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Turkish Military Chief Calls for Strikes in Iraq

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Turkish Military Chief Calls for Strikes in Iraq

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Turkish Military Chief Calls for Strikes in Iraq

Turkish Military Chief Calls for Strikes in Iraq

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Turkey's top military officer has called for attacks on bases belonging to Turkish Kurdish rebels who operate in northern Iraq, in the latest escalation of tensions between Iraq and its northern neighbor.

Chief of Staff Gen. Yasar Buyukanit held a rare news conference in Ankara today, saying a military incursion into Iraq is essential to wipe out the guerrillas.

The cross-border attacks are meant to target Kurdish separatists responsible for attacks in southeastern Turkey.