Turkish president says decision made on how to proceed against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The president of Turkey says his country has decided on how to deal with Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.

Abdullah Gul isn't saying what decision has been made, but says the U.S. has been notified.

The U.S. and Iraq have been urging Turkey to use restraint and avoid a major cross-border attack on the rebels. The fear is that an incursion would bring instability to one of the calmest areas of Iraq.

But Gul says Turkey feels the rebels themselves are responsible for instability in the region. His comments come a day after President Bush hosted Turkey's prime minister in Washington.

Gul says Turkey's decision on how to address the situation was made before the prime minister left for the U.S.

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