TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEPT. 13

Turkish newspapers covered discussions around Syria’s chemical weapons stocks, the 33rd anniversary of 12 September 1980 military coup, allegations about late President Turgut Ozal’s widow Semra Ozal and the democratization package

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEPT. 13

The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Turkish newspapers covered on Friday, September 13th,  2013, news about a detailed disposal plan for Syria’s chemical weapons stocks, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks on military coups yesterday on the 33rd anniversary of 12 September 1980 military coup, allegations about late President Turgut Ozal’s widow Semra Ozal, the democratization package that is to be announced next week and the arrests made regarding the murder of a Japanese tourist in Turkey.

SABAH reports a 4-stepped plan drafted and agreed upon by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, which is about to be put in front of Assad regime in Geneva in order to dispose Syria’s chemical weapons. Syria will have to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; it will provide the locations of weapon depots and production centers; it will permit inspectors into Syria and it will accept the disposal of detected chemical weapons under the monitoring of inspectors, reports the daily.

AKSAM quotes Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as having said yesterday, on the 33rd anniversary of 12 September 1980 military coup, that they would not allow a new 12 September coup. It says PM Erdogan stated that young people are pushed to streets with similar lies today and this is not acceptable.

HURRIYET, under its headline “Prosecution is looking into it” reports that the allegations brought up by a secret witness against Semra Ozal, late president Turgut Ozal’s widow, that she was forced to poison her husband through blackmail are now under prosecution’s attention and they are being investigated.

“Ocalan is convinced” is the headline by HABER TURK to report that Turkish intelligence officials from MIT took a copy of the democratization package that is due for announcement next week to imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan and he was satisfied with the package. It says that the solution process will now continue and the crisis sparked with PKK’s announcement that they were halting the pullout from Turkey was solved.

MILLIYET covers a special story about Mustafa Bozkurt, the policeman who was badly hurt during the Al Shabab attack on Turkish embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia. The daily says Bozkurt shot 4 terrorists despite being shot and wounded by a bomb during the attack that targeted Turkish embassy on 27 July.

HURRIYET on its front page says that a suspect was taken under custody in relation to the murder of a Japanese tourist in central Anatolian city of Nevsehir and the injury of a second one. It reports that the person who was arrested previously regarding the crime was now released but the second man arrested, Fatih Uyar,  confessed his crimes against the two tourists.

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