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.
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