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Turkish Government Considers U.S. Troop Presence

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Turkish Government Considers U.S. Troop Presence

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Turkish Government Considers U.S. Troop Presence

Turkish Government Considers U.S. Troop Presence

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Turkey's National Security Council takes up the U.S. request to station tens-of-thousands of troops along Turkey's border with Iraq, in anticipation of an invasion aimed at toppling Saddam Hussein. But some 80 percent of Turks are opposed to a new war in Iraq, and their government is slow to respond to the U.S. request. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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