Tuesday dailies cover Sunday's deadly attack by PKK in southeastern Turkey in which 16 soldiers were martyred


World Bulletin / News Desk

Terrorist PKK’s ambush in southeastern Turkey causing the deaths of 16 soldiers dominated Tuesday dailies’ front pages.

“Untold pain: 16 martyred” was HURRIYET’s headline, claiming that 60 PKK terrorists had ambushed Turkish soldiers by taking advantage of the fog. 

“Colossal amount of pain” was the headline on both VATAN and HABERTURK’s front pages while ZAMAN chose “Mothers are crying”.

In the deadliest attack on security forces since the end of July clashes with the PKK began anew, terrorists targeted two armored vehicles with roadside bombs between Daglica and Yuksekova in the southeastern province of Hakkari, which borders Iraq and Iran.

"Sixteen of our hero comrades-in-arms became martyrs," the chief of the General Staff’s office said in a statement on Monday. "Six of our hero comrades-in-arms are wounded but not in a fatal way," the statement said.

CUMHURIYET preferred to headline with “Turkey shocked”, while STAR reported Turkish people hit the streets in protest following the deadly attack.

“[Those mountains] will be free of terrorists,” was YENI SAFAK’s headline, reporting on Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s press conference regarding the attack.

"These mountains will be cleaned of terrorists. No matter what happens they will be cleaned,” Davutoglu said, according to YENI SAFAK.

The daily reported President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened a security meeting to discuss the attack late Monday.

“Double attack against PKK,” was MILLIYET’s headline, reporting that Turkish military forces launched air and ground attacks against terrorist targets after the ambush on Sunday.

“23 PKK targets were destroyed by three F-4 and four F-16 jets,” MILLIYET said.  

VATAN reported that Kemal Kilicdaroglu, chairman of the Republican People’s Party, or CHP, met with Davutoglu on Monday and said the party would support any solution against terror.

Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party, or HDP, called on people to be persistent with “peace and brotherhood”, according to the daily.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Eylül 2015, 11:13