'Turkey and Iraq have agreed to sign counterterrorism agreement'

September 26, 2007 12:21

Turkey and Iraq have agreed to sign a counterterrorism agreement that would allow Turkish forces to cross into Iraq to chase separatist Kurdish rebels, NTV television reported Wednesday, citing Iraqi and Turkish sources. Turkey would seek Iraqi authorization for future pursuits - small scale cross border military offensives aimed at tracking down and eliminating rebel armed groups, the station said. The sides were still working on the wording of the agreement and a deal was likely to be signed on Thursday, NTV said.

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