Turkish envoy: U.S. information makes raids against PKK possible

A Turkish envoy said Wednesday it was American intelligence that made Turkey's latest raids in northern Iraq on PKK militants possible.

Turkish envoy: U.S. information makes raids against PKK possible

"There is no doubt that this operation was possible due to, of course, the information shared by the United States of America," Turkey's Ambassador to the United States Nabi Sensoy told reporters.

Attaching great importance to U.S. intelligence sharing with Turkey, Sensoy declined to say whether the United States had directly pinpointed targets for Turkish warplanes.

The Turkish envoy made the remarks one day after White House spokeswoman Dana Perino admitted that the United States shared intelligence about PKK militants with Turkey and Iraq.

"We are coordinating with the Turkish and Iraqi authorities in the area. The PKK (Kurdish Workers' Party) is a threat to Turkey, to Iraq, and to the United States. So we continue to share information, share intelligence, with them.

"The Turks have moved forward with our coordination and in communication with the Iraqis in order to eradicate that threat," Perino said.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Aralık 2007, 12:30