Turkish prime minister’s remarks on Syrian refugees in New York dominated Monday’s headlines


World Bulletin / News Desk

The majority of Monday’s newspapers dedicated their front pages to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s remarks on the Syrian refugee crisis. He was speaking to Turkish journalists during a trip to New York for the UN General Assembly.

Both Aksam and Haberturk quoted Davutoglu rejecting a European proposal for refugees to remain in Turkey.

“We have agreed with Germany to form a dual structure,” he was quoted as saying. “But Turkey is not the main camp for the all Syrian refugees.”

Davutoglu's remarks came after the EU offered financial support for Turkey to halt the flow of refugees seeking to come to Europe.

“Three towns with 100,000 people capacity,” was Yeni Safak's headline on a story reporting Turkey’s proposal to build three refugee settlements in northern Syria.

“The EU will bear the cost, we will build the towns... The refugee crisis is not only Turkey's problem, it should be the problem of the world,” Davutoglu reportedly said.

Millions of Syrian refugees have fled their country since war broke out more than four years ago, with most now living in Turkey.

In sports news, the dailies covered Besiktas’s win over Istanbul football rivals Fenerbahce on Sunday.

“Eagle at the top” was Vatan’s headline, referring to Besiktas’s symbolic mascot. The club replaced Fenerbahce at the top of the Turkish league after the 3-2 win.

Last Mod: 28 Eylül 2015, 11:17
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