Turkey's Troops Have Already Crossed Into Iraq!
March 22, 2007
DEBKA-Net-Weekly's military sources disclose the
Turkish government decided not to wait for the
spring, but to pre-empt the Kurdish spring offensive.
Turkish troops are therefore on the move in the northern Iraqi region of
Kurdistan, aiming tocapture the PKK's Kandil mountain strongholds near the
borders of southeast Turkey and western Iran.
The move by Prime minister Erdogen and his cabinet was prompted by an
intelligence report that the PKK had managed to recruit thousands of fresh
fighters during the winter months. They have all been armed and equipped
with modern weapons, supplied mostly by Iraqi Kurdish leaders. Sources in
Ankara report that the PKK's fighting force has ballooned as never before to
an estimated 10,000 men under arms.