TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 26

Wednesday’s newspapers cover riots in U.S. following a controversial grand jury decision over the killing of black teen as well as pro-Kurdish party delegation’s upcoming visit to imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 26

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

The majority of newspapers dedicated their front pages to the Ferguson riots across the U.S. after the controversial grand jury decision not to prosecute a white police officer who shot and killed a black teen as well as a pro-Kurdish party delegation’s upcoming visit to Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, leader Abdullah Ocalan in prison. 

VATAN headlines “U.S. is burning,” running a photo showing cars on fire. The paper said that U.S. President Barack Obama's call to respect the law had fallen on deaf ears.

Obama had said Tuesday that there was "no excuse" for "burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property,” in the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision in Missouri.

A St. Louis County grand jury decided on Monday not to bring charges against Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer who fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

“American justice burned Ferguson,” reads STAR's front page. The paper reports that dozens of buildings were set on fire, many were wounded and a total of 61 people were taken into custody during the unrest. 

CUMHURIYET headlines, “Big uprising in the U.S.,” saying that Ferguson, which was hit by protests after the killing of the black teen in August, -- was burning once again.

Protesters gathered Monday night after the controversial decision. Many Ferguson businesses were looted following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision. 

Newspapers also focused on the visit by members of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party to PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, who has been imprisoned on Imrali Island, in the Sea of Marmara, since 1999.

VATAN reports that the delegation crisis was resolved. “Five-person delegation will visit Abdullah Ocalan, on November 30,” it says. 

The party announced on Tuesday that their request to visit Ocalan had been approved by the Justice Ministry. 

“Let it be a disarmament visit,” STAR headlines.

This visit to Ocalan marks the first since pro-Kurdish protests, instigated by HDP, in the beginning of October brought the “solution process” to a screeching halt. 

Talks began anew when HDP stated, “We could not foresee the outcome of our call to protest.”

The October protests left some 38 civilians and two police officers dead.

The imperative to set “disarmament” - and "public order" - as a red line for talks to continue will be discussed during the meeting, reports STAR. 

MILLIYET publishes an interview with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan. He said, “Dedication, braveness, sincerity and honesty are very important for the process.” 

 

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