Troops on the border I hope they let the trucks carrying oil and goods into Iraq. Turkey does on average 10 billion dollars in trade with Iraq. Do you think this is a factor in whether or not the Turkish army invades Iraq or not. Let’s hope they don’t do this it is not in the best interest of everyone.
US civilians leaving northern Iraq The US and some European countries are evacuating their citizens from northern Iraq due to the Turkey's possible attack on Kurdistan. The Turkish army Friday warning came as the Anatolia news agency reported that Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq had earlier harassed Turkish soldiers at a checkpoint in the city of Sulaimaniyah. The US and Israeli military personnel, often disguised as members of security companies, train the militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) according to DEBKA-Net-Weekly on Saturday. The Israeli citizens are also exiting the region through the Irbil International Airport as well as some Turkey-Kurdistan checkpoints, which are still open. Turkey has concentrated 80,000 troops at Sirank where the borders of Syria-Turkey-Iraq converge. The Kurdish forces also deployed 25,000 to the Kandil Mountains of northern Iraq.