Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Thursday issues Turkey's concerns over PKK presence in Syria, Wednesday's "Security Summit" at Turkish Prime Ministry in Ankara and Turkey's suspension decision at its border gates with Syria. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Most of the Turkish dailies published Turkey's further measures against PKK after the terrorists group's Syrian offshoot gained control over the cities along Turkish border. Daily SABAH quoted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying, "From our point of view, any new organization in the north of Syria means a new terrorist organization for us. If any attack occurs from this region against us, we have a right to intervene. We are not able to accept the cooperation between PKK and its offshoot in Syria."
Turkish dailies also covered the "Security Summit" that was held at Turkish Prime Ministry in Ankara. Dailies mentioned that Turkey's PM Erdogan held a meeting with Chief of General Staff Gen Necdet Ozel and several ministers in the capital city to discuss acts of PKK terrorist organization in the country and neighboring countries. Daily HURRIYET stated that it was the first time the government had highlighted the presence of PKK in Syria using the term of "neighboring countries" referring to Syria along with Iraq.
Lastly, Turkish dailies also focused on their Thursday edition Turkey's suspension decision at its border gates with Syria. Daily ZAMAN quoted Turkish Customs & Trade Minister Hayati Yazici as saying, "Turkey has not closed down border gates with Syria. We have only suspended the procedures at the gates, crossing of Turkish citizens as passenger or with commercial purposes via Turkey's Cilvegozu, Oncupinar and Karkamis border gates to Syria have been suspended."
Davutoglu addresses Turkish citizens and expatriates in a speech televised nationwide.
The female assailant identified as Elif Sultan Kalsen, who had been thought to be involved in a suicide attack earlier this month
Mevlut Cavusoglu comments after Crimean Tatar leader detained by Russian security forces.
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency said the program included officers from Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Palestine.
Representatives of France, Germany and the UK meet with their Iranian counterparts as part of ongoing talks process.
Humanitarian Relief Foundation has appealed against the International Criminal Court’s decision to not investigate Israel's deadly raid on Mavi Marmara in 2010.
Turkey’s natural gas imports for 2015 are projected to reach 52.2 billion cubic meters.
Sixth World Forum on Energy Regulation to begin in Istanbul on May 25, 2015.
Representatives from Iran and three big European Union countries involved in negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program are set to hold a fresh round of nuclear talks.
Turkey may be a very useful counterpart for Poland's ambitious construction sector, Turkish minister says
Southern Cilvegozu border crossing remained shut since Monday after random gunfire from Syria's Bab al-Hawa border gate.
Turkish dailies on Thursday focused on Wednesday's hearing at the European Court of Human Rights on an Armenian "genocide denial" case plus new labor reforms introduced by the Turkish PM.
Israel says Turkish criticism inappropriate at Holocaust memorial service
Case was referred to European Court of Human Rights last June following Swiss conviction.
Turkish Statistical Institute releases results of 2014 Address-based Population Registration System.