Iraq And Turkey

Nujri al Maliki has been warned by the Turkish government to cease aiding Syria and there are even hints of possible entry into northern Iraq by Turkish soldiers to hunt down Kurdish rebels. Prime Minister Recep Erdogan believes that due to Iraq’s close relations with Iran supplies  from that nation to Syria are being transported across Iraq. Maliki insists no such thing is occurring. Of course, this is difficult to believe given the Iranian influence in Iraq.

Maliki urged Syrians of all backgrounds to sit down and resolve this minor problem. Undoubtedly, he wanted them to follow his peaceful resolution of problems with Sunni Iraqis by attempting to arrest and imprison his own vice president who is Sunni. Beware of Maliki when is involves solving Middle Eastern problems.