Monday, July 25, 2005

Don’t pursue PKK rebels in Iraq, Zebari tells Turkey

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari warned Turkey on Sunday not to let its troops cross into northern Iraq to hunt Kurdistan Workers’ Party rebels.

Zebari told Reuters that US forces in Iraq were poised to capture the rebels, who have been waging a violent campaign against Turkey for decades to win Kurdish self-determination, and have bases in northern Iraq.

“They are in regions outside the control of the central and Kurdish government. If they move, the American forces can arrest them,” said Zebari, himself an Iraqi Kurd.

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