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Iraq and Turkey See Tensions Rise After Ambush

October 22, 2007

ISTANBUL, Oct. 21 — A brazen ambush by Kurdish militants that left at least 12 Turkish soldiers dead touched off a major escalation in Turkey-Iraq tensions on Sunday, bringing fears that Turkey would retaliate immediately by sending troops across the border into Iraq. But Turkey’s prime minister said he delayed a decision, after Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice personally intervened.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/22/world/europe/22turkey.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin
(Includes map of the Kurdish Region)

Related:
Turkish troops, weapons head toward Iraq