Turkish invasion of northern Iraq would not be in Turkish interests – Bush

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On the same day the Turkish Parliament voted to allow Turkish troops to invade northern Iraq, President George W. Bush on Wednesday said such an action would not be in Turkish interests.

…”We are making it very clear to Turkey that we do not think it is in their interests to send troops into Iraq,” Bush said. “Actually, they have troops already stationed in Iraq, and they have had troops stationed there for quite a while. We do not think it is in their interest to send more troops in.” The Iraqi government understands this is a sensitive issue with the Turks, and that is why Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi was in Istanbul talking with Turkish leaders to assure them that Iraq shares their concerns about terrorist activities, Bush said.

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