REVIEW OF THE TURKISH PRESS 24.04.2015
Here is a brief summary of today's Turkish newspapers.
Hürriyet writes that Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu delivered a speech at the Peace Summit held as part of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Çanakkale with the participation of foreign leaders. The daily quotes Davutoğlu as having said that we aimed to give an important message to the world by organizing a peace summit, adding that we may have experienced painful battles 100 years ago but today, it is time to build peace.
Yeni Şafak writes that historical documents in the archives of General Staff Military History and Strategic Studies (ATASE) Department expose unknown side of 1915 incident. The daily says that the archives reveal the merciful attention during the transport and handling of the Armenians on contrary to the allegations regarding the 1915 incident. According to the daily, it was clearly stated in the documents that anyone who maltreated Armenians was tried by court martial.
Star writes that cooperation of Turkish and Russian small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) has been discussed at Turkey-Russia Business Forum held in Antalya. The daily quotes Minister of Economy, Nihat Zeybekçi as having said that bilateral trade volume can capture a positive trend with the removal of barriers in trade between the two countries, adding that Turkish SMEs can be a good example for Russia. According to the daily, Zeybekçi has proposed founding a joint fund to Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev for increasing mutual investments.
Haber Türk writes that Turkey ranks second in the world in terms of blue flags awarded to beaches. The daily quotes Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik as having said that Turkey that was 10 flags behind Greece in the number of blue flags awarded to beaches last year, ranks second in the world with an additional 41 blue flags this year and Spain ranked first.
Sabah writes that Turkish wind will literally blow in Turkish Airlines Euroleague final fours with the participation of Fenerbahçe Ülker. The daily says that Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry will make the promotion of Turkey at the Fan Zone event organized under the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines. According to the daily, the Ministry will hold pre-match events by setting up their stand.