Turkish daily newspapers on Friday covered the Turkish national who was kidnapped in Lebanon and Al-Assad regime's continuous attacks on community. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
All Turkish dailies covered the latest developments following Al-Assad forces' air attack on Azaz town and bomb attack on civilians who were in queue to get bread in the Qadi Askar neighbourhood of Aleppo. Daily ZAMAN headlined "Massacre at bread queue" and published that more than 75 people were killed during both attacks. They also briefly touched onto Turkish President Abdullah Gul's statement at the OIC conference in Mecca and quoted him as saying, "If we receive any PKK related threats from northern Syria, then we will stage a military operation."
Another topic which was covered by most of the Turkish dailies was the Turkish citizen kidnapped in Lebanon. Tufan Tekin who was abducted in Lebanon on Wednesday alongside a group of Syrian men was threatened with his life by the Lebanese clan. Turkish daily MILLIYET headlined "We will kill the Turk first" and daily said that Tekin went to Lebanon for a business trip and the daily quoted that Tekin who spoke on television as saying, "I am all good."
Today's newspapers cover Turkey's ruling AK party's congress to elect a new party chairman, and Erdogan's handing over the AK Party leadership to Davutoglu.
Scores of foreign dignitaries from sixty-seven countries and eight international organizations are expected to attend his inauguration ceremony in the Turkish capital Ankara on Thursday.
The U.S. administration designated Charge D'affaires to Ankara to participate the inauguration ceremony of president-elect Erdogan.
Erdogan said he would ask incoming prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form a new government on Thursday and a new cabinet of ministers would be announced the following day.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect on Tuesday, bringing 51 days of relentless Israeli attacks to a halt in the blockaded coastal enclave.
Today’s newspapers cover Turkey’s ruling AK party’s congress to elect a new party chairman, and thousands of Turks forming what is hoped to be the world’s largest portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey.
It is not yet clear who he will be meeting during his stay, but there are believed to be no plans for him to meet Turkish Foreign Minister-turned-Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
The nation recorded 162,445 medical tourists by the end of the first half of 2014.
At least 100 people are arriving from Iraq each day, many of them smuggled across the border by locals, sometimes paying up to $1,000 per family.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said it is coordinating with Turkish authorities to find the workers, kidnapped by militants on Monday.
Many Yazidis fleeing from the war in Iraq are also waiting for shelter on the border with Turkey, according to some reports.
The advance of ISIL has alarmed Ankara and its Western allies, forcing them to step up intelligence sharing and tighten security cooperation.
Turkish dailies on Tuesday report on outgoing President Gul's farewell to the public and to his counterparts, and the dam river tragedy in Turkey's southeastern province of Siirt.
The firms were asked to extend their bids until the end of the year, the Defence Undersecretariat said in a statement.
Turkish Union of Bars head Metin Feyzioglu said he will attend a new legal year ceremony and speak, after President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would not attend in case of a Feyzioglu address.
Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu is to become prime minister after Erdogan is sworn in as president August 28, said Deputy PM Bulent Arinc.