Turkey to delay offensive in northern Iraq until after Washington visit

The Associated Press
International Herald Tribune

October 26, 2007

Turkey will wait until its prime minister visits Washington in November before deciding on a cross-border offensive into northern Iraq, the country’s top military commander was quoted Friday as saying. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to meet President George W. Bush in Washington on Nov. 5 for talks on Turkey’s threat to send troops to fight Kurdish separatists who have attacked Turkish forces from Iraq… more