MGK draws attention to threats from Syria
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsThe National Security Council (MGK) convened Aug. 28, bringing together the country’s top civilian and military leaders under the chairmanship of President Abdullah Gül. The declaration resulting from the meeting underlined the threat Syria poses to Turkey, and discussed recent terrorist attacks.
The declaration drew attention to recent developments in Syria. It underlined Turkey’s strong will to maintain national security despite the clashes in Syria. “The meeting confirmed a strong will to eliminate all threats and risks emanating from the environment of conflict in Syria and to maintain national security,” the statement said. The MGK’s declaration also stated that terrorist attacks mostly cause damage to civilians and to their prosperity. The statement declared the belief that “terrorist organization cannot destroy the feelings of unity among the people,” apparently in reference to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The fight against terror will be pursued in accordance with law, it said.