TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on DEC. 4

Turkish dailies on Thursday covered the funeral of a Turkish woman, who died in Germany while trying to defend two other women from getting harrassed, the arrest of 16 suspects for the murders of four people during Kobani protests and a possible reform on education concerning Alevi students

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on DEC. 4

The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Thousands of people gathered to pay their final respects to a Turkish woman, Tugce Albayrak – “Brave Heart" as daily SABAH nicknames her - who died while trying to defend two women from harassment in Germany.

All Turkish dailies covered the funeral on Thursday. 

"Two-flag ceremony for Tugce," headlines HABERTURK as her coffin, decorated with a veil, was placed in between a German and a Turkish flag.

SABAH's front page reads "All of Germany Bids Farewell to Tugce," who died in the town Offenbach, near Frankfurt, after 13 days in a vegetative state.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering honoring Tugce, HURRIYET reports, for her heroic act with a legion of merit, which generally rewards praiseworthy conducts.

In other news, Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said 16 suspects had been arrested over the murders of four people killed on Oct. 5 during pro-Kurdish protests, which saw some 40 deaths in southeastern Turkey.

"Kobani thugs captured," reads SABAH's front page. 

Attackers, reportedly armed with machetes and guns, killed four friends, 16-year-old Yasin Boru, 26-year-old Hakan Gokgoz, Huseyin Dakak, 19, and Riyat Gunes in southeastern Diyarbakir province.

Thousands had taken to the streets in early October over claims that the Turkish government was reluctant to help mostly Kurdish-populated border town of Kobani in Syria, which was besieged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

"The murderers of Yasin Boru arrested after 56 days," STAR headlines.

Finally, HABERTURK quotes Turkey's education minister, Nabi Avci, who spoke of a possible exemption to religion classes for Alevi students, the second-largest religious community in Turkey after Sunni Muslims, in primary and high schools.

Alevi students will be granted a right to take elective courses instead of Culture of Religion and Moral Knowledge courses, according to the potential regulation.

The minister's remarks came after a Dec. 2 dinner meeting with Alevi leaders to discuss the demands and problems of the community in Turkey.

On the same day, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Turkey had violated the rights of the Alevi community by refusing to cover the electricity costs of cemevis, Alevi house of worships.

Last Mod: 04 Aralık 2014, 12:35
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