The nationalist opposition party Saturday called on the government to hold early general elections after the recent PKK attack that killed ten soldiers in the southeastern province of Hakkari.
Devlet Bahceli, the chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), said that the prime minister should call for an early elections after Saturday's PKK attack.
Bahceli's remarks came after ten soldiers died and 16 others were wounded in a PKK attack in Hakkari's Semdinli town. Eight of the militants were killed and 14 of them were injured in the attack on a military outpost in Semdinli, whereas two soldiers died and two others were wounded as they stepped on a land mine when following the militants who attacked on the military outpost.
"The number of soldiers killed in terrorist attacks has reached 125 after Erdogan launched the PKK initiative," Bahceli said.
Bahceli accused Erdogan and the Justice & Development (AK) Party of taking steps that would debilitate security forces in fight against PKK.
Bahceli also called for holding the National Security Council (MGK) meeting on Monday, June 21--three days before the scheduled.
The MHP leader also argued that Turkey should declare emergency rule in the region, and said a military operation should be staged against top members of PKK on Mount Qandil.
Also condemning the heinous attack, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the chairman of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), said this fight of Turkish troops indicated their determination to defend Turkey's national unity.
"Unfortunately, the political will has debilitated fight against terrorism, but there is no doubt that the fight against the terrorist organization will be won, just like yesterday," Kilicdaroglu said.
Kilicdaroglu said it was high time that Turkey had hampered heinous attacks of the terrorist organization.
The CHP leader also said Turkey should reveal its determination to combat terrorism, refrain from any attitude or behavior that would weaken its fight against terrorism, and boost brotherhood.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 19 Haziran 2010, 19:09