Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Monday issues the ongoing violence and bombings in Syria and the sovereignty of Syrian Kurdish, the Turkish helicopter which fell down in south eastern of Turkey on Sunday because of a technical failure during landing and the high number of road accidents during the weekend. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Several Turkish dailies covered road accidents which happened on the Turkish highways during the weekend. Daily ZAMAN headlined "Excessive Speed Brought Disaster" and stated that 43 people lost their lives on the Turkish roads during the weekend. ZAMAN quoted from official figures that in the past decade 43,140 people lost their lives in car accidents in Turkey.
Moreover, one of the mostly covered topics of Monday was the ongoing violence in Syria and the Esselame Border Gate being controlled by the Syrian opposition forces on Sunday. Daily SABAH headlined that the Syrian opposition forces controlling the border gate with arms. The Esselame Border Gate is across from the Turkish province of Kilis. Turkish troops have been taking tight security measures along the Turkish-Syrian border. Daily RADIKAL headlined "Syrian Kurdish is on their way to sovereignty" and pointed the captured government places by Syrian Kurdish without clashing with the government officials.
Lastly, Turkish dailies focused on their Monday edition the Turkish helicopter which fell down during landing. Five Turkish troops were killed and 7 others were wounded in Yuksekova town of the south-eastern province of Hakkari on Sunday. Daily SABAH headlined and wrote that, "According to a statement released from Turkish General Staff that the helicopter fell down because of engine failure."
AALast Mod: 23 Temmuz 2012, 10:05