Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Tuesday issue the killing of a police captain in a PKK attack in the eastern province of Tunceli, Turkey's victory over Spain in EuroBasket 2011, and Turkey-Israel relations.
Hurriyet, Milliyet, Sabah, Vatan, Cumhuriyet, Turkiye, Zaman and Yeni Safak daily newspapers all wrote about the police captain Cem Kerman and his wife Dilay Turan Kerman who both were killed when PKK terrorists staged an attack while police officers were playing a football match in Tunceli.
The newspapers wrote that Captain Cem was the first one PKK terrorists shot. The captain, who was wounded, tried to reach his wife who was also shot by terrorists as she was watching the football game. The terrorists again opened fire on Captain Cem and killed him. On the other hand, a terrorist tried to set off the bombs in his pockets by entering the field where 12 police officers were playing football. A wounded police officer jumped on the terrorist, held him on the ground, kept his hands and stopped him detonating the bombs.
Another main topic of the newspapers was the game between Turkish and Spanish basketball teams in EuroBasket 2011. Turkey defeated Spain 65-57 in their fifth game in Group A at EuroBasket 2011 held in Lithuania. Turkey qualified to the second round.
The tension between Turkey and Israel also took place in the newspapers. The newspapers wrote that the tension between the two countries affected the tourists too. Security guards at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv conducted body-search on the Turkish tourists two days ago, while Turkish security guards made the same thing against the Israeli tourists at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul yesterday. When Israeli security guards searched even the underwear of Turkish tourists and interrogated them for four hours, Turkish security guards, in return, interrogated 40 Israeli passengers for two hours at Ataturk Airport.
Another topic regarding Turkey-Israel relations was the statements of Israel's Central Bank Governor Stanley Fischer who said that Israel's not having commercial ties with Turkey would have a high cost for Israel. Fischer also said that Turkish economy recorded a very rapid growth figure, and left Israel's growth rate behind.
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