Friday, April 11, 2003 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Congress Considers Bill to Grant Automatic Citizenship to...
2003-04-11

Kurds Pull Out of Kirkuk After Turkey Threatened to Send in Troops: We Go to Northern Iraq for a Report

DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

In Northern Iraq Kurdish forces have said they will hand over control of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk to US forces.

Kurdish troops advanced into the city against US orders yesterday.

Then, Turkey threatened to send its troops across the border. The US invited "military observers" into Kirkuk, and the Kurds backed down.

Washington is assuring Turkey the Kurds will not be allowed to control Kirkuk and its oil resources, or to declare an independent state in northern Iraq.

Meanwhile, US special forces are involved in heavy fighting with Iraqi forces near Syrian border.

  • Ilene Prusher, Istanbul Bureau Chief/Mideast correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    2014-0730_siegman1
    "A Slaughter of Innocents": Henry Siegman, a Venerable Jewish Voice for Peace, on Gaza
    Today, a special with Henry Siegman, the former executive director of the American Jewish Congress, long described as one of the nation’s "big three" Jewish organizations along with the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League. Henry Siegman was born in 1930 in Frankfurt, Germany. Three years later, the Nazis came to power. After fleeing Nazi troops in Belgium, his family eventually moved to the United States. His father was a leader of the European Zionist movement, pushing for the creation of a Jewish state. In...

Headlines

    There are no headlines for this date.


Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.