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Threat of military coup grows in Turkey
Just a few weeks after US Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz criticised the Turkish military for failing to veto the elected civilian government’s position on the war in Iraq, there are growing concerns in Ankara about a possible military coup.

The U.S. Has Already Made Up Its Mind On Turkey
There is a reason why today we have published the full text of yesterday’s remarks on Turkish-US relations made by US Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. Everybody interested in the future of relations between our two countries should read this text very carefully.

Two U.S. Missiles Misfire, Land in Turkey
Two Tomahawk cruise missiles misfired and landed in an unpopulated area of Turkey on Sunday, a U.S. defense official said.

Turkey eyes northern Iraqi oil
Turkey is examining old international treaties to determine what rights it has over oil fields in northern Iraq.

U.S. Giving Up On Turks and Rerouting Ships
After weeks of frustrating delays, the Bush administration has all but given up on persuading Turkey to let U.S. forces use its territory to invade Iraq. Instead, it is now focusing on "discouraging and deterring" the Turkish government from sending troops across the border, a senior U.S. official said today. A team led by Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special envoy to northern Iraq, warned Turkey that any incursion would have a "very negative effect" on relations with the United States and pose dangers of fighting between Turkish troops and Kurdish and U.S. forces, the senior U.S. official said.

U.S. turns economic screws on Turkey
The U.S. is exerting economic pressure to persuade Turkey's parliament to authorize the presence of U.S. combat troops for an Iraq war, and a leading U.S. credit rating service warned that Turkey's rating would suffer if it didn't go along. Despite lack of formal authorization, the U.S. continued to unload military equipment and prepare logistics bases in Turkey. Mounting tension over the heavy U.S. military presence resulted in a demonstration at the port in Iskenderun Wednesday morning.

U.S. Military Ignores Turkish Vote
So what if the Turks didn't approve U.S. military bases within the country -- the troops are carrying on with their preparations in the port of Iskenderun "as if the Turkish parliament had passed the motion concerning U.S. troop basing in Turkey."

U.S. abandons Turkey as northern front
The Bush administration has abandoned the hope that Turkey will serve as a major front in the planned U.S.-led war against Iraq.

Democracy Foils Bush's Imperial Plans
The Turkish parliament's refusal to open up bases to U.S. forces is a symptom of rising global anger at the Bush administration.

US hits roadblock in push to war
America admitted yesterday that the war due to begin as early as next week might have to be put back by at least a month because of Turkey's refusal to allow US ground troops to deploy there.

'Serves rude America right'
Nesrin Aloglu, a bank clerk, is delighted that Turkey’s parliament has thrown Washington’s plans for an attack on Iraq into disarray by blocking the deployment of US troops. “Serves them right. Now they can apologise.” Apologise, she said, for the way in which the United States so rudely took Turkey for granted and issued threats, insults and ultimatums when it did not get what it wanted.

Shock blow to Bush as Turkey snubs US troops
The Turkish parliament dealt a major setback to the Bush administration's plans for a northern front against Iraq yesterday, narrowly rejecting a measure that would have allowed thousands of American combat troops to use the country as a base for an attack.

Secret, Scary Plans
Some of the most secret and scariest work under way in the Pentagon these days is the planning for a possible military strike against nuclear sites in North Korea.

U.S. Would Limit Action By Kurds in Postwar Iraq
The United States has promised to prevent Kurds from imposing a federation-style government in postwar Iraq that would ensure their continued autonomy and agreed to allow Turkish troops to enter northern Iraq and observe the disarmament of Kurdish militias once fighting has stopped, Turkish officials said today.

Threats, Promises and Lies
So it seems that Turkey wasn't really haggling about the price, it just wouldn't accept payment by check or credit card. In return for support of an Iraq invasion, Turkey wanted -- and got -- immediate aid, cash on the barrelhead, rather than mere assurances about future help. You'd almost think President Bush had a credibility problem.

Speakership Consul of the Turkish Grand National Assembly
Please allow me to welcome you to Turkey and to the Turkish Grand National Assembly. I consider it my duty to let you of the events that have been going on there.

Turkey Gives in to America's Economic Arm-Twisting
America's economic arm-twisting appeared to have paid off yesterday when Turkey indicated it would allow tens of thousands of US troops to deploy to open a northern front against the Iraqi regime. The agreement will cost the United States about $15bn (£9.5bn) in loans and aid to bolster the Turkish economy.

What If Turkey Agrees?
Bush's planned use of Turkish bases will set off a series of dangerous and unpredictable conflicts.

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