Turkey fights against int'l powers in struggle with terrorism-minister .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} Turkey's struggle with terror is not only a battle against a couple of terrorists in the mountains, but with the international powers behind them, Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek said on Saturday.

Some international powers are disturbed by a developing Turkey, Cicek said during his visit to Black Sea coast province Amasya adding that, "Therefore, the terror issue in Turkey does not consist only of a continued struggle with a couple of terrorists at mountains, there are international powers supporting this situation. We know who these are."

Turkey has been struggling for over three decades with the PKK, considered as a terrorist organization by a majority of the international community including the U.S. and the European Union, and lost more than 30,000 people.

Most of the terrorists are not Turkish citizens, in other words, the struggle is a global one, Cicek also said.

The direct cost of the struggle with terror has cost Turkey $300 billion. This figure rises to $1 trillion when the indirect costs are included in the equation, he added.