Thursday's newspapers covered Erdogan's remarks on Syrian crisis plus anti-PKK operations in eastern Turkey


World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish newspapers on Thursday covered Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks on the Syrian crisis plus operations against PKK terrorists in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

Speaking at a meeting of Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK), on Wednesday Erdogan questioned the "legitimacy" of international organizations on account of their inability to prevent the plight in Syria.

Erdogan also criticized world powers and international organizations for their failure to act towards ending the Syrian crisis.

STAR quoted Erdogan as saying: "Anyone who adds fuel to the Syrian fire will find themselves in the very same fire."

According to the newspaper, Erdogan said that international organizations were responsible for the death of innocent people while they had the power to prevent that from happening.

MILLIYET ran with the headline "Friendly warning; you will burn," referring to the Erdogan's remarks on the Syrian crisis.

Syria’s devastating civil war, now in its fifth year, has claimed more than 250,000 lives, according to UN figures, and made the country the world's single-largest source of refugees and displaced people.

In other news, Turkish newspapers also covered operations against PKK terrorists in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

"Operation with tanks" was the front-page headline in HURRIYET.

The daily said five PKK terrorists were killed in the operation in Diyarbakir's Silvan town Wednesday.

"Silvan fire" was CUMHURIYET's headline.

On Nov. 3 a curfew was declared in the town.

The terrorist PKK organization resumed its armed campaign late in July. More than 150 members of the security forces have been martyred in the violence while the military says it has killed around 2,000 terrorists.

In economic news, DUNYA reported remarks by Turkish Deputy Prime Minister for Economy Cevdet Yilmaz who said that the return of one-party rule would help reform Turkey’s business environment.

According to the newspaper Yilmaz said in the business world structural reforms could now be made because there was one ruling party in Turkey.

The AK Party regained its single party majority on Nov. 1, with 317 seats in the 550-seat Turkish parliament by winning 49.5 percent of the vote in a snap general election.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Kasım 2015, 11:30