Turkish dailies on Tuesday covered Turkish actor Erol Gunaydin's death, number of Syrians who seek sheltering in Turkey, fire in historical Umayyad mosque in Damascus and the ban on Syrian Arab Airlines' planes at EU airports. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Most of the Turkish dailies covered on their Tuesday editions the death of Turkish actor Erol Gunaydin. Died at age of 79, Gunaydin was famous with his comic roles. Dailies stated that he was in intensive care for some time and he passed away because of a heart failure. His funeral will take place on Wednesday.
Another topic covered by several Turkish dailies was the number of Syrians who seek sheltering in Turkey rose to 100,363. Daily HURRIYET stated that there are total of 12 tent cities and a container city to accommodate Syrians in Turkey. Previously Turkey was sending signals of creating a buffer zone if number of Syrians rose 100,000. Daily CUMHURIYET quoted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying over the "buffer zone", "We will discuss it."
Moreover, the historical and world wide famous mosque "Umayyad Mosque" or "Great Mosque of Damascus" which was damaged by bombings and fire were reported by Turkish dailies. Daily TURKIYE stated "Syrian army damaged the mosque in UNESCO World Heritage list."
Lastly, Turkish daily ZAMAN headlined "EU shut its airports to Syria" and published that after Turkey banned Syrian flights from its airspace, EU countries banned Syrian Arab Airlines' flights from their airports. Foreign ministers of EU countries who came together in Luxembourg condemned Assad forces' attacks on Turkish side of the border and discussed the situation, daily ZAMAN quoted.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Ekim 2012, 10:13