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Turkish dailies cover on Thursday Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting with Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of the Kurdish regional government in the north of Iraq, German chancellor Angela Merkel's approval of dual-citizenship right for Germany-born Turkish immigrants, Dubai's being named the host city of Expo 2020, Italy's ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's expulsion from Senate and " relative ceasefire" on Syria crisis between Turkey and Iran.
Daily Vatan headlines "Victory of Turks". Merkel retreated, Germany-born Turkish immigrants will have a dual citizenship. Immigrants' children had to choose between their original citizenship or German citizenship by age 23, according to a legislation since 2000. Merkel has always been a "strong defender" of this legislation but had to agree on dual-citizenship right of the Germany-born Turkish immigrants.
Daily Yeni Safak says "EXPO goes to Dubai." Dubai was chosen to host Expo 2020. Turkey's Izmir, one of the four bidders, got disappointed after being eliminated. Dubai beat Izmir, Russia’s Ekaterinburg and Brazil’s Sao Paulo in a vote in Paris on Wednesday.
The daily also covers the "relative ceasefire" on Syria crisis between Turkey and Iran ahead of a planned international peace conference. The daily quoted Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying "Turkey and Iran agree on a relative ceasefire for a successful Geneva 2 Conference."
Daily Haber Turk says "Expo dream wilts till another spring". Turkey's Izmir was eliminated in the second round of voting to host Expo 2020 by delegates in Paris. Dubai won to host Expo 2020. Izmir received 36 votes while Dubai advanced to the final round and got 116 votes in the final round.
The daily also covers Berlusconi's oust from Senate. Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who is accused of tax fraud, was expelled from the country's Senate. He faces a six-year ban from politics.
Daily Hurriyet says "Important agreement for Turks" in reference to Angela Merkel's approval of dual-citizenship right for Germany-born Turkish immigrants. Merkel has appeased for the first time by agreeing on granting dual citizenship to Turkish immigrants.
The daily also reports that Turkey and Iran called for a ceasefire to parties in Syria ahead of the Geneva 2 Conference. Davutoglu on his visit to Tehran, Iran, said Turkey will work with Iran to ensure that arms will be laid down as soon as possible.
Daily Sabah cover's Barzani's Ankara visit and cites Erdogan as saying "I promise I will visit Irbil ". Erdogan said Turkey pays attention to develop relations with all segments in Iraq without discrimination.
It also quoted Safin Dizaei, the spokesperson for the Kurdish regional government in the north of Iraq, as saying "The meeting in Ankara has ended in a positive and friendly atmosphere."Last Mod: 28 Kasım 2013, 11:34