Turkish dailies on Friday covered Palestine's acceptance as "non-member observer state" in the UN, lifting parliamentary immunities of ten deputies of Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and NATO's statement of considering Turkey's borders NATO borders. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
All dailies covered Palestine's winning upgraded UN status. 138 countries voted in favor of Palestine's bid, while nine voted against and 41 countries abstained in the voting in the UN General Assembly. Daily YENI SAFAK said that Palestine's acceptance as a historic victory despite hindering efforts by the US and Israel.
Dailies also covered lifting parliamentary immunities of 10 BDP deputies on charges that they have links to terrorist organization PKK. Summary of proceedings of ten deputies were sent to the Turkish Parliament for discussion.
Turkish President Gul said, "There are similar examples from our recent political history. We should not push ourselves down dead ends" referring to the troubles Turkey faced after lifting of immunities of MPs of Kurdish origin in 1994.
Another topic that was covered was NATO's statement of regarding Turkey's borders as NATO borders. NATO Allied Land Commander Lt. Gen. Frederick Ben Hodges said, the patriot missiles were only for defensive purposes, and added "Turkey's border is NATO's border. In case of an attack the North Atlantic Council will gather immediately."
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 30 Kasım 2012, 10:51