Turkey Expected to Grant Attacks On Kurdish PKK In Iraq

The Turkish parliament is expected to grant permission today for the country’s military to attack Kurdish PKK rebel forces in northern Iraq, who are blamed for a series of deadly attacks on Turkish troops.

While the parliament is expected to approve the action by a considerable margin, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is urging calm and insisting that military strikes within Iraq’s borders would not be automatic.

“Passage of this motion does not mean an immediate incursion will follow, but we will act at the right time and under the right conditions,” Mr Erdogan said on Tuesday. “This is about self-defense.”


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