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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 08:44 AM
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Turkey to aid Iraqi Kurds in civil war

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Turkey to aid Iraqi Kurds in civil war

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Turkey would protect Iraqi Kurds in the event of an all-out civil war in Iraq, Turkey's foreign minister told a Turkish-American group in New York.

"The core of the problem is that if Iraq was divided, there would definitely be a civil war and neighboring countries definitely would be involved in this," Abdullah Gul said in a breakfast speech to the American Turkish Society in New York.

If that happens, Turkey would support Iraqi Kurds, Gul pledged.

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He said Turkey supports a gradual withdrawal of U.S.-led forces from Iraq, underscoring the importance of Iraqi security forces attaining national and border security.

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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 08:49 AM
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1. Odd, Considering The Problems They Have With the PKK
The PKK is a Kurdish separatist group that recently set off bombs in Ismir and Istanbul and makes the southern region very dangerous.
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redstateblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 09:02 AM
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2. I'll just bet they'd protect Iraqui Kurds
They would love to have an excuse to take over that part of Kurdistan
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Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 09:05 AM
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3. Eggzactly. Co-opt their own Kurd separatist problem.
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 09:08 AM
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4. Hey now -- give them some credit
They just want to make sure nothing happens to all that oil, and are offering to become responsible stewards of their neighbor's resources....


(do I really NEED a ' :sarcasm: ' here?)

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enigma000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 09:16 AM
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5. The inclusion of more Kurds within Turkey will just make
matters worse for the Turkish government. I think this has to do with Baghdad shutting down PPK offices in Iraq.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-21-06 10:02 AM
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6. Yeah, I expect Iran will defend the
southern oil producing areas Shi'ia in the south too.
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