http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/12/news/kurds.php I will tell you what this means, just let us go 2 days back: Last "National Security Council" meeting which went 4 hours had the result of a 3 staged action plan regarding Iraq. Iraq was given a paper diplomatic note, as well as USA, where Turkey first time threatens to invade Iraq in an official state document. Iraq has 2 Weeks time to jail and kill PKK-Terrorists. Turkey will watch this process and within 2 weeks the different stages of sanctions will begin. - first phase is political sanctions - second economic sanctions like cutting water, electric, gasoline, goods and shutting down Iraq boarder, and airspace to Iraq, so North-Iraq and rest of Iraq collapse. - third phase is military action read it here yourself what came out of "National security Meeting": http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=70529 2 Days later, meaning today, Turkish army made extraordinary press conference first since 14 months and first under new General chief. Speech was structured in 5 parts. 2 Parts were about USA, Iraq and Terrorists and should be here of concern. Turkish army openly for first time says operation into Iraq must be done, but therefore political environment must be ensured. Turkey is democracy with Institutions based on division of powers. Army is an institution having rights and duties given by constitution. So is the Institution "Parliament" which is responsible for legislative processes. Army as Institution said first time, that operation must be made, and political environment must be ensured. So ball is played to Parliament, which has to ensure legislative base of Invasion, as Army can not give self the order to invade Iraq, Army, as institution, made first time this request since 1997 and since US invasion of Iraq. Also this request is in accordance to 3rd stage of action plan of "National security council".