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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Opinion: Turkey’s Kurdish Clashes | Newsweek International | Newsweek.com

"Kurdish Battles

The tension on the Turkish-Iraqi border is a time bomb that Washington must defuse

It's a 30-year-old story between Iraq and Turkey: the snow melts, the Kurdish fighters of the PKK emerge from hibernation in Iraq's Kandil Mountains, and fighting starts in Turkey's southeast. This year the Turkish Army started early, pushing thousands of men across the border in the first significant ground incursion since America arrived in Iraq. The Turks apparently procured Washington's acquiescence, but Iraqi Kurds of all stripes, ranging from the central government to ordinary Kurdish citizens to dissident Shiite leader Moqtada al-Sadr, demand Iraqi sovereignty be defended."

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