TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MARCH 6

Turkish dailies covered the controversy between Turkish political parties over the leaked minutes of Imrali meeting, and Jordan's King Abdullah II's visit to Turkey.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MARCH 6

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All Turkish dailies covered the controversy between the political parties over the leaked minutes of Imrali meeting between the Peace & Democracy Party (BDP) delegation and head of PKK terrorist organization Abdullah Ocalan, and Jordan's King Abdullah II's visit to Turkey.

"We will announce the source of the leak as soon as possible", headlined both daily SABAH and HABERTURK, quoting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying at AK Party group meeting on Tuesday. Daily HURRIYET covered the statements of opposition leaders in response to Prime Minister Erdogan's speech. Main opposition party CHP's leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was quoted as saying, "We do not believe in liars", and MHP leader Devlet Bahceli as saying, "(Erdogan) was caught in the act". RADIKAL headlined "Erdogan's order of unity in discourse", pointing at Erdogan's demand of AK Party members to toe the line in their messages during the solution process of the Kurdish issue. RADIKAL also included the statement of co-chairperson of opposition party BDP's Gultan Kisanak that their party did not leak any information, rather it was a judicial matter.

Another topic covered by all Turkish papers was Jordan's King Abdullah II's visit to Turkey and his meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul. CUMHURIYET covered the issue with the title "The tears of the King", referring King Abdullah's moving to tears during his visit to Anitkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of Republic of Turkey. MILLIYET stated that King Abdullah also met Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek and called on the international community to take responsibility for the Syrians who took shelter in Turkey and Jordan. TURKIYE quoted President Gul after his meeting with King Abdullah as saying, "King Abdullah's visit comes at a time of important developments in the Middle East and northern Africa. Within this framework, we discussed Syria issue widely."

Some Turkish dailies also covered the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on their latest editions.

Middle East Technical University (METU-Ankara) was selected among the 60 best universities in the world and this was covered widely by Turkish press.

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