TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON NOV 4

Wednesday’s newspapers mainly cover AKP’s post-election action plan plus airstrikes on PKK camps in northern Iraq

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON NOV 4

World Bulletin / News Desk

Newspapers on Wednesday dedicated their front-page headlines to the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) action plan to be fulfilled after Turkey’s next government is formed.

Papers also looked at a meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara after the Nov. 1 election.

HURRIYET ran with the headline: “100-day plan for [election] promises.”

The daily reported that AKP would draft an urgent plan to fulfill their economic promises as soon as the new government is formed.

The newspaper said that a commission to be set up by ministers and party officials will plan how they will realize the election promises, which included raising the monthly minimum wage to 1,300 Turkish liras (approx. $430), a gradual raise for pensions and giving grants to young entrepreneurs.

The current minimum wage is 1,000 Turkish liras net (approx. $334) per month.

Similarly, MILLIYET ran the headline: “Program of the first 100 days.”

The daily said that Davutoglu instructed party officials to prepare steps to be taken in the first 100 days of the new government.

HABERTURK covered the meeting between Davutoglu and Erdogan in the presidential complex in Ankara.

The newspaper used the headline: “After the [election] victory, Erdogan receives Davutoglu,” reporting that the first gathering after the Nov. 1 election lasted 50 minutes.

In other news, MILLIYET ran the headline: "Governors also have been detained," referring to the Tuesday's anti-‘parallel state’ operation in 18 provinces.

Turkish police detained 46 people in the operation launched in Izmir and in 17 other provinces across Turkey.

The suspects are accused of playing a role in the possible erroneous designation of defendants in another previous case in 2012.

In effect, the latter were accused in 2012 of "keeping military information and documents of a confidential nature".

"Among the 46 detainees are three governors and senior police chiefs", wrote HABERTURK.

Airstrikes on PKK camps in northern Iraq was another news item that some newspapers covered.

HABERTURK’s headline read: “30 jets destroyed 40 targets in N. Iraq.”

The paper said: “Logistic stores and camps of PKK have been razed to the ground.”

According to a statement on the Turkish General Staff's official website, Turkish Air Forces jets bombed PKK positions in Metina, Zap, Avasin-Basyan, Hakkurk, Gara and Qandil in northern Iraq as well as in Turkey's southeastern border province of Hakkari.

YENISAFAK covered the story with the headline: “PKK camps razed to the ground,” while SABAH used the headline: “Ikiyaka mountains [in eastern Turkey] spick-and-span.”

In economic news, DUNYA wrote: “Eyes are now on new economy administration.”

The daily reported that businessmen speaking to DUNYA were now looking for a strong economic administration and investment and production fields to be improved after the AKP won back a majority in the election.

On Nov. 1, Turkey’s AKP clinched victory in the country’s 26th general election by taking 59 deputies back from opposition parties compared to June 7 election.

The AKP secured 317 seats at the 550-seat Grand National Assembly, increasing its vote rate by 8.62 points. 

Last Mod: 04 Kasım 2015, 11:43
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