Most Turkish papers reported on a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attack that killed eight Turkish soldiers in the southeastern province of Hakkari. The Sabah daily's coverage established a connection between the PKK attack and Erdoğan and Obama's meeting. The paper argued that the PKK has staged attacks every time Erdoğan and Obama are scheduled to meet citing the following evidence: an attack in Reşadiye in which seven were killed, a Gediktepe attack that left 11 dead and an attack in Pervari in which nine died all took place ahead of various summits in the US in December 2009, June 2010 and December 2009, respectively, in addition to yesterday's Dağlıca attack which occurred ahead of Erdoğan and Obama's meeting in Mexico. On the same topic, the Zaman daily stated that the PKK attacked three separate military outposts using rocket-propelled grenades and mortars, killing eight soldiers. The paper added that 20 PKK members were killed in a military operation that followed the attack. The Yeni Şafak daily referred to President Abdullah Gül's remarks and quoted the president as saying the PKK was attempting to sabotage efforts for a solution to the conflict.
Sabah also reported that Erdoğan had a 40-minute meeting with Obama on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, and that during the meeting Obama offered his condolences for the attack and said the US stands by Turkey in its fight against the PKK. The paper also quoted Erdoğan as saying, “There can be no bargaining on terrorism; terrorists should lay down arms as soon as possible.” Zaman also referred to the Erdoğan-Obama meeting, saying they mainly discussed the Syrian crisis. The Türkiye daily described the Erdoğan-Obama meeting as a meeting that focused on terrorism and Syria, and quoted Erdoğan as saying Turkey would continue fighting terrorism until the very end and would eradicate terrorism sooner or later.
Another widely covered topic was Turkey's assistance to IMF. Türkiye reported that world leaders discussed the global economic crisis during the G-20 summit in Los Cabos and announced how much they could contribute to a fund to be set up by the IMF to help save countries from the crisis. The paper quoted Erdoğan as saying Turkey would donate $5 billion to the fund. Zaman also reported that Turkey would be donating $5 billion to the IMF fund, but added that the donation could be taken back should the Central Bank of Turkey require it.