Turkey cooperates with Iran against PKK

Turkey’s military is cooperating with Iran by sharing information and coordinating strikes against PKK guerillas in northern Iraq, commander of the Turkish Land Forces Ilker Basbug said on June 5. “We are sharing intelligence with Iran, we are talking, we are coordinating,” CNN-Turk TV quoted Basbug as telling reporters on the sidelines of a security conference in Istanbul. “When they start an operation, we do, too. They carry out an operation from the Iranian side of the border, we from the Turkish side… We haven’t done it for one or two months but we would do it if necessary.” (AP, Hurriyet, June 5) Such claims have been heard before.

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