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.
Turkish dailies on Wednesday mainly cover the death of Gezi protests victim after 269 days in coma, the release of the detained suspects in Ergenekon case and the killings in courthouses.
Plans to reconstruct the military barracks in its former spot in Taksim's Gezi Park caused much controversy last year, when activists occupied the park to prevent building work from being commenced.
More detainees in "Ergenekon" coup trial have been released as the maximum detention period is reduced.
Turkey and Niger signed agreements for cooperation in energy, infrastructure, health
Elvan was the sixth person to die in violence during nationwide protests in late May and June over Erdogan's plans to rebuild an Istanbul park
Israel's Netanyahu said he is hopeful for the restoration of diplomatic ties with Turkey.
Turkish parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek said “The biggest insult and the biggest disrespect that can be done to a society is accusing them of committing genocide, though it is not real.”
Muhammad Salih claims that followers of Fethullah Gulen are pushing to deport him from Turkey in return for a lift of restrictions on their activities in Uzbekistan.
Most Turkish dailies on Tuesday dedicated their front pages to the releases of detainees connected with Ergenekon case – an alleged coup plot – plus a Turkish Super League football match between Trabzonspor and Fenerbahce which was abandonded after fans threw flares and objects on to the pitch before clashing with police.
A court in Istanbul frees two more detainess of Ergenekon alleged coup attempt case, but one will still be detained pending his second case.
Two people, one man and one woman, have been shot in an attack at a courthouse in Istanbul's Caglayan district.
Bulgaria plans a gas pipeline connection to Turkey in order to diversify its natural gas resources.
Berkin Elvan, then aged 14, got caught up in street battles between police and protesters on June 16 after going out to buy bread for his family
In a statement, the ministry said navy forces moved to rescue the 48-year-old Turkish crew member after receiving a request for help from the ship crew.
In a Monday statement following a meeting with Turkish ambassador to the Palestinian Authority Mustafa Sarnic, Jamal al-Khoudari, who is also a member of the board of the Islamic University in Gaza, said he asked the diplomat to convey his gratitude to the Turkish premier.