Turkey Launches Ground Operation in Iraq

How interesting, considering the timing of the arrival of U.S. Senators John Kerry, Joe Biden, and Chuck Hagel in Turkey. — PID

Feb 22, 2008 (AP) ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkish troops have launched a ground incursion across the border into Iraq in pursuit of separatist Kurdish rebels, the military said Friday–a move that dramatically escalates Turkey’s conflict with the militants. It is the first confirmed ground operation by the Turkish military into Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. It also raised concerns that it could trigger a wider conflict with the U.S.-backed Iraqi Kurds, despite Turkish assurances that its only target was the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK. Full Report