Article from: Chicago Sun-Times
Article date: April 26, 1995
Author: GUY DINMORE
ANKARA Turkey said Tuesday that 20,000 more troops had withdrawn from northern Iraq, but Prime Minister Tansu Ciller said Tuesday that they were ready to return if needed in the offensive against rebels of the Kurdistan Workers Party. The latest pullout leaves about 12,000 soldiers in Iraq. A brigade of about 3,000 withdrew in early April.
Analysts said Turkey was responding to Western pressure to end its offensive in northern Iraq, now in its sixth week, but had no arrangements in place to secure its borders against future infiltration from the separatist guerrillas. Read more…