Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Tuesday issues Turkish President Abdullah Gul's remarks on Syria, industrial production figures and joint UN and Arab League Special Envoy on Syria Kofi Annan's meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Most of dailies wrote about President Gul's remarks at a press conference with Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi, quoting Gul as saying that there was no bilateral issue, hostility or conflict of interest between Turkey and Syria. Gul said that if a country used its army and armed forces against legitimate demands of its own people and bombarded its own people and cities, then that regime would not have legitimacy. "We hope that the world will be more sensitive on the matter," he said.
Newspapers wrote about Turkey's industrial production index which rose by 5.9 percent in May 2012 over the same month of last year. Turkish statistics authority, TurkStat, released industrial production index figures for May 2012. Accordingly, in the sub sectors of industry; mining sector decreased 4.2 percent while manufacturing sector index increased 5.8 percent, electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply index increased 7.3 percent.
Papers also published stories about Annan's meeting with Assad that lasted for two hours, quoting Annan as saying that they discussed the ways to end violence in Syria. "We agreed an approach which I will share with the opposition," Annan said. Dailies quoted Annan as saying that the meeting was positive and constructive. Later Annan proceeded to Iran to hold talks on crisis in Syria.
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