TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on JUN. 06

Friday’s newspapers covered the rescue of three girls who were abducted by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the surrender of three members of the PKK to Turkish security forces on Thursday and the murder of professor by colleague at the same university in Konya.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on JUN. 06

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Turkish dailies on Friday covered the rescue of three girls who were abducted by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the surrender of three members of the PKK to Turkish security forces on Thursday. The mothers of the two girls have been staging a sit-in protest in the south-eastern city of Diyarbakir demanding that the PKK return their children.

Daily HURRIYET runs with the headline “Five rescued”, referring to the rescue of five people including three children who had been kidnapped. The raid was conducted after a tip-off by the father of a kidnapped girl, who called her father and told him she had been abducted along with two other girls.

Families have been highly concerned and holding sit-in protests in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir since the Kurdish separatist group kidnapped an unknown number of teenagers on 23 April; Turkey's national Children's Day.

Daily SABAH runs with the headline: “From way to mountain to arms of family”, referring to reuniting kidnapped girls with their families. They were kidnapped by the separatist militant group PKK in south-eastern Turkey in Lice district of Diyarbakir in late April.

In other news, some dailies covered the murder of associate professor by his colleague in the office of the university in central Anatolian city, Konya.

Daily MILLIYET runs with the headline: “The professor of murder”, referring to a professor who confessed to killing his colleague, 42-year-old Celalettin Ozdemir, an associate professor at the engineering faculty at Konya Selcuk University who was found on Thursday in his office at the university with his throat slit.

Konya police interrogated numerous people in the university. A professor, Ahmet G. has allegedly confessed to killing Ozdemir. He was detained in Karatay district.

Dailies also covered new photos posted on social media showing a man that participated in demonstrations of both pro-Kurdish groups and Turkish nationalists, raising suspicions over whether provocateurs are inciting unrest, which has run high in Istanbul’s Gaziosmanpasa district for days.

Daily RADIKAL reported that both pro-Kurdish and Turkish nationalist 29-year-old demonstrator is in custody that was spotted in his pink T-shirt in many demonstrations photos of both groups.

Daily STAR said a man wearing same pink T-shirt was seen in photos demonstrating in Gaziosmanpasa among supporters of Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) making a victory sign that is commonly used by the group and later spotted in other photos with nationalist protesters making a hand-sign portraying a wolf that is the symbol of the nationalist groups in Turkey. 

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