A press release issued by the Presidency Press Office said Talabani called Gul and condemned Friday’s PKK attack, in which 15 soldiers died and 20 were injured.
Gul also told Talabani that
Terrorists should not be allowed to ruin the positive atmosphere developing between the two countries, said Gul, adding that
Talabani also proposed a high-level security meeting between the two states.
The attack came ahead of a critical voting in the Turkish parliament on a new proposal on to extend for another year a mandate giving its military authorization for cross-border operations against PKK bases in northern
The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by much of the international community including the