Thursday, October 11, 2007

US-Turkey relations continues to deteriorate

While Turkey's President Abdullah Gul has expressed the Muslim-majority secular republic's "strong condemnation "against a US House committee vote in Washington on Wednesday to condemn the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in Turkey during World War I as "an act of genocide", its Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan "will ask parliament next week to authorize a military push into north Iraq" to fight its own Kurdish secessionists. On 1 March 2003, the Turkish Parliament, under immense and popular anti-war pressures, voted to reject the request for the stationing of its allied American troops on Turkish territory as part of the operational preparation for the US-led war Operation Iraqi Freedom against the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.

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