TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MARCH 7

PM Erdogan's call against violence against women, parliamentary committe's Uludere report and Turkish referee Cakir's performance at Old Trafford in Manchester, England are among the mostly covered subjects in today's papers.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MARCH 7

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Turkish dailies covered Prime Minister Erdogan's statement on violence against women. "Barbarity" headlined HABERTURK and quoted Erdogan as saying "Every barbarian who intends to show aggression towards women will be punished by law." Turkish dailies also covered Erdogan's comments on Turkish women's role in finding a solution to the Kurdish issue, with ZAMAN quoting Erdogan as saying "Terrorism would stop if all the women in Turkey stood up and said 'stop.' ..We expect brave Turkish women to step forward and say 'Stop this violence and pain."

Some Turkish dailies covered the report approved by the parliament on Uludere incident where an airstrike by Turkish fighter jets in the southeastern province of Sirnak left 34 citizens dead. HURRIYET covered the report-s approval by 5 votes to 3 within Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, saying the committee's report contains no accusations nor holds anyone accountable, but states there was a "lack of coordination" between military and civilian officials.

All Turkish dailies covered Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir-s decision during the Champions League soccer match between Manchester United and Real Madrid to send off a United player for serious foul play."(The decision) divided the world", headlined daily HABERTURK, quoting English referee Graham Poll as saying "He refereed magnificently" and published other pundits' opinions both in favor of and against Cakir's performance. "UEFA to fine Sir Ferguson for Cakir" headlined STAR, referring to the disciplinary proceedings opened by the Union of European Football Associations against United manager Sir Alex Ferguson for not turning up for post-match media conference in protest of Cakir-s decision. MILLIYET covered former referee and UEFA observer Collina's evaluation of Cakir's performance, saying he found it satisfactory but warned Cakir for not booking Ferdinand for his reaction to Cakir's decision to send off his teammate.

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