Turkish military buildup on Iraq border fuels unease in Washington

May 30, 2007, 5:29 PM (GMT+02:00)

The consignment of 20 tanks from an army barracks near the Syrian border in southeast Turkey to the Iraqi border has sparked speculation about an imminent Turkish incursion against Kurdish PKK rebel bases in northern Iraq. Last week, Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan said he was of one mind with the army over possible military action despite US concerns.


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