andTurkey and the US have agreed on an action-plan to eradicate the Kurdish paramilitary group, the PKK.
The group is thought to have around 5,000 members living in northern Iraq.
Ever since the US occupied Iraq, Turkey has been pressing Washington to crack down on the group which both countries designate as terrorist.
Details of the plan are not clear, but a US official said any military action would be carried out by US troops.
Any large scale Turkish military presence in northern Iraq would be opposed by the Kurdish groups which currently run the area.
Kurds oppose any form of Turkish military deployment in Iraq, according to an official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.
Barham Salih made clear that foreign military forces in occupied Iraq could not guarantee security for the population and that a Turkish presence would only deteriorate an already bad situation.
His comments were published on Tuesday in Iraq?s al-Sabah newspaper.
"Turkish troops will face difficulties if they enter Iraq, because the majority of Iraqi groups do not want any military participation from any neighbouring country," he said.
So how are they going to get there and be resupplied? I doubt they are going to fly everything in when they could just drive, which would mean opening a supply corridor through the Kurdish regions. The Kurds will not like that at all.Originally posted by: BaliBabyDoc
My understanding was the Turkish troops would be deployed in Sunni areas only and definitely nowhere near the Kurdish north.
well lets see..Does the world really need Genocidal Turks?
Saddam isn't an uncommon name in Iraq.Originally posted by: heartsurgeon
well heck, they're already shooting at the U.S. troops, why do you think they're not going to shoot at the
turkish (french, german, russian) troops.
doesn't it make you uneasy that the article quotes a
guy in his 20's named Saddam. gosh, i wonder who his parents named him after?
Well we all know how well informed Americans are about other cultures and peoples. :disgust:Originally posted by: WinstonSmith
My son has a toy Guinea pig that came with the name George. I suppose I should fear it.