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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Turkey Rules Out Timetable For Troop Withdrawal

"Turkey Rules Out Timetable For Troop Withdrawal
Associated Press
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ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's incursion against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq should be short and focused, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

But Turkey's military chief declined to set a timetable for the withdrawal of troops, who have been operating in Iraq for a week. 'The United States believes the current offensive should be as short and precisely targeted as possible,' Gates said after a meeting with Turkish counterpart Vecdi Gonul."

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