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TexasLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 02:59 PM
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5,000 nationalist Turks denounce Kurdish rebels, U.S. in rally
Source: AP

5,000 nationalist Turks denounce Kurdish rebels, U.S. in rally
The Associated Press
Published: July 7, 2007

ANKARA, Turkey:
Around 5,000 flag-waving nationalist Turks held a rally Saturday to denounce escalating attacks by separatist Kurdish guerrillas, and the United States for not cracking down on rebel bases in northern Iraq.

Turkey has been pressuring the United States and Iraq to eradicate bases of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in Iraq, saying it was ready to stage a cross-border offensive if necessary. "Down with the U.S.A. and their collaborators," the crowd chanted in Ankara's Tandogan square.

Turkey has long complained of U.S. inaction against separatist rebels, who have escalated attacks in Turkey in recent months. Last week, Turkey's military chief asked the government to set political guidelines for an incursion into northern Iraq.

Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Friday confirmed that detailed incursion plans were ready.

Read more: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/07/europe/EU-GEN...
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