Turkish daily newspapers covered in Monday editions a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a tunnel passage linking Turkey's Black Sea region to the country easter region, a congress meeting of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), the home coming of two Turkish journalists who were kidnapped in Syria, and Turkish football team Galatasaray's celebration of its premier division championship title.
Daily MILLIYET said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched on Sunday a project to build a 14.7 km tunnel under Ovit Mountain in northwestern Turkey which would link Black Sea province of Rize to eastern province of Erzurum. The tunnel will be the longest one in the world and it will reduce travel time between Rize and Erzurum to 2 hours from 5 hours.
Daily ZAMAN said CHP Chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu made a terse warning in an Istanbul congress meeting to the in-party opposition after Gursel Tekin, a dissident figure within the CHP, quit the party. "I do not want any fighting in the party. I will not let anybody harm the CHP," ZAMAN quoted Kilicdaroglu as saying.
"We won't forget those cries," daily YENI SAFAK headlined on the return of Adem Kose and Hamti Coskun, two Turkish journalists who were kidnapped by pro-Assad forces in Syria over a month ago. "We were held in an underground cell for eleven days with our hands tied up. We were frequently intimidated at gun-point," YENI SAFAK quoted Kose as telling a press conference after their arrival in Istanbul. "We spent our days reciting the Quran. We now are saved but we will never forget cries of women and children who are held in those cells," Coskun said.
Daily SABAH said Turkey's premier football division title winners Galatasaray celebrated their victory at a ceremony in their home stadium, the Arena, a day after a 0-0 draw with their rivals Fenerbahce earned the Turkish Lions the champions cup. This is Galatasaray's 18th league title.
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