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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:46 PM
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Turkey, Kurdish rebels exchange threats

ANKARA - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday that Ankara is running out of patience with a safe haven that armed Turkish Kurd rebels enjoy in neighboring northern Iraq as the militants said they were ready to fight the Turkish army if it enters the region.

We have a certain degree of tolerance for the moment, but we cannot continue like this much longer, Erdogan told reporters accompanying him on a trip to Mongolia, the daily Hurriyet reported.

We must put the PKK problem behind us, he said, referring to the Kurdistan Workers Party, blacklisted as a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union.

The PKK responded with a threat to turn northern Iraq into a quagmire for the army if it launches cross-border operations to clean up on guerrilla camps there.

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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:48 PM
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1. The Kurds have been giving the Turks problems for a long time now.
This is really nothing new.
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