Turkish PM: Kurdish rebels will 'drown in their own blood'

June 20, 2010 14:28

ANKARA, Turkey  — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan traveled to his country's border with Iraq to assess security on Sunday and vowed that Kurdish rebels who killed 12 Turkish soldiers in cross-border attacks will "drown in their own blood."

Turkish warplanes bombed the hideouts of Turkish Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq on Saturday after the rebel attack on a Turkish military outpost on the border.Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq have dramatically escalated their attacks on Turkish targets this month after their imprisoned leader, Abdullah Ocalan, accused Turkey of not establishing dialogue with his Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK.

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