Star: “Cameron wins the cup,” read the headline of a front-page article reporting that British Prime Minister David Cameron celebrated Chelsea having beaten Bayern Munich in the Champions League final while he was next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G8 summit in the US on Saturday. The daily included a photo of several world leaders watching the match with Cameron throwing his arms up in celebration. The article said that all leaders, including Merkel, congratulated Cameron on his country’s victory.
Yeni Şafak: A front-page story covered statements by Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek that focused on the drafting process of the new constitution. Noting that he has put a lot of effort into establishing the parliamentary Constitutional Reconciliation Commission, Çiçek said that if a political party were to leave the drafting table, that party would be punished with a defeat in the next elections. About the much-contested topic of adopting a presidential system of government, he said such a system would be good for Turkey.
Radikal: The lead story of the daily covered an interview with well-known writer Murathan Mungan. Asked about various topics ranging from literature to politics, Mungan said Turkey has been smoothing over the cracks in its politics for so long that those cracks have become much more difficult to deal with now. “The main principle to which we have adhered has been to not ‘let the country’s problems out of this room.’ This is why we have so many problems, yet we can’t properly discuss them or come up with solutions,” said Mungan. As an example of a problem the country is ignoring, he noted that many languages belonging to smaller cultures in the Anatolian provinces are becoming extinct.