Monday, February 3
Turkey moves troops near Iraq border, February 3, 2003

(Istanbul):The Turkish military on Sunday began moving troops in western Turkey to its border with Iraq, strengthening its security force along the rugged border area ahead of a possible US war against Iraq.

Turkey has said that in case of war it will likely move troops into neighboring northern Iraq to prevent any flow of refugees into Turkey.

Observers believe however, that the real aim of the mission would be to prevent the creation of a Kurdish state in northern Iraq in the aftermath of a war. .... (more)
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