Turkish Press Review

Friday, April 11, 2014

Turkish dailies on Friday dedicated their front pages mostly to news on Turkish Parliament Constitution Commission's Head, Burhan Kuzu's court application to re-block Twitter, the tragic death of famous Turkish photographer Kerim Okten and the attack on the Turkish embassy building - which is under

Turkish dailies on Friday dedicated their front pages mostly to news on Turkish Parliament Constitution Commission's Head, Burhan Kuzu's court application to re-block Twitter, the tragic death of famous Turkish photographer Kerim Okten and the attack on the Turkish embassy building - which is under

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Turkish dailies on Friday dedicated their front pages mostly to news from Turkish Parliament Constitution Commission's Head, Burhan Kuzu's application to court to re-block Twitter, tragic death of famous Turkish photographer Kerim Okten and the attack on Turkish embassy building (under construction) in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, which wounded two Turkish workers. 

"Kuzu sues the bird" says HURRIYET daily in its headline, reporting that Turkish Parliament Constitution Commission's Head Burhan Kuzu applied to the Constitutional Court to block access to Twitter or remove content, which allegedly insulted him on the social media website. 

The daily cites Kuzu as saying, "I've used my right of individual application. I've told them "delete the contents insulting me or block access to it completely. I don't care about the criticism. Isn't there any communication channel?"

VATAN writes: "I have been damaged, close it," referring to Burhan Kuzu. In the article, the daily says Kuzu criticized the Constitutional Court's decision, which lifted the Twitter ban, saying "It is easy to open it for the reasons of freedom of expression. Within this framework, let you preserve my rights as well."  

Similarly, POSTA covers the issue "Close Twitter," mentioning the Constitution Commission's Head Kuzu's application. 

Regarding the Somalia embassy attack, VATAN carries title "Rocket on Turkish embassy in Somalia." A rocket hitting construction of Turkish embassy building in Magadishu caused a fire. Two Turkish workers, who were wounded seriously were taken to Turkey by ambulance plane, the paper reports. 

Under title "Attack in Somalia," HURRIYET covers the attack, referring to last year's al-Qaeda assault on the Turkish embassy building, which killed one Turkish special policeman and wounded three others.

Turkish dailies also covered the death of Turkish photographer Kerim Okten. 

"Journalist, whose motorcycle was hit by lightning killed" YENISAFAK carries the title. Turkish representative of European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) Kerim Okten was hit by lightning while he was going from Turkish city of Canakkale to Ezine district of the city, the paper says.  

 "Unbelievable Death" says HURRIYET daily in its title, referring to Turkish photographer Kerim Okten's death. The daily states that Okten was jury president for World Press Photo - one of the world's most prestigious annual press photography contests. 

Similarly, STAR cover the issue under "Famous reporter was hit by lightning" headline. 

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