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Turkish Press Review

23 December 2013 12:25 (Last updated 23 December 2013 12:34)
Turkish dailies on Monday cover Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s statements during his visits to several provinces in northern Turkey at weekend
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Turkish dailies on Monday cover Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s statements during his visits to several provinces in northern Turkey in the weekend, the latest developments in the Istanbul-based anti-graft operation which rattled the country last week and Galatasaray’s 2-1 victory against Trabzonspor in the Turkish football league.

- Turkish PM challenges those "plotting" against his government - 

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed to the people during his visits to Turkey's northern provinces and criticized prominent Muslim cleric Fethullan Gulen's latest remarks "cursing" his government.

Daily YENISAFAK headlines "We will bury curses at the ballot boxes" quoting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan while addresing to the people during his visits to Turkey's northern provinces and challenging those who targeted his government with a "dirty coalition."

"Do not get deceived by montaged plots" publishes Daily TURKIYE as it cited Erdogan asserting that the corruption claims are "only a guise."

- Latest developments as the Istanbul-based anti-graft operation heats up-

Daily HURRIYET covers the latest developments in the operation by writing "The money was brought by MP’s son,” referring to the money the police found in the house of Halkbank’s chief.

Under its headline “Doors closed,” Daily MILLIYET publishes the government's latest decision regarding journalists entering police departments by noting they will be only invited in the event of a pressstatement or such development.

Dailies ZAMAN and RADIKAL also cover the exclusion order for press members entering police departments on their frontpages, presenting a critical approach to the decision.

- Galatasaray’s 2-1 victory against Trabzonspor -

Meanwhile, most newspapers bring to their frontpage Galatasaray’s 2-1 victory against Trabzonspor in last night's match in the Turkish Spor Toto Super League. 

"Storm Burak," says Daily VATAN, writing the Lions defeat strong rival Trabzonspor thanks to two goals scored by its striker Burak Yilmaz at a home game in TT Arena Stadium in Istanbul.

Daily BUGUN writes "Lions in close follow-up" to note that the Yellow-Red team drew closer to its arch rival Fenerbahce, closing the point gap to 8 between the leader Yellow Canaries.

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