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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan . AFP photo

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan . AFP photo

Top Turkish civilian and military officials are set to meet today at a security summit to discuss a halt to outlawed Kurdish militants’ withdrawal from Turkey as part of an ongoing resolution process and surprise diplomatic moves to avert a military strike against Syria. 

The meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will begin at 2:30 p.m. local time with the participation of Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, Interior Minister Muammer Güler, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz and the head of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Hakan Fidan. 

Two issues expected to dominate the meeting are the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) Sept. 9 statement that it was stopping its pullout of militants from Turkey into northern Iraq and the recent development regarding a potential U.S. military operation against Syria.

September/10/2013

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Blue Dotterel

9/10/2013 8:43:23 PM

@mike, they are in the middle of everything - by default. It is Turkey's great misfortune that they are.

James Khan

9/10/2013 6:49:49 PM

This guy is just fighting fires he can't put out. Russia and the US have made him look ridiculous. Think he is about to become very dangerous and vent his fury on the protestors.

K M

9/10/2013 5:23:58 PM

I WANT MY WAR!! I WANT MY WAR!! Tayyip and Waaaaahmet will throw a tag-team tantrum.

mike alexander

9/10/2013 4:36:13 PM

Another success of the new-ottoman Erdogan and Davoduglu. Please people, let me know, are those two having negative IQs ? Have not they realized that NOBODY pays attention to them and they are talking just to satisfy themselves ? They are going from one failure to another and they just do not get it ! They have become insignificant to the World and they are still pretend that they are in the middle of everything. Hey guys, go hide for 10-20 Years and then come back when you have been forgotten.

Agnes Smith

9/10/2013 2:17:10 PM

This will not be a meeting of minds and brain storming - just RTE and his mission. No one will dare say a word to the contrary. He should have been dealing with this last month instead of being consumed by Egypt and Syria. Also where is our new constitution? All his promises are never kept.

american american

9/10/2013 12:28:35 PM

how about a meeting to curb police reactions to marchers?
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