Turkey invades Iraq

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    ANKARA, Turkey - Several thousand Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq early Wednesday to chase Kurdish guerrillas who operate from bases there, Turkish security officials told The Associated Press. Two senior security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, said the raid was limited in scope and that it did not constitute the kind of large incursion that Turkish leaders have been discussing in recent weeks.
    "It is not a major offensive and the number of troops is not in the tens of thousands," one of the officials told the AP by telephone. The official is based in southeast Turkey, where the military has been battling separatist Kurdish rebels since they took up arms in 1984.
    The U.S. military said it could not confirm the reports but was "very concerned."



    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070606/ap_on_re_mi_ea/turkey_iraq
     
  2. carpro

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    I wonder if their main concern is the Kurds or...

    http://arabworld.nitle.org/texts.php?module_id=4&reading_id=1027&sequence=3


    Turkey's numerous small fields lie at the upper end of the great series of structures reaching northwestward from Oman up the Gulf trough and through the Mesopotamiandepression. In about 70 minor fields that have been discovered on the upper Tigris and, morerecently, on the upper Euphrates, total reserves are only 317 million barrels.

     
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    Oh come on Carpro. Countries don't invade other countries for oil. Put away the tinfoil hat already ;)
     
  4. BillyG

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    Blood for oil!


    No way!


    Works for me...can we get a little more piped our way.
     
  5. Enoch

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    The Turks have been fighting the Kurds for over 20 years. It’s nothing new or because of the war in Iraq. I’m sure Turkey has concerns since the war in Iraq began that their issues with certain Kurds might perhaps be overlooked. As we help to stabilize Iraq and create a successful democracy it’s vital that we include Turkey in that process due to the continual conflict between neighbors that have resulted in numerous deaths. Turkey is an important ally. As well as the Kurdish people who have been successful in the Iraq war in stabilizing certain areas. Will the Iraq war result in the Kurdish people having a place to call home…Turkey has been patient the last couple of years. Turkey is a prime example of a very successful Muslim country operating under a democracy. Praying for unity and a resolution…
     

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