Turkish PM clears way for Iraq assault

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    Tuesday October 9, 2007
    Guardian Unlimited


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/turkey/story/0,,2187014,00.html


    Within 10 days = 15 dead soldiers, 13 dead civilians inclusive a baby.
    Also many bombs in last days in western Turkish cities, which injured people or where found by Turkish police.

    Bomb blast near İstanbul ferry port, 5 injured
    http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=124267

    Two bomb blasts outside a shopping mall in the western Turkish port city of Izmir have left one person dead and a number of others wounded.
    http://euronews.net/index.php?page=info&article=445985&lng=1

    Four injured in PKK bomb attack on cargo train in eastern Turkey
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/artic..._bomb_attack_on_cargo_train_in_eastern_Turkey



    What this now means?
    Turkish prime ministry has given authority to Turkish Army to cross into Iraq. This authorization is limited and in accordance of "Hot pursuit" over the boarder, as it was in case of last attacks, Terrorists flee into Iraq, Turkish army will kill them there. Prime ministry has no authorization of giving Turkish army any further directive than this.

    Directive for Turkish army to come with 2nd Turkish army with corresponding 1st 2nd and 3rd Commando Brigade and corresponding 4 combat squadrons of Airforce, the Turkish Parliament has to give Authority to do so.


    Currently, as i write It comes as breaking news in TV that Parliament will give directive.
    More to come.... Is hot news with Parliament.
     
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    FACT:

    Finally after years of talking...


    From Turkish:
    Governing AKP party decided in its urgent party-intern meeting to send directive for Turkish army to parliament.
    From Press statement of AKP governing party:

    "To end presence of Terrorism comeing from Iraq, to all related Institutions have been given consultations in this relation of Terror from neighbouring country".

    http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/7449544.asp?gid=180&sz=51051

    AKP will now consult other parties and will send directive into Parliament.
    In Turkey is holiday (Bayram). After holiday, Parliament will come together and give directive to Turkish army. The next days.

    I'm so happy. My deepest wishes come true.
    Turkish 2nd Army comes and will destroy.
     
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    Private NTV and CNN-Turk news channels reported that the government has decided to seek parliamentary authorization to launch a possible cross-border military operation in Iraq to pursue the rebels there.
    http://www.newspress.com/Top/Article/article.jsp?Section=WORLD&ID=565101427362759497


    Leave "hot pursuit" beside. With parliament directive, we come massively.
    By comeing massively, we stay there.
    Once Turkish legislative system gives directive, noone can do anything against Turkish Army.
     
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    On 9th October 1997 Turkey threatend Syria with war. Syria immediately threw PKK-Chief Abdullah Öcalan out of country to avoid Turkish war. After that, Öcalan was captured in Nigeria with Greek passport comeing out of Greek embassy.

    Today is 9th October 2007. Exactly 10 years after.

    It is now up to USA where this all will lead.
    Syria reloaded, or North-Cyprus reloaded (occupation)?
    USA has now limited hours to act. HOURS. Either USA fights PKK in North-Iraq and everything ends in Syrian style, or Turkish army comes by directive of Parliament and it will end North-Cyprus style. Comeing and staying.

    All major civil institutions like businees association TUSIAD, which rejected before the idea of invasion of Iraq now make comments in TV, that Turkish nation will stand together and therefore together with Army in fighting terror.
     
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    The Turks have been chomping at the bit to get involved, I am curious as to how thier involvment would be met by the rest of the Muslim world?
     
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    Maybe USA is more busy with accepting Armenian resolution tomorrow in USA congress rather then fighting Terrorists which kill Turks and come out of Iraq, which USA has full responsibility of as occupyer.

    Maybe USA congress adopts Armenian resolution tomorrow and paralell Turkish parliament gives directive to Turkish Army, then it will be reached a point-of-no-return in this so-called alliance between both our countries.

    http://fotogaleri.hurriyet.com.tr/GaleriDetay.aspx?cid=6718&p=31&rid=2
    http://fotogaleri.hurriyet.com.tr/GaleriDetay.aspx?cid=6705&p=25&rid=2
    http://fotogaleri.hurriyet.com.tr/GaleriDetay.aspx?cid=6705&p=46&rid=2
    http://fotogaleri.hurriyet.com.tr/GaleriDetay.aspx?cid=6705&p=58&rid=2
    http://fotogaleri.hurriyet.com.tr/galeridetay.aspx?cid=6718&rid=2
    http://fotogaleri.hurriyet.com.tr/GaleriDetay.aspx?cid=6517&p=17&rid=2
    http://fotogaleri.hurriyet.com.tr/GaleriDetay.aspx?cid=5405&p=6&rid=2



    @roomy:
    It is not our business of what "Muslim world" thinks. They can think what they want. They will keep their fingers on hold. No Neighbour, not Israel, not Syria, not Iran, not Saudi-Arabia want conflict with us. They will watch and be silent.

    And to involvement of Turkish army in Iraq: It will be no more south then actual areas where our ethnic brothers, the Turkmens, live. So no more south then Kirkuk and Mosul.
    But maybe it will only be 200 km inwards into Iraq, cleaning Terrorists in North-Iraq and setting up Turkish buffer zone in North-Iraq controlled by Turkish army.
    I do not know. It is up to Parliament directive and Strategy of Turkish Army.

    But i can say in advance, that Directive of Parliament will be a blank cheque to Turkish army, leaving initiative as well as scale of Invasion to Army.
    They know best.
     
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    I don't believe for one second that they will sit back and say/do nothing.
    If Turkey do invade they will only go as far as they are allowed by the Americans and if the Americans say jump, the Turks will say "how high?"
     
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    "Muslim world" will be silent. We are not Tunisia, but Turkey. Biggest economy, most-powerfull army, biggest industrial base in "Muslim world".
    If someone wants to say anything, he can anyhow we will take care of them (none-military meaning) after our adventure in Iraq.

    To USA:
    We will see. Turkey will move into Iraq in accordance with security reasons and strategic planing. We will make no cosmetic actions.
    Completely destroying PKK and its sister organization PJAK which fights in Iran. PJAK and PKK is the same.
    Maybe also killing Barzani and destruction of Peshmergas as indicated by General staff in April 2007.
    If USA does object, it can join sides with Terrorists and accordingly handled by Turkish Army.

    No cosmetic.
     
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    The Turks haven't been this excited about attacking someone since 1915.
     

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