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Turkey, Jordan Warn Against Partition Of Iraq

An Iraqi mother, her face covered by the blood of her two police-officer sons, holds their shoes during their funeral procession in Al-Ba'qubah (file photo) (AFP) November 25, 2006 -- The leaders of Turkey and Jordan today warned that partitioning Iraq would drive sectarian violence there to new levels and plunge the entire region into chaos.

Speaking at a news conference in Amman, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Jordanian counterpart Marouf Bakheet said such a situation would be unacceptable.

Erdogan said he would discuss Iraq with U.S. President George W. Bush at a NATO summit in Latvia next week.


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