Turkey asks Iraq, US to hand over PKK members - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review Last week, General Basbug gave long TV interview to Can Dündar (very respected journalist). Basbug said, that we are on the point where words end. Journalists report here, that 3 options were given to the related parties: - KRG removes PKK from North-Iraq - USA does it - Turkey will Incidents with PKK have become more intense in recent time List of incidents in the Turkey ? Kurdistan Workers' Party conflict - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In 2008, the Gunes Operation in Winter 2008 Turkish incursion into northern Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Turkey did not target HQ of PKK in Kandil mountains, but cleaned terrorist camps on Iraq that were near to Turkish border and served as logistical go-through for PKK. This time HQ of PKK would be target. Region is Afghanistan type topograhy. It would be a large incursion and it would happen not in Winter as Sun Operation, but Summer. So this time around. Parliament has already given authority to fight PKK in foreign territory in 2007 and thereby incursion rights to Army, authorization is every year renewed. This authorization covers more "hot-pursuit" subject. Interior Ministry now has signed documents to give authorization to target HQ of PKK. Turkey hints major offensive against PKK in N. Iraq [ WORLD BULLETIN- TURKEY NEWS, WORLD NEWS ] Iraq and USA now have a list with 248 leading cadre of PKK to be captured and given to Turkey. If this does not happen, and operational goal is to eradicate HQ of PKK an incursion would resemble incursions of the 1990's where several ten-thousands of soldiers were involved. 2008 Sun Operation was limted to 8.000-10.000 soldiers, with Special Forces and Mountain-Soldiers targeting the imeediate border area. Unfortunately the HQ of PKK in Kandil Mountains are full of caves and elevation without any infrastructure, it would be ging from cave to cave with Air support being limited in effectiveness. Probably around 30.000 to 60.000 soldiers would be involved for the operational goal to eradicate PKK from its HQ.