Turks Nix Sending troops to Iraq
The Turks have finally just announced that they will not send troops to Iraq, and the whole issue is off the table. The Americans had been working for some sort of compromise between Ankara and the Iraqi Interim Governing Council, which had unanimously rejected troops coming into the country from any neighbor. The real reason for the rejection was Iraqi Kurdish fears of Turkey.
An excellent backgrounder by the Salon columnist Michele Goldberg is now up at a Kurdish site, and is worth reading (truth in advertising: I am quoted):