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All of the Turkish dailies covered news over international credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) upgraded Turkey's long term credit rating to BB+ from BB. Daily MILLIYET headlined, "Good rating news for Turkey", and said, there is only one step left for the level of investable. The daily added, according to S&P, they agency emphasized that the resolution of the Kurdish issue would have a positive effect on Turkey's ratings.
Dailies also covered changes in obtaining of a Turkish driver's licence. "No driving licence for unsafe lane change" headlined daily SABAH and noted, the number of compulsory steering lessons will be up to 12 hours with the new regulations and whoever violates one rule out of 20 during the practical exam, will fail. Rules include violation of using the passenger safety belt, unsafe lane change, ignoring traffic sign boards and lights, speeding and so on.
"Take it or leave it", daily HURRIYET headlined over the statements of Turkey's Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan. The daily published, Turkey heads to EU with a clear offer: Either we stay in the Customs Union and lift the visa and quota system on our products or we leave the Customs Union and agree on free trade agreement. In addition, daily HURRIYET quoted the words of Caglayan who said the Customs Union kept harming Turkey.
"Hush" daily YENI SAFAK headlined over Germany's Higher State Court of Munich not really letting Turkish media cover the trial of National Socialist Underground (NSU) where NSU is alleged to have murdered eight people with Turkish backgrounds, one with Greek roots and one German policewoman between 2000 and 2007. The daily said, the German court allowed 50 media organs to be on the accreditation list to follow the trial, did not let Turkish media organs to be added in the list and more, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reacted towards the decision of the court by sending a letter.
Lastly, some of the Turkish dailies covered the statements of Turkey's Minister of Justice Sadullah Ergin over Turkey's resolution process for the Kurdish issue and visits to Imrali Island where head of PKK terrorist organization Abdullah Ocalan stays in prison. "Minister of peace as well", daily TARAF headlined and quoted Turkish minister as saying, "If a prosecutor asks, 'why are you bringing peace to Turkey?', than I am committing an offence." Daily TURKIYE noted, Ergin stated that there is no need of a constitution for the withdrawal of PKK terror organization.