Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lowering The Heat

The announcement of an agreement between Turkey and Iraq allowing Turkey to conduct cross-border "hot pursuit" raids against the PKK with Iraqi approval is good news. It remains to be seen how effective the agreement is in operation, as well as how willing the Iraqi Kurds are to go along with the deal. But any development that reduces tensions in that part of Iraq is welcome.

I'm curious to know just how involved the US was in brokering this deal. It would be a reflection of how much influence we really have on either of these governments.

Posted by Judah in:  Iraq   Turkey   

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