TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on DEC. 9

Turkish dailies widely cover Erdogan's address in the northwestern province of Edirne, incidents in the eastern province of Hakkari’s Yuksekova district and abduction of four Turkish soldiers, Israeli President Shimon Peres's statement of his readiness to meet Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, co-chairwoman of the EU-Turkey Helene Flautre's strict response to the investigation of journalist Baransu over MGK documents.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on DEC. 9

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Turkish dailies widely cover Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan's address in the northwestern province of Edirne on Sunday, incidents in the eastern province of Hakkari’s Yuksekova district and abduction of four Turkish soldiers, Israeli President Shimon Peres's statement of his readinesss to meet Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, co-chairwoman of the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee Helene Flautre's strict response to the investigation of journalist Mehmet Baransu over MGK documents.   

Almost all Turkish dailies report on their front pages Premier Erdogan's speech in Edirne province.

Daily AKIT headlined "Ingratitude will receive response at ballot box" on its front page, quoting Erdogan's remark saying "All dirty relations, ingratitude, disloyalties, awful plans and threats have received the necessary response at ballot boxes. They will receive it again on March 30, 2014." Premier Erdogan attended on Dec. 8 collective inauguration ceremonies in Edirne and delivered a speech saying "No one could make the national assembly and the government of that assembly kneel down thus far, and cannot do so from now on." 

Daily STAR's headline was "Reign of gangs is over" which also quoted the premier's remarks over the termination of gangs' reign in Turkey, "the reign of media and dark groups, which establish and overthrow governments, ended." 

Dailies also covered incidents in the country's southeast following the deaths of two protesters during a police crackdown on a demonstration in eastern Yuksekova district on December 6 and the abduction of four high-ranking Turkish soldiers in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir's Lice district, who were released early Monday. 

"Same tactic" was the headline of daily YENI SAFAK which published that those who wanted to sabotage the peaceful environment before the elections were propagating the tension they initiated in Yuksekova and other cities, step by step. The protestors staged the same tactic, in which police officers were trapped and a bomb was hurled into the crowd, causing bloodshed and wounding 10 people, according to the daily. The outlawed PKK abducted two sergeants and two lieutenants and set their vehicles on fire in Lice. 

Israeli President Peres's statement that he was ready to meet with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani was also presented on the front pages of Turkish dailies. 

Daily TURKIYE headlined "Israel: Iran is not enemy," publishing that Peres gave an unxpected answer by saying "yes" to the question "Would you meet with Rouhani?" Peres said Israel does not view Iran as an enemy, according to the daily. 

"Investigation into Baransu is scandalous," daily BUGUN headlined in addressing Helene Flautre's description of the investigation into the Taraf daily and journalist Baransu for publishing records of the National Security Council (MGK) documents as being “scandalous.” Flautre said the news unveiled a key breach of duty, adding it is understood that the intelligence service conducted activities which cannot be defined within the legal framework.   

Attacking the newspaper or journalist who published the MGK documents is like arresting somebody who runs toward you and reports a crime, the daily quoted the co-chairwoman as saying.

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