"Turkey resists pressure to end northern Iraq offensive
By Ahmed Rasheed and Mariam Karouny in Baghdad
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Turkey has said it had "no timetable" to withdraw troops fighting Kurdish guerrillas in northern Iraq, resisting pressure from the US and other allies to end the offensive quickly.
Turkish troops crossed the border last Thursday to root out Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters, which have used remote mountainous northern Iraq as a base in their armed campaign for self-rule in the mainly Kurdish south-east of Turkey."
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