Turkish Press Review - Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Turkish dailies covered President Gul`s call for involvement of opposition parties into solution process, leaks of names of wise men,statements of prosecutor over reason which caused death of former Turkish President Ozal

Turkish dailies covered President Gul`s call for involvement of opposition parties into solution process, leaks of names of wise men,statements of prosecutor over reason which caused death of former Turkish President Ozal

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All of the Turkish dailies covered the statements of Turkish President Abdullah Gul who called for the involvement of opposition parties into the solution process. "Take CHP in too", reads the main headline of HURRIYET. Gul talked to Turkish journalists during his visit in Latvia. HURRIYET quoted Gul as saying "Political parties should be taken into this during the solution process, and things will be much easier after that. Otherwise people could just say, `If I have no involvement in it, then I will stay opposite`, isn`t that the nature of politics?"

Moreover, daily ZAMAN covered the words of Gul and headlined, "Other parties should be involved into the solution process as well."

Most of the Turkish dailies covered the "wise men" formed to guide the process in the Kurdish issue. Dailies covered several leaked names of who will be in the "wise men."

HURRIYET, VATAN, RADIKAL and TURKIYE covered similar names. Daily VATAN added, there will be about 60 names in the initiative and they will carry out conferences, seminars and meetings in seven commissions, covering all seven geographical regions of Turkey to work on the solution process. In each commission there will be minimum of seven people and each commission will have a head. The list will be make public on Thursday.

-Ozal "murdered"-

Daily ZAMAN and VATAN covered the new reports of Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor`s Office over the reason which caused the death of former Turkish President Turgut Ozal. ZAMAN writes Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor`s Office summoned suspects to testify with the charge of participation in the murder of late president Turgut Ozal by poisoning."

Ozal died from alleged heart failure in 1993 at a Ankara hospital. Last year a further toxicologhic study was carried out and some papers remind there was not a conclusive report that he was poisoned.

-Novel by Ahmet Altan-

VATAN said, the new book of Ahmet Altan, "Son Oyun (Final Game)" sold 100,000 in two hours. The 408-page novel is 20 Turkish Liras. Altan, founder and former editor of Taraf newspaper had not published a book for a decade.

-Womb transplant from cadaver-

Lastly, daily MILLIYET covered the story of "womb transplant".

The daily said, "In the world`s first attempt to achieve a pregnancy following a womb transplant, Turkish doctors of Akdeniz University in Antalya started embryo transfer into a 23-year-old woman whose uterus came from a brain-dead donor in 2011.

Turkish doctors performed the world`s first embryo transfer into a woman who received a uterus from a cadaver.

Born without a uterus, Derya Sert was the first woman in the world to receive a uterus from a dead donor in 2011. Turkish doctors transferred a single frozen embryo into Sert that were created using her own eggs and her husband`s sperm on Sunday. If the pregnancy will be achieved, Derya Sert will be the first woman in the world to get pregnant following a uterus transplant. MD Omer Ozkan of Akdeniz University said in a written statement that they had started embryo transfer for Sert. He said Sert was in good health condition. He said the success rate was 30-40 percent in such transfers and they transferred a single frozen embryo since they do not prefer multiple pregnancy."

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