Turkish dailies on Monday covered a planned search-and-rescue operation at a flood-hit Turkish mine, further clashes in the Syrian city of Kobani


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Turkish newspapers have reported that the water level inside a flooded coal mine in central Turkey have been reduced and that rescue operations are set to begin.

"Almost done," YENI SAFAK reported, adding that a search-and-rescue operation for 18 trapped miners is expected to start.

"Water over, gas out," VATAN said. It claimed that although the water level had fallen to zero, oxygen levels remained a concern.

The mine accident occurred on October 28 in the Karaman province of central Turkey. Thirty-four miners were caught up in the accident; 18 remain unaccounted for.

In other news, YENI SAFAK covered ongoing fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani with the headline: "Rocket war from house to house."

The daily said that fighting between the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, and Kurdish fighters was easily observable from Suruc, a neighboring Turkish district.

HABERTURK quoted Suruc governor Abdullah Ciftci as saying, "I am a governor for Kobane as well. Kobani is like Suruc. We have about 200,000 guests from Kobani."

The district governor told MILLIYET that Turkey has sent 27 million liras ($12.1 million) worth of aid to the Kurdish city.

The battle for the control of the strategic town between ISIL and armed Kurdish groups has been raging since mid-September when the extremists entered Kobani.

An estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees, including some 190,000 from Kobani, are being sheltered in camps across Turkey after fleeing the fighting.

In football news, many dailies reported Fenerbahce’s victory against Istanbul rivals Besiktas on Sunday night. "Fenerbahce reached the top," ZAMAN said.

Fenerbahce defeated Besiktas 2-0 in the Istanbul derby thanks to goals from Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike and Senegalese forward Moussa Sow.

Fenerbahce came out of the match not only as derby winners, but also as Turkish Super Lig leaders on 16 points. Besiktas, meanwhile, have only 14 points and dropped down to fourth place.


Last Mod: 03 Kasım 2014, 11:37
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