TURKISH PRESS REVIEW DEC 24

Turkish newspapers have focused on Turkish prime minister’s remarks on last December’s anti-fraud probe and anti-Islamization protests in Germany.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW DEC 24

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Turkish papers Wednesday covered Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s remarks that he made on his way to the Macedonian capital, Skopje.

MILLYET’s front-page reads: “No permit to fraud,” referring to last December’s anti-fraud probe in which a number of high-profile figures, including the sons of three former government ministers and leading Turkish businessmen were accused of corruption - a move the government believes to be the work of what it calls the “parallel state.”

The daily quoted Davutoglu as saying: “We won’t permit any fraud in any case.”

According to the daily SABAH, Davutoglu said Turkey was under siege in a massive propaganda campaign that began just after the Dec. 14, 2014 police operation against senior media figures and police officers in 13 provinces across Turkey for allegedly being affiliated with the "parallel state."

“It is as if some circles have pressed the button to begin a smear campaign against the government,” SABAH quoted Davutoglu as saying.  

Turkish papers also covered anti-Islamization protests in Germany.

“Racist danger in Germany,” headlined YENI SAFAK. According to the newspaper, around 17,000 people attended a protest organized by the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West or the Pegida in the eastern German city of Dresden.

The newspaper said that protesters chanted “Muslims out,” and “We don’t want Islam in Europe.”

Reporting on the same event, HABER TURK said “Racism rehearsal.” The daily interviewed the head of the association “Turkish Society in Germany” Gokay Sofuoglu, who said that Islamophobia in Germany should be taken seriously.

VATAN said “dangerous escalation,” referring to the Dresden protests. The newspaper showed a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a headscarf, adding it was the way of Pegida’s description of Merkel as she said, “Muslims are a part of German society.” 

MILLIYET headlines “No tolerance?” According to the newspaper, the number of attendees at the anti-Islam and immigration protest was at a record high. The daily said that new discussions inflamed in the country such as whether Germany was going back to 1990s.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Aralık 2014, 11:07
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