Turkey says ready to send troops into N.Iraq

By Hidir Goktas and Gareth Jones

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s prime minister gave the green light on Tuesday for possible military action in northern Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels there, drawing a warning from the United States, which fears wider regional instability.

Tayyip Erdogan’s government prepared to request parliament’s approval for an incursion into the mainly Kurdish region, Turkish private broadcasters CNN Turk and NTV reported.

Washington urged Ankara to hold off on unilateral action, fearing it could destabilize Iraq’s most peaceful area and potentially the wider region.

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