Turkey extends deadline to attack Kurds in Iraq

Turkey extends deadline to attack Kurds in Iraq
Thu Oct 10, 2013 20:05:53

Turkish parliament has extended a mandate for another year, giving the green light to the military to conduct operation against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq.

On Thursday, Turkish lawmakers voted for the extension when talks aimed at putting an end to three decades of fighting continues.

The rebels last month suspended their planned pullout of Turkish territory.

They said Turkey's government was not keeping promises for greater rights for Kurds.

Kurdish legislators have said that a package of reforms unveiled by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan falls short of expectations.

Turkey has frequently struck targets on rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party in northern Iraq.


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