Turkey's successful operation to end fugitives' prison break in the eastern province of Bingol, Turkish Football Federation's 4-match ban for Besiktas and Chinese firm's winning Turkey's missile defense system tender.


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Turkish dailies cover on Friday Turkish security forces' successful operation where seventeen prisoners out of eighteen were captured in the eastern province of Bingol after escaping from the jail through a tunnel.

Daily STAR headlines "Return to cell within 24 hours", detailing the Turkish special operations team's pursuit supported by helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to capture the eighteen fugitives in the woods where they hid near Ortacanak village of Bingol, some 25 km far from the jail.

The daily adds that search operations continue to arrest the terrorist on the run.

Daily AKSAM says "Operation solution for prison break," to tell the success of Turkish Gendarmerie Special Operations Team to arrest 17 out of 18 fugitives without firing even one bullet thanks to the sniffer dogs.

Daily YENI SAFAK writes "UAVs find fugitives, special team captures," saying the special operations team "very easily" arrested 17 fugitives in the Kara Cehennem (Black Hell) Woods as detected by the UAVs.

Besiktas' ban for 4 matches

Dailies also cover Turkish Football Federation (TFF) Professional Football Disciplinary Board's (PFDK) ruling on Thursday to ban Besiktas football club for 4 home matches to be played in the absence of spectators.

Daily SABAH titles "Hail of penalties for stirring derby," regarding the Besiktas v Galatasaray derby match played in Istanbul last Sunday (22nd of September) which was abandoned when Besiktas fans occupied the pitch in injury time and clashed with riot police.

The daily dilates upon the penalty by the PFDK that Besiktas will play the first four of their home games without spectators.

Daily MILLIYET headlines "Four games ban for Besiktas" saying PFDK also banned Besiktas' coach Slaven Bilic for 3 matches and Galatasaray's Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo for 2 matches.

Chinese firm wins Turkey's missile defense system tender

Chinese corporation, CPMIEC on Thursday won a tender of a $4 billion project to co-produce Turkey's "long-range air and missile defense system," after rejection of rival bids from Russian, US and European firms.

Daily BUGUN writes "We award $4 billion missile tender to China," adding that China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp (CPMIEC) won the tender by succeeding to decrease it to $3 billion.

The daily adds that China, at the executive committee of the defense industry under the chairmanship of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, also offered a "joint production" for HURKUS, Turkey's first basic training aircraft, for which Turkish officials agreed on carrying out mass production.

Daily TARAF says "$4 billion missile fired" detailing that Chinese CPMIEC corporation and Turkey reached a contract deal to produce the systems and missiles cooperatively.

The daily further said the tender where Chinese FD-2000 system beat the US' Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T, was ongoing for 6 years.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Eylül 2013, 12:13

Muhammed Öylek