TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on AUGUST 14

Turkish dailies covered Wednesday developments over the abduction of two Turkish pilots in Beirut, reaction by a Turkish writers' association to allegations surrounding the Gezi Park incidents and the rescue of a young woman after being stranded for 11 hours on a 120-meter cliff

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on AUGUST 14
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Turkish dailies covered Wednesday developments over the abduction of two Turkish pilots in Beirut, Lebanon. 

On Friday, a shuttle carrying the pilot, the assistant pilot, and the crew of the Turkish Airlines plane which flew to Beirut from Istanbul had been stopped by four gunmen on the way from the airport to their hotel. Gunmen abducted the pilot Murat Akpinar and his assistant Murat Agca. The Visitors of Imam Reza had claimed the responsibility afterwards.

Daily VATAN headlined "The address is certain in Beqaa Vallley" saying that Lebanese intelligence units had identified the kidnappers of Turkish pilots. 

The dailies AKSAM and YENI SAFAK titled "The kidnappers are detected" and said Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and Lebanon Domestic Intelligence Unit located the whereabouts of the kidnapped Turkish pilots. 

The Journalists and Writers Foundation denies "Gezi Park allegations"

Many Turkish dailies covered Wednesday the Journalists and Writers Foundation's (GYV) denial of the Gezi Park allegations. 

One of the leading institutions of the Gulen community, GYV, denied rumors of a split between the group and the ruling government, calling the claims "black propaganda".

The dailies MILLIYET and BUGUN headlined "11 responses to 11 allegations" and said the GYV denied that the Gulen movement had played any sort of role in sparking the Gezi Park protests.

Daily RADIKAL said GYV released a statement that denied the claims of conflict between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the the Gulen community.

Rescued after 11 hours

Turkish dailies also covered the rescue of a young woman, Piraye Zeynep Evren, who was trapped on a 120-meter cliff for 11 hours in the southwestern province of Mugla.

Daily HURRIYET titled "11 hours on the cliff" and said the young woman who was trapped on a 120-meter cliff for 11 hours was rescued by the Search and Rescue Association (AKUT).

Daily AKSAM headlined "AKUT rescued" and published that an eight-strong AKUT team arrived in the area and reached the woman who was trapped on a 120-meter cliff for 11 hours after a four-hour walk.

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