Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Wednesday issues Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's statements regarding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's remarks, inflation figures for June, Turkey's brand value and a survey on political outlook in Turkey.
"He Lies" headlined Vatan daily and quoted Davutoglu as saying: "Assad said they learned the plane belonged to Turkey after shooting it down. They knew it was Turkish jet. We have voice recordings." Davutoglu said Syria wanted to normalize relations with Turkey, stating that Turkey did not accept it. The daily quoted Davutoglu as saying that Syria's downing of Turkish jet would not go unpunished.
Almost all papers wrote about inflation figures, noting that consumer prices index dropped 0.90 percent, and producer prices index decreased 1.49 percent in June. When compared to June 2011, consumer prices index rose 8.87 percent, and producer prices index increased 6.44 percent. On 12-month basis, annual inflation was posted as 8.89 percent in consumer prices, and 10.24 percent in producer prices.
Another topic that was published in dailies was a research held by branding valuation consultancy, the Brand Finance, saying that Turkey was the 19th most valuable Nation Brand with 487 billion USD brand value. According to the Brand Finance, Turkey is in the top ten fastest growing brand between other nations. According to their "Nation Brand" research, Turkey boosted its brand value 114 billion USD comparing to last year and leaving Poland, Austria, Belgium, Greece and several other European Union (EU) countries behind.
Sabah daily wrote about a survey conducted by GENAR on Turkey's current political outlook in June, stating that 51.1 percent of participants would vote for the Justice and Development (AK) Party while 24.5 percent of them would vote for the Republican People's Party (CHP).
More detainees in "Ergenekon" coup trial have been released as the maximum detention period is reduced.
Turkey and Niger signed agreements for cooperation in energy, infrastructure, health
Elvan was the sixth person to die in violence during nationwide protests in late May and June over Erdogan's plans to rebuild an Istanbul park
Israel's Netanyahu said he is hopeful for the restoration of diplomatic ties with Turkey.
Turkish parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek said “The biggest insult and the biggest disrespect that can be done to a society is accusing them of committing genocide, though it is not real.”
Muhammad Salih claims that followers of Fethullah Gulen are pushing to deport him from Turkey in return for a lift of restrictions on their activities in Uzbekistan.
Most Turkish dailies on Tuesday dedicated their front pages to the releases of detainees connected with Ergenekon case – an alleged coup plot – plus a Turkish Super League football match between Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce which was abandonded after fans threw flares and objects on to the pitch before clashing with police.
A court in Istanbul frees two more detainess of Ergenekon alleged coup attempt case, but one will still be detained pending his second case.
Two people, one man and one woman, have been shot in an attack at a courthouse in Istanbul's Caglayan district.
Bulgaria plans a gas pipeline connection to Turkey in order to diversify its natural gas resources.
Berkin Elvan, then aged 14, got caught up in street battles between police and protesters on June 16 after going out to buy bread for his family
In a statement, the ministry said navy forces moved to rescue the 48-year-old Turkish crew member after receiving a request for help from the ship crew.
In a Monday statement following a meeting with Turkish ambassador to the Palestinian Authority Mustafa Sarnic, Jamal al-Khoudari, who is also a member of the board of the Islamic University in Gaza, said he asked the diplomat to convey his gratitude to the Turkish premier.
Erdogan underlined the government's effort in the solution process at the local elections rally in Turkey's eastern city Mus.
A Turkish criminal court released three prominent detainees of "Ergenekon", an alleged coup attempt case.