TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 21

Dailies in Turkey cover the ongoing debates on closure plans for prep schools, the end of a parliament commission for a new constitution and the funeral of prominent drama actor Nejat Uygur on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 21

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Dailies in Turkey cover the ongoing debates on closure plans for prep schools, the end of a parliament commission for a new constitution and the funeral of prominent drama actor Nejat Uygur on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

MILLIYET quotes Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying “We are not the government of a certain group but the whole nation, there is no return (from the decision)” on the closure of prep schools that provide private education to high school students in preparatory phase for university entrance exams.

AKSAM also quotes on the front page PM Erdogan as having said yesterday during a televised Q&A session with reporters that “the decision of closing prep schools was a reform in education and they will not take a back step in reforms”.

SABAH, an affiliate of private ATV channel that broadcast the program that hosted Prime Minister, uses the headline that Prime Minister has ended the debates on prep schools closure plans by saying that “the prep school issue is a transformation project and there will be no back steps on the issue”.

On its front page, MILLIYET also reports that the parliament commission responsible of preparation of a new constitution has come to an end as Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek left the commission, criticizing the political parties that formed the commission for not trying to reach a consensus and saying “it is impossible to reach a result (in the commission)”. “I have left (the commission) and that’s it, it was not possible to take any results in 25 months”, the daily also quotes a very disappointed Cicek as saying.

Almost all dailies share today the news of a funeral of Nejat Uygur, a loved and prominent drama actor.

“Nejat Uygur was sent off” is what YENI SAFAK used to report a ceremony held at Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall.

MILLIYET uses the headline “He left the laughter for us” and says a short film shown at the ceremony created sentimental moments. It also says Uygur was then sent off by thousands for his final journey.

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