In light of the messages conveyed on behalf of Syria by the President of the ArabRepublic of Egypt, H.E.Mr. Hosni Mubarak and by the Iranian Foreign Minister H.E.Mr. Kamal Kharrazi on behalf of the Iranian President H.E.Mr. Seyid Mohammed Khatemi and by the Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt H.E. Mr. Amr Moussa, the Turkish and Syrian delegations whose names are in the attached list (annex 1) have met in Adana on 19 and 20 October 1998 to discuss the issue ofcooperation in combating terrorism.

In the meeting the Turkish side repeated the Turkish demands presented to the Egyptian President (annex 2) to eliminate the current tension in their relations.Furthermore, the Turkish side brought to the attention of the Syrian side the replythat was received from Syria through the Arab Republic of Egypt, which entails thefollowing commitments:

1. As of now, Öcalan is not in Syria and he definitely will not be allowed to enterSyria.
2. PKK elements abroad will not be permitted to enter Syria.
3. As of now PKK camps are not operational and definitely will not be allowed tobecome active.
4. Many PKK members have been arrested and have been taken to court. Their listshave been prepared. Syria presented these lists to the Turkish side.The Syrian side has confirmed the above mentioned points. Furthermore, the sidesalso have agreed on the following points:
 a) Syria, on the basis of the principle of reciprocity, will not permit any activity whichemanates from its territory aimed at jeopardizing the security and stability of Turkey.Syria will not allow the supply of weapons, logistic material, financial support to andpropaganda activities of the PKK on its territory.
 b) Syria has recognized that the PKK is a terrorist organization. Syria has, alongsideother terrorist organizations, prohibited all activities of the PKK and its affiliatedorganizations on its territory.
 c) Syria will not allow the PKK to establish camps and other facilities for training andshelter or to have commercial activities on its territory.
 d) Syria will not allow PKK members to use its country for transit to third countries.
 e) Syria will take all necessary measures to prevent the chieftain of the PKK terroristorganization from entering into Syrian territory and will instruct its authorities atborder points to that effect.

Both sides have agreed to establish certain mechanisms for the effective andtransparent implementation of the measures mentioned above.
In this context;
 a) A direct phone link will immediately be established and operated between the highlevel security authorities of the two countries.
 b) The Sides will appoint two special representatives each to their diplomaticmissions and these officials will be presented to the authorities of the host-country bythe heads of mission.
 c) The Turkish side, within the context of combating terrorism, has proposed to theSyrian side to establish a system that will enable the monitoring of securityenhancing measures and their effectiveness. The Syrian side has stated that it willpresent this proposal to its authorities for approval and will reply as soon as possible.
 d) The Turkish and Syrian sides, contingent upon obtaining Lebanon’s consent, haveagreed to take up the issue of the combat against PKK terrorism in a tripartiteframework.
 e) The Syrian side commits itself to take the necessary measures for theimplementation of the points mentioned in this "Minutes" and for the achievement ofconcrete results.

Adana, October 20, 1998

For the Turkish Delegation: Ambassador Uğur Ziyal, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Under-Secretary
For the Syrian Delegation: Ambassador Major General Adnan Badr Al-Hassan, Deputy Under-Head of Political Security Affairs

Annex: 2


In order to normalize our relations, we expect Syria to comply with the basic normsand principles of international relations. In this regard, the following specific demandsshould be met:
 Given the fact that Turkish-Syrian relations were seriously damaged by Syriansupport for terrorism, we want Syria to accept formally its obligations and renounceits previous stand on this matter. These obligations should include a formalcommitment not to give terrorists support, sanctuary, and financial assistance. Syriashould also prosecute PKK perpetrators and extradite to Turkey the chief of the PKK,Abdullah Öcalan and his collaborators.

Within this framework, Syria should not:- Permit camps for terrorist training to operate in territories under its control,
 Provide weapons, logistic materials to the PKK,
 Provide fraud identification documents to PKK members,
 Help terrorists for their legal passage and infiltration into Turkey,
 Permit the propaganda activities of the terrorist organization,
 Allow the PKK to operate in accommodations in its territory,
 Facilitate the passages of terrorists from the third countries (Europe, Greece,Southern Cyprus, Iran, Libya, and Armenia) to northern Iraq and Turkey.
 Cooperation in all activities aimed at fighting terrorism.
 Refrainment from inciting other countries which are members of the Arab Leagueagainst Turkey.
 In the light of the above, unless Syria rescinds from these acts immediately, with allthe consequences, Turkey reserves the right to exercise her inherent right of self defenseand under all circumstances to demand just compensation for the loss of lifeand property. Indeed, these views were transmitted to Syria through diplomaticchannels on 23 January 1996.
However, our warnings have fallen on deaf ears.

Annex: 3

As of now, the two sides agree that their border disputes are ended, and that none ofthem has any claims or rights accrued in the territory of the other side.

Annex: 4

The Syrian side understands that its failure to take the necessary measures andsecurity duties, stated in this agreement, gives Turkey the right to take all necessarysecurity measures within 5 km deep into Syrian territory.