Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bush teeters on Turkish-Kurd tightrope

By Jim Lobe
Asia Times

"President George W Bush has devoted considerable energy to delaying a potentially explosive referendum on whether oil-rich Kirkuk should be absorbed into Iraqi Kurdistan. Yet if Bush is to get the Kurdish authorities to clamp down on militants engaged in cross-border activities in Turkey, this referendum is the price he might have to pay...."

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