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.
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.