TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON SEPT 23

Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Friday's issue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's address to the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the oil exploration vessel that will set sail for the Mediterranean, and hike in USD against Turkish lira.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON SEPT 23

Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Friday's issue Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's address to the 66th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the oil exploration vessel that will set sail for the Mediterranean, and hike in USD against Turkish lira (TL).

Almost all the newspapers headlined Erdogan's address to the UN, whereas Sabah daily newspaper wrote that Erdogan gave clear messages regarding tragedies in the world and recent developments from Somalia to Palestine, from Arab Spring to Israel and Cyprus.

Sabah quoted Erdogan as saying that the UN was not showing a leadership that would boost humanity's hopes, and saying that it was Israel who used phosphate and atomic bombs, and there were not any sanctions against it. Erdogan said Turkey had no problems with the Israeli people. The paper also quoted Erdogan as saying that the Greek Cypriot administration should end initiatives that could cause tension in the region, otherwise Turkey would do what it had to do.

Turkiye newspaper said Erdogan accused the UN of protecting interests of some certain countries, and harshly criticized Israel's Palestine policy, while Zaman wrote that Erdogan called on world leaders to support the initiative for Palestine's recognition.

Another topic covered by Turkish dailies was the oil exploration vessel that will set sail for the Mediterranean. Almost all the papers published a story on this issue, while Yeni Safak referred to Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz's remarks. Yildiz has announced that the "Piri Reis" seismic research vessel will set sail for the Mediterranean under the agreement on the delimitation of the continental shelf signed between Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

Some of the daily newspapers wrote about hike in USD. In a related story, Cumhuriyet said European markets and Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) lost 5 percent in value. USD had a historic peak, and broke a record by reaching 1.846 against TL on Thursday. One USD closed the day at 1.841 TL.

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