TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEP. 03

Wednesday's newspapers cover President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement regarding the new presidential palace in Ataturk Orman Ciftligi, which will replace Cankaya Palace, as well as the crash of Turkish F-16 fighter jet crash in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEP. 03

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Wednesday's newspapers cover President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statement regarding the new presidential palace in Ataturk Orman Ciftligi, which will replace Cankaya Palace, as well as the Turkish F-16 fighter jet crash in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.

"Farewell to Cankaya" headlines HURRIYET as President Erdogan announced that his place of residence would now be a new building in the Ataturk Orman Ciftligi, a recreational forest area in Ankara.

Located in the Cankaya district in the Turkish capital Ankara, Cankaya Palace had been the official residence of the president of the Republic of Turkey for 91 years. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, first president of the Turkish Republic, resided at the palace from 1921 to 1932.

VATAN runs the headline, "Erdogan to abandon Cankaya". The daily reports that the new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will now use Cankaya Palace as his residence.

Former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected president of Turkey on August 10.

Davutoglu, who had been the country's foreign minister since 2009, was elected chairman of the Justice and Development Party, also known as AK Party, on August 21 at an extraordinary congress and became, de facto, Prime Minister.

Turkish dailies today are also covering the crash of a Turkish F-16 fighter jet in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.

HABER TURK reports that the female pilot and her colleague sustained no injuries in Tuesday’s crash. The daily says that the aircraft, part of the Diyarbakir 8th Command, came into contact with an electricity pylon and crashed.

Officially, the Turkish General Staff said that the exact cause of the accident was not known and the two flyers were in good health.

MILLIYET headlines "F-16 crashes, female pilot unharmed," reporting that the crew of the Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter plane that crashed in Diyarbakir were in good health.

All military and civilian flights in the area have been suspended.

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