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Turkish dailies on Wednesday mainly cover the death of Berkin Elvan, 15-year-old Gezi protests victim, after 269 days in coma, the release of the detained suspects in the Ergenekon case and the killings in courthouses.
MILLIYET, VATAN, HURRIYET, STAR, SABAH cover the mourning of Berkin Elvan’s family and the reaction to his death that took place across Turkey.
Berkin Elvan reportedly was going to buy bread when he was hit by a gas canister in the head during a police crackdown against Gezi protests in Istanbul, June 2013.
HABER TURK, under its headline “Hopefully nobody experiences such a thing anymore”, quotes the father of Berkin, Sami Elvan, declaring that such a thing could happen to anybody. Haber Turk also covers the protests that rocked Turkey following the death of the teenager on Tuesday.
STAR uses the headline “Sorrow day” reporting that President Abdullah Gul expressed his condolences to Berkin’s family. The daily reports that the teenager is going to be buried on Wednesday, 12:00 (local Time).
MILLIYET says in its front page that the death of Berkin Elvan has saddened whole Turkey. “There was no music even in the meetings”, referring to the absence of background music in electoral meetings. Milliyet reports that countless condolence messages came starting with President Gul to Turkey’s businessmen.
Turkish dailies also cover the Istanbul’s Court's decision to release more detainees in a large-scale trial on the alleged Ergenekon organization, including former retired general Veli Kucuk, who was accused of being among the senior figures within the organization. STAR’s and VATAN’s headlines are “18 released in Ergenekon case”.
SABAH in its front page says also that eight people were killed Tuesday in three courthouses in Turkey.
HABER TURK uses the headline “Bloody lake in front of courthouse” to report on the son who killed his mother and her bodyguard.Last Mod: 12 Mart 2014, 12:52