A row over the Greek Cypriot administration's move to launch offshore exploratory drilling for oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean has made the headlines in almost all Turkish dailies in their Tuesday editions.
HURRIYET gave the news with the headline "Drilling for Provocation," saying the Greek Cypriots had began drilling despite all warnings made by Turkey. The daily cited Turkish energy minister as saying that Ankara would soon start seismic research in the Eastern Mediterranean in cooperation with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus or the TRNC. "We are also beginning our work. A Norwegian company will do seismic studies in the accompaniment of Turkish warships," Hurriyet quoted Taner Yildiz as saying.
YENI SAFAK dubbed the Greek Cypriot side "the Pirate of the Mediterranean," saying the Greek Cypriot administration defied international laws by beginning offshore drilling
the south of Cyprus.
VATAN said Turkey made a terse warning for the Greek Cypriot side. The daily cited Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying that Turkey would take every
necessary measure including military one.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul's visit to Germany made it to the front pages of the Turkish dailies when a speech he was set to deliver in a German university was briefly
postponed due to a hoax bomb call.
TURKIYE quoted Gul as saying "I will not bow to any threat," when the German police offered him to call off the speech at the Humboldt University. "Either I deliver this speech or I am heading back to my country right away," the daily quoted the Turkish president as telling the German authorities. Gul addressed the German students in a different hall of the university later.
A court case on the killing of Turkish Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was also on the pages as an Istanbul prosecutor demanded aggravated life sentence for seven suspects including Yasin Hayal and Erhan Tuncel, the two alleged masterminds of the murder.
MILLIYET said the prosecutor also charged the suspects of being members of the alleged terrorist group of Ergenekon.
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