Press Roundup

Press Roundup

As part of activities to mark Cabotage Day on July 1, a group of military officers and administrative officials floated wreaths in the Çanakkale Strait in memory of martyred soldiers.

July 01, 2012, Sunday/ 17:00:00

Sabah: “Let's solve it together,” said the daily in the headline of its main story yesterday, quoting remarks from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who met with independent Kurdish deputy Leyla Zana on Saturday.

Erdoğan told Zana that the Kurdish problem cannot be resolved solely through military means or by the government alone. He said both Turks and Kurds should work for the solution of this long-standing problem. Zana told Erdoğan that Turkey is going through a critical time as regards a solution to the problem and explained her proposals for the achievement of peace, reported the daily.

Bugün:Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputy Zeynep Karahan Uslu said she believes there will be headscarved deputies in Parliament in the next legislative term, the daily reported in its major story yesterday. She said there is no legal obstacle before women who wear headscarves to be elected to Parliament, adding that she believes the embarrassing treatment of Merve Kavakçı will not be repeated. Kavakçı was forced to leave Parliament in 1999 because she wore a headscarf.

Radikal: “We saved football in 4.5 months,” said the daily in the headline of its lead story yesterday, referring to the İstanbul court that is hearing a match-fixing probe which was expected to last for years but will be concluded on Monday, four-and-a-half months after the trial began. The court said the trial was concluded swiftly in order to save Turkish football; however, the lawyer of Fenerbahçe Chairman Aziz Yıldırım, one of the key suspects in the case, said a fair trial is more important than a speedy trial.