Turkish PM heads security meeting at his office

Erdoğan held a security summit on Thursday with top officials from the government, the military and the intelligence services.

Turkish PM heads security meeting at his office

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a security summit on Thursday with top officials from the government, the military and the intelligence services.

The meeting addressed security concerns from the increase in attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Southeast as well as tragic incidents reported from the Syrian crackdown on the restive town of Hama.

A statement released by the Prime Ministry after the meeting said recent developments in the country and counterterrorism efforts were discussed in detail.

Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay, newly appointed Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz, Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin, Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin and National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan all attended the summit.

The meeting was held at the prime minister's office following a wrap-up of the Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) meeting, during which the promotions of officers as well as the nominations of the top brass were determined.

Cihan news agency

Last Mod: 04 Ağustos 2011, 16:41
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