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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Kurdistan Workers' Party
As a U.S. visa program for Iraqi interpreters nears its end Monday, one of those former military aides fears that he — as well as thousands others like him — will be left behind to face the wrath of insurgents who view him as a traitor amid intensifying sectarian combat in Iraq.
Ethnic Kurds fleeing Syria are finding a safe haven among Iraq's Kurdish population, but divided loyalties and distrust of Turkey leave open questions as to how the refugees will align themselves as the Syrian civil war drags on in its 20th month of bloodshed.
Nigerian soldiers angry about the killing of an officer fatally shot more than 30 civilians Monday in a northeastern city long under siege by a radical Islamist sect.
Turkey's prime minister insisted Thursday that his country does not want to go to war with Syria, after the Turkish parliament authorized military action against Syria's regime and Turkish forces lobbed mortars into Syria for the second consecutive day.
A blast ripped through a vehicle carrying Turkish security forces in an eastern province on Tuesday, killing six of them as well as a civilian walking in the road, media reported.
In 2003, Turkey barred U.S. forces from opening a northern front in the war against Iraq, a stunning rebuff to Washington that raised questions about whether the politically powerful Turkish military had undercut a civilian-led initiative to help the Americans.
A 12-year-old girl became the ninth victim Tuesday of a bomb blast in Turkey's southeast, which has highlighted fears that Kurdish rebels seeking self-rule are becoming emboldened by moves toward autonomy by the Kurdish minority in war-torn Syria.
Turkish warplanes and attack helicopters struck Kurdish rebel targets inside Iraq after a guerrilla attack killed eight Turkish soldiers, Turkey's military said Wednesday.
As the Syrian government makes increasingly desperate and vicious efforts to keep power, pleas for military intervention, more or less on the Libyan model, have become more insistent. This course is morally attractive, to be sure.
President Obama's administration is inclined to sell armed drones to Turkey but has to convince Congress first, Turkey's president told reporters after a meeting with the U.S. leader.