TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on APR. 09

Turkish dailies on Wednesday dedicated their front pages mostly to news from the parliament including, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks in his speech to his AK Party's MPs, the attack on main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu who was punched in the face on his way to deliver his speech in the parliament and detention of 12 police officers over illegal wire-tapping allegations.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on APR. 09

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Turkish dailies on Wednesday dedicated their front pages mostly to news from the parliament including, Turkish premiere, Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks in his speech to his AK Party's MPs, the assault of main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu who was punched in the face on his way to deliver his speech and detention of 12 police officers over illegal wire-tapping allegations.

Daily HABERTURK and VATAN headlined "Dark Punch", referring to the assault and said a political leader has been assaulted in the national assembly for the first time in Turkey. "I see a traitor and it annoys me" the assailant, who has 26 criminal records from various crimes and offense, said in his statement after taken into custody.

"What is he doing there?" asked daily MILLIYET, in its headline, featuring a possible security gap following the assailant's entrance to the national assembly while he was released on probation.

Daily AKSAM, featured Erdogan's pledges to root out the "parallel state", a reference to the Gulen Movement, many of whose followers are allegedly working in the country's police and judicial systems.

Erdogan reiterated his disagreement with the constitutional court's decision to lift the Twitter ban. It only serves the interest of companies such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter as they are used as a tool to attack at Turkey's national security he said.

Daily YENI SAFAK, covered mainly the detention of 12 police officers following the allegations of illegal wire-tapping including the former deputy chief of police in Adana where policemen stopped a truck allegedly going to Syria, claiming it was carrying weapons to Al-Qaeda affiliates. The move signaled the start of a liquidation against the "parallel state". 

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