Rice Tries to Ease Turkey's Concerns over Kurds

New Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice seeks to allay concerns over Kurdish independence in Iraq during a visit to Ankara, saying the United States is "committed to a unified Iraq."

Turkey's leaders have said Iraqi Kurds present a potential threat to Turkish national security. U.S. troops bound for Iraq have not been allowed to enter via Turkey; a referendum supporting the war was soundly rejected in 2003. NPR's Ivan Watson is in Ankara.



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