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Turkey to launch comprehensive fight against terrorism: deputy PM

Turkey Materials 22 July 2011 17:32
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said Friday that the government was carrying out comprehensive initiatives on using police forces in the fight against terrorism, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.
Turkey to launch comprehensive fight against terrorism: deputy PM

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said Friday that the government was carrying out comprehensive initiatives on using police forces in the fight against terrorism, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported.

Atalay was quoted as saying that the government was making analysis and assessments regarding dimensions such as security, national unity, economy and human rights, Xinhua reported.

The government would continue to work with a multi-dimensional perspective on the issue of terrorism, Atalay said.

Earlier Friday, Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the Turkish police, gendarmerie and other domestic security units were always ready for an operation against acts of terrorism, adding that there should be a change in fight against terrorism.

"There will be some revisions regarding structural and methods in time and soon in fight against terrorism. Neither the military is totally excluded, nor the police are included totally in this structure and method," Sahin said.

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