Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Tuesday issues the funeral ceremonies for five of Turkish soldiers, the Kurdish control over the northern Syria and the denial over miscalculated LYS exam results. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Most of the Turkish dailies published the funeral ceremonies of five Turkish soldiers who lost their lives late on Sunday when a military helicopter crashed during landing because of engine failure. Some of the funerals were held at the hometowns' of those soldiers. Turkish dailies covered that investigation into the accident had begun.
Turkish dailies also covered the miscalculated results of LYS examination and Turkey's Student Selection and Placement Centre's (OSYM) rejection of the claims. Daily VATAN headlined "Passing grade becomes 165" and said that OSYM denied the claims over the miscalculation and because of the lower success of this year's candidates, YOK decided to discuss lowering the passing grade of Undergraduate Placement Examination (LYS).
Lastly, Turkish dailies focused on their Tuesday edition the Kurdish control over north of Syria. Daily RADIKAL headlined "Unexpected Progress" and quoted Ankara as saying, "Ankara will not condone a self-governing Kurdish region under the control of PKK in Syria. Turkey had warned the messy Syrian opposition." Syrian Kurdish groups have gained control of several Syrian towns over the past few days.
Today's newspapers cover Turkey's ruling AK party's congress to elect a new party chairman, and Erdogan's handing over the AK Party leadership to Davutoglu.
Scores of foreign dignitaries from sixty-seven countries and eight international organizations are expected to attend his inauguration ceremony in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday.
The U.S. administration designated Charge D'affaires to Ankara to participate the inauguration ceremony of president-elect Erdogan.
Erdogan said he would ask incoming prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government on Thursday and a new cabinet of ministers would be announced the following day.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday, bringing 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks to a halt in the blockaded coastal enclave.
Today’s newspapers cover Turkey’s ruling AK party’s congress to elect a new party chairman, and thousands of Turks forming what is hoped to be the world’s largest portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey.
It is not yet clear who he will be meeting during his stay, but there are believed to be no plans for him to meet Turkish Foreign Minister-turned-Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
The nation recorded 162,445 medical tourists by the end of the first half of 2014.
At least 100 people are arriving from Iraq each day, many of them smuggled across the border by locals, sometimes paying up to $1,000 per family.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it is coordinating with Turkish authorities to find the workers, kidnapped by militants on Monday.
Many Yazidis fleeing from the war in Iraq are also waiting for shelter on the border with Turkey, according to some reports.
The advance of ISIL has alarmed Ankara and its Western allies, forcing them to step up intelligence sharing and tighten security cooperation.
Turkish dailies on Tuesday report on outgoing President Gul's farewell to the public and to his counterparts, and the dam river tragedy in Turkey's southeastern province of Siirt.
The firms were asked to extend their bids until the end of the year, the Defence Undersecretariat said in a statement.
Turkish Union of Bars head Metin Feyzioglu said he will attend a new legal year ceremony and speak, after President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would not attend in case of a Feyzioglu address.
Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu is to become prime minister after Erdogan is sworn in as president August 28, said Deputy PM Bulent Arinc.