Sivas' Gök Medrese was saved by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism after being restored incorrectly. A professional team will begin restoration on the building, which was built in 1271. (Photo: Cihan)
Hürriyet: “Davutoğlu to travel to Yerevan,” read the headline of a story on the front page.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will head to Yerevan on Dec. 12 to attend a ministerial meeting of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC). He said the invitation came from the Armenian side and that he accepted after consultations with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Davutoğlu also said his next stop will be Athens on Dec. 13.
Bugün: “Mandela dies in peace,” read a story in the daily. Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully in his Johannesburg home on Thursday at the age of 95 after suffering from a prolonged lung infection. In a nationally televised address, President Jacob Zuma said Mandela would have a full state funeral. He ordered flags to be flown at half mast. Mandela was the country's first black president and is an anti-apartheid icon worldwide.
Milliyet: “Unanimous ruling seen as significant,” headlined a story on the front page of the daily. President Abdullah Gül commented on a recent Constitutional Court decision that the right to a fair trial of Ergenekon convicts Mustafa Balbay and Mehmet Haberal had been violated during the judicial process. The president said the court's ruling shows there is supremacy of law in the country. “I think it is very significant for the Constitutional Court to make a unanimous ruling on a case that everyone sees from a different perspective,” Gül said.