U.S. SEES IRAQ AS SOLVING PKK ISSUE

  • Middle East Newsline
  • March 28, 2006
ANKARA [MENL] -- The United States has decided that Iraq would eliminate thepresence of Kurdish insurgents along the border with Turkey. In what appeared to be a change in policy, the Bush administration hasruled out a U.S. military operation against the Kurdish Workers Party innorthern Iraq. For more than a year, the administration assured Turkey thatthe U.S. military would eventually help ensure the removal of an estimated4,000 PKK fighters from the Kandil mountains.
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