Video: Turkey weighs Nthn Iraq raids tofight Kurdish rebels-11Oct07 part of PKK death toll '500 in a month'

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Erdogan says 500 Kurdish PKK killed in raids Some 500 Kurdish rebels have been killed by Turkish security forces in the space of a month, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
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Turkey weighs Nthn Iraq raids tofight Kurdish rebels-11Oct07

Turkey risks angering Western allies on the northern Iraq front. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, is set to ask parliament to approve a full-scale invasion of northern Iraq. The target - Kurdish fighters. Ankara blames them and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers party, or PKK, for more than 30 killings over the past two weeks. Turkish troops are currently patrolling roads in the South of the country near the Iraqi border. They are getting ready for operations against Kurdish separatist fighters - operations that could see these soldiers cross the border and confront the Kurds in their strongholds within Iraq. This is the warning given by Erdogan, suggesting it's just a matter of time. He says: "After the holiday we will get the authority from the Parliament. Though it will be a limited one, for one year. During this year, we are going to pass on this authority to our security forces as soon as it becomes necessary." Ankara has accused Kurdish rebels and the PKK for a murderous grenade attack on Wednesday in the Southern Turkish city of Diyarbakir. This attack, along with a gunning down of 13 Turkish soldiers in an PKK ambush on Sunday, seems to have given Turkish lawmakers a sense of urgency. But Kudish leaders warn that a Turkish offensive within Iraq will not go unchallenged. Tareq Ahmed, adviser to the Iraqi parliament speaker, says: "I don't think there will be a Turkish incursion and if it will happen it won't be easy and it will face a strong resistance <b>...</b>
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