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Turkey has vowed not to yield to Kurd guerrillas who killed nine soldiers in a weekend suicide bombing that marked a deadly new phase of the 12-year-old separatist conflict. "There will be no let up in the struggle against terrorism. Our struggle will continue more powerfully," the new Interior Minister, Mehmet Agar, told reporters in a visit to the eastern town of Tunceli, where the attack occurred on Sunday.

The bombing overshadowed the appointment two days earlier of the country's first Islamist Prime Minister, Necmettin Erbakan, in a coalition with conservatives. It cast doubt on Mr Erbakan's earlier proposals to neutralise Kurdish nationalist sentiment by invoking the spirit of "Muslim brotherhood." Reuter - Tunceli