ANKARA, June 25 (KUNA) -- Turkey has reiterated its determination to
eliminate the Kurdish rebellion after a surge in attacks by PKK militants on
military and civilian sites durig the past few days, leaving 15 dead and 27
This came in a statement issued at the conclusion of a meeting of the
National Security Council chaired by President Abdullah Gul last night, in
which it stressed the country's determination to continue the war against the
"terrorist organization" which is fighting for a quarter of a century for an
independent Kurdish entity in Southern Turkey.
The meeting, which grouped the government and military leaders, also
condemned the recent attacks and said that these "odious attacks" against the
unity and territorial integrity of Turkey would not undermine the will of the
Turkish people and its determination to fight terrorists and their supporters.
The statement added that the conferees discussed the latest developments on
the security front against the backdrop of the bombing of a bus carrying
soldiers and families in Istanbul three days ago and renewed determination to
eliminate the danger of the rebels.
The statement said that the council discussed what it called "effective
measures designed to eliminate conditions resulting from the activities of
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