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Gates Urges Turkey to Get Out of Iraq

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is calling on Turkey to end its incursion into Northern Iraq. Thousands of Turkish troops entered Iraq last Thursday to target Kurdish separatist guerrillas who operate along Iraq's mountainous border with Turkey.

Senior Pentagon officials traveling with Gates considered canceling this previously scheduled trip to Turkey in light of the military incursion. But Gates decided instead to deliver a stern message to Ankara.

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