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 - TunceliReuse content
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.