TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON FEB 13

Today Turkish dailies covered aftermath of blast at Turkey-Syria border, France's opening a chapter in Turkey's EU accession process and demise of Tekin Akmansoy, Turkish film and theatre actor.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON FEB 13

Turkish dailies on Wednesday covered the aftermath of the blast at Turkey-Syria border, France's removing the blockage on Chapter 22 in the EU accession process and the demise of well known Turkish film and theatre actor Tekin Akmansoy. 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. "Bombing aimed at Idlib process," daily YENI SAFAK headlined over the Syrian opposition's claim that the blast was directed at them following their decision to initiate negotiation talks with the Damascus government. A delegation including leaders from the Syrian opposition was to pass from the Cilvegozu border into Turkey to hold peace talks, however, they had a near miss as they gave a break half an hour earlier, according to the daily.

Most of the Turkish dailies also covered France's announcement that it would assist Turkey in opening one of the five chapters once blocked by Paris for Ankara's long-stalled EU membership talks. "France cleared the way for EU" headlined daily MILLIYET following Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's meeting with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius who said, "To start with, we are opening the 22nd chapter."

Turkish dailies also covered the demise of well known film and theatre actor Tekin Akmansoy at the age of 89. "Nuri Kantar saddened everyone" headlined daily HURRIYET referring to his role in the Turkish TV series "Kaynanalar" that was on TV for 30 years. The daily stated that he was under treatment in hospital for one week, diagnosed from pneumonia.

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