"Tensions mount at Iraq-Turkey border
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul last week summoned the U.S. and Iraqi ambassadors to warn them that his country would act in self-defense if effective measures were not taken to end the presence in northern Iraq of the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party.
The party was responsible for the killing of 14 Turkish soldiers and policemen the previous weekend. The basically cautious government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leader of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), is making what may prove to be its last attempt to make the U.S. administration live up to its declaration that it opposes the PKK, as it does any other terrorist organization."
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