Turkish daily newspapers covered in their Thursday editions Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks at a ceremony, a clash between Turkish soldiers and terrorists killing four troops in southeastern province of Siirt, a joint statement by EU foreign ministers and an invitation by the UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria to a summit on Syria.
Almost all newspapers wrote about Erdogan's remarks at a ceremony for unveiling of Turkey's first domestically produced training jet, saying that Turkey had no intention of attacking anyone, but would teach those who dared to test the limits of its might. Papers quoted Erdogan as saying, "We will never avoid teaching a lesson to gang-run states that have no legitimacy in the eyes of their public, those who resort to state terrorism against their people." Erdogan said that they would respond to hostile attitudes against Turkey, attacks and threats in the strongest manner.
Another topic that was published in all dailies was a clash between Turkish troops and PKK terrorists in two different locations in Eruh town of Siirt, killing four Turkish troops.
"Stronger with Turkey" headlined Hurriyet daily, writing about a joint statement by foreign ministers of the EU member states. The daily quoted EU foreign ministers as saying that the EU has been facing with some economic problems and there was instability in the Middle East. "Our relations with Turkey are important now than ever before," ministers said in their statement.
Zaman daily quoted the UN-Arab League special envoy for Syria Kofi Annan as saying that the Action Group for Syria would convene at the ministerial level on Saturday in Geneva. A statement by Kofi Annan said that he has sent invitations to the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council - China, France, the Russian Federation, Britain and the United States of America and Turkey.
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.
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'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.