Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Iraq Vows to Oust Kurdish Rebels
Turkey and Iraq have agreed to expend all efforts to oust a Kurdish separatist group from northern Iraq. A memorandum was signed of understanding on security issues after talks in Ankara. Ankara had warned Iraq to crack down on the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) within its borders or face a possible incursion by Turkish troops. Around 80 Turkish soldiers have died in skirmishes with the PKK this year.