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Erdogan Says Turkey Could Act Against 'Terrorist' Group in Syria

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In a warning to Kurdish militants, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey could act against any "terrorist" organization in northern Syria it sees as a threat.

"We will not allow a terrorist group to establish camps in northern Syria and threaten Turkey," Erdogan told journalists on July 26. 

Erdogan's warning of possible intervention marked a new escalation in tensions between Turkey and its southern neighbor, which have been increasingly at odds since Syrian President Bashar al-Assad failed to heed Ankara's calls to step down.

Turkey has in recent years carried out regular attacks against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants based in the mountains of northern Iraq.

Recent reports say a PKK-linked group is now in control of towns in northern Syria near the Turkish border.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP
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by: Jack from: US
July 26, 2012 17:34
peaceful Wahhabi Sunni regime in Turkey supported by US government continues to kill Kurdish people. However, peaceful Wahhabi Sunni Turks will not stop Kurdish people fighting for their freedom against oppresion by genocidal NATO minion Turkey

by: Kafantaris from: USA
July 28, 2012 06:05
What we are seeing in Syria is a preview of the demise of the
Iranian regime as well.
The regime sees it too -- though it looks the other way. But the writing is plainly on the wall.
It was put there with the blood of the Iranians killed while peacefully protesting the Ahmadinejad election. The shedding of their innocent blood started the Arab spring, and the shedding of far more Iranian blood will end it.
Such is the fate of Iran, sealed by the brutality of its regime in 2009.

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