TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MARCH 12

Turkish dailies covered highlights of Turkish president's trip to Sweden and arrest of five people within the scope of an investigation into the car bomb explosion which occurred at Cilvegozu border gate a month ago.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MARCH 12

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All of the Turkish dailies covered the Sweden trip of Turkish President Abdullah Gul and his statements during his trip in regards to talks on resolution of Kurdish issue. "They are not a nation, they are terrorists," headlined daily TURKIYE referring to the words of Abdullah Gul who stated, "it is out of question for a nation to seek rights with weapons. Terror needs to be kept aside. We have been countering terrorists, which is also mentioned by the EU and the US." Moreover, most of the Turkish dailies covered the royal welcome of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and his spouse Queen Silvia in capital Stockholm when the Gul couple arrived. Dailies added that 60 royal cavalry guards accompanied royal carriages which brought Turkish President Gul and his spouse Hayrunnisa Gul to the courtyard of the Royal Palace in Sweden.

Another topic covered by all dailies was the detention of eight suspects regarding the investigation into the explosion that had occurred at the southern Cilvegozu border gate on February 11. "Operation Latakia", headlined YENI SAFAK referring to the operation held by Turkish police within the scope of an investigation into the car bomb explosion which occurred at Cilvegozu border crossing about a month ago. Daily YENI SAFAK stated, locations of two terrorists including a woman who left the car at the border gate then fled to Syria, were found out by dissidents. A special team who headed from Turkey held their operation near Syria's Latakia then arrested three terrorists in Turkey's southern province of Hatay. Moreover, daily RADIKAL headlined, "Traces of El-Muhaberat in Cilvegozu" and quoted Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler as saying, "Two people who carried out the explosion came with that car, then escaped to Syrian side. They were brought from there" and the daily added, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry, assailants are related to the Syrian Intelligence Agency, El-Muhaberat and that they received 35 thousand USD to carry on the act. The explosion, which had taken place at the Cilvegozu border gate on February 11, killed 14, including four Turks, and wounded 25.

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