On Monday, 4 October 2013, Turkish dailies cover reports on a possible new plan on the solution of Cyprus question, coalition talks in Germany, latest developments on the ongoing peace process, a trial in Egypt for ousted President Mohamed Morsi, an operation to stop a mysterious convoy on its way to Syria and the injuries of a shepherd in Diyarbakir during an unwonted leopard attack.
HABER TURK reports that EU minister Egemen Bagis believes a new plan that can be reaccelerating the stalled Cyprus talks may lead to complete 10 chapters in Turkey’s EU accession if it succeeds. The plan is known as “Ban Ki-mun Plan” as it is penned by UN Secretary General, the daily also says.
Following last month’s elections in Germany, VATAN under the headline “Never without Turks”, says on the front page that SDP has a pre-condition for a coalition with election winner Angela Merkel. According to the daily, SPD says to Merkel that Germany should alter a law ordering Turks living in this country to choose whether German or Turkish citizenship when they are 18 years old.
Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay is on the front page of AKSAM and the daily quotes him as saying that the peace process continues so is the dialogue mechanism. Atalay said the talks go on with Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and Abdullah Ocalan, as well as with representatives in Europe and it is a hard process naturally, however there is no possibility for talks to be stopped, according to AKSAM.
YENI SAFAK quotes ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as saying that he does not recognize the court that he is going to start standing before. “I am still Egypt’s president” the daily also reports Morsi as saying.
BUGUN says, referring to a statement by Turkish General Staff, that a convoy of 3 vehicles was stopped when they attempted to enter Syria from Turkey and 20 kgs of sulfur and 8 sealed barrels were found in them. It says that the vehicles had to stop when their tires were shot at, 1 individual was detained but the others escaped from the scene and made their ways to Syria.
SABAH covers an unlikely leopard attack in southern city of Diyarbakir. According to the daily, a leopard attacked shepherd Kasim Kaplan, 29, and the wild animal was shot dead by Kaplan’s cousin after injuring the unlucky shepherd. HURRIYET says on the same news that the Anatolian leopard, believed to have gone extinct, reappeared miraculously after a long time.
On sports pages, almost all dailies report that Aziz Yildirim won yesterday’s election to carry on as the president of Fenerbahce club.