TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON FEB 27

Turkish dailies covered Turkish premier's statements in regards to the peace process, jailed PKK head's road map to peace, the story of a father whose sons are with the terrorists and the 21st anniversary of the Khojaly massacre.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON FEB 27

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All Turkish dailies covered Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statements in regards to the peace process initiated with the jailed head of terrorist PKK while addressing Justice and Development (AK) Party deputies during a parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday. "We will even drink poison" headlined daily SABAH referring to Erdogan's determination of solving the terrorism problem even if it means 'drinking poison'. Erdogan criticized the Republican People's Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) for not taking steps towards the settlement of the terrorist problem in the past 30 years and said, "If they don't take any steps, then any blood that is shed will be spread on their faces and hands. War is simple but peace is difficult and we are longing for the difficult."

Moreover, "cross border withdrawal to take place in Newroz" headlined daily MILLIYET over Ocalan's road map about the peace process where Ocalan said, "If the conditions are met, I can make my call for withdrawal from Turkish territories during the Newroz process." PKK is expected to withdraw to Iraq until August 15, the anniversary of the organization's first protest, as part of the plan, was claimed in the daily.

"Both sons at mountain, one with his own will, one kidnapped" headlined daily VATAN over the story of a father whose sons are both at the mountain but for different reasons. The elder son Osman Cecan joined the terrorist PKK with his own will at age 16 whereas his younger brother Resat Cecen was kidnapped by terrorists while doing his military service. The father is hopeful about the claims that his kidnapped son would be released by the end of the week.

Most of the Turkish dailies also covered the 21st anniversary of the Khojaly massacre committed by Armenians during the Azarbaijani-Armenian war on February 26, 1992. "Azerbaijanis: We will never forget the Khojaly massacre" headlined daily ZAMAN over the massacre where 613 civilians were murdered. Thousands of people gathered at the War Memorial in Khojaly to commemorate the innocent people killed and they urged Armenia to end the Nagorno-Karabakh occupation.

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