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US Troops deal alarms Kurds

Kurds in northern Iraq yesterday expressed alarm over a deal between Ankara and Washington that will allow Turkish troops to occupy a part of the Kurdish self-rule area during a war to oust Saddam Hussein. The agreement, hammered out at a two-day meeting between US and Turkish officials in Ankara last week, is said to provide for a big Turkish presence in northern Iraq alongside US troops. US officials have offered assurances that a “limited” Turkish deployment in northern Iraq would be for “humanitarian reasons”, and that Turkish troops there would be under control of a US-led coalition. Full Story

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