TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEPT. 26

Dailies cover on Thursday a prison break in east of Turkey, aftershocks of Galatasaray coach Terim's sacking, and a feel-good trio in Istanbul between two musicians and a comedian

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on SEPT. 26

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Turkish dailies cover on Thursday eighteen prisoners in the eastern province of Bingol who tunnelled out of jail. At least seventeen of them were caught at the time of writing this review.

Daily MILLIYET headlines "Escape by a Meter," saying the prisoners were able to extend the tunnel they started digging with forks and knives to 75 meters, clearing the perimeter by a meter to sneak out unnoticed.

Daily STAR says the prisoners even put in the time and effort to install electric lighting within the tunnel. Daily TARAF says fourteen of them had been sentenced to death on bombing charges.

Dailies also cover Fatih Terim, manager of Turkish national football team and ex-coach of Turkish giants Galatasaray (GS), whose contract with the GS club was terminated on Wednesday over differences with the club's leadership.

Daily RADIKAL says Terim's departure pitted GS leadership against the national football federation (TFF).

Daily YENI SAFAK quotes TTF head as saying the organization did not sign a contract with Terim, in view of his relationship with GS, whose untypically ailing start to the season has raised questions on whether Terim's divided attention figures into the lackluster results. YENI SAFAK adds Terim received overwhelming support from GS fan base.

Daily HURRIYET says UEFA Cup-winning GS coach bid farewell to his players on Wednesday and told them he would be watching their performance at the stadium against Caykur Rizespor at the weekend.

Turkish dailies also covered an Istanbul concert by Turkish musician and actor Mazhar Alanson, who, in the absence of his band members from MFO (Mazhar-Fuat-Ozkan) - Ozkan was diagnosed with cancer in April - was accompanied for a jovial one-song stint by two friends, Sezen Aksu, one of the foremost female voice in modern Turkish music industry, and Cem Yilmaz, the country's most famous comedian, renowned for his one-man stand up shows and movies.

Daily MILLIYET calls the trio "MSC," which it says replaced MFO on Wednesday when Yilmaz grabbed the drumsticks and Aksu stepped on stage to dance to the tune of MFO's classic "Ele Gune Karsi."

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