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More fallen soldiers laid to rest

More fallen soldiers laid to rest

More fallen soldiers laid to rest

Five soldiers killed during the current cross-border operation against the terrorist PKK were laid to rest yesterday. Among the thousands of mourners were President Abdullah Gul, Parliament Speaker Koksal Toptan, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chief of General Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit, Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli. The funerals of Maj. Zafer Kilic, Land Forces pilots Capt. Tekin Isik and Spc. Sgt. Gurcan Ulucan were held at Ankara's Kocatepe Mosque. First Lt. Serkan Cakal was laid to rest in Izmir, and Commando Pvt. Atalay Seker was laid to rest in Ardahan.