Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Thursday issues the blast in the Syrian capital of Damascus, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and development of main opposition Republican People's (CHP) Party's members list of candidates to its party assembly. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
All Turkish dailies covered the blast in the Syrian capital of Damascus that killed leading Syrian figures, Defense Minister Daud Rajihan, Interior Minister Muhammad Ibrahim al-Sha'ar, Deputy Chief of General Staff and al-Assad's brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat and al-Assad's special envoy Hasan Turkmani. YENI SAFAK daily headlined the attack "The Shell finished the Assad".
Another topic that most of the Turkish dailies covered is the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's one-day formal visit to Russia. Erdogan had a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin Palace on Wednesday. SABAH daily stated that Erdogan and Putin discussed the possibility of a transition without Assad. The daily quoted Erdogan as saying "Russia is not taking a dim view of this transition without Assad".
The dailies also covered their Thursday edition with the main opposition party CHP's member list of candidates for the party assembly. ZAMAN daily headlined the situation "The battle for party assembly" and stated that chairman of the party Kemal Kilicdaroglu had looked for having his "key list" elected to the party assembly in Wednesday's round of the party congress.
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