“We're an island of stability in the global crisis,” read a Sabah daily headline on a story covering Prime Minister Erdoğan's statements to participants in the B-20 Business Summit task force “Trade and Investment” in Los Cabos, Mexico. The prime minister spoke on how Turkey has achieved tremendous economic growth despite the global economic crisis. “We aim to be included in the 10 largest economies in the world by 2023,” Erdoğan said. The daily also quoted Erdoğan as saying his government has developed a model unique to Turkey that falls between the public and private sectors.
The Vatan daily reported on the Turkish prime minister's activities within the scope of the 2012 G-20 Summit, stating that Erdoğan had met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Erdoğan and Putin discussed the Syrian crisis, the daily said, adding that Erdoğan is expected to meet with US President Barack Obama on Tuesday.
The Milliyet daily reported on a second fire that broke out at in a prison in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa where 13 inmates died in a previous fire on June 16. The daily added that the fire had started in the juvenile ward and that 42 people had been injured in the fire. Additional fires are reported to have broken out in prisons in Gaziantep, Adana, Osmaniye and Ceyhan, injuring 47 others.
Milliyet also ran a headline that read “Full support for constitution” and reported that Parliamentary Reconciliation Commission members met with opposition parties the Republican People's Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) on Monday. The daily quoted Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek as telling opposition leaders, “We want your support and proposals.” Officials from all three parties said this opportunity should not be missed, according to Milliyet.