Star: The daily published two party leaders’ speeches one under the other. The first part is headlined, “He kept the poll secret from the people,” quoting Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who said that the poll carried out by the AK Party to reveal the common opinion about a draft bill on education was manipulated by the party and was conducted only on AK Party supporters. The second story is headlined, “We are trying to heal wounded consciences,” quoting AK Party leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who defended the bill and said it aims to address injustices in the education system.
Radikal: “I took a journey to Turkey in jail,” read the headline of a page one story on journalist Nedim Şener, who had been jailed pending trial in the Odatv case, the media wing of the terrorist Ergenekon organization. Şener was released Monday afternoon. The daily published a photo of Şener taking his daughter to school on his first day out of jail. Şener told reporters: “I felt like I made a journey to Turkey when I was in jail. I had a chance to meet all kinds of people there and learned a lot. But,Z on the other hand, it was time to come home.”
Yeni Şafak: “Sincerity is the key to solving the Kurdish issue,” said the headline of a front page story about an interview with former Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Diyarbakır deputy Abdurrahman Kurt. Speaking to the daily, Kurt said, “If Kurds in the Southeast believe in the government’s sincerity, then they will put their guns down because most of them are already unhappy with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s [PKK] actions.” He added that what the government should do now is to prove its sincerity by taking solid steps to grant more rights to the Kurds.