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07:53, 20 February 2017 Monday
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TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON JULY 2
TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON JULY 2

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON JULY 2

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.

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Press agenda on February 19
Press agenda on February 19

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories): BAGHDAD Iraqi forces launch an offensive on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the city. 700 words 0530 GMT by Ammar Karim and Jean-Marc Mojon US-militant-Egypt-prison,2ndlead WASHINGTON The sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, dies at 78 in a US prison facility after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease. 650 words moved by Maggy Donaldson. File Picture Ukraine-Russia-conflict,WRAP MOSCOW A truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine will come into force Monday, Moscow and Kiev say, though some separatists are already labelling it unfeasible. 500 words moved by Anais Llobet Entertainment-film-festival-Germany,WRAP BERLIN Hungary's "On Body and Soul", a love story set in a slaughterhouse, wins the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival, Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year. 700 words moved by Deborah Cole. Picture. Video Also moved: Entertainment-film-festival-Germany-prizes,FACTS Entertainment-film-festival-Germany,POINTS Entertainment-film-festival-Germany-winners,CHRONO -- ASIA -- NKorea-Malaysia-diplomacy-community,SCENE KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's only North Korean restaurant promises a glimpse into life in the reclusive state but it has been shuttered since news broke of the assassination of leader Kim Jong-Un's brother, with security guards turning customers away. 650 words 0600 GMT by Elizabeth Law. Picture. Video -- AMERICAS -- US-politics-Trump-Melania,lead MELBOURNE, Florida First Lady Melania Trump, usually a demure and soft-spoken presence at her husband's side, breaks with form, reciting the Lord's Prayer before issuing a scathing rebuke of his enemies and her critics at a campaign-style stop in Florida. 600 words moved by Michael Mathes with Stephanie Griffith in Washington. Picture. Video. US-media-politics-technology WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump warns of a crackdown on US government leaks to media, interest is growing in technology tools that allow sources to share information anonymously. 750 words moved by Rob Lever Venezuela-politics-opposition-US CARACAS Venezuela and the United States lock horns again over political prisoners held by Caracas, including over the detention of a jailed opposition leader whose supporters took to the streets of the capital to demand his release.