Turkey denies cooperation with US against Iran and Syria
Syria-Turkey-USA, Politics, 12/26/2005
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Saturday dismissed reports that the US had offered a deal to attack the PKK kurdish organization in return for allowing an attack on Iran.
German news agency (DPP) had claimed on Friday that CIA director Peter Goss requested support from Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Ankara last week for an aerial attack to Iran's nuclear plants, Cihan News Agency reported.
The report said Gul said that the top level visits from the US to Turkey were not related to third countries, including Iran and Syria. "Those claims are pure imagination," Foreign Minister Gul told the reporters on Saturday in the city of Bursa.
The DPP had claimed in the news that Goss, in return for Turkey's support, promised that Turkey would be allowed to hold raids against PKK camps in Iran, by letting Turkey know that the US offensive is to begin in a few hours on the same day.
Turkey has long strategic relations with USA, however, the relations between Turkey and neighboring Iran have also improved in remarkable ways in recent years following reciprocal trust boosting measures.
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