Iraqi Kurds Protest Turkey

Kurds in northern Iraq warned Turkey that they will defend their land if their land is invaded.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani criticised Syria for its support of Turkish troop movement into northern Iraq.

A man holds a sign as thousands of Kurds and supporters take to the streets in Dahuk, a Kurdish city near the border with Turkey, some 430 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 to protest the Turkish parliament’s decision to authorize the government to send troops across the border to root out Kurdish rebels who have been conducting raids into Turkey. More than 5,000 men and women, political figures and ordinary citizens alike, packed the streets as they marched to the U.N. offices. (AP Photo)


Kurdish demonstrators hold a huge Kurdish flag during a protest rally in Sulaimaniya, 330 km (205 miles) northeast of Baghdad October 21, 2007. About 600 people demonstrated in northern Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya on Sunday to protest against the Turkish parliament’s decision to allow its army to attack Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq. (REUTERS/Sherkou Arouf)


Thousands of Kurds and supporters take to the streets in Dahuk, a Kurdish city near the border with Turkey, some 430 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, to protest the Turkish parliament’s decision to authorize the government to send troops across the border to root out Kurdish rebels who have been conducting raids into Turkey. More than 5,000 people packed the streets as they marched to the U.N. offices. At centre is a picture of Millah Mustafa al-Barzani, the father of Massoud Barzani President of Kourdistan, and banners reject Turkish army intervention and say they will defend the Kurdistan region. (AP Photo)

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