Top US Commander in Iraq Holds Talks in Turkey

BAGHDAD (AP) _ The top U.S. commander in Iraq has held talks in
Turkey on cooperation in the fight against Kurdish rebels.
Gen. Ray Odierno met Friday with the deputy chief of the Turkish
general staff Gen. Hasan Igsiz to discuss U.S.-Turkey military
coordination, a U.S. military statement said.
The meeting centered on the U.S. military's ongoing assistance
to Turkey in its effort to defeat the Kurdish rebel group known as
the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or the PKK, the statement said.
Odierno pledged U.S. support in technical assistance and
information-sharing.
``General Odierno fully committed to work with both the Turkish
and Iraqi governments in the common fight against terrorism,'' the
statement said.

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