Turkey invades Iraq.

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Turkish Military Launches Ground Incursion Into Northern Iraq

By VOA News
22 February 2008


The Turkish military says it has launched a land offensive across the border into northern Iraq to attack suspected Kurdish rebels.

The military said Friday the operation started Thursday night following air and artillery strikes targeting suspected rebel positions in Iraq. Authorities have not reported any casualties.

Turkish television reports say 10,000 troops were taking part in the operation. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said his government was not aware of any Turkish ground offensive into Iraq.

Earlier Thursday, Turkey's National Security Council said the military will continue cross-border operations against separatist Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq when necessary.

In recent months, Ankara has carried out air strikes and small-scale cross-border operations targeting what Turkey says are Kurdistan Workers Party strongholds in the mountainous border region of northern Iraq.

The PKK has been fighting for autonomy in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast since 1984. That violence has killed more than 30,000 people.
So what price the relationship between the US - Turkey - Kurds now?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7258323.stm
 

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