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5th August 2014 Turkish Press Review

HABERTURK runs with the headline “First pose at the last YAS meeting,” alongside a photograph of Erdogan and high army officials and civilians, referring to Erdogan’s possible win at the country’s upcoming presidential election on August 10. If Erdogan is elected president the YAS meeting would be his last one as PM, for this reason Erdogan posed on the cameras with the YAS attendees, the newspaper reports. The front page of today’s SABAH reads: “Last YAS memory at mausoleum of Ataturk,” -the founder of the Republic of Turkey- with a similar photograph that has been used in many newspapers. Erdogan wrote on the “special book” at the mausoleum that “The Republic of Turkey continues to decisively work towards its 2023 targets,” referring to country’s “2023 Vision” program - the 100th anniversary of the establishment of modern Republic of Turkey. Most Turkish newspapers also cover the submission of Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest movie “Winter Sleep” for potential nomination in the Oscars’ best foreign language film category.

MILLIYET reports that “Winter Sleep” is Turkey’s Oscar hope. Every country is invited to submit one film the to U.S.-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Those films are then evaluated by the Foreign Language Film Award Committee, which selects the five nominees for best foreign language film.

HABERTURK says that the selection by the Academy will be announced at the beginning of 2015. VATAN reported that the 87th Oscars will be announced on February 22.

And finally MILLIYET runs with a story claiming the gap between social classes in Turkey is affecting higher education selections. The newspaper says that wealthy Turkish students can study popular subjects such as medicine or law at private universities in Turkey even they don’t really gain high scores in the university entry exam. The newspaper reports that a student who wants to study medicine at a government university needs to get a score of at least 450 but the number drops to around 300 for private universities.  

To be able to study at Turkish universities every student has to take a national university entrance examination which around 2 million Turkish young people took in June 2014.

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