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No Iraq Offensive Imminent, Turkish Leader Says

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No Iraq Offensive Imminent, Turkish Leader Says

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No Iraq Offensive Imminent, Turkish Leader Says

No Iraq Offensive Imminent, Turkish Leader Says

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Turkey's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to authorize a cross-border military offensive into northern Iraq, aimed at Kurdish separatists who use the area as a base of operations.

But Turkey's prime minister says that doesn't necessarily mean an attack is imminent.