Turkish dailies covered in their Thursday editions an Istanbul prosecutor call for Turkey's top spy and a former intelligence head and his deputy to testify in a case over an alleged urban network of the outlawed organization PKK, Turkish prime minister's telephone meeting with Russian president over Syria, Turkish foreign minister's remarks on Syria, and Turkish government's plan to build a financial district in Istanbul.
"Snatch in state," daily CUMHURIYET headlined over Istanbul prosecutor Sadrettin Sarikaya's order for Hakan Fidan, under secretary of the National Intelligence Organization, or MIT, and a former head of the organization as well as his deputy for testimony under an ongoing investigation into "the Kurdistan Communities' Union/Turkey Council, or KCK, the alleged urban establishment of the terrorist PKK group. The daily said the intelligence officers were called for testimony over a meeting in Oslo between MIT and the PKK. The daily said the government had expressed support for Fidan as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the MIT chief had held the Oslo meeting under orders from the government. Daily VATAN said Fidan and the other MIT officers were unlikely to go for testimony.
Daily TURKIYE wrote about a telephone conversation between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Syria unrest. The daily reported that the Russian president expressed opposition to foreign intervention in Syria as Erdogan said the existing Syrian regime had lost its legitimacy. The daily said Erdogan called for a solution under the United Nations roof despite recent veto of Russia and China of a resolution on Syria.
"We will not let any more bloodshed in Syria," daily TURKIYE quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu when commenting on a latest pledge Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made to Russia to end violence in the country. "He gave his word to Turkey as well, promises that had gone unfulfilled. We won't let him spill any more blood by buying time," Davutoglu said.
"Heart of money," daily HURRIYET headlined when telling the story over Turkish government's project to build a new financial district in Istanbul, details of which were made public on Wednesday by Environment and Urbanization Minister Erdogan Bayraktar. The daily said the project would include four sub-districts of private companies and auditing firms, banks and finance institutions, hotels and houses as well as a modern grand bazaar, and schools and a mosque. The daily said the financial district would employ 30 thousand people.
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