TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON NOV 12

G20 summit and investigations into the Paris attacks continue to dominate the front pages of Turkish dailies on Tuesday

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON NOV 12

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Turkish newspapers on Tuesday continued to cover the G20 summit in Turkey's southern Antalya province where world leaders from the major economies met over Nov. 15-16.

"Antalya Criteria," was YENI SAFAK's headline on a report that G20 leaders issued a declaration on fighting terrorism. 

According to the daily, the attacks in Paris late Friday, which left at least 129 people dead, and two suicide bombings which killed more than 100 people at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara on Oct.10 made terrorism a key theme at the summit. 

"They [the attacks] are an unacceptable affront to all humanity. [...] We reaffirm our solidarity and resolve in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and wherever it occurs," the leaders indicated in the declaration, the daily wrote.

HURRIYET ran with the headline: "Critical messages from two leaders" regarding the statements of Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama at the closing session of the summit.

Obama was quoted as saying: "The Muslim community has to think about how we make sure that children are not being infected with this twisted notion that somehow they can kill innocent people and that that is justified by religion."

However, Putin accused some G20 countries of supporting Daesh. "ISIS [Daesh] was financed by 40 countries, including some G20 member states," Putin said, according to the daily.

Turkish newspapers also continued to focus on the aftermath of the Paris bomb and gun attacks.

"We [Turkey] had warned them”, was VATAN's headline. The paper said that Ankara had notified France about one of the Paris bombers – Omer Ismail Mustafai – both in Dec. 2014 and June 2015. 

According to the daily, in 2014, Turkey received an information request about four terror suspects from the French authorities and, after investigations, forewarned France, especially about Paris native Mustafai.

AKSAM claimed that the perpetrators were steered by key suspect Abdelhamid Abbaoud. The paper said that Abbaoud is thought to be in Syria now. 

French President Francois Hollande had said the attacks -- the deadliest on European soil since the 2004 Madrid train bombings killed 191 people -- were carried out by Daesh.

The Syria-based group later claimed responsibility.

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