Press Roundup

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August 16, 2012, Thursday/ 17:18:00

Attendees of hairdressing courses offered by a municipality in Ankara are taking care of nursing home residents’ hair for free to get them ready for the Eid al-Fitr festival on Sunday.

Milliyet: “We lost a magnificent man,” headlined the paper’s lead article on renowned Turkish stage actor Müşfik Kenter, who had been receiving treatment for a lung infection and passed away on Wednesday in İstanbul. Covering statements from prominent figures, the article quoted from President Abdullah Gül, who called Kenter “one of the most respected names of Turkey’s theater circle.” Famous actress Hülya Koçyiğit, who was also a student of Kenter’s, said that people always admired him when he was on stage.

Sabah: “Child-murderer Assad,” read the daily’s top-story headline, reporting that with the killing of 80 people, most of whom were children, with bombs dropped from warplanes in the border town of Azaz in Aleppo province on Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is struggling hard to maintain power in the country, is now no different from terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan, who is widely condemned for killing children in terrorist attacks in southeastern Turkey.  

Yeni Şafak: With the headline “The photo of pride,” one of the paper’s front page stories reported on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan receiving the country’s five medal-winning athletes from the recently finished London Olympics at his official residence in Ankara on Wednesday, showing a photo of Olympic medalists in taekwondo Servet Tazegül and Nur Tatar, 1,500-meter runners Aslı Çakır Alptekin and Gamze Bulut and wrestler Rıza Kayaalp along with Erdoğan and Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kılıç. During the meeting, Erdoğan thanked the medal-winning athletes for being a source of pride for Turkey.