Tuesday | March 18, 2003
No US troops in Turkey, but overflights
In the latest sage of Turkish "will they or won't they", it appears Parliament will approve overflight rights for US combat aircraft, but no troops.
Of course, yesterday Turkey was going to allow US troops access to its soil, so who knows if this is the final chapter of this saga.
But if true, it will mark the official sellout of Iraqi Kurdistan by President Bush:
Ankara has also agreed with Washington that Turkish troops will be allowed into northern Iraq during any U.S. invasion to set up a buffer zone against any exodus of Iraqi refugees to Turkey, Cicek said.Posted March 18, 2003 06:22 PM | Comments (28)