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October 10, 2007
Turkey Says Its Troops Can Cross Iraq Border
By SEBNEM ARSU
ISTANBUL, Oct. 9 — Turkey took a step toward cross-border military action, as its top political and military leaders issued a statement today allowing troops to move into Iraq to eliminate separatist Kurdish rebel camps in the mountainous northern region.
Turkey moved toward military action in the face of strong opposition by the United States, which is anxious to maintain peace in the region, one of the rare areas of stability in conflict-torn Iraq. But more than two dozen Turkish soldiers have been killed in recentl days, and the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems far more determined than before to act decisively.
All government offices and institutions have been ordered “to take all economic and political measures, including cross-border operations when necessary, in order to end the existence of the terror organization in a neighboring country,” said the statement, which was released by Mr…