TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on FEB. 28

Turkish dailies on Friday covered Prime Minister Erdogan's call on Fethullah Gulen, the U.S. based self-exiled leader of 'Hizmet' movement, to return to Turkey; the U.S. Department of State's human rights report on Turkey; the latest allegations on the wiretapping scandal by the 'Parallel state'; a brawl in the Turkish assembly over the 'dershane' bill; and the Turkish Trabzonspor's defeat against Italy's Juventus in the second leg of Round 32 of the European League.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on FEB. 28

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Turkish dailies on Friday covered Prime Minister Erdogan's call on Fethullah Gulen, the U.S. based self-exiled leader of the "Hizmet" movement, to return to Turkey; the U.S. Department of State's human rights report on Turkey; the latest allegations on the wiretapping scandal by the "Parallel state"; a brawl in the Turkish assembly over the "dershane" bill and Turkish Trabzonspor's defeat against Italy's Juventus in the second leg of Round 32 of the European League.

A number of Turkish Dailies, such as AKSAM, TURKIYE and STAR, cover Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call on Fethullah Gulen to return to Turkey if he is innocent and go into politics against him, while speaking on an AK Party rally in the southern city of Burdur.

Daily SABAH reports the "Parallel state", an organization nestled within the country's police and judiciary, allegedly allowed software of the "crypto comfort" secure phones of PM Erdogan to become available to the U.S. and Israel to listen into. The audio record from the phone conversation, allegedly on Erdogan and his son, was leaked this week. The prime minister rejects the allegation, claiming the audio record is a montage and fabricated to undermine the government.

Daily YENI SAFAK covers a "Blackmail list" referring to a number of prominent media bosses who have been eavesdropped and says around 100 thousand other people are "in danger" of being wiretapped.

Daily HURRIYET headlines "Serious Report for December 17" referring to the annual human rights report from the U.S. Department of State. The reports called the December 17 anti-probe operations a "scandal" due to the improperly conducted investigation.

Daily MILLIYET reports the brawl in the Turkish parliament last night over the bill regulating private tutoring schools (dershane) and converting them into conventional private schools. A legislator of the main opposition Republican People's Party, Sevket Kulkuloglu, has been taken to hospital after a fistfight between the MPs.

Daily VATAN says "Thank You Trabzon" for their efforts in trying to defend Italian giants Juventus in the UEFA European League after Trabzonspor, the only Turkish team in the league, was ousted by Juventus by 2-0 in an away game.

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