Press Roundup

Press Roundup

(PHOTO: TODAY’S ZAMAN, Bahar Mahdan)

June 20, 2012, Wednesday/ 17:09:00

With the slogan “No need to see in order to perceive a work of art,” renowned painter İsmail Acar has opened an art exhibition that provides Braille descriptions of all the paintings for blind visitors.

Radikal: “Attack on hope,” read the headline of the daily’s top story, reporting on a terrorist attack on a military outpost in the southeastern province of Hakkari that killed eight soldiers early Tuesday. Reporting that just as hope for a resolution of the Kurdish issue had been raised, the story said the attack in Dağlıca had sabotaged the peace process. Running the photo of one of the victims, noncommissioned officer Umut Bulut, whose first name means “hope” in Turkish, the paper also published photos of the seven other soldiers.

Star: “$5 billion of assistance from Turkey to IMF,” read the headline of a front page story, reporting that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to give $5 billion to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during the G-20 meeting at Los Cabos, Mexico, on Tuesday. “I think this summit is a great opportunity in terms of putting forth policies and commitments that will eliminate [continuing eurozone] risks. We should have sound cooperation under the umbrella of the G-20 against any new development that may emerge in the global economy,” Erdoğan said during his speech at the summit.

Vatan: “Syria summit at the G-20,” headlined a front page article, reporting that the G-20 summit in Mexico was marked by talks on the Syrian crisis. Prime Minister Erdoğan first met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said, “Thank God, there is no problem between Russia and Turkey.” Then Erdoğan spoke for 40 minutes with US President Barack Obama and expressed his concerns over the worsening situation in Syria. Erdoğan further said the international community should shoulder more responsibility for the sake of Syrian human rights.