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Turkey Weighs Sending Troops to Iraq

The United States and Turkey are negotiating over the deployment of several thousand Turkish soldiers as peacekeepers in Iraq. Relations between the U.S. and Turkey soured when Ankara refused to let American forces use Turkish territory to launch the invasion of Iraq. Public opinion in Turkey remains strongly opposed to the U.S. occupation. Hear NPR's Ivan Watson.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.