Posted by Turkse Media
May 25, 2015
Turkish Press Review
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Turkish dailies on Monday mainly focused on Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s remarks at election rallies in Turkey’s western provinces of Manisa and Izmir.
HURRIYET quoted Davutoglu saying that Turkey’s ruling AK Party was fighting against a “six-team gang.”
He was referring to the country’s three main opposition parties, the Fetullah Gulen religious movement as well as the illegal Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the ultra-left DHKP-C armed group.
Both the PKK and DHKP-C are considered to be terrorist groups by Turkey, the EU and the U.S.
“Sextet gang,” was YENI SAFAK’s headline while HABER TURK quoted the PM saying: “They are a hexagon coalition.”
VATAN reported that Davutoglu inaugurated a prime ministerial office in the western province of Izmir and promised that he would hold the next cabinet meeting there.
Reporting from the Manisa rally, STAR quoted Davutoglu saying that “we brought the Turkish capital Ankara to Izmir” referring to a third prime ministerial office opened in the western province after Ankara and Istanbul.
Turkish dailies also covered Istanbul football team Galatasaray’s 2-0 home victory on Sunday against city rivals Besiktas. The win takes Galatasaray to touching distance of this season’s Super League title.
“Lions run to four stars,” was MILLIYET’s headline.
Leaders Galatasaray now have 76 points. Fenerbahce follow with 70 and Besiktas come in third with 66 points.
MILLIYET reported that if Fenerbahce lose or draw against Istanbul Basaksehir in an away match on Monday, Galatasaray would clinch the title with a match to spare.
“Present Arms!” was HABER TURK’s headline, while SABAH wrote: “One step left to the happy ending.”
In economics news, DUNYA reported on the struggle facing Turkey’s egg and white-meat exports.
The daily said that Turkey’s agriculture ministry was looking for a solution as recent bird flu incidents risked around $500-million-worth of exports after parts of Iraq banned supplies from Turkey.
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