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Turkey to Press U.S. on Kurds in Iraq

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will warn President Bush that Kurdish control of an autonomous ethnic zone in a future Iraqi state will threaten the country’s stability. Erdogan, scheduled to meet Bush at the White House next week, said Wednesday that neighboring Syria and Iran also are wary of the aspirations of the Kurds, who were close allies of the United States in the campaign to oust Saddam Hussein. “Let me be open and very frank with you,” Erdogan said in an interview with The Associated Press. “Any federal system based on ethnicity is not going to be healthy and will damage the future of Iraq.” Full Story

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