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Turks Open To Talks With Iraqi Kurds, Deny Incursion

(RFE/RL) June 6, 2007 -- Turkey says it is ready for dialogue with Kurdish leaders in neighboring northern Iraq if they stop supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The announcement was made by Foreign Ministry spokesman Levent Bilman.

Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, the Iraqi government, and the commander of Iraqi border guards on the northern frontier have denied an AP report saying that several thousand Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq early today to chase Kurdish guerrillas.

AP had quoted unnamed Turkish military officials.


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