TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON SEPT 16

Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Friday issues Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's talks in Tunisia, the second stop of his historic tour of northern Africa, Besiktas' victory over Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv in the UEFA Europa League and the court's decision to sentence former Interior Minister Mehmet Agar to five years in prison for being a member of the Susurluk gang.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON SEPT 16

Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Friday issues Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's talks in Tunisia, the second stop of his historic tour of northern Africa, Besiktas' victory over Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv in the UEFA Europa League and the court's decision to sentence former Interior Minister Mehmet Agar to five years in prison for being a member of the Susurluk gang.

Sabah daily quoted Prime Minister Erdogan as telling journalists on board the plane as proceeding from Egyptian capital Cairo to Tunisia, "terrorist organization cannot expect us to display tolerance and understanding." The daily also gave place to Prime Minister Erdogan's remarks during a joint news conference with Tunisia's transitional government's Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi, "Israel cannot do whatever it wants in the eastern Mediterranean. They will see what our decisions will be on this subject. Our frigates, our assault boats will be there."

Cumhuriyet daily wrote that five policemen were injured in a bomb attack on a bus carrying young policemen to school in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir. The
assailant who hurled the grenade at the bus was captured.

Referring to the recent developments about National Intelligence Agency (MIT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan, Turkiye daily quoted Prime Minister Erdogan as saying, "it is evident that some circles targeted Fidan. This incident does not affect our fight against terrorism."

Zaman referred to Premier Erdogan's remarks during a joint news conference with Tunisia's Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi, "we hope that revolutions would not claim any lives any longer. Revolutions should take place through views, thoughts and elections." He stressed that Tunisia would prove to the whole world that Islam and democracy can co-exist, adding that a secular state had an equal distance to all religious groups.

Commenting on the establishment of a Syrian National Assembly in Istanbul in Istanbul, Yeni Safak daily wrote, "Syrian opponents gathered in Istanbul and declared establishment of the Syrian National Assembly like the one in Libya. Syrian opponents said that their target was to form a democratic state."

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Last Mod: 16 Eylül 2011, 09:40
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