"US Deputy Secretary of State Heads for Turkey
US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is scheduled to visit Turkey during the first week of January to discuss regional issues, particularly the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Armitage will meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul and several military officials during his visit. He is expected to raise the PKK, Iraq, and Syria for discussion. Diplomatic sources say Turkish, American, and Iraqi authorities will meet to discuss the PKK issue shortly after Armitage's visit. "
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