The US is keen to suppress terrorists on the Pakistani border but not, apparently, on Turkey's border with Iraq.
By Dilip Hiro
"It is a clear-cut case of terrorism. The guerrillas of the Turkish Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan (PKK, Kurdistan Workers Party), wedded to achieving autonomy for the Kurdish-majority region, and operating from the mountains of northern Iraq, have recently killed 42 Turks, soldiers and civilians.
Repeated appeals by the Turkish government to the central authority in Baghdad and the Bush administration, the occupying power in Iraq, to close down the PKK bases in Iraqi Kurdistan and hand over its leaders to it have gone unheeded......"