TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MAY 17

Turkish dailies covered Friday the press meeting of Turkish PM Erdogan and US President Obama, the crisis between EP's Socialist Swoboda and Turkey's main opposition leader Kilicdaroglu and Turkish President Gul's statements over Reyhanli blasts.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MAY 17

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All of the dailies covered the joint press meeting of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Barack Obama which was held in Washington, US on Thursday. "Agreed for an Assad-free Syria" and published, "There is no choice of a military option, continue with diplomatic pressure."

MILLIYET's correspondents who followed the press conference quoted Obama as saying they were resolute for Assad's fall and would continue working with Turkey closely. "Assad to go", headlined daily YENI SAFAK and said, the three hours long meeting between Erdogan and Obama covered the Syria issue and quoted Erdogan as saying, Turkey and US were in "full agreement" over Syria issue.

Daily ZAMAN touched on Erdogan's Gaza visit and published, Palestine issue was covered during the meeting between Erdogan and Obama too. Erdogan gave the details of his Gaza trip upon a question and said, the trip was planned for June. More, he added, he would visit West Bank too.           

Backstage of Kilicdaroglu-Swoboda crisis          

Daily TURKIYE quoted Hannes Swoboda, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, as saying, "I understood why CHP could not become the ruling party", over the crisis between him and main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu as Turkish party leader compared Erdogan to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad the other day. Swoboda explained the backstage of the crisis between him and Kilicdaroglu and said, "This kind of comparison is not acceptable. If you are a guest, then you have to obey the rules." The daily also covered the press meeting of CHP leader Kilicdaroglu at his arrival in Istanbul airport where he said, "he cancelled the meeting with Swoboda."           

Turkish President Gul's Reyhanli visit          

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul visited Reyhanli town which is near the Syrian border and was rocked by two deadly car bomb blasts on May 11. Daily SABAH headlined, "We will not allow the chaos to spread" and published Gul's messages during his visit to Reyhanli where 51 people were killed. The daily quoted President Gul as saying, "We will never allow what happens in Syria to spread to Turkey. Our government will make responsible ones to pay for it."

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