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Bush says Turkish offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq should be limited

Bush says Turkish offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq should be limited

President George W. Bush said Thursday that Turkey's offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq should be limited _ and should end as soon as possible.
The current fighting has put the United States in a touchy position, as it is close allies with both Iraq and Turkey, and a long offensive along the border could jeopardize security in Iraq just as the U.S. is trying to stabilize the war-torn country.
"It should not be long-lasting," Bush said. "The Turks need to move, move quickly, achieve their objective and get out."
He also said, though, that it is in no one's interest for the Kurdish Workers Party or PKK to have safe havens.


Updated : 2021-05-15 11:05 GMT+08:00