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Iraqi Kurd leader says Kurds will defend territory

ARBIL, Iraq, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The leader of Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region said on Sunday it would defend itself if Turkish forces launched a cross-border incursion and attacked Kurdish targets.

"We are not going to be caught up in the PKK and Turkish war, but if Kurdistan region is targeted, then we are going to defend our citizens," Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani told reporters after meeting Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, also a Kurd.

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