TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on JAN. 13

Turkish dailies cover a heated debate at the Turkish parliament on a bill submitted by ruling AK Party lawmakers to introduce amendments to Turkey's top judicial body, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK).

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on JAN. 13
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Turkish dailies on Monday cover a heated debate at the Turkish parliament on a bill submitted by ruling AK Party lawmakers to introduce amendments to Turkey's top judicial body, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), and a 14-year-old child bride who has been found dead, shot by a gun in her home in the southeastern Turkish city of Siirt.

Under striking headlines such as "What a destiny! Married at 12, mother at 13, died at 14" by HURRIYET, "Turkey's Destiny" by Vatan, and "Latest tragedy of child brides" by HABERTURK, Turkish dailies on Monday widely covered the story of a 14-year-old child bride who has been found dead on Sunday, shot by a gun in the head in her home in the southeastern city of Siirt. 

Kader is one of the estimated 181,000 child brides in Turkey, whose husband was conscripted to the army to perform his military service when she was 7 months pregnant, HURRIYET said. She was found dead in her home with a gunshot in the head not long after losing her newly-born baby. The groom's family was quoted as saying that Kader was depressed because of the death of her prematurely-born baby, and committed suicide. The provincial public attorney started an investigation into the suspicious death, the daily noted.

"Kader is the latest victim," said VATAN, making note of the fact that 130,000 girls under 18 years of age got married in Turkey in the last three years. Kader had a one-year-old baby when she gave birth to her second child at only 7 months, and the baby died shortly afterwards, VATAN said. 

HABERTURK wrote that Kader's prematurely-born baby died only three weeks ago, and her one-year-old first-born is not even registered yet. Five child brides died in 2013 alone, the daily noted.

 A heated debate at a committee in the Turkish parliament on the HSYK bill is another story widely covered by the dailies on Monday.

"HSKY battle goes on," daily RADIKAL headlined, wroting that the third day of the debate on a bill submitted by ruling AK Party lawmakers to introduce amendments to Turkey's top judicial body, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors was a 'battle ground' again.

Daily ZAMAN wrote that the debate on the bill, which proposes the transfer of the Board's authorities to the Minister of Justice, escalated into a physical confrontation when Omer Faruk Eminagaoglu, chairman of a judges' and prosecutors' union, wanted to speak on the floor. AK party members called Eminagaoglu a "provocateur", and told him to leave the committee meeting.

Daily HABERTURK wrote that the committee debating the bill was "prepared" on Sunday with an ambulance outside the parliament was on standby as a precautionary measure.

englishnews@aa.com.tr- Turkish dailies on Monday cover a heated debate at the Turkish parliament on a bill submitted by ruling AK Party lawmakers to introduce amendments to Turkey's top judicial body, the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), and a 14-year-old child bride who has been found dead, shot by a gun in her home in the southeastern Turkish city of Siirt.

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