TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MAY 9

Turkish dailies covered Thursday the start of the withdrawal of PKK from Turkey, Iranian man rescued from execution at the very last moment, the detention and release of Al Quds mufti, Assad's African mercenaries and the review of the Customs Union Agreement between Turkey and the EU after 17 years

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MAY 9

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All of the dailies covered the withdrawal of PKK from Turkey, which started at 3 a.m. last night. Daily YENI SAFAK published "MIT eyes the withdrawal at 17 points," saying terrorists are crossing the border quietly in the darkness as the Turkish Intelligence set up bases to monitor the withdrawal.

Daily YENI SAFAK also quoted Turkish Premier Erdogan as saying "It shouldn't turn into a show." Daily VATAN headlined "50 PKK terrorists on the first day," mentioning the terrorists left Turkey from Hakkari rural and headed for the camps in the northern Iraq at first phase of the withdrawal.

Daily SABAH published "The withdrawal begins: eyes on the border," saying that terrorists move far from military areas.          

Iranian man rescued from execution

Dailies also covered an Iranian man, sentenced to death penalty for killing a soldier, survived execution at the very last moment. Daily VATAN headlined "Got off the hook," mentioning that the rope around his neck was cut at the very last moment as the victim's family shouted "We forgive him." Daily VATAN also highlighted that the death penalty can be revoked only by the victim's family according to the Sharia law in Iran.

Daily HURRIYET also published "They get him off the hook" saying that the convict was laid down the gallows on the brink of dying, thanks to a forgiving member of victims' family.           

The detention and release of Al Quds mufti          

Daily YENI SAFAK published "The ban on Al Quds" referring to the detention of Al Quds mufti by Israeli soldiers on Wednesday. Daily YENI SAFAK detailed the detention, mentioning the clashes because of Israeli soldiers' blockade on Palestinians' entry to Al Aqsa Mosque and Al Quds mufti's release on late Wednesday.           

Assad's African mercenaries          

Daily TURKIYE headlined "Assad's African mercenaries" in an exclusive of Assad's gathering new African soldiers as mercenary as most of his officers fled, mentioning Tuareg mercenary in Gadhafi's army are now fighting in Syria for Assad regime with a salary of 500 dollars.           

The review of the Customs Union Agreement between Turkey and the EU after 17 years           

Daily RADIKAL covered the review of the Customs Union Agreement between Turkey and the EU after 17 years. Daily RADIKAL published "Customs Union on the table after 17 years," saying Turkey chose the World Bank as arbitrator by reconciling with the European Union to review the Customs Union Agreement which it deemed as "double-standard."      

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