Almost all Turkish newspapers on Tuesday dedicated their front pages to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's remarks on terrorism plus the movements of Hayat Boumeddiene, the partner of hostage-taker Amedy Coulibaly, while holding a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
HURRIYET quoted Davutoglu as saying: "We did not tolerate terrorist groups," referring to Boumeddiene who passed through Turkey.
The paper reported that the prime minister refused to heed Western demands to "do more" to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining insurgents fighting in Iraq and Syria, saying the country is working to bar thousands of what HURRIYET described as “jihadists” from Turkey.
According to French media, Boumeddiene, dubbed “France’s most wanted woman”, is the partner of Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed four hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris on Friday. Media reports also said that Boumeddiene is now in Syria and went there before the attack.
Earlier on Monday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Boumeddiene arrived in Turkey from Madrid on Jan. 2, stayed at a hotel in Istanbul and went to Syria on Jan. 8.
"France did not warn Turkey," was HABERTURK's headline. The daily quoted Davutoglu: "Although we did not receive any pre-warnings, Turkish intelligence detected her and immediately informed the French authorities."
According to the daily, France "did not flag" or "warn" Turkey to blacklist Boumeddiene as a terrorist.
Davutoglu also criticized those who related terrorism with religion, said SABAH, quoting him as saying: "There should not be any adjective used for terror, putting a label on terrorism allows people to exploit it."
Papers also focused on winners of the 72nd annual Golden Globes which is considered second only to the Academy awards in importance for the film industry.
"Globe means Oscar is coming," said STAR, adding that “Boyhood” led the film categories of the Golden Globes on Sunday night with three awards.
Boyhood, a coming-of-age drama following a boy as he progresses from age 6 to 18, was named Best Film Drama, winning additional prizes for Best Director, Richard Linklater, and Best Supporting Actress, Patricia Arquette.