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Tuesday's newspapers focused on the removal of a Turkish flag at a military compound in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir. A masked protester removed the Turkish flag on Sunday at an air force command in Diyarbakir province during protests following the deaths of two men in an illegal protest against the construction of a military outpost in the Lice district.
"The same trap," headlined daily VATAN and said the flag provocation caused anger similar to that in 1996 and 2005 when protesters took the flag down in a congress of People's Democracy Party (HADEP) in Ankara in 1996 and a group of children had attempted to burn a Turkish flag in the southern province of Mersin in 2005. Daily STAR quoted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan commenting, "They will pay" and reported that Erdogan harshly condemned the removal of a Turkish flag at a military base.
Turkish dailies also focused on the Iranian President Hasan Rouhani's visit to Ankara.
"Turkey, Iran agree to open new page in ties," ran the front page of daily HURRIYET, reporting the leaders of Iran and Turkey affirmed their plans to develop closer bilateral ties during the Ankara visit of President Rouhani. "Iranian President's visit to Turkey ushers in a new era of bilateral relations," was the headline in daily SABAH. The daily said that energy, commerce and regional developments are the center of discussions between Iranian leader Rouhani and Turkish officials, with many agreements set to be signed during the visit.
Russian top model Irina Shayk's appearance in the southern province of Antalya was covered on Tuesday by some dailies.
"Irina Shayk did not forget Soma," said daily AKSAM by adding that the famous top model Shayk, who attended a fashion show in Antalya, commemorated Soma victims. Daily HURRIYET quoted Shayk as "A mine took my father" reporting the model's empathy with the victims as her own father died in a mining incident also.
The Soma mine accident, in which 301 people died, has been the deadliest one in Turkey's recent history, surpassing an explosion in Zonguldak in 1992 which killed 263 miners.Last Mod: 10 Haziran 2014, 10:50