TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON JAN 31

Today Turkish dailies covered the fatal explosion at a factory, leader of Turkish ruling party's statements in regards to new constitution and kidnapping attempt of Syrian opposition figure by Syrian agents in Turkey.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON JAN 31

Turkish dailies on Thursday covered the explosion at a factory in southeastern province of Gaziantep, leader of Turkish ruling party's (AKP) statement to go ahead with own draft on new constitution if commission fails and Syrian agents' attempt to kidnap an opposition figure through the Turkish border. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Most of the Turkish dailies covered the explosion at a metal works factory in Gaziantep. "No need for training" headlined daily SABAH at the incident where seven people lost their lives and another seven were injured due to the explosion of the steam boiler. The factory adminstration was preparing to organize an occupational safety training and one employer had not come to work on the day as "he knew and warned" the employer it wasn't safe, according to the daily. It is also stated two of the people who lost their lives were Syrians.

Another story covered by most of the Turkish dailies was the statements of the Prime Minister and president of the ruling Development and Justice Party (AKP) Recep Tayyip Erdogan. "We will make the new constitution with the people" headlined daily YENI SAFAK over Erdogan's words of presenting their own proposal to the parliament if the multi-party panel tasked with drafting the new constitution fails to do so by the end of March. Erdogan said, "If we get the support we expect in the parliament, we will submit our own work to our people and we will hold a referendum."

Lastly, most of the Turkish dailies covered four Syrian agents' attempt to abduct a Syrian opposition figure from the southern province of Hatay, who is said to be a lawyer, through the border gate in the town of Yayladagi to cross back into Syria. "How dare" headlined daily VATAN over the kidnapping and the clashes during day time where all four were captured upon the information provided by the Turkish National Intelligence Service (MIT).

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