Two senior Turkish commanders have briefed President Abullah Gül on a series of simultaneous attacks by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on military and police targets in Hakkari on Wednesday that left 24 troops dead, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported on Friday.
Anatolia said after Gül, Turkey’s commander-in-chief, requested the General Staff provide him with a detailed briefing about the deadly attacks on eight targets, General Staff Operations Commander Lt. Gen. Abdullah Recep and Land Forces Operations Commander Maj. Gen. Haluk Cumali Çetinkaya briefed the president on the details of the attack at Çankaya presidential palace.
The PKK killed 24 soldiers and injured 18 others in simultaneous attacks on Wednesday. The attack was the deadliest PKK attack in 18 years and the fourth deadliest since the PKK started its campaign of separatist violence nearly three decades ago.
21 October 2011, Friday / TODAYSZAMAN.COM,