TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 11

Turkish dailies on Monday cover the 75th year of the demise of Ataturk, founder of Republic of Turkey, commemorated on November 10 throughout Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's visit to Iraq, Typhoon Haiyan which killed thousands of people upon hitting the Philippines, and Fenerbahce's 2-0 defeat of Galatasaray.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 11

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Turkish dailies on Monday cover the 75th year of the demise of Ataturk, founder of Republic of Turkey, commemorated on November 10 throughout Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's visit to Iraq, and Typhoon Haiyan which killed thousands of people upon hitting the Philippines.

"Five past 9" headlines Daily Vatan, referring to the time of death of Ataturk who passed away at 9:05 a.m. on November 10, 1938. Love of Ataturk is unique, the daily says. Daily life stopped at 9:05 a.m. as people observed two minutes of silence out of respect to Ataturk.

The daily also covers Typhoon Haiyan. The super typhoon wiped four islands off the map and killed at least 12,000 people. "We are ready to help," Turkey said. Gusts reached 380 kilometers an hour.

Daily Hurriyet also covers November 10. Millions took to the streets to commemorate Ataturk. Turkey witnessed one of the biggest commemorations in the history of Republic of Turkey. Hundreds of thousands of people thronged Anitkabir, Ataturk's mausoleum, in capital Ankara.

"He is everybody's Ataturk," headlines Daily Haber Turk. The daily quotes Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Edogan as saying, "Ataturk cannot be a means of polarization. There is no separate Ataturk. Veteran Mustafa Kemal is the last person that can be a cause for separation. "

The daily also covers Davutoglu's visit to Iraqi capital Baghad after two years passed. Minister Davutoglu met with Iraqi PM Maliki and Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. The daily quotes Davutoglu as saying "This visit is very important. Developing Turkish-Iraqi relations will disenable scenarios of sectarian violence."

Regarding the match between Turkey's Fenerbahce and Galatasaray soccer teams, the daily reports Fenerbahce defeated Galatasaray 2-0.

Daily Cumhuriyet headlines "We have missed you (Ataturk) a lot." People flocked to Anitkabir and took to the streets as thousands formed long queues in front of Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul where Ataturk passed away. Ataturk's house in Thessaloniki was visited a record breaking number of people.

The daily also covers the super typhoon in the Philippines as the disaster grows, noting that UN aid chief Valerie Amos is concerned the death toll will rise.

Daily Yeni Safak says " At least 10,000 killed." The typhoon which tore through the Philippines killed at least 10,000 people in just one area, the eastern Philippine city of Tacloban. There is no electricity and no water in Tacloban. There is little food in Tacloban and looting has begun.

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