Turkey ‘Satisfied’ With Bin Laden’s Death

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The news of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s death was received with satisfaction by Turkey. “I welcomed [bin Laden’s] death with great satisfaction,” said President Abdullah Gül on Monday, adding that he hopes a similar international effort will be launched against the outlawed PKK. Gul called Al-Qaeda the world’s most sophisticated and dangerous terror outfit, while Defense Minister Vecdi Gönül reminded that the organization had carried out deadly attacks in Turkey as well. “We wish the entire world would make an alliance against the PKK the way it did against bin Laden,” said Gönül on Tuesday.