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.
Turkish defense industry exports increased by 21 percent in January-August period reaching over $1 billion, according to the national association of exporters.
High inflation figures are largely related to food prices, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said.
Turkish Aerospace Industries handed last four of modernized F-16 fighters to Pakistan in a ceremony in Ankara on Tuesday.
Tuesday's newspapers cover the corruption probe targeting President's Erdogan's son, PM Davutoglu’s unveiling of the new government program as well as more detentions in Turkey’s ‘wiretapping’ sweep.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry urged Israel to withdraw their decision and stick to international law.
'To open the Halki Seminary (historic theological Greek school) is easy, but Greek side should take similar steps,' said President Erdogan.
The Turkish Exporters' Assembly announced a 5.2 percent rise in exports for August.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry rejected claims about the country’s general consulate staff in Mosul, who have been kept hostage by rebels in Iraq since June 11.
New Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu outlined the coming government’s program, highlighting the resolution of the Kurdish question.
The programme put emphasis on a strong economy, envisaging a monetary policy which stepped up the struggle against inflation but also supported growth and employment
Erdogan and Davutoglu, who was appointed prime minister last week, have both made clear that their efforts to curb Gulen's influence will continue in their new roles
Amasya MP Mehmet Naci Bostanci is elected ruling AK Party's new parliamentary group deputy chairman.
Turkey's President Erdogan made his first foreign visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus as president on Monday.
Ali Babacan will retain overall responsibility for the economy in the new cabinet, government spokesman Bulent Arinc said
Monday's newspapers cover German weekly Der Spiegel’s claims on foreign spying on Turkey, Turkish intelligence service’s purchase of a lie detector and ongoing construction works of Turkey’s Eurasia Tunnel Project.
Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss the issue of spying claims on Turjey with American and German leaders at the upcoming NATO summit and U.N. general assembly.