US removing from N.Iraq Airspace

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    New US Ambassador to Iraq is James Jeffrey. Before his appointment, he served as US Ambassador to Turkey.
    In his last interview to CNN Türk he says, that since 2007 US Air Force and Turkish Air Force cooperated in North Iraq airspace. He describes this as a "complicated procedure".
    He then says, that US Air Force is removing from N. Iraq Airspace by the request of Turkish government.

    "Kuzey Irak hava sahas?n? bo?alt?yoruz" CNNTurk.com

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    "Kuzey Irak hava sahas?n? bo?alt?yoruz" CNN TÜRK Video
     
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    I don't know how true this is but if we do this it is wrong. If we pull out who will stop the Kurds and Turks from killing each other. Not that we should give a damn, they've been doing it for hundreds of years.
     
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    Other keynotes of James Jeffrey in CNN Türk interview
    - Turkey of today mirrors De Gaulle's France in seeking own interests
    - US does not care about domestic politics of Turkey (Secularism)

    Also, a Turk is now being appointed as deputy secretary-general of NATO.
    LINK: TRT

    Next Chairman of the NATO Military Committee will also be a Turk.
    Current Chairman is Giampaolo Di Paola from Italy (will still serve some years).

    USrael Congress can "talk the talk" about kicking Turkey out of NATO.
    Appointment of ex-Ankara Ambassador to Baghdad is good policy.
    USA is going to leave Iraq and it is good for USA to have a man in Baghdad who is capable of reading Turkey.
     
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    It is true.


    General Petraeus defines "Turks killing Kurds" at the Committee on Armed Services of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    U.S. Commander Defines Incirlik as Pivotal Base
     
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    Foreign Policy . com :
    - More then 1.000 Turkish Companies operate in North-Iraq
    - North Iraq has appointed Minister of Industry and Trade with dual Turkish citizenship to facilate interconnection with Turkish business.
    Under the Radar Rapprochement: Turkey and the Iraqi Kurds | The Middle East Channel


    German Marshall Fund, funded by German Government as thank you for Marshall Plan Aid. --->
    Turkey and the Iraqi Kurds:
    From Red Lines to Red Carpets
    PDF download: Amberin_Analysis_Turkey_0510_Final.pdf


    North Iraq Kurds are already owned economically by Turkey.
     
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    Natural balance will sort things out.
    Like mother nature does between sand-rat and sand-fox in Israelian desert, which in its periphery is agricultured with stolen water from West-Bank.
    ( Israelis get four-fifths of scarce West Bank water, says World Bank )
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/27/israel-palestinian-water-dispute

    This balance is not limited to N. Iraq. Hence appointment of James Jeffrey to Baghdad, the US Ambassador that will serve his most time as Ambassador in a post-USA Iraq.
     
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    STRATFOR's confirmation:

    The (...) special ground force exclusively dedicated to fighting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) (...) will operate in conflict zones in southeastern Turkey (and northern Iraq if needed) for long periods, unlike conscripted soldiers.
    The plan (...) comes shortly after outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey said the United States has cleared the airspace over northern Iraq for Turkey’s use, and said military cooperation with Turkey is more “flexible” now.
    Free Article for Non-Members | STRATFOR
     
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    The conscripts are meant to marry or go into economy after 15 month service.
    It would be very unpopular to send them abroad in active missions.
    Now, Turkey will additionally establish Units with 5 and 10 year serving time.
    Those will be probably send to N. Iraq.

    Since January 1st, there were already 369 terrorist incidents with PKK:
    (official Figures from General Staff)
    Genelkurmay Baþkanlýðý Resmi Kurumsal Ýnternet Sitesidir - Anasayfa - Turkish General Staff Official Web Site - Main Page

    Only in June 2010, 33 soldiers have been killed:
    GAZETEVATAN.COM

    Within last 21 days, 20 tree-fires have been set intentionally in border area:
    TSK 21 günde 20 alanda yang?n ç?kard? | ANF

    Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline has been bombed by PKK:
    PKK bombs Iraq to Turkey pipeline in rare attack | Reuters

    Iran-Turkey gas pipeline has been bombed by PKK:
    Suspected PKK militants blow up Iran-Turkey gas pipeline - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review


    Those m*f* are really provoking an invasion.
     
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    The POINT being with OUT US approval you 3rd world dumb asses would not be doing much of anything. The US has supported Turkey ALL ALONG with the Kurd terrorists. And what do we get for it? Retards like you making statements about how great Turkey is and how they will do as they please. YOU attack the US on every issue. People like you, hopefully, do not run your military. Because if they do, You will discover just how bad the US can hurt someone in a war.

    We even went to bat for you on the European Union fight. The US SIDED with Turkey and against all of Europe. And again what did we get for it? YOU whining about how bad your country is and how it will do as it pleases. And of course the routine attacks on the US over Middle East Policy.

    Ohh ya, I have a question for you? How will your military work if they sever ties with Israel, your military is so tied into Israel I doubt they relish any conflict with that Country.

    Last question..... When is your Prime Minster going to lead that flotilla of Turkish gunboats into Gaza Harbor?
     
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    Turkey presented three options to Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani when he visited Ankara last month:
    - take unilateral action against the PKK in northern Iraq;
    - let the trilateral mechanism set up by Turkey, Iraq and the U.S. take action;
    - or see Turkey carry out “military-power-backed diplomacy,” which would result in large-scale unilateral military action against PKK hideouts in northern Iraq.
    Turkey Tallies Options in Fight Against PKK

    We have given list with 248 leading cadre of PKK to Iraq and USA last week for immediate capturing.

    Whole world knows where they are.
    BBC visited them just yesterday:

    Seeking out the PKK gunmen in Iraq's remote mountains
    In Iraq's northern mountains, Kurdish rebels the PKK plan and launch their attacks on Turkey. The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse sought them out.
    BBC News - Seeking out the PKK gunmen in Iraq's remote mountains


    This week the PKK threatened to make terrorist acts in western urban centres of Turkey:
    AFP: Six Turkish soldiers killed by Kurdish rebels
     

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