TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON FEB 12

Today Turkish dailies covered the blast at Turkey-Syria border, the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the free milk program in Turkish schools.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON FEB 12

Turkish dailies on Tuesday covered the blast at Turkey-Syria border which killed many people, the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the milk project in Turkish schools as the second term took start on Monday. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

All of the Turkish dailies covered the explosion at the Cilvegozu Border Gate in Hatay province at the Turkish-Syrian border on Monday. "Traces of El-Muhaberat in bomb attack," daily MILLIYET headlined and published that all eyes were on the Syrian Intelligence Agency, the El-Muhaberat. Most of the dailies stated that 13 people were killed and many other both Turkish and Syrian citizens were wounded. Daily CUMHURIYET added, the blast happened in a vehicle with a Syrian license plate.

Most of the Turkish dailies also covered the unexpected decision of resignation by Pope Benedict XVI, which came as a surprise to the whole world. Daily ZAMAN quoted the pontiff as saying, "I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry." Referring to the pontiff's decision, the Turkish daily YENI SAFAK headlined, "Shocking resignation" and added that the 86-year old's resignation on February 28 shook the Christian world.

Turkish dailies covered the re-opening of the schools in Turkey as about 16 million pupils returned to their desks after winter break. Dailies also covered the new free milk program which provides milk to each student to support their diet. Daily CUMHURIYET added that the milk program re-started in 30.885 schools back again. According to the program, free long-life milk cartons would be distributed to kindergarten and elementary students.

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