Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Turkey's fight against terrorism would continue with determination until terrorist organization PKK was eradicated, Anadolu Agency reported.
Gul condemned the terrorist attack which killed 8 soldiers and injured fourteen others and the death of two solders and injury of two others in the pursuing operations in a press release issued Saturday.
He said terrorist attacks would not weaken the Turkish state or the Turkish nation or disrupt the peace and security.
Gul said those who supported or harboured the terrorist organization would never attain their goals.
"I would like to announce to the whole world once again that Turkey is engaged in a full scale fight against the terrorist organization in the strongest and most efficient way," said Gul.
Gul said the greatest fear of terrorist organizations had always been a true democracy, adding that the enhancement of democratic standards in Turkey was a threat towards the existence of the terrorist organizations.
He said fight against terrorism was Turkey's utmost priority and it would carried on until the terrorist organization PKK was eradicated.
Eight soldiers were killed and 14 others were wounded Saturday in an attack staged by PKK terrorist on a military outpost near the Iraqi border around 2:00 a.m. in Semdinli. 12 terrorists were killed by Turkish soldiers during the skirmish.
During operations launched in pursuit of a group of terrorists who staged the attack the military outpost, a mine planted by the terrorists exploded, killing two soldiers and injuring two others.
Extensive operations were launched in the region in pursuit of the escaping group of terrorists. Skirmishes between Turkish troops and terrorists are reported from the area.