 'sell a dream of peace.'
From a major planned anti-Daesh operation to the Istanbul funeral of renowned Turkish author Yasar Kemal, Turkish dailies covered a wide array of issues on Tuesday.
'Safe Harbor Turkey' exhibition in Geneva shows how different communities have found shelter in Turkish territory throughout country's history.
Analysts say Turkey’s solution process has spurred confidence in international markets.
Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says joint-US training program for Syrian opposition forces will be held in Turkey’s central province of Kirikkale.
Turkish EU and agriculture ministers attend mass opening ceremony for agricultural investments in Ankara.
Greek solar energy company official said preparing to invest in renewable energy and settled on the Kesan district as it is an organized industrial zone
Ismet Yilmaz has said " When the it comes to national interests, as assessment is made on this basis and to fulfill the responsibilities required to become members of the coalition "
Agreements with Baghdad and Northern Iraq authorize Turkish oil exploration in the country, Energy Minister Yildiz says.
With Armenians preparing for the 100th year of the killings, the diaspora is now taking aim at Turkeys investments, putting pressure on American business to withdraw their investments from Turkey
Over half a kilogram of explosives have been found by security in Hatay province under a car belonging to a Syrian citizen living in Turkey.
Abdullah Ocalan still exerts influence from his prison cell.
Describing the call on PKK to lay down arms as a key expectation of the Turkish government, Erdogan nevertheless cautions against the terrorist group's failure to deliver
Turkish president to meet with Saudi King on March 2nd after visiting the holiest sites in Islam in Mecca and Medina
About invitation to find common ground on PKK’s disarmament, Turkish PM Davutoglu says, it will pave the way for a democratic policy in Turkey.
Turkey’s literary giant, Yasar Kemal, passes away aged 92.