Turkish dailies mostly covered in their Friday issues President Abdullah Gul's speech at the Global Policy Forum, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's interview with Al Jazeera TV channel and possible land operation of the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) in north of Iraq.
Sabah daily quoted Gul as saying "ruling the people based on fear is over. The period in which people in the Middle East were ruled under pressure is about to end. The region is in a historic stage to enter a period of democratic rule". Zaman daily quoted Gul as saying "a state must be accountable to its people. A state must embrace all segments of its society and should be democratic".
Vatan daily published a news story on Erdogan's interview with Al Jazeera TV channel. Vatan quoted Erdogan as saying "Turkish war ships will escort aid ships and protect them. Our aid ships on way to Gaza will not be attacked as it happened on May 31, 2011". Yeni Safak daily quoted Erdogan in the interview as saying "new aid ships will travel to Gaza and they will be escorted by Turkish war ships".
Commenting on a possible land operation of the TSK in north of Iraq, Turkiye daily said that hundreds of troops were sent to military bases stationed in north of Iraq. Turkiye also said that many armored vehicles, called Kirpi, were sent to the border region. According to Turkiye daily, the TSK is preparing to give a full blow to terrorist PKK organization in north of Iraq. Milliyet daily wrote that, following air operations on the north of Iraq, thousands of Turkish troops were being deployed along the Turkish-Iraqi border. "Special forces are coming to the region in civilian vehicles," Milliyet also said.
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