TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON OCT 3

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON OCT 3

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW ON OCT  3

Turkish dailies on Wednesday covered the exhumation of former Turkish president Turgut Ozal's body and belated investigation, former PM Tansu Ciller's testify in a coup investigation and Iraqi PM Maliki's refute over Turkish military owned base in north of Iraq.

All Turkish dailies covered former Turkish President Turgut Ozal's body which was exhumed from his mausoleum in Topkapi district of Istanbul within the scope of an investigation carried out by Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office regarding the claims about his cause of death. Daily YENI SAFAK quoted Turkish Minister of Justice Sadullah Ergin saying as, "There are stable data we received from the body. If there were any poisoning, the body is suitable to give us good results. Most of the corpse is preserved well." The belated investigation carries on. Ozal's remains will be tested for signs of poisoning.

Another topic covered by Turkish dailies was the former Turkish Prime Minister Tansu Ciller's testimony to Ankara Prosecutor's Office to reply questions over the February 28, 1997 coup. Daily VATAN stated that former pm testified for three hours as a "victim".

Lastly, Turkish newspapers stated Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's refute over the Turkish military base in north of Iraq. Daily MILLIET headlined "Empty military bases" and stated that "Iraqi government stated that Turkey's bases which were set up 16 years ago in the scope of tracking PKK terror organization will be shut down and the "hot pursuit" will not be allowed." Daily VATAN stated that Iraqi pm called Iraqi parliament for refuting the agreement which let Turkey have military bases in Iraq.

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