Turkish envoy: No timetable for troop pullout in Iraq

Turkey will not set any timetable for withdrawing its forces from N Iraq until the threat of PKK militants has been dealt with, a senior Turkish envoy said.

Turkish envoy: No timetable for troop pullout in Iraq
Turkey will not set any timetable for withdrawing its forces from northern Iraq until the threat of PKK militants has been dealt with, a senior Turkish envoy told a news conference in Baghdad on Wednesday.

"Our objective is clear, our mission is clear and there is no timetable until ... those terrorist bases are eliminated," Ahmet Davutoglu said after crisis talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari.

Davutoglu, chief foreign policy adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, was meeting Iraqi President Jalal Talabani as well as Zebari, both Kurds, during a one-day visit.

Reuters
Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Şubat 2008, 17:05
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