Turkey vows to continue cross-border counterterrorism operations

Published 13 October 2011

On Wednesday, Turkey’s deputy premier Besir Atalay said that the country would continue cross-border counterterror operations in Iraq against the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK), an extremist organization; speaking on Turkey’s NTV channel, Atalay said the government would not leave any security vacuum for the PKK to operate and that northern Iraq would not be a base for terrorism anymore

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