Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Turkey Enters Iraqi Kurdistan

Turkish troops have entered Iraqi Kurdistan. The Turks are seeking and attempting to destroy the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The PKK is a Communist terrorist organization which has long been a problem to Turkey and has recently picked up its terror campaign.

The news is a surprise to many including the US Secretary of Defense. The Turks cite the American inability and/or unwillingness to disarm the PKK in Iraq.

The PKK must be destroyed. However, this is a very sensitive situation. While the Kurdistan government is opposed to the PKK the government hates the Turks more. The American and Iraqi governments must convince the Kurdistan government to sit this one out.

For more background on the PKK read The Middle East Forum's background and this.

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