Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Monday the heinous attack against police officers in a football match, Turkish-Israeli relations, uprising in Israel and EuroBasket 2011.
Hurriyet, Milliyet, Sabah, Vatan, Cumhuriyet, Turkiye, Zaman and Yeni Safak daily newspapers all wrote about the heinous attack against police officers who were playing a soccer match in the eastern province of Tunceli. Newspapers wrote that PKK terrorists opened fire on police officers, killing one and his wife. Newspapers said eight police officers were wounded in the attack.
Zaman daily newspaper published a story regarding Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's four messages to Europe. Davutoglu referred to deadly Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara ship and said it was an issue not only between Turkey and Israel but also between Israel and international community. Davutoglu said there were also Europeans aboard that ship. Moreover, the newspaper quoted Davutoglu as saying that nobody should approach the countries experiencing Arab Spring with Crusader or colonial mentality as such a mentality could shift transformation axis. Davutoglu said Israel was pursuing a policy that did not give any chance to peace. The paper also quoted the foreign minister as saying that sectarian conflict was the biggest threat before transformation in Libya and Syria.
Turkiye daily newspaper headlined that Turkey will criticize UN's non-objective attitude toward particularly regarding pro-Israeli Mavi Marmara report during the UN General Assembly in New york on September 19.
Also, Sabah wrote that both Israeli experts and international jurists thought that Turkey would win a victory at the International Court of Justice if it resorted to the court regarding the deadly attack.
The public revolt in Israel was in the headlines of Hurriyet, Radikal, Zaman and Turkiye daily newspapers. Accordingly, 450,000 people rushed into streets to protest high cost of living in the country with 7.5 million population.
The last main topic in Turkish newspapers was the ongoing Eurobasket championship. Almost all papers defined Monday's game between Turkey and Spain as a critical one after Turkey were beaten by Poland 83-84.
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