Russia's Winter Games begin in just over a month and a terrorist threat looms large after two attacks in southern Russia in just 24 hours. We look at press reaction to the prospect that Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov might carry out his threat to target Sochi. We look, too, at coverage of political turmoil in Turkey and at a new award for Pope Francis. Yes, another one. He is Esquire's Best-Dressed Man of 2013.
Some articles from today’s French press review:
The Guardian editorial: 'Terrorism in Russia - the road to Sochi'
Le Figaro reports on security for Sochi
Hurriyet Daily comment piece on Erdogan's difficulties in aftermath of corruption scandal
The Christian Science Monitor profiles the Gulen movement now posing major challenge to Erdogan
New York Times comment piece argues Erdogan should push for a foreign policy success
And the Daily Mail reports on yet more success for stylish Pontiff