'Turkish troops enter northern Iraq' source presstv
Sat, 01 Dec 2007 19:15:52
The Turkish army said on its Web site that a group of 50 to 60 PKK insurgents had been spotted inside Iraq's borders.
"An intense intervention was made on the group and it was detected that the terrorist group had suffered heavy casualties," it said, according to Reuters.
The operation comes just a day after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan authorized a cross-border operation against PKK militants.
A spokesman for Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani said there had been no incursion by Turkish troops into the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.
The Turkish military said the operations in the region would continue if necessary.
The Turkish government in October secured parliamentary approval to conduct a cross-border military operation against the PKK rebels into northern Iraq.
In recent Weeks, The Turkish military has moved more soldiers and artillery units to the border with Iraq.
|Turkey, US generals discuss PKK |
Sun, 25 Nov 2007 01:20:51
On Saturday Turkey's Yasar Buyukanit and the American Eantz Craddock reviewed "cooperation issues in the joint struggle against the PKK terrorist organization, including intelligence sharing".
This was second meeting between top Turkish and US generals this week following US pledges to provide Turkey with real-time intelligence on the movement of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels.
The pledge, made by US President George W. Bush in early November, was largely seen as tacit US approval for limited cross-border Turkish strikes, notably air raids, against PKK targets.