Most dailies on Thursday dedicate their front pages to the deadly gun attack on a French magazine office which left 12 people dead.


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The majority of Thursday’s newspapers cover Wednesday's attack on the French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” which left 12 people dead.

"The world is shocked," says HURRIYET, reporting that France was left reeling as masked gunmen attacked the magazine’s offices in Paris.

Both AKSAM and HABERTURK describe the attack as the "September 11 of France."

French police had earlier identified the three gunmen as Said Kouachi, 34, Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Hamyd Mourad, 18.

The youngest suspect surrendered to police early Thursday morning. Police published a national warrant with the photos of the two other suspects, who are brothers, and an appeal for eyewitnesses to provide information.

"Paris Massacre" was the front-page headline in YENI SAFAK. The daily, claiming that the prime suspects behind the shootings were Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and al-Qaeda, quoted French president Francois Hollande as saying: "The attack will not go unpunished."

Hollande also called the shootings "an attack on liberty” and declared three days of national mourning.

President Hollande called on the French people to unite and not to panic: "Our best weapon is our unity. Nothing can divide us, nothing should separate us."

SABAH writes: "Attack on French magazine kills 12." The paper adds that Charlie Hebdo is believed to have been targeted by extremists for Prophet Mohammed caricatures it had published in the past.

Founded in 1969 and published every Wednesday, Charlie Hebdo triggered controversy in February 2006 when it ran a front page with the headline: "Mohammad overwhelmed by fundamentalists." It pictured a tearful Prophet Mohammad saying: "It's hard being loved by jerks."

The anti-religious and left-wing magazine also reprinted 12 cartoons first published by Danish magazine Jyllands-Posten in 2005 – which triggered outrage among Muslims around the world – along with some extra drawings produced by its own staff.

Its offices suffered an arson attack in 2011 and its website was hacked a day after it renamed a special edition "Charia Hebdo" and listed the Prophet Mohammed as its editor-in-chief.


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