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Subject: Turks Enter Iraq?
RaptorZ    6/6/2007 1:07:58 PM
I saw a headline that was linked to Breitbart that this has happened, days ago I read the US asking the Turks not to enter kurdish Iraq....was this planned or did they do it on their own? Anyone have any info cuz I can't find it anywhere other than where the link doesn't work...
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RaptorZ       6/7/2007 9:15:24 AM
So it seems to be true....after this statement.....what's goin on?  anyone have any insight to what the deal is, I understand there's kurdish terrorists, how bad have they been since the US has been in Iraq?    Is it like Pakistan with the Taliban bad?    I am trying to understand 1 day after the US issues a request to an ally that this happens....." width=242>

Tuesday, June 5, 2007      New Look for Why?

U.S. signs security pact with Kurdistan, warns Turkey not to invade

WASHINGTON — The United States has issued its highest-level warning against a Turkish military invasion of neighboring Iraq.

Meanwhile, on May 30, the autonomous northern Iraqi region of Kurdistan signed a security cooperation accord with the U.S.-led coalition.

The accord was signed by Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani and U.S. commanders in Irbil. The accord stipulated the handover of coalition security responsibility to the Kurdish regional government in the provinces of Dohuk, Irbil and Suleimaniya, Middle East Newsline reported.

Officials said the Bush administration has warned Turkey that an invasion of northern Iraq to uproot Kurdish insurgency strongholds would destabilize the region. They said the United States would instead encourage Iraq and the autonomous Kurdistan government to act against the Kurdish Workers Party.

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kane       6/7/2007 10:10:19 AM
Turks have made many raids to N.Iraq before but that didn't slove anything.They've always had support from somewhere(????)So there is now a bigger plan.
AMerican troops have pulled out of region.I don't think it's because they're building a Kurdistan because if so, they would go away to stop a Turkish threat.
I think they've pulled troops back to open the way for Turkey to get in.
I don't know Pakistan-Taliban but I'm sure a western country would have already destroyed the region if the same was done to them
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Scratchie       6/7/2007 2:48:58 PM

Suicide blast kills Turk soldiers

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TUNCELI, Turkey (Reuters) -- Three soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a police station in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli on Monday, security sources said.

It was not clear who was behind the attack, which occurred in a region where Kurdish separatist guerrillas are active.

Ten people were injured in the attack.

The bombing comes amid growing speculation that Ankara will launch a cross-border operation into northern Iraq against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants who use the neighboring country as a base.

The army has said an operation there is necessary, and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said last month he saw eye-to-eye with the army over possible action.

Washington, which like Ankara considers the PKK a terrorist organization, has urged Turkey not to intervene in Iraq, fearing further instability.

The PKK has been fighting for an ethnic homeland since 1984 and Ankara blames it for more than 30,000 deaths since then.

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