TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on DEC. 5

Friday’s dailies continued to cover the government’s military service exemption announcement, recent protests in the U.S., as well as the visit by the wife of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Sare, to the main opposition leader’s wife

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on DEC. 5

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

Friday’s dailies continued to cover the government’s military service exemption announcement, recent protests in the U.S., as well as the visit by the wife of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Sare, to the main opposition leader’s wife.

“Contractual soldiers,” HABERTURK headlines, saying the Turkish military would sign a contract with 50,000 soldiers. The daily asserts that this is “the first step” to a professional army.

MILLIYET reports the army is “concerned” about a drop in personnel.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced on Tuesday that men who are over 27 years old would be eligible to pay for an exemption to military service as of Jan. 1, 2015. They will be required to pay 18,000 Turkish liras ($8,145) for the exemption, he said.

“The U.S. cannot breathe,” VATAN titles to cover a grand jury’s decision not to charge a white New York city police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, whose last words were “I can’t breathe.”

MILLIYET says anger over the decision caused protests in the country, calling it “the U.S.’s second Ferguson riot.”

The verdict came a week after a Missouri grand jury decided not to prosecute another white officer in the fatal shooting in August of an unarmed black teen in the city of Ferguson.

Meanwhile, some dailies covered the visit by the wife of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Sare, to Selvi Kilicdaroglu, wife of the chairman of main-opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP.

“A woman’s touch in politics,” CUMHURIYET titles, adding that the visit took place at a time that both leaders "exchange harsh words," says the daily.

“Condolence for mother,” HABERTURK titled. The daily said the visit lasted 30 minutes. Selvi Kilicdaroglu’s mother passed away two weeks ago.

 

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