UPDATE – ‘Attack on holy night shows terrorists’ treachery’

UPDATES WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN'S STATEMENT</p> <p><br></p> <p>By Sarp Ozer and Yildiz Nevin Gundogmus</p> <p>HAKKARI, Turkey (AA) – A terror group's attack on Turkey's military base at Muslim holy night of Barat shows its treachery, the country’s defense minister said on Saturday.</p> <p>Four Turkish soldiers were martyred and six others injured on Friday during operations against terrorists in the Turkey-Iraq border area.</p> <p>Defense Minister Hulusi Akar's remarks came after funeral ceremony of the soldiers in the southeastern Hakkari province.</p> <p>Akar said the terror group suffered heavy losses and was at a dead end due to Turkey's military operations.</p> <p>&quot;Heinous attacks cannot frustrate Turkish Armed Forces, which will continue its duties with increasing determination,&quot; Akar said.</p> <p>Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin expressed his condolences to the Turkish nation over the attack on Turkish military base martyring four soldiers.</p> <p>&quot;The terrorists and their supporters will definitely lose. Our flag will continue to fly freely and proudly,&quot; Kalin wrote on Twitter.