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Rice not convincing enough for Turks

According to Turkish officials, Secretary of State of State Condoleezza Rice failed to convince them not to send troops to attack Kurdish rebels in Irag. Rice had spent two days attempting to prevent this.

A Turkish attack on Iraq would be a major blow to the U.S. since we are responsible for Iraq's security. This is a major concern because the region targeted for attack is one of the few regions in Iraq that is relatively peaceful and enjoying an economic boom.

The only person who can now persuade the Turks to not pursue military action is President Bush, who has a meeting today in Washington with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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