TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 25

Turkish dailies on Tuesday cover President Erdogan’s remarks at a Women and Justice Summit, an interview by the leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, Selahattin Demirtas on the ongoing 'peace process,' as well as actor-director Russell Crowe's remarks on the Battle of Gallipoli

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 25

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

Turkish dailies on Tuesday cover Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s remarks at the Women and Justice Summit, organized by the Women and Democracy Association in Istanbul on Monday. 

"Equality between women and men is against nature," reads HURRIYET's front page. The paper quotes Erdogan as saying: “You cannot consider equal a pregnant woman and a man in a working place.”

The front page of the Tuesday’s HABER TURK quotes Erdogan as saying, “What women need is to be equally respected, rather than equality, justice.”

According to the newspaper, Erdogan said that Islam was a religion of peace, which does not tolerate torture or violence against women.    

Turkish dailies also cover reactions to the ongoing solution process between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or the PKK.

The Turkish government’s solution process, which was launched last year, aims to secure an end to the decades-long conflict with the outlawed PKK, which has claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people.

The front page of AKSAM covers an interview with Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party, or the HDP. According to the newspaper, Demirtas said that the main topics of the ongoing negotiations were the PKK’s decision to “lay down its arms.”

The newspaper quotes Demirtas: “This call can be made in spring. We have already applied for a new visit to Imrali (where the PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan has been imprisoned on the island, in the Sea of Marmara, since 1999).” 

Demirtas also added that he didn’t think there was any problem with the names that his party had proposed for inclusion in the monitoring committee, reports the newspaper.

The formation of an independent committee to be a "third eye" monitoring the solution process was agreed upon by Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan.

The new committee, of which half of the members will be appointed by the government and the other half by the Peoples' Democratic Party, will consist of academics, writers and people from nongovernmental organizations. 

“The allegations that proposed names were rejected are just speculation,” said Demirtas as quoted by AKSAM.

Turkish dailies also cover Australian actor and director Russell Crowe’s interview on Australian TV, in which he described the Battle of Gallipoli during the World War I as an “invasion” by Australia and New Zealand.

YENI SAFAK quotes Crowe as saying, “We invaded a sovereign nation at the Battle of Gallipoli. We did invade a sovereign nation that we’d never had an angry word with.” 

Crowe was promoting his movie “The Water Diviner,” which tells the story of a father in search for the graves of his children who died during the battle of Gallipoli.

The other stars of the film are Turkish actors Yilmaz Erdogan and Cem Yilmaz.

HURRIYET also quoted Crowe as saying: “You know, I think, after 100 years, it’s time to expand that mythology. I think we should be mature enough as a nation to take into account the story that the other blokes have to tell.” 

 

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