TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MAY 5

Turkish dailies Tuesday covered the neo-Nazi trial in the German city of Munich, Turkish President Gul's comments on new charter efforts and Turkey and Israel's second round of talks on the Mavi Marmara flotilla.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON MAY 5

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Turkish dailies covered the neo-Nazi trial, a long-awaited trial into the suspected neo-Nazi murders of ten people including eight Turks between 2000 and 2007, in the German city of Munich. Daily SABAH headlined "Deep case begins eventful" mentioning the neo-Nazi suspect Beate Zschaepe's ignorant behaviour and the disregard of five of the indictees. Daily VATAN published "Moreover she grins" adding that Zschaepe chewed gum and made jokes with her lawyers. Daily HURRIYET headlined "Arrogant Nazi" saying that she turned her back to the press and the families of the victims. Daily added that some Turkish protestors shouted as "Hitler's child Zschaepe, you will pay for it." The trial has been adjourned to May 14, 2013.

-"New charter efforts yield no result"-

Dailies also covered statements of Turkey's President Abdullah Gul during his visit to Portugal who announced that the new charter efforts failed as each political party came up with different proposals. Daily MILLIYET headlined "There is no more chance for a new charter" saying that the efforts to write a new charter yielded no results but that some changes could be made. Daily quoted Gul as saying that Turkey is a Turkish state however all of the citizens needn't to be Turks. It quoted Gul as saying on the solution process of the PKK terrorist organization "The main opposition party had proposed and defended such things even on the eve of previous elections. It can be debated at the parliament. The community will also be pleased".

-Second round of Gaza bound-flotilla Mavi Marmara redress talks between Turkey and Israel-

Some dailies covered the second round talks between Turkey and Israel on the compensation to relatives of the Turkish victims who were murdered by Israeli soldiers aboard the Gaza-bound humanitarian aid ship Mavi Marmara in 2010. Daily ZAMAN published "Outlines of the compensation deal with Israel are ready" and said that the deal will be submitted to the approval of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Daily SABAH published "Document of agreement for the victims of Mavi Marmara is ready". 

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