Top Turkish officials to debate PKK attacks at secuirty summit

Top Turkish officials are getting ready to discuss the recent PKK attacks in a security summit to be hosted by President Abdullah Gul in the Cankaya Presidential Palace.

Top Turkish officials to debate PKK attacks at secuirty summit

Top Turkish officials are getting ready to discuss the recent PKK attacks in a security summit to be hosted by President Abdullah Gul in the Cankaya Presidential Palace.

Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chief of Turkish General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug, Deputy Premier Cemil Cicek, Interrior Minister Besir Atalay, National Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, Land Forces Commander Gen. Isik Kosaner, Gendamerie Commander Atilla Isik and National Intelligence Agency Undersecretary Hakan Fidan will attend the summit.

The summit comes after an attack staged Saturday on a military outpost in Hakkari near the Iraqi border, which killed nine soldiers and injured 14 others. 12 PKK militants were killed by Turkish soldiers during the skirmish.

During operations launched in pursuit of militants who fled after the attack, a mine planted by the militants exploded, killing two more soldiers and injuring two others.

Extensive operations were launched in the region.

A military ceremony was held in Van for the fallen soldiers earlier today with the participation of top state and military officials.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Haziran 2010, 08:40

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