TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on AUG. 06

Turkish dailies on Wednesday focus on a second wave of a detentions police officers on Tuesday, the alliance of Kurdistan Worker's Party with the Pershmerga forces in northern Iraq to fight against ISIL-led forces and UK's most prominent Muslim minister's resignation over her government's Gaza policy.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on AUG. 06

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SABAH says that 29 police officers have been detained so far while another four are being sought following raids in 14 Turkish cities in an operation targeted at "parallel state" members, a term used mostly by politicians referring to an alleged anti-government organization in police force and the judiciary.

According to the daily YENI SAFAK, the second operation was based on a police chief, Ali Fuar Yilmazer's statement in his testimony saying, "lower officers launched the wiretapping".

Daily TURKIYE covers the low turnout in the overseas polls for the presidential election. The daily said cost of organizing the diaspora votes was 38 times higher per person than one single vote cast in Turkey. Less than ten percent of the Turkish voters went to the polls set up for the first time overseas.

Daily HABERTURK reports on the intensifying fight in Iraq between armed groups affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Kurdish Security forces, known as Peshmerga.

The Kurdistan Worker's Party, an outlawed organization who fought for decades against Turkish state until the peace talks, is now helping to Peshmerga to fight against the ISIL which has changed its name to just 'Islamic State', the paper says.

The militant group seized Sinjar, a town of Mosul following an offensive against Kurdish security forces controlling the north of Iraq.

The daily covered a photo showing a bus, carrying outlawed PKK from their base in a mountainous region near Turkish border with Iraq to the battlefield to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

"PKK Bus" said HABERTURK, claiming that with the contribution of four buses of PKK militants, three villages were taken back from ISIL control and more than 100 militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were killed.

Dailies also covered the resignation from the UK's cabinet of Sayeeda Warsi, who served as a senior minister of state at the foreign and commonwealth office and a minister for faith and communities over the last two years, over her government's response to the Gaza attacks over the last month.

HURRIYET also covers the story saying the Pakistani-origin only Muslim member of the British cabinet resigned in protest against the government policy regarding Israel's Gaza offensive. 

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