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Office of the Spokesman
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November 7, 2007
Question Taken At November 6, 2007 Daily Press Briefing

Turkey/Iraq: PKK (Taken Question)

Question: What is the State Department’s reaction to comments by Turkish government officials that military operations in northern Iraq would continue and that Turkey retains the right to take further military action?

The PKK is an enemy of Turkey, an enemy of Iraq, and an enemy of the United States. President Bush and Prime Minister Erdogan met Monday and discussed how Turkey and the United States can work together to eliminate PKK terrorism, beginning with increased intelligence-sharing. We will continue to work with the Government of Iraq against the PKK and call on Iraqi authorities to fulfill their public commitments in this regard.

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Released on November 7, 2007

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