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British Daily Telegraph journalists in N. Iraq warned: This is PKK territory
BayBak, Azerbaijan | 2157 days ago | Thursday, 28th June , 2007 , 02:33 [am] | Azerbaijan
|.||British journalists working for the Daily Telegraph newspaper were warned this week by Kurdish peshmerge in Northern Iraq “From here onwards is PKK territory. We ourselves cannot enter too far in there, and we cannot guarantee your safety there.”|
With rampant speculation over whether or not Ankara will in fact engage in an over the border operation into Northern Iraq, attention paid by the Turkish and the international press to developments in the northern regions of Iraq has increased in recent weeks.
The Daily Telegraph report on Northern Iraq put much of its focus into the 15 kilometer de facto “security zone” set up by the Turkish military along the Turkish-Iraqi border. The report did note that currently 20 thousand Turkish soldiers are amassed and ready to attack, if given orders.
One Kurdish villager living near the border was quoted in the Daily Telegraph report as saying “We are people like the Turks. We do not harm them, we want to live in peace near them.”
Ancak Daily Telegraph muhabiri, Kashan kÃ¶yÃ¼nde ya?ayanlaryn bÃ¶lgede PKK unsurlarynyn
The Daily Telegraph report also quoted one former British army authority, who remained unnamed, as saying that “The Turkish military and the PKK need eachother. This is a symbiotic relationship.”