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Earnings

General says Turkey is implementing Iraq operation

Turkish Land Forces Commander General Ilker Basbug is accompanied by army officers in southeastern Turkish province of Sirnak, October 16, 2007. The senior Turkish general said on Thursday Turkey was in the process of implementing a cross-border operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

ANKARA (Reuters) - A senior Turkish general said on Thursday Turkey was in the process of implementing a cross-border operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.

The comment to reporters by General Ilker Basbug, head of the land forces, followed a reaffirmation by the government this week that Turkey was ready to carry out an offensive against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas.

No further details were immediately available.

Reporting by Evren Mesci

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