|NATO welcomes Turkey's
assurances on Iraq |
Brussels, March 23, IRNA -- NATO Secretary General George Robertson
spoke Saturday to Turkish foreign minister Abdullah Gul on media
reports stating that "additional" Turkish forces have today crossed
into Northern Iraq.
"I welcome Mr. Gul's assurances to NATO that these media reports
are incorrect and that no forces have today entered Iraq.
"Mr. Gul told me that Turkey is concerned only to secure its own
borders and to ensure that it is ready and able to deal with any
humanitarian crisis on these borders," Robertson said in a statement
issued in Brussels tonight.
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