Turkish dailies on Friday cover the repercussions of new photographs of war crimes in Syria, released on Thursday, said to show torture committed by regime forces, the ongoing clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against government in Ukraine's capital Kiev, the Turkish Central Bank's intervention on the US dollar, and the cause of the deplorable bus crash in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri, that killed 21 people and wounded dozens more.
New photographs obtained by Anadolu Agency (AA) on Thursday
Daily YENI SAFAK headlined "Beyond Savagery" regarding the new photographs that appeared to show Syrian dissidents killed at various military bases in Damascus. The images showed marks of torture on the corpses whose eyes were burnt and gouged out, and organs dismembered.
Daily TARAF headlined "13 more gruesome photos of opponents in Syria" referring to the distribution of 13 more photos to the press on Thursday and said a commission of the UN Human Rights Council began to examine the photographs shown as evidences of war crime by the Syrian regime.
Ukraine's squares witness harsh clashes
Daily HURRIYET headlined "Shot by snipers" saying that two of five protesters who died at Ukrainian protests were allegedly shot dead by snipers. Kiev's Maidan Square, the center of demonstrations, had a critical day on Thursday, the daily said. Opposition leaders met with President Viktor Yanukovich for a second time, and one opposition leader, Arseniy Yatsenyuk talked of a big opportunity to end the political turmoil and violence gripping the capital, it added.
Daily TARAF's headlined "Pro-EU protesters seize squares" referring to the demonstrators taking control of the European Square during the ongoing clashes and setting up barricades up to three meters. The capital turned into a "theater of war" and the opposition threatened that the protesters would attack unless early elections were called for, TARAF added.
Turkish Central Bank's intervention in dollar
"Dollar hits peak" daily MILLIYET headlined stating that the Turkish Central Bank intervened on the US dollar when it hit 2.30 and it did hit this mark despite a $4 billion sale.
The bus crash in Kayseri province shakes Turkey
"Massacre-like travel" was the title daily TURKIYE selected to describe the deadly bus crash in central Turkey on Thursday. A bus carrying up to 50 passengers veered off the road in Kayseri's Pinarbasi town, killing 21, the daily wrote.
The road was icy and the bus slid down a slope, it added, and said that the bus didn't have suitable tires for winter conditions.