Turkey, France to sign deal against 'terrorism'

The agreement is important as it is the first time Turkey will sign such a comprehensive text on domestic security with an important European Union (EU) member state.

Turkey, France to sign deal against 'terrorism'

Turkey and France will sign next week an agreement to cooperate in countering "terrorism".

French Interior Minister Claude Gueant will pay a formal visit to the Turkish capital of Ankara on October 6, and the two countries will sign an agreement on cooperation in domestic security.

Gueant and Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin will put their signatures under the agreement which will cover concrete cooperation mechanisms in combatting terrorism.

The agreement is important as it is the first time Turkey will sign such a comprehensive text on domestic security with an important European Union (EU) member state.

Once the presidential secretary general and President Nicolas Sarkozy's "right hand man," Gueant will be received by Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

France is staging intense operations against the militant PKK in for the last two years.

The Paris Court has recently tried 18 people, including top members of PKK in Europe. The prosecutor's office demanded prison terms ranging between six months and six years for the suspects, and requested that the headquarters of the PKK in Paris be closed.

The court will make its verdict on the case on November 2.

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