TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON AUGUST 9

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON AUGUST 9

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON AUGUST 9

Turkish daily newspapers on Thursday covered battle between Bashar Al-Assad's army and Free Sryian Army (FSA) in Syria's largest city, Aleppo, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's formal visit to Myanmar with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spouse Emine Erdogan, and Turkish soccer club Fenerbahce's victory over Romania's Vaslui in European Champions League third qualifying round second leg. 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's embattled city, Aleppo. The dailies mentioned the heavy clashes between Al-Assad's army and FSA in the city, and stated that the Syrian military was moving to regain control of the city from opposition groups. Daily MILLIYET headlined "Fleeing from hell" over establishing the story of Syrian people's journey to Turkey, as Turkey sees another flow of 2,399 Syrian people who entered Turkey on Wednesday due to rising violence in the country.

Another topic Turkish dailies mostly covered on their Thursday edition is Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's visit to Myanmar where Arakan Muslims have been facing violence by Myanmar authorities due to their religion. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spouse Emine Erdogan and his daughter Sumeyye Erdogan are also accompanying Ahmet Davutoglu. Daily SABAH headlined "Humanitarian journey to painful country" and quoted PM Erdogan's spouse Emine Erdogan as saying, "Pray to Allah for us. Whole world should pay attention to the massacre that is taking place on behalf of religion". The formal visit to Myanmar targets to draw attention to humanitarian problems in Arakan region.

Turkish dailies also covered their first pages with soccer club Fenerbahce's 4-1 (5-2 on aggregate) win over Romania's Vaslui in European Champions League third qualifying round second leg in Romania. While the dailies praising Fenerbahce's performance, Dirk Kuyt was selected as "the man of the match" by the newspapers.

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Last Mod: 09 Ağustos 2012, 10:19
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