Habertürk: “Our daughters will return,” headlined one of the front page pieces, reporting on stories of people who suffered from the Aug. 17, 1999 Marmara earthquake. which claimed at least 18,000 lives. On the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the devastating earthquake on Friday, the story told about a couple in Kocaeli province who have not heard the fate of their two daughters, who were swept into the Marmara Sea when their house was flooded after the earthquake. The couple said they are still hopeful to see their daughters alive.
Hürriyet: “Assad got crazy,” was the headline of a first page article reporting that Syrian government airstrikes on a residential neighborhood in the rebel-held town of Azaz killed more than 40 people on Thursday and wounded about 200 others, including many babies. Another attack on the same day was staged in Aleppo, where among the targets were people queuing for free bread. One of the women who survived the attack said: “No one should live with such fear. How will my kids go to sleep now?”
Vatan: One of the articles on the first page reported on Turkish national Aydın Tufan Tekin, who was abducted in Lebanon on Wednesday by a Shiite clan. The article said that Tekin went to Lebanon to sell air conditioners but was abducted, along with 19 others, by the clan in retaliation for Hassan Meqdad’s abduction by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Syria. Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has spoken to Tekin’s father and promised they are doing everything they can to get his son back home safely, said the article.