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Turkey Accuses U.S. of 'Favoritism' in Iraq

The Turkish ambassador in Washington said on Tuesday the United States was giving excessive favors to Kurdish groups in Iraq, at the risk of encouraging civil war and Kurdish secession in the future. “The Kurdish representation is much in excess of their real standing in the society,” Ambassador Osman Faruk Logoglu said at a breakfast for defense writers. “We think there is too much favoritism … being given to specifically the Kurdish groups, (on) who runs (Iraq) and how the future of the country is going to be structured,” he said. Logoglu said the favoritism was reflected in the composition of the Iraqi Governing Council and interim Cabinet and in U.S. readiness to consider a federal constitution. State Department officials were not immediately available to comment. Full Story

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