Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Monday issues Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reaction against a Wall Street Journal article on a downed Turkish military jet by Syria, remarks made by an independent deputy from Diyarbakir Leyla Zana after meeting Prime Minister Erdogan and the match-fixing case in which a ruling would be made on Monday.
Dailies highlighted Prime Minister Erdogan's statements denying a Wall Street Journal article saying Syria downed a Turkish military jet in their own waters. Dailies quoted Erdogan as saying "the WSJ's article is a lie. The WSJ should publish the source of their article to prove the article was accurate". WSJ's article forced the Turkish General Staff to publish a flight plan of the downed Turkish jet.
Dailies drew attention to remarks made by an independent deputy from Diyarbakir, Leyla Zana, after she met Prime Minister Erdogan on Saturday. Dailies quoted Zana as saying "how many more generations will have to wait for death- Everyone needs peace. The Oslo talks should resume and we should enter a period of negotiations. A home confinement should be considered for Abdullah Ocalan (head of terrorist organization PKK)".
Dailies also underlined a match-fixing case in Turkey in which a ruling is expected on Monday. Among those involved in the match-fixing case is the Chairman of Fenerbahce Sports Club Aziz Yildirim.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the "barbarous" murder of Japanese citizen Yukawa
Ahmed al-Najjar, who heads the Peace, Solidarity and Relief Society NGO in the Gaza Strip, said that his organization collaborated with the Turkish Aziz Mahmud Hudayi charity to distribute the winter aid.
Turkey's president decided to visit Somalia despite a bomb exploding near a hotel in Mogadishu where a Turkish delegation was staying.
Deputy FMs from Iran, the UK, France and Germany will meet in Istanbul on Jan. 29.
The one-day visit is proving to be an important topic for Ethiopian media for the third day in a row.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is currently visiting Djibouti
12 Turkish climbers have been reported missing in the Pierian Mountains
Turkey’s Ministry of Education is working on a program to replace schools run by the Gulen movement abroad and will soon complete the task,Turkish President says.
Turkish national flag to be flown at half-mast across Turkey and at foreign delegations Saturday.
Turkish transportation minister is in Malta on Friday whilst in other news 20 migrants were reported dead off the coast of Malta.
In Davos, Volkan Bozkir calls for UN to change to adapt to 'new situations.'
Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, wants to finance new natural gas pipeline planned to pass through Turkey, said banks's Deputy Chairman.
The premier says Turkey does not have a problem with the UN Security Council, but this is a structure which emerged after WWII.
Turkey calls for tolerance and enhanced understanding between religions and cultures, says Turkish ambassador to the UN.
Policies based on sectarianism create fertile ground for radical terrorist groups, according to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.