TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on DEC. 11

Wednesday's newspapers cover Davutoglu’s remarks on pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party leader Selahattin Demirtas calling for action against a bill, and UK PM's visit to Ankara

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on DEC. 11

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Wednesday's Turkish dailies essentially cover Ahmet Davutoglu’s remarks on pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party leader Selahattin Demirtas calling for action against a bill.

HURRIYET runs with the headline “Demirtas responsible for any bloodshed,” quoting the Turkish prime minister.

According to the newspaper, Davutoglu said: “The statement by Demirtas saying, “We will stop the security package in the streets” is very irresponsible."

Demirtas had criticized on Monday a new government-backed security package aimed at restructuring the Interior Ministry and giving more powers to law enforcement agencies in Turkey. Davutoglu first announced the bill late October.

BUGUN's front page reads “Street crisis,” a reference to Demirtas, saying the implementation of the bill would result in the killing of young people who would fall like flies.

The newspaper quotes Demirtas saying: “How come he knows there would be bloodshed?” in response to Davutoglu.

The bill comes after the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, -led demonstrations in the beginning of October resulted in the deaths of some 38 people.

Demirtas and his party were later blamed for instigating the protests. 

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to Ankara on Tuesday received little space on Turkish front pages.

Wednesday’s VATAN leads with Turkey and UK’s agreement to block flow of foreign fighters into Syria.

The paper reports that Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his British counterpart David Cameron expressed their joint resolve Tuesday to further strengthen bilateral cooperation and intelligence sharing to prevent the flow of foreign fighters into Syria.

The British government claims that up to 500 Britons have traveled abroad to take part in fighting in Syria, and that at least 218 had returned to the U.K.

 

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