Turkish Press Review

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Turkish Dailies on Tuesday covered order by a Turkish court for the arrest of 4 Israeli officials in regards to the 2010 attack on the Mavi Marmara, the results of the European Parliament elections and the appearance by American pop singer Justin Timberlake at ITU Stadium in Istanbul

Turkish Dailies on Tuesday covered order by a Turkish court for the arrest of 4 Israeli officials in regards to the 2010 attack on the Mavi Marmara, the results of the European Parliament elections and the appearance by American pop singer Justin Timberlake at ITU Stadium in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Most Turkish dailies on Tuesday dedicated their front pages to news to the order by a Turkish court for the arrest of four Israeli officials regarding their involvement in the 2010 attack on the Mavi Marmara. 

"Sledgehammer to Israel" ran the front page of daily HURRIYET, reporting that a Turkish court has ordered the arrest of four Israeli commanders involved in the raid on the Mavi Marmara aid ship off shore from Gaza in 2010. Daily VATAN headlined "Wanted," referring to the four Israeli commanders, and reported that the Turkish court ordered their arrest and an INTERPOL red notice was issued for the officials. 

The Israeli officials named by the court are Israeli former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, former navy chief Eliezer Marom, former military intelligence head Amos Yadlin and former air force intelligence chief Avishai Levy. 

Turkish dailies also focused on the results of the European Parliament (EP) election, in which most of the gains went to right-wing or anti-immigrant parties.

"Right Hook," was the headline in the daily RADIKAL, noting that EP's Christian Democrats group continues to hold the highest number of seats, according to the latest projections. "EU to disperse before Turkey becomes a member," ran the headline in daily VATAN, which reported that the EU-wide vote saw France's Marine Le Pen and her Front National (FN) taking a 25 percent share of the vote. 

In the elections, the Liberal group took 70 seats, the Greens 55 seats and the center right European Conservatives and Reformists won 44 seats.

American pop singer Justin Timberlake’s performance in ITU Stadium in Istanbul was covered on Tuesday by some dailies.

"Justin sings for SOMA" was the headline with which daily MILLIYET covered the issue. Daily AKSAM said the world star did not forget the SOMA tragedy and reported that the American pop singer sang "Until the End of Time" for the memory of the 301 Soma mine victims.

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