ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Tuesday cautiously accepted Israel's denial of a report that the Jewish state was training Kurdish commando units in northern Iraq, but made clear it was keeping a close eye on the region.
"Israel has told us it (The New Yorker's story: http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?40628fa_fact) is not true.
We also want this to be the case. Everyone knows Turkey's sensitivities on this issue. Naturally we have to believe what we are told," Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul told reporters.
"I hope our trust is not in vain."
A DAY IN IRAQ: On the "run up" to the "turn over" of power.
06/22/04 AP: Houston-area Marine killed in Iraq on Monday
The Defense Department says 27-year-old Lance Corporal Pedro Contreras of Harris County died Monday from hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, west of Baghdad.
06/22/04 AP: Kidnappers behead S. Korean in Iraq
In Iraqi militant group has beheaded its South Korean hostage, Al-Jazeera television reported Tuesday.
06/22/04 AP: Saboteurs blast oil pipeline in Iraq
Saboteurs blasted a key oil pipeline transporting crude oil from the northern town of Beji to one of the countries largest oil refineries - another in a series of attacks targeting Iraq's infrastructure, authorities said Tuesday
06/22/04 NBC: 1st Battalion, 5th Marines to be Replaced in Iraq
Hundreds of Marines from Camp Pendleton's 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment will enter Iraq to replace the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, another Camp Pendleton unit, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
06/22/04 Xinhuanet: 2 children killed in car bomb blast west of Baghdad
The explosion took place in al-Ameriya suburb west of Baghdad killing two children as their family car was passing near the area and their parents were also wounded in the attack, according to witnesses.
06/22/04 Novinite: Karbala Hit by Violence
A convoy of patrolling Bulgarian troops was attacked on Monday with an improvised gun machine in the outskirts of Karbala, Defense Ministry announced.
06/22/04 AP: One of Marine Deaths from 21st is Identified
Twenty-one-year-old T-J Parker of Heber Springs was among four U-S Marines killed yesterday in an ambush in Ramadi, 60 miles west of Bagdad.
06/22/04 AP: Witnesses: Blast rocks neighborhood
They say the blast rocked a neighborhood today, killing two people and injuring two others.
06/22/04 Reuters: Car Bomb Blast Kills Bodyguard of Iraqi Minister
A car bomb exploded in a Baghdad street Tuesday as a convoy of U.S. troops and Iraqi police drove past, killing two Iraqi bystanders, police said.
06/22/04 Turks.us: Kerkuk Boils; Many Dead
Among several tragic events yesterday in northern Iraq, Shiites attacked the governor's office in Kerkuk (Kirkuk); many people reportedly lost their lives in the attack.
06/22/04 Albawaba: Three Americans wounded in Baqouba attacks
Troops were attacked twice on Monday in the predominantly Sunni Muslim city of Baqouba, some 60 kilometers from Baghdad, said Maj. Neal O'Brien of the 1st Infantry.
06/22/04 Al Jazeera: Lecturer and spouse killed in Mosul
A university dean and her husband have been murdered at their home in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
06/22/04 Boston.com: Good summary of Iraq attacks on 21st
A mortar attack in Baghdad and two assaults on U.S. forces northeast of the capital killed one soldier and wounded nine others, the military said Tuesday.
06/22/04 CENTCOM: Death of Soldier in Mortar Attack on 21st Confirmed
One Task Force Baghdad Soldier was killed and seven others were wounded in a mortar attack in north-central Baghdad at about 10 a.m. June 21.
06/22/04 CENTCOM: Deaths of 4 Marines on 21st Confirmed
Four Marines assigned to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force were killed June 21 in action against anti-Iraqi forces near Ar Ramadi.
This from a tremendous resource: Iraq Casualties.org
Posted by bushmeister0 at 3:16 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 22 June 2004 3:30 PM EDT