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Turkey-Iraq Relations / Kurds / US Role #875905

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 21, 2007
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) The pressure on the Turkish government to respond to an attack by Kurds from across the border in Iraq featured; scenes shown from the region where Kurdish rebels killed soldiers and anti-rebel crowds in eastern Turkey; details given about the PPK rebels branded terrorists by the US. [Kurdistan analyst Aliza MARCUS†- says the Turkish military needs to stage some kind of attack.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - warns Turkey against going across the border.] Conflicting reports out of Iraq on the extent of a US raid against gunmen in a Shiite area of Baghdad noted.

(Studio: Lester Holt; Washington: Andrea Mitchell) What is at stake for the US in the Turkish-Kurd conflict on the Iraqi border and the latest remarks from Vice President Dick Cheney on nuclear weapons in Iraq while things do not bode will for a diplomatic solution discussed.

Holt, Lester;
Aspell, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea

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