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Al Jazeera: Iraqi KURDS reject Turkish threats.
« on: April 14, 2007, 01:20:21 PM »
americans {including critics} are slowly understanding how vital the empowered Kurds and their nation are to the USA...and part of the reason why Iraq is so important...too much is at stake to give in to the weak majority of democrats in congress who proport "no plan" or "cut and run" nonsense...the Kurds success should be heightend and fully supported...hopefully the democrats won't wobble further and miss the big picture.  Bush, because of his tenacity and resolve is one of the few presidents in history to stand and accomplish much despite a shortsighted congress.




http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6AAAC594-A062-4AC1-BBC4-A14AB89640CB.htm

Iraqi Kurds reject Turkish threats   
 

 
 
Iraq's Kurds have promised to  resist any attack by the Turkish army [AP]


 
The speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan's regional parliament has described a call by Turkey's top general for a military operation in northern Iraq as a "dangerous escalation".
 
General Yasar Buyukanit, head of Turkey's military general staff, said on Thursday that the military operation would aim to crush Turkish Kurdish fighters hiding in Kurdistan.
 
 
 

Buyukanit said he had not asked parliament to authorise any such operation.
 
Adnan al-Mufti, speaking on Friday in Arbil, the capital of Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region in the north of the country, said: "The threats by [Buyukanit] are a dangerous escalation that we take very seriously."
 
 
 
 
 
 
Threat to Iraq

Mufti said: "We hope that reason will prevail in taking decisions, because any military intervention will complicate matters more and will shape a threat to the Iraqi people."

Turkey has repeatedly urged the Iraq's national government and US forces in Iraq to crack down on the estimated 4,000 fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) who use northern Iraq as a springboard to attack targets inside Turkey.

Mufti criticised the Turks, saying they had refused to speak with Iraqi Kurd officials.

He said: "We asked for negotiations with Turkish officials to discuss the problems... but the problem was on the other side.

"The existence of PKK elements is...  an internal Turkish problem which they have to solve in a political manner, not militarily.

"We want good relations with Turkey... but they cannot impose their opinion on another people that is outside their country's borders."

Iraq parliament backs Kurds

The escalation in Turkish rhetoric came after Massoud Barzani, the Iraqi Kurdish leader, said in a television interview last week that Iraqi Kurds would interfere in mainly Kurdish cities in eastern Turkey if Ankara interfered in northern Iraq.

He was supported on Friday by Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, the speaker in Iraq's national parliament in Baghdad.

"The hand that will be extended to interfere in our internal affairs will be cut, if not today then tomorrow," he told parliament in its first meeting following a suicide bombing in its cafeteria on Thursday.

"If neighboring, friendly and brotherly countries have good intentions they should help us."

He also said that Barzani's strong words were "moderate and logical".

"We support the leader of the Kurdistan region," he said, "and we reject interference in our internal Iraqi affairs from any side. We condemn this interference and we will repulse it."

Ankara has said it reserves the right under international law to send troops into northern Iraq to tackle the rebels if Iraq and Washington continue to disregard its calls for action.

Turkey is worried by what it sees as moves by Iraqi Kurds to build an independent state in northern Iraq, with the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk as its capital.

 
 
 
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Re: Al Jazeera: Iraqi KURDS reject Turkish threats.
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 12:47:29 PM »
...hey! thanks to those of you who have pm'd me...



media attention has finally shifted with focusing and recognizing the importance of the Kurdish people in Iraq...

...members of this board have stepped up and done some research on the Kurds and see a bigger picture in Mesopoetamia...

 

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Re: Al Jazeera: Iraqi KURDS reject Turkish threats.
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 08:22:23 AM »
u.s. not going fight new war for turds.

that quite some turd fetish you got there.

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Re: Al Jazeera: Iraqi KURDS reject Turkish threats.
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 01:56:49 PM »
putz.
if want "change," stop following republicans off cliff.