TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on JUN. 26

Mostly Turkish dailies dedicated their front pages to news about Turkey's upcoming presidential elections on August 10 and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's possible nomination.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on JUN. 26

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Mostly Turkish dailies dedicated their front pages to news about Turkey's upcoming presidential elections on August 10 and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's possible nomination.

VATAN headlined: "I will be active at presidential palace," quoting Erdogan as saying, "If I become president, I will never remain passive," during his visits to the opposition parties.

Similarly, MILLIYET used the title "I will never remain passive," referring to Erdogan's answers yesterday to questions about his possible presidential ambitions. Erdogan said at his party's parliamentary group meeting Tuesday that the party will declare its candidate on July 1.

The front page of today’s STAR reads "According to us, it is Erdogan." The paper said that the clearest statement came from Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, quoting him as saying, "I hope our prime minister's nomination will be announced on July 1. We wish like that."

HABERTURK covered the visit of Necirvan Barzani, prime minister of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq's north, to Turkey under the title, "Barzani coming for ISIL." The daily reported that Barzani will arrive in Turkey on Thursday upon Erdogan's invitation. The paper said that their agenda will be ISIL, the militant group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

"Frightening unity" was the title in the VATAN, referring to the allegiance between the ISIL and al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group. By running a photo of the groups' commanders hugging, the paper said that ISIL and al-Nusra Front commanders celebrated their allegiance by hugging each.

In another news story, HURRIYET quoted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as saying, "Let's stand together." The paper mentioned Kerry's meeting with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu and included Kerry's remarks saying "There are numbers of issues in Syria and Iraq that we need to stand together on."

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