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Turkish PM: Turkey, Iran to cooperate in combating terrorism

Turkey Materials 24 September 2011 11:47
Turkey and Iran will closely cooperate in combating terrorism, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted by "Sabah" newspaper as saying on Saturday.
Turkish PM: Turkey, Iran to cooperate in combating terrorism

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 24 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /

Turkey and Iran will closely cooperate in combating terrorism, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted by "Sabah" newspaper as saying on Saturday.

"We already cooperate in the field of intelligence to combat terrorism," Prime Minister said.

He also stressed that the operations against terrorists in northern Iraq will continue till they are neutralized.

Turkey resumed attacks on the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) after militants' attack in south-eastern Turkey on the evening of August 17, in which nine servicemen were killed.

Turkey's first attacks on northern Iraq lasted for more than a year.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK lasted for over 25 years, claiming over 40,000 lives.

The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by both the UN and the EU.
Erdogan also said that Iran supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's power and encourages his actions.

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