Gul, who previously has urged the United States and Iraq to crack down on the rebels, made his remarks today on Turkish television. He said Turkey is ready to stage its own offensive if necessary.
Ahead of parliamentary elections on July 22, opposition parties have criticized the government for allegedly being too soft to approve a military incursion.
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