TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on MAR. 28

On Friday, Turkish dailies mainly cover Thursday's leaking of a wiretapped security meeting between Turkey’s intelligence agency chief Hakan Fidan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Deputy Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler. Turkish telecommunications’ decision to block YouTube access and the Turkish PM’s heavy condemnation of a leaked wiretap of a security meeting regarding Syria.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on MAR. 28

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On Friday, Turkish dailies covered three main topics. The undercover wiretapping of a conversation between Turkey’s intelligence agency chief Hakan Fidan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Deputy Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler on possible threats to the Tomb of Suleyman Shah which is sovereign Turkish territory in Aleppo, Syria, which was released on Thursday.

Secondly, the decision by the Turkish telecommunications’ authority (TIB) to block YouTube access. Lastly, Turkish PM’s, Recep Tayyip Erdogan's heavy condemnation of a leaked security meeting about Syria.

"Turkish condition is desperate" was the headline in Daily MILLIYET regarding the secret recording of a high profile security meeting in which high-ranking Turkish officials discuss threats against Turkish territory in Syria. Milliyet also quoted Turkish Foreign Minister’s "declaration of war" against Turkey.

An "unworthy betrayal" was how dailies YENI SAFAK, TURKIYE, STAR, AKSAM, YENI AKIT and SABAH described the release of the illegal wiretap.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s criticised the "parallel state" and its actions as an act of "immorality, villainy, abjectness, and ignominy".

They also carried on their front page Turkish foreign minister’s condemnation of a parallel state saying that it is a "declaration of war against Turkey".

"The Turkey's most hidden secrets were leaked," read daily HURRIYET’s headline.

Turkish dailies also covered the blocking of access to video-sharing website YouTube, hours after the leak of a wiretapped conversation of top security officials discussing possible military action in Syria.

Daily HABERTURK headlined "Turkey blocked YouTube, days after Twitter ban for national security".

Last Mod: 28 Mart 2014, 11:19
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