Press Roundup

Press Roundup

First lady Hayrunnisa Gül shows Silvia Gasparovicova, wife of Slovakian President Ivan Gasparovic, the garden of the Çankaya presidential palace. (Photo: Cihan)

August 21, 2013, Wednesday/ 14:54:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

Akşam: “Avcı's period ends,” said the headline of a story on the first page.

Turkey coach Abdullah Avcı has left his post by mutual agreement, the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) announced in a statement on Tuesday, amid a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign. "Abdullah Avcı is leaving the national team after talks and an agreement was reached. We thank Mr. Avcı for his services," the federation said on its website. Fatih Terim and Mustafa Denizli are considered to be possible replacements for him.

Taraf: “We are all headscarved,” was the headline of a story that appeared on the front page. An attack on a headscarved Muslim woman in Stockholm has mobilized Swedes. Thousands of men and women posted pictures of themselves wearing headscarves on the social networking site Twitter on Monday, Green Party leader Asa Romson and Social Democrat lawmaker Veronica Palm among them.

Bugün: “Öcalan's cell to be changed,” read the headline of a story on page one. Selahattin Demirtaş, co-chairperson of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), announced on Tuesday that the cell of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan will be changed at Öcalan's request. Officials from the Ministry of Justice stated that the change would take place over the weekend.