Turkish dailies on Monday have focused on the growing crisis between Israel and Gaza and the German victory in the World Cup final.


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Monday’s dailies reported on the growing crisis between Israel and Gaza which has killed more than 170 people according to Palestinian sources since late Monday.

SABAH ran with the headline "Israeli assault on Gaza Strip enters ground stage" reporting that the Israeli military operation on Gaza Strip, which the paper claims has cost at least 166 lives, is entering an even deadlier phase as ground troops and tanks deploy in the region.

ZAMAN reported on its front page that Gaza civilians were fleeing after Israeli warnings. The paper added that at least 4,000 people fled the city of Beit Lahiya and crowded into eight United Nations-run schools in Gaza City on Sunday.

Israel has launched a military offensive – dubbed "Operation Protective Edge" – with the stated aim of ending rocket fire from Gaza.

According to the latest figures from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 70 percent of Gaza fatalities are civilians, of which 30 percent are children.

Papers also covered the World Cup final in which Germany toppled Argentina 1-0 thanks to a single goal scored by Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Mario Gotze in extra time.

"Germany crowned king of football" is HURRIYET's front page. The daily said a world-class Mario Goetze volley in extra time fired Germany to its fourth World Cup crown, leaving the South Americans and their captain Lionel Messi heartbroken.

MILLIYET described the German victory as a "Conquest of America". The game was finally decided by 22-year-old Goetze's great strike, a fitting finale with the 171st goal of the tournament that tied the record set in France in 1998.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Temmuz 2014, 11:58