TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on OCT. 31

Dailies in Turkey cover on Thursday, October 31st mostly four MPs' decision to enter the parliament with their headscarves, NSA phone tapping scandal, rockets falling in Hatay's Ceylanpinar township and a new tunnel that will cross the Bosphorus beneath the sea.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on OCT. 31

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Dailies in Turkey cover on Thursday, October 31st mostly four MPs' decision to enter the parliament with their headscarves, NSA phone tapping scandal, rockets falling in hatay's Ceylanpinar township and a new tunnel that will cross the Bosphorus.

“Support to MPs who wear headscarf is 72 percent” is what SABAH uses as headline on its front page to report a giant survey that collected answers from a mere 21 thousand people and the great support given to female MPs who have previously decided to enter the parliament with their headscarves on.

HURRIYET says four MPs from ruling AK (Justice and Development) Party, Sevde Kacar, Nurcan Dalbulak, Gulay Samanci and Gonul Sahkulubey will come to parliament with their headscarves today and the attitude of main opposition party CHP (Republican People’s Party) towards the move is wondered. The daily says the four MPs want to enter the parliament with headscarves on because they have completed their Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) duty.

BUGUN on the front page deals with the latest phone tapping scandal by US NSA and reports that the US intelligence chief has no remorse on tapping the phones of some leaders and quotes James Clapper, NSA’s director, as having said in an astonishing confession that ‘they listened to the world leaders in a bid to understand whether there was consistency between what they said and what really happened.’

MILLIYET says on the same news that NSA even listened to the phone conversations of the Pope Benedictus XVI and copied the data from Google and Yahoo databases.

ZAMAN covers the news of three mortars that fell yesterday on Hatay’s Ceylanpinar, the township where five people were killed due to rockets crossing the Turkey-Syria border and hit the Turkish soil, and the schools were closed for the day. It says that people could not leave their homes, fearing for their lives.

“Eurasia Tunnel is the remedy for traffic” is what AKSAM uses as the headline to talk about a new subterranean tunnel that will cross the Bosphorus in Istanbul and this new system will be just for motor vehicles when it is completed in 20 months from today. The tunnel will solve the traffic question in Istanbul, together with a third bridge to be built and Marmaray, the daily also says.

 

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