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Turkish dailies on Thursday cover the highlights of the Geneva II conference in Montreux on Wednesday, the clashes between police and demonstrators protesting the new anti-protest law in Ukraine's capital Kiev, and hundreds of police officers whose posts have been changed in connection with the December 17 anti-graft operation in Turkey.
Regarding the Geneva II conference, dailies highlight in particular the altercation between Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Syrian counterpart, Walid Muallem.
Under the headline "Geneva II duel", daily Hurriyet quoted the "threatening" remarks of Muallem as saying "your own house cannot be safe when your neighbor's house is on fire". Davutoglu retorted by saying "we know very well who terrorists are," Hurriyet wrote.
"The Syrian minister blamed Turkey and the West," was Haberturk's headline. Davutoglu protested when the representatives of the Syrian regime called the people of Syria "terrorists", the daily wrote, and quoted the PM as saying "We know who the terrorists are in Syria".
Turkish newspaper Aksam went with the headline "Worse than Nurnberg", and quoted Davutoglu as saying "How can the Syrian regime deceive the international community with their entire lies? History will judge Syria's regime very badly." As for the photos of mass torture published on Monday, Davutoglu said nothing like that has happened seen since Nurnberg, the daily wrote.
The hundreds of police officers whose posts have been changed in connection with the December 17 anti-graft operation in Turkey is another story covered by the Turkish dailies on Thursday.
"470 more removed from post in Ankara" headlined Posta, and said that the total number of police officers whose posts have been changed within the last month in Turkish capital amounts to 1,350.
"Bloody day in Kiev, 5 killed," Hurriyet headlined to cover the Wednesday clashes between police and demonstrators protesting the new anti-protest law in Ukraine's capital. Hundreds were wounded in the protests, the daily wrote. The police launched the biggest operation so far in order to break down the barriers set up by protestors, it added.
Daily Star used the headline "Kiev streets covered in blood". Ukraine's Prime Minister Azarov declared the opposition "terrorists", and ordered the police to use arms in order to establish order, the daily wrote. Star further wrote that the opposition said they do not recognize President Yanukovych, and announced former boxing champion Klitschko as the new president.Last Mod: 23 Ocak 2014, 12:03