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14 turques ont été tués par les kurdes la semaine dernière. Et la turquie a demandé à l'Irak de fermer le bureau du pkk qui vient d'ouvrir récemment à Bagdad. Ils ont ajouté en outre que si l'Irak n'arrivait pas à contrôler le pkk, ils devraient intervenir. ça risque de ressembler à la situation au proche-orient, si ça dégénère. Dira-t-on que les kurdes ont droit à leur Etat comme les palestiniens ? l'article original By Cihan News Agency Published: Friday, July 21, 2006 Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül said Turkey would not tolerate the violence of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that has claimed the lives of 14 security personnel in the past week, stressing that the country would use all its rights under international law. In an interview with the Financial Times, Gül said the PKK terrorists were armed with explosives and weapons obtained from Iraq, including from the Iraqi army. “This is very dangerous,” he said. “We cannot tolerate this. Definitely we will use all our rights under international law.” “Of course we understand the Iraqi government's position, but if they are not able to control their land, they should not hesitate to cooperate with us. If they cannot stop it we will have to take action. That is clear.” In response to a mounting campaign of violence in southeastern Anatolia, the government issued strong calls on the United States and Iraq to take steps to eliminate the PKK presence in northern Iraq in a clear warning that Turkey could otherwise engage in cross-border military action to crack down on the group in Iraq. Gül also said in the interview that hesitation over Turkey's membership in the European Union and U.S. policies in the Middle East were causing an anti-western backlash in Turkey. The foreign minister said failure to resolve the deep-seated Cyprus problem was “poisoning” Turkey's EU process. He also said U.S. support for Israel's military actions in Lebanon would cause a backlash across the Middle East. “Moderate liberal people [in Turkey] are becoming anti-American and anti-EU,” he said. “If our young, dynamic, educated and economically active people become bitter, if their attitudes and feelings are changed, it is not good. Their feeling has changed towards these global policies and strategic issues. This is dangerous.” Turning to Turkey's negotiations to join the EU, Gül said progress was being made on the technical front, but obstacles remained over the unresolved Cyprus dispute. Turkey is under EU pressure to open its ports and airports to traffic from EU-member Greek Cyprus Gül said it would be impossible to do so unless Greek Cyprus lifted a veto on any direct trade with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC), which is only recognized by Turkey. “We have been asked to lift our restrictions [on Greek Cypriot ships] but all the isolation should continue on the Turkish side,” Gül said. “This is impossible. No elected government in Turkey can do this.” Gül also emphasized that the government was backing a U.N. bid to re-launch the peace process on the long-divided island.