Turkish daily newspapers covered in their Tuesday editions Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's statements about the Kurdish Syrians, the ongoing Syrian violence in the cities of Syria, especially in Aleppo and the interview of U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Philip Gordon about Kurdish ruled territory in Syria and the phone call between U.S. President Barack Obama and the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Daily HURRIYET held an interview with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon and quoted him saying, "As long as there is Al-Assad's regime in Syria, there will not be any stability," and he pointed that the U.S. is not approving the self-governing Kurdish territory in Syria. According to HURRIYET daily, Gordon said that the U.S. would like to see a united Syria.
Another topic that most of the Turkish dailies covered on Tuesday is Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's statement about the Syrian Kurdish ruling a territory in north of Syria. Daily ZAMAN quoted Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu as saying that there is not Syrian Kurdish ruled territory and he said that they will not let any terror related elements be on the Turkish border.
Daily ZAMAN also covered an exclusive story about the 60km journey between Aleppo-Idlib-Reyhanli and published the stories of Syrian people who try to enter Turkey.
Lastly, daily TURKIYE covered the phone call of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Barack Obama and said that both leaders agreed that officials of both countries would work closely to support the democratic transitional process in Syria.
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