AFP
Last updated: October 19, 2011

Turkey says considering Iraq incursion against rebels

Turkey is considering launching an incursion by its ground forces against Kurdish rebel bases operating in northern Iraq after a recent spate of attacks, the interior minister said on Tuesday.

"A ground operation ... can be conducted at any time, depending on negotiations with the neighbouring country," Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency.

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