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TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON AUGUST 9
TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON AUGUST 9

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON AUGUST 9

Turkish daily newspapers on Friday covered Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's formal visit to Myanmar with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spouse Emine Erdogan, the attack of PKK on a military vehicle in Foca town of Izmir and the latest developments from Syria. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Most of Turkish dailies covered the latest developments in Syria. Dailies mentioned the heavy clashes in the city between Al-Assad's army and the opponent groups. Daily HURRIYET headlined "Hell of Aleppo" and HURRIYET's reporter said in his article, "After heavy clashes between Assad's forces and opponents, regime's fighters laid down their guns and ran away. The government's soldiers cannot enter cities via highway roads, so they keep dropping bombshells over the city by jets."

DailY ZAMAN covered Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's and Mrs. Erdogan's visit to Myanmar where Arakan Muslims have been facing violence. Daily ZAMAN focuses on the humanitarian aid distribution to the Muslim and Buddhist camps in Myanmar.

Lastly, all Turkish dailies covered on their first pages the terrorist group PKK's attack which killed one Turkish soldier and wounded 11 others with a remote-control land mine in Foca town of the western province of Izmir on Thursday. Turkish dailies covered the sensitivity and the solidarity of Turkish people. Dailies VATAN, HURRIYET, MILLIYET and other dailies published that 20 minutes after the attack 4 thousand people rushed to the local hospitals to give blood for the wounded ones.

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Press agenda on February 19
Press agenda on February 19

Here are the main topics World Bulletin’s English Desk plans to cover Sunday Feb. 19, 2017 (coverage may change depending on developing/breaking stories): BAGHDAD Iraqi forces launch an offensive on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the city. 700 words 0530 GMT by Ammar Karim and Jean-Marc Mojon US-militant-Egypt-prison,2ndlead WASHINGTON The sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, dies at 78 in a US prison facility after a long battle with diabetes and coronary artery disease. 650 words moved by Maggy Donaldson. File Picture Ukraine-Russia-conflict,WRAP MOSCOW A truce between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine will come into force Monday, Moscow and Kiev say, though some separatists are already labelling it unfeasible. 500 words moved by Anais Llobet Entertainment-film-festival-Germany,WRAP BERLIN Hungary's "On Body and Soul", a love story set in a slaughterhouse, wins the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival, Europe's first major cinema showcase of the year. 700 words moved by Deborah Cole. Picture. Video Also moved: Entertainment-film-festival-Germany-prizes,FACTS Entertainment-film-festival-Germany,POINTS Entertainment-film-festival-Germany-winners,CHRONO -- ASIA -- NKorea-Malaysia-diplomacy-community,SCENE KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's only North Korean restaurant promises a glimpse into life in the reclusive state but it has been shuttered since news broke of the assassination of leader Kim Jong-Un's brother, with security guards turning customers away. 650 words 0600 GMT by Elizabeth Law. Picture. Video -- AMERICAS -- US-politics-Trump-Melania,lead MELBOURNE, Florida First Lady Melania Trump, usually a demure and soft-spoken presence at her husband's side, breaks with form, reciting the Lord's Prayer before issuing a scathing rebuke of his enemies and her critics at a campaign-style stop in Florida. 600 words moved by Michael Mathes with Stephanie Griffith in Washington. Picture. Video. US-media-politics-technology WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump warns of a crackdown on US government leaks to media, interest is growing in technology tools that allow sources to share information anonymously. 750 words moved by Rob Lever Venezuela-politics-opposition-US CARACAS Venezuela and the United States lock horns again over political prisoners held by Caracas, including over the detention of a jailed opposition leader whose supporters took to the streets of the capital to demand his release.