TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON APR 7

Front pages dominated by Erdogan's criticism of main opposition leader over 'indecent' remarks

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON APR 7

World Bulletin / News Desk

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s criticism of comments made by the leader of the main opposition party dominated newspaper headlines on Thursday.

“What will we do to these political perverts” was SABAH’s headline, quoting the president’s reaction to Kemal Kilicdaroglu, head of the Republican People’s Party (CHP). Kilicdaroglu had made a sexual innuendo about Family and Social Policies Minister Sema Ramazanoglu while addressing party members about a recent child sex abuse scandal in Karaman province.

“Political perversion” was VATAN’s headline and the newspaper carried a quote from Erdogan in which he said Kilicdaroglu “shames the very party he leads”.

AKSAM and YENI SAFAK followed suit with the headlines “Political pervert”.

The release of the personal data of nearly 50 million Turkish nationals was the other main issue in Thursday’s papers.

“Identity alarm” was HURRIYET’s headline about the cyber attack. The daily carried Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s comments on the importance of protecting personal data and said the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office had launched an investigation.

Communication Minister Binali Yildirim advised people not to expose themselves to further threats by logging on to the site where the stolen data is being hosted, as many people tried to find their own records among the leaked information.

“Welcome to my home” was MILLIYET’s headline - a reference to Davutoglu’s remarks that he had found his personal address. “Anyone who wants to visit is welcome,” the newspaper quoted him as saying.

Last Mod: 07 Nisan 2016, 12:55
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