Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Turkey vs Kurds

Turkey took a step toward a military operation in Iraq on Tuesday, as its top political and military leaders issued a statement authorizing troops to cross the Iraq border to eliminate separatist Kurdish rebel camps in the northern region.

Turkey moved toward military action in the face of strong opposition by the United States, which is anxious to maintain peace in the region, one of the rare areas of stability in conflict-torn Iraq. But more than two dozen Turkish soldiers have been killed in recent days, and the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seemed far more determined than before to act decisively...

A more cynical person than myself would say that the Bush administration will try to spin this as Turkey joining the "Coalition of the Willing" rather than as a member of NATO tossing a big middle finger at them.

From Tristero at Hullabaloo

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