TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON NOV 16

Monday's newspapers covered the G20 summit, held in Turkey as well as the latest developments after the Paris attacks

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON NOV 16

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish newspapers on Monday covered the tenth G20 summit in Antalya where world leaders from the major economies met over the weekend.

“First political statement in G20 history,” was HURRIYET’s headline, reporting that the world’s major economies released a call for joint anti-terror action after the deadly Paris attacks on Friday.

The newspaper also reported on a meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama.

The two leaders had more than an hour together, reported the daily, adding that Obama described Turkey as a “powerful partner,” referring to the country’s role in the fight against terrorism.

HABER TURK ran with the headline “Big coalition,” reporting that the world leaders gave very “powerful messages” against terrorism during the summit.

The world leaders observed a minute of silence for the victims of the Paris attacks as well as Ankara where more than 100 people who were attending a peace rally were killed by two suicide bombers on Oct. 10.

The daily also quoted Erdogan as saying: “This bitter incident showed us that the relationship between economy and security could not be ignored.”

“Let’s have a clear stance against collective terror,” was YENI SAFAK’s headline featuring a family photograph from the G20 event, while VATAN wrote “powerful partner,” quoting Obama on Turkey’s part in the fight against terror.

Turkish newspapers also covered the aftermath of the Paris bomb and gun attacks which claimed the lives of 132 people and injured more than 350.

“The eighth bomber alarm,” was VATAN’s headline, reporting that, according to French police, three of the eight bombers responsible for the Paris attacks were brothers and that one of them was on the run.

The daily also reported that Turkish police prevented a possible attack in Istanbul.

According to the daily, French news agency Agence France-Presse reported that Turkish police detained five people on Nov. 13 suspected of planning similar attacks in Istanbul, simultaneously with Paris.

The daily claimed that one of the suspects was a close associate of a ISIL militant Mohammed Emwazi – known as ‘Jihadi John’ who the U.S. claimed was killed in an air strike last week.

CUMHURIYET’s headline was “Istanbul was the target too,” while AKSAM wrote, “Police broke simultaneous action plan.”

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