TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on FEB. 14

Turkish dailies on Friday cover Turkey's 5th satellite, Turkey-Afghansitan-Pakistan Trilateral Summit in Ankara, and DHKP-C militant arrested in Greece.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on FEB. 14

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Turkish dailies on Friday cover the launch of Turkey's 5th satellite, Turkey-Afghansitan-Pakistan Trilateral Summit in Ankara, and the DHKP-C militant arrested in Greece.

Launch of Turkey's 5th satellite

Daily TURKIYE headlines "Dede Korkut route for TURKSAT" reporting that Turkey will add one more satellite to its space fleet as TURKSAT 4A Communication Satellite - Turkey´s fifth to be put into orbit - will be launched on Friday from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan, where the story teller "Dede Korkut" of the famous book named after him consisting of a series of Turkmen epic stories pointed as saying "This place will be the center of the world one day."

Turkey-Afghansitan-Pakistan Trilateral Summit in Ankara

Most of the Turkish dailies covered the 8th Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Summit meeting hosted by Turkish President Abdullah Gul in Turkish capital Ankara.

Daily AKSAM publishes "Cankaya's agenda is Taliban" as it writes Thursday's meeting focused on the Afghan peace negotiations with the Taliban, the ongoing presidential election process and improving security in Afghanistan and the wider region.

The daily quoted President Gul during the trilateral meeting with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif as saying "It is impossible to build permanent peace in the wider region without the maintenance of security in Afghanistan."

Daily SABAH says "Trilateral summit with four leaders" for the meeting of Turkey's President Abdullah Gul, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Turkey’s PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Cankaya Presidential Palace on Thursday.

The daily added that the dialogue process between Afghanistan and Pakistan was discussed in detail under the mediation of Turkey.

Daily MILLIYET writes on the joint press conference held after the trilateral summit, where Turkish President answered a question on Turkey's new draft bill on the internet saying "There are a few troublesome issues, but we are working on them."

DHKP-C militant arrested in Greece

Another topic largely covered by Turkish dailies was the Greek police's capture and the detention of the fugitive suspect for the assasination of a Turkish businessman Ozdemir Sabanci. The capture along with the other four members of the leftist armed group, the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP-C) in a Monday anti-terror operation called "Code Black Mission" was also examined.

Daily VATAN headlines "'Hristo' for 15 years" when referring to the Greek media reports commenting that Turkey's highly sought-after fugitive and assasination suspect Ismail Akkol, has been living in Greece for the last fifteen years using the alias "Hristo."

Daily AKSAM publishes "50 questions posed to Greek police" referring to the Turkish anti-terror team of five consisting of officials from National Intelligence MIT and the Turkish police that have flown to Athens to attend the interrogation of the DHKP/C militants. The team will submit a list of 50 questions to the Greek police to be asked to the militants.

Turkish PM's son will sue December 17 prosecutors for damages

"My son to sue those prosecutors" writes Daily MILLIYET quoting Turkish PM Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, while he addressed the former Justice and Development (AK) Party deputies, that his son Bilal Erdogan along with other minister's sons linked to the December 17 anti-graft operation will file a lawsuit for damages against the prosecutors launching the operation.

The anti-graft probe caused political turmoil when it led to the arrest of the sons of two former ministers. A major cabinet reshuffle followed, partly to deal with the crisis and in part to replace several ministers nominated for mayor in local elections in March.

Daily MILLIYET also quotes "Midnight surprise" referring to ruling AK Party's introduction late on Thursday of a new draft bill proposing changes on the market calculation system so as to replace the current Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) with Domestic Price Index (DPI).

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