Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. L

No 16

16-Apr-2007

TURKEY/IRAQ

Turkey Expresses Right To Pursue PKK In Iraqi Kurdistan, Kirkuk Tension Rises

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on 11 April said his country would assert its right to self-defense under international law and pursue Kurdish PKK rebels into Iraqi Kurdistan if the Iraqi government failed to show a positive response to concerns expressed by Ankara in a diplomatic note sent to Baghdad on 9 April. During the past week a number of...