Turkish Press Review

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Turkish dailies on Thursday covers details of the wiretapping operation, the raid against the Turkish National Intelligence Sevice`s juggernaut in Adana, the aftermath of the `crypto comfort` telephone scandal.

Turkish dailies on Thursday covers details of the wiretapping operation, the raid against the Turkish National Intelligence Sevice`s juggernaut in Adana, the aftermath of the `crypto comfort` telephone scandal.

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Turkish dailies on Thursday cover details of the wiretapping operation and raid against the Turkish National Intelligence Service`s juggernaut in Adana, the aftermath of `crypto comfort` telephone scandal resulting in the sacking of 7 people working in TUBITAK and the first leg match of UEFA Champions League Round 16 played between Galatasaray and Chelsea in Istanbul which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Daily HURRIYET cited New York Times` references in the headline about the wiretapping operation, saying "Turkish people love to watch soap operas, but now they are watching voice records"

Daily SABAH is covering the critical remarks of a follower of a Turkish parallel movement named `Latif Erdogan` and also the aftermath of `crypto comfort` telephone scandal resulting in the sacking of 7 people working in TUBITAK. The same issue is covered by daily MILLIYET in addition to Turkish President Gul`s approval of the law on Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK). In the headline of daily HABERTURK, the sacking of 7 people working in TUBITAK is featured. The same issue has also been covered in daily VATAN.

Daily AKSAM covers the raid and ensuing investigation against the Turkish National Intelligence Service`s juggernaut in Adana commenting that a prosecutor informed a member of the media close to him on this issue. They also inform on the detention of one of the suspects of the investigation who was attempting to flee.

Daily YENI SAFAK covers the leakage of the audio records. Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MIT) determined that the organization who had placed the audio records in the residence of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan played a role in the leakage both in the Uludere incident. This Uludere event also known as the Roboski massacre occurred close to the Iraqi border and resulted in the death by Turkish F-16 fighter jets of more than 30 civilians who were supposedly `terrorists`. The daily also comments that the organization is also linked to the Oslo talks between MIT and PKK in 2009 and 2010 which sought to bring about peace via bilateral talks in the hope of ending clashes between Turkey and the PKK.

Many Turkish dailies such as HURRIYET, SABAH, MILLIYET, HABER TURK, VATAN and AKSAM also cover the first leg match of UEFA Champions League Round 16 played between Turkish team Galatasaray and English team, Chelsea in Istanbul ended as a 1-1 draw.

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