TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON OCT 26

Turkish dailies Monday mainly covered Turkish PM Davutoglu's rally in Istanbul

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON OCT 26

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's rally in Istanbul on Sunday ahead of Nov. 1 polls dominated the front pages of the Turkish dailies on Monday.

"We were tested by terror" was MILLIYET's title.

"Our nation was tested by terror after June 7 [elections]," the daily quoted Davutoglu as saying.

On Sunday, Davutoglu said that terrorist organizations thought they could create an atmosphere of chaos in the country after June 7 [elections] but government would never allow them.

Turkey is heading for an early general election after no party succeeded in creating a ruling coalition after the June 7 poll. Over the summer, Turkey has been hit by a series of attacks including the Oct. 10 Ankara twin suicide bombings that left 102 people dead.

Turkish forces have also been fighting the terrorist group PKK since a two-and-a-half year cease-fire broke down in late July following the Suruc suicide bombing on July 20.

STAR went with the headline "The brotherhood will win" above a picture of a sea of Justice and Development (AK) Party supporters and a huge Turkish flag surfing the crowd. 

The daily said that Davutoglu reiterated that fighting to eradicate terrorism as Turkey’s early general election looms would continue and that friendship and brotherhood would win in Nov. 1 elections.

"The life and rights of each citizen are a trust conferred to us" HURRIYET cited Davutoglu as saying.

According to the paper, the prime minister said that government would continue to fight until weapons were buried, until terrorism stops, and all our mountains, plains and valleys were cleared. 

In other news, the Turkish newspapers also covered the derby Sunday evening in Turkish football's top division between two Istanbulite teams Galatasaray and Fenerbahce at the latter’s Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in Istanbul.

 Fenerbahce drew against Galatasaray 1-1.

"Equal shares in Kadikoy" MILLIYET wrote.

According to the daily Fenerbahce and Galatasaray played out a 1-1 draw in the derby. Fenerbahce's Brazilian attacking midfielder Diego scored the opener in the 37th minute while Galatasary's Olcan Adin scored in the 84th minute.

VATAN's headline read: "First Fenerbahce then Galatasaray"

This was their 381st derby. Fenerbahce has not been beaten at home by archrival since December 1999.

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