Thursday, February 20, 2003

Turkey Throws Iraq Invasion Plans Into Doubt
"Turkey threw the northern thrust of a planned two-pronged invasion of Iraq into doubt on Wednesday when it put off a decision on whether to allow American troops onto its soil...

"Secretary of State Colin Powell told Turkish Prime Minister Abdullah Gul "that's all you're going to get," according to a U.S. official... Officials in Washington said the U.S. offer of $6 billion in grants and up to $20 billion in loan guarantees was final. Turkey has demanded more than $30 billion, U.S. sources say."

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