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Rumsfeld Finds Responsible for American Failure in Iraq: Turkey
The PKK terror camps in Northern Iraq and the US did nothing to remove these camps. As a
matter of fact that the PKK militants says they were supported and encouraged by the Americans.
Rocky U.S.-Turkey Relations Persist Since Iraq War
The United States and its staunchest Muslim ally have been suffering from a cold snap
in their relationship since the start of the war in Iraq, and analysts say it's too soon
to tell if the election of a Kurd as president of Iraq will further strain U.S.-Turkey relations.
Former Rebel Returns as Elected President
Talabani's cooperation with terrorist organization Kurdish People's Party (PKK)
against Mesud Barzani, the leader of the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) had
caused rising tension in Turkey. Statements given by Talabani, an opponent of
Turkey's sending troops during the Iraq War, caused fierce reactions in Turkey.
Talabani Sends Turkey Messages of Friendship
Turkey's relations with Talabani have followed a path of ups and downs. Talabani
has cooperated with terrorist organization Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) but was
also given a red passport, which is granted to statemen, during Turgut Ozal period.
Bullet-riddled body of child casts shadow
over Turkey’s EU aspirations
With his small face, framed by the broad white Peter Pan collar worn by schoolchildren
throughout Turkey, Ugur Kaymaz looks even younger than 12. His wide, dark eyes stare out of
a black-and-white photograph, sellotaped to the windscreen of his father’s truck where the
pair died in a hail of gunfire last November. The truck hasn’t moved since, parked by the
roadside in Kiziltepe, a rundown town on the troubled road to Iraq and Syria.
From Lausanne to Brussels: Turkey as a European state,
its treatment of Kurds
The tragedy of the killing of Ugur and his father would not have happened had the UN,
US and the EU been more vigilant about Turkey’s obsessive disregard towards the Kurds.
Bush’s freedom crusade, Turkey’s position
Following his inaugural speech in which he reaffirmed his crusade for spreading freedom
to countries to every dark corner in the globe that is still ruled by tyranny, President
Bush might be spoiled for choice as where to begin implementing this long over due mission.
Erdogan under strain amid defections
ANKARA: Some say his government is suffering from reform fatigue, others claim it is
falling prey to the vices of power. Whatever the diagnosis, Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan is going through a rough patch in his career, at war with the media and his
party hit by defections. What Turks have mostly seen in their prime minister recently is a fretful
and ill-tempered man, lashing out virtually at anybody who criticizes government policies.
Turkey-Syria Cover Operations in Kurdistan
In February 2005, an unerringly figure beyond 1500 special commandoes and under cover agents were
deployed in North of Iraq for odd designated operations by Turkey. The key objective of these
units were : to distribute loads of imported arms and hardware from Iraqi-Syrian boarder
to Turkoman; provide logistic and financial support to the remnants of Baath and foreign
Islamizes to destabilize the region; promote pro-Turkey media hype elements as well as terror
and crackdown on Kurdish political activists.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry’s ExtraneousStatement
On late Sunday on 13 February Turkey’s Foreign Ministry working over time and outside social hours
made a statement which will be remembered for generation to come as an extraneous benchmark of
the most farcical reaction to Iraq’s first democratic elections in its history.
In it the ministry said: "Results of Iraqi elections failed to ensure fair representation
of all ethnic groups".