Turkish newspapers covered on their Thursday editions Swiss bus crash, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) secretary general's visit to the United States, arrest of retired gen. Ergin Saygun and missing Turkish journalists.
Almost all papers wrote about a bus crash in the Swiss Alps, stating that a tour bus slammed into a tunnel wall that killed 28 people including 22 children returning to Belgium from a ski vacation. Dailies said that another 24 students who were seriously injured in the horrific accident were hospitalized.
Most of papers said retired general Ergin Saygun was arrested within the scope of "Sledgehammer Case" and put into jail, stating that the number of arrested under the "Sledgehammer Case" reached 250.
Hurriyet daily said OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu would have a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington on Thursday, asking support of Clinton regarding Syria. The newspaper said that OIC wanted to coordinate humanitarian aid access to Syrian people.
Milliyet and Zaman dailies wrote about missing journalists and quoted Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as saying that efforts were under way to find a Turkish journalist and a cameraman who had been reported missing in Syria.