Turkish daily newspapers on Friday covered the former top commander Ozkok and his testimony at the ongoing "Ergenekon" trial, Ataturk's adopted daughter and her death after a car accident and Turkish FM Davutoglu's historic visit in Iraq's Kirkuk. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Turkey's former chief of General Staff Hilmi Ozkok testified as a witness on the trial of "Ergenekon" on Thursday and daily RADIKAL stated that "Ozkok said, 'I realised that plans were prepared by a military staff, they were the two coup plots named Ayisigi and Yakamoz'". Daily HURRIYET quoted former military chief as saying, "When the current government AK Party (Justice and Development Party) came into power in 2002, many of the TSK (Turkish Armed Forces) staff including me felt uncomfortable." "Ergenekon" is a backroom organization charged with plotting to overthrow Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
Most of the Turkish dailies also covered Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's visit to Kirkuk on Thursday. Davutoglu's surprise trip to Kirkuk was criticized by the Iraqi government as the Iraqi government was not informed about the trip. Daily HURRİYET headlined "Surprise of Kirkuk Angers Baghdad", and published, "Davutoglu's trip to Kirkuk province of Iraq on Thursday kept Iraqi government angry and said, "Iraqi government is not approving Davutoglu's visit to Kirkuk."" Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's historic visit was the first visit paid by a senior Turkish official in 75 years.
"Bid farewell to Ataturk's daughter," daily Cumhuriyet headlined over the death of Ulku Adatepe, adoptive daughter of the founder of modern Turkey. The daily said Adatepe was killed in a car accident near Istanbul at the age of 80 and her funeral ceremony will take place in Tesvikiye Mosque on Friday afternoon in Istanbul.
Binali Yildirim , Japanese transport minister discuss bilateral ties
Cavusoglu has 'working breakfast' with Michael Flynn, officials
Addressing jurists, Erdogan blames problems in the judiciary to the terror FETO group's infiltration of the system
Turkey's geopolitical position necessitates multifaceted foreign policy, says presidential spokesman
According to columnist Muhamed Jusic, Turkey's ongoing efforts for Syria offer the best choice
Indictment seeks up to four years in prison for Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of opposition Peoples' Democratic Party
Bekir Bozdag expects constitutional changes to be passed by lawmakers
Arrest warrants issued for 243 suspects allegedly linked to FETO terror network across 54 Turkish provinces
Police forces raid a house where PKK members reportedly plotting a terrorist attack
EU countries fail to relocate promised number of refugees, Greek Migration Ministry says
Turkish president used "terrorising economy" for those who intend to sabotage country's progress
Deputy Minister for EU Affairs Ali Sahin responds to Pakistani mother's plea to help find her missing son
Turkish prosecutors prepare an indictment requesting a 142-year prison sentence for the PKK-affiliated HDP leader Selahattin Demirtaş
Provincial governor says Abdulgadir Masharipov confesses to New Year's Eve attack on Reina venue
Turkish Prime Minister Binalı Yıldırım confirms that the gunman who killed at least 39 New Year's Eve revellers has been captured, and says more details will be released soon
Suspects held at a police station over the attack in Diyarbakir's Sur district that claimed four police officers' lives