The Turkish military said Monday it was talking to the United States about where its troops would be deployed in Iraq, as a Turkish general said soldiers would respond to any Iraqi Kurd attack. The Turkish military announcement came despite strong opposition from the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council and several countries neighboring Iraq to the deployment of Turkish soldiers, sanctioned by Turkey’s parliament last week. The Turkish military said it had not yet agreed with its NATO ally the United States on how many troops to send to Iraq to help improve security there. The United States is struggling to restore peace and stability to Iraq after ousting Saddam Hussein and failing to obtain U.N. approval for an international force to help police the country. Full Story
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