Press Roundup

June 13, 2012, Wednesday/ 18:05:00

The Primitive Pottery project carried out by the Gökeyüp Municipality in Manisa and sponsored by the EU has concluded with the presentation of certificates to 14 participants from seven countries.

 Sabah: A front-page story in the daily yesterday covered the tragedy surrounding the killing of Dr. Munise İpek Cingi (63), a medical school professor, and Dr. Emre Cingi (70), a doctor in a private hospital, by their son, an architect, in Eskişehir earlier this week. The son, Mithat, was suffering from schizophrenia, according to the daily. The daily said the parents kept the psychological disorder suffered by their son a secret. Relatives of the family said they knew nothing about Mithat’s psychological disorder and they just knew that his parents were sad about their son being single at the age of 38.

 Taraf: “Specially authorized courts divide government,” said the daily in the headline of its main story yesterday, referring to conflicting statements from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç on the issue. While Arınç on Monday said there is no ongoing work to restrict the authorities of these courts or abolish them, Erdoğan on Tuesday said there is work on these courts and they might be abolished. Erdoğan said that there is “a problem concerning Article 250” of the Code on Criminal Procedure (CMK), which gives special authority to courts and prosecutors when investigating organized crime and coup plots, and that the Justice Ministry is working on a revision of the article in question.

 Vatan: “Academic year gets longer,” said the daily in the headline of its major story yesterday, reporting that the academic year for primary and high school students, which is currently 180 workdays, will be 190-220 days under the new education system known as 4+4+4. According to the daily, a 15-day winter recess at the end of January will be divided into three and be used at different times of the year.