Zaman: “Call to fight against poverty and ignorance,” read the headline of the paper’s major story, reporting on the messages conveyed during a symposium titled “Solutions to social problems from the Path of the Prophet [Muhammad],” which was organized by the religious magazines Yeni Ümit and Hira and held in Gaziantep. Academics and religious leaders from about 60 countries as well as Turkish academics, scientists and Religious Affairs Directorate officials attended the symposium. Among the social messages given during the symposium was: “Problems do not arise from a lack of resources, but from the unjustness and imbalance when using resources.”
Milliyet: “Winds of left wing in Europe,” was the headline of the paper’s major story, referring to the victory of socialist candidate François Hollande in the presidential election. Hollande on Sunday became the first socialist French president in more than 20 years. The daily also said that the Labour Party won a large number of seats in UK local council elections held on Thursday with 38 percent of the total votes, while in the election in Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein state, the central-left Social Democrats (SPD) took 30.1 percent of the vote.
Yeni Şafak: “Çevik Bir guilty, those using Bir 10 times more guilty,” said the headline of the paper’s top story, covering the statements of former Motherland Party (ANAP) deputy Bülent Akarcalı. Speaking to the daily, Akarcalı said that although retired Gen. Bir has been arrested as part of the investigation launched into the Feb. 28, 1997 coup, the media, businessmen and members of the judiciary had a greater role in the coup. “If Bir was guilty, then people using him back then are 10 times more so,” he said.