Turkish dailies on Wednesday covered Baghdad's denial of the landing of the Turkish energy minister's plane in Irbil, Turkish prime minister's statement on lifting of political immunities and the approval of deployment of the Patriot missiles. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Almost all papers wrote about the plane carrying Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz was denied permission to land in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to attend an energy conference and make the closing speech. The incident escalated tension between Ankara and Baghdad which has already been tense due to oil trade between the regional administration in north of Iraq and Turkey.
Most dailies covered Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's statement regarding the lifting of the immunities of the ten Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) lawmakers. Despite the talks about the lifting of the immunities could take Turkey back to the situation of 1994, Turkish PM said, "We are not in the 1992-94 conditions, BDP preferred to represent the terror organization rather than the voters, the Parliament will bring them to line," according to Daily SABAH.
Another topic covered by most dailies was the approval of the deployment of the Patriot missiles in the NATO foreign ministers' meeting held in Brussels. Patriot missiles are most likely to be provided by Germany, Holland and the US.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 05 Aralık 2012, 10:12