Turkey's action endangers region

Kurdistan was, till now, the only stable part of Iraq. Turkey's military campaign has put an end to that and will trigger all manner of dangerous consequences, writes Esen Uslu

Turkish armed forces have launched a combined operation over the border into Iraqi Kurdistan. Up to 10,000 troops are involved. The pretext is to destroy the ‘terrorist’ camps and bases of the Kurdish Workers Party, the Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan or PKK, which have long been established in the rugged and inhospitable mountains along the Turkey-Iraq border in a thin land strip about 20 miles deep. These PKK camps and bases are used as staging posts for cross-border raids, as well as acting as logistic and command centres for guerrilla operations inside Turkey. Ominously, Turkey has declined to give Iraq a timetable for the withdrawal of its troops.

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Letters

Vote Lindsey; Age concern; Independent; Name and shame; SPGB democracy; Amnesia; Apologists; Not harmless; Too tepid; Kurds and Turks

Meat cleaver

Esen Uslu responds to Phil Kent's criticisms

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Sex, murder and DNA tests

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Fighting fund

Keen to help, but regular SOs urgently needed

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