Turkish PM says separatist terrorism cannot reach its target .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;} The separatist terrorism targeting Turkey's unity and solidarity could not reach its target thanks to the will and determination of Turkish people and army, prime minister said late Wednesday in a message he sent to the General Staff following a PKK attack that killed three soldiers.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan sent a message to General Staff Chief Gen. Ilker Basbug after three Turkish troops were killed and nine others were injured in an armed attack of PKK terrorists in southeastern Turkey.
Erdogan offered his condolences in his message, and vowed that Turkish people and army would not allow separatist terrorism to reach its target.
PKK terrorists opened fire Wednesday on a military vehicle in Cizre town of the southeastern province of Sirnak, killing three soldiers and wounding nine others, four of them seriously.
An operation was under way to track down the terrorists, local officials said on Thursday.
The attack came during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki who is in Turkey to hold talks on cooperation against the PKK, whose cross-border operations from their bases in northern Iraq cause friction between the neighbors.