Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani on Monday lashed out at Turkey for its air strikes on Iraq. Turkey says it hit terror bases.
Bush strongly backed Turkey with a call to PM Erdogan.
The US had depended heavily on the Kurds in Iraq. Is this the beginniing of a major rift?
Turkey says that its Dec. 16 air strikes, involving 50 jets, killed 150 PKK guerrillas. This is a larger death toll than earlier suspected and won’t improve Barzani’s mood.