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Turkey Steps Up Military Cooperation with Iran vs. Kurds; US to House Drones in Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will join his forces with Iranian troops to fight Kurdish rebels at their main base in northern Iraq. He indicated on Sunday that the joint effort along the Iranian-Iraqi border will commence immediately. The base is well-fortified and sits in a mountainous region that makes an attack difficult at best. Air strikes have long proven ineffective. Erdogan also said he expects the United States to station Predator drones on Turkish soil. The US, which lists the Kurdish rebels PKK as terrorists, provides intelligence from Predators it operates.