A senior envoy to Bagdad said on Wednesday that Turkish troops had no plans to withdraw from Iraq until Kurdish rebel bases there are wiped out. Turkey claims to have killed 77 militants overnight.
"Our objective is clear, our mission is clear and there is no timetable until ... those terrorist bases are eliminated," Ahmet Davutoglu said after crisis talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari.
The latest figures bring the total death toll among the rebels to 230 and among soldiers to 24, according to
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