Turkey Signals It's Prepared to Enter Iraq

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors 601



    i visited turkey in 1994. one person i met (a turk) had a conversation with me about the PKK. there was a point where he narrowed his eyes and quietly said, "turkey will take care of the kurd problem by the end of this year." clearly, it turned out to be not the case, but it was pretty chilling.

    frankly, this potential move doesn't surprise me. it's been a desire for years and, with no real government and a civil war going on, the timing's pretty good. i bet the turks think the US military is too tied up to do anything about it, too.
  2. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Uh-oh. This is the other shoe. We'd better hope it doesn't drop.
  3. macrumors G4

    Can't see it happening. Turkey are chasing EU membership. If they invade Iraq the UK will immediately join Greece and Cyprus in the group to veto their application. With one of the EU's big four against them, their attempt to join the EU is well and truly fscked.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Another of the predictions of the "doom and gloom" crowd is getting closer to coming true.

    It sucks to be right sometimes...
  5. macrumors 601


    i shall consider iran to be the 3rd shoe.
  6. macrumors 68040


    Doesn't Turkey have the right to invade and destroy their opponents in Iraq if those opponents are crossing the borders and fighting with Turkish soldiers?

    Not to mention, doesn't Turkey have the right to respond to a percieved attack if there is even a 1% chance of a Kurdish attack within Turkey?
  7. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    If it fits...
  8. macrumors 603


    There's a GW joke in there somewhere.
  9. macrumors 68040


    on the third leg?
  10. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Somebody got it. So my efforts are not entirely futile. ;)

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