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Bush Pledges to Pursue Turkish Kurd Rebels in Iraq

President Bush pledged to work with Turkey and the new Iraqi government against Turkish Kurd militants in northern Iraq in an interview with Turkish television aired Friday. Bush was speaking ahead of a weekend trip to Turkey, which blames Turkish Kurdish guerrillas in north Iraq for recent cross-border attacks on security forces in southeast Turkey. Bush is to attend a June 28-29 NATO summit in Istanbul. The White House has said there will be no change to his schedule despite Thursday’s bomb blasts in Ankara and Istanbul which killed four people and injured at least 18 others. The president told the NTV news channel the United States was serious about tackling the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is on the State Department’s list of “foreign terrorist organizations.” Full Story

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