TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEPT. 16

Turkish dailies mainly covered the Paris visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the fate of the settlement process aimed at ending the decades-old conflict, and the 17 million students who started school

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEPT. 16

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Turkish dailies mainly covered the Paris visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who was invited by US Secretary of State John Kerry for talks on the Syria plan, the visit of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) to Imrali Island - PKK's Ocalan is imprisoned - for talks on the fate of the settlement process aimed at ending the decades-old conflict, and the 17 million students who started school on Monday after a three-month summer break

Daily MILLIYET titled "Paris invitation to Davutoglu," saying Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is going to Paris upon a surprise invitation of US Secretary of State John Kerry for talks on a US-Russian agreement on Syria's chemical weapons. The daily stated, "Davutoglu, who will meet with Kerry, will tell of Turkey's worries on chemical weapons being placed under international control."

Daily RADIKAL wrote "while US President Barack Obama calls the agreement between the US and Russia as the "success of the diplomacy," Kerry will negotiate the agreement in Paris and has invited Davutoglu by calling him to the Paris gathering."

 "Critical visit in Paris" titled Daily AKSAM, saying, "US Secretary of State John Kerry called Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu by phone and invited his counterpart to Paris for Syria talks. Within this framework, Davutoglu will hold talks with some countries, especially the US, on the latest situation in Syria."

BDP's visit to Imrali Island

Under its headline "New format from Imrali," daily HURRIYET said BDO Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtas and Parliamentary Group Deputy Chairwoman Pervin Buldan went to Imrali Island for the tenth time. The daily gave place to the message of imprisoned terrorist head Abdullah Ocalan saying, "I think we need to continue the dialogue process within the framework of a new format."

Daily RADIKAL also covered the BDP's Imrali visit saying, "the BDP team met with Abdullah Ocalan on Imrali. The visit came after the terrorist group announced that it halted the withdrawal of its militants from Turkish soil and before the 'democratization package' that the government is expected to announce. 

Daily Vatan presented the following remarks of AK Party Deputy Chairman Numan Kurtulmus on the settlement process: "The process is serious, we are not making fun of it."

17 million students start school

Daily RADIKAL titled "Seasonal Teacher" and said, "as 17 million students and more than 800,000 teachers start school, the situation of paid teachers reminds of seasonal workers." It published "10 % of teachers consist of 'paid teachers.' They don't have job security, are not paid for extra classes and become unemployed when the school term finishes every year."

Daily STAR under its headline of "The first class in the new semester is traffic safety," mentioning the first class of the school year. It said students will first take traffic safety classes and the first semester of the school year will end on Jan. 24, 2014, while the second semester will start on February 10.

Daily TURKİYE titled, "The holiday is over, school bells ring," saying, "3.5 months of holiday fell behind. School bells will ring for 17 million students today and the 2013-2014 school year will start."

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