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September 20, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pivotal American ally from the opening round of the Persian Gulf crisis, Turkey is settling in for a long siege, exerting tough economic, military and psychological pressure on neighboring Iraq. So far this week, Turkey has welcomed nearly two dozen U.S. F-16 interceptors to an air base in the south that is already crowded with American ordnance, and it has extended by a year the expiring leases on more than a dozen American bases and listening posts on Turkish soil.
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September 25, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the U.S. military mission to protect Kurds in northern Iraq nears an end, Kurdish leaders claimed Tuesday that the withdrawal may force them to sign a one-sided agreement with Saddam Hussein that will help extend his control throughout Iraq and entrench his dictatorship.
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September 25, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the U.S. military mission to protect Kurds in northern Iraq nears an end, Kurdish leaders claimed Tuesday that the withdrawal may force them to sign a one-sided agreement with Saddam Hussein that will help extend his control throughout Iraq and entrench his dictatorship.
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July 13, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Friday sternly warned Iraq of its willingness to use a new border strike force if the Iraqi government resumes attacks on Kurds or engages in other aggressive conduct after the U.S. troop pullout from the country ends Monday. The U.S. military began withdrawing the last of its troops from northern Iraq on Friday.
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July 13, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration on Friday sternly warned Iraq of its willingness to use a new border strike force if the Iraqi government resumes attacks on Kurds or engages in other aggressive conduct after the U.S. troop pullout from the country ends Monday. The U.S. military began withdrawing the last of its troops from northern Iraq on Friday.
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January 13, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This country, a front-line American ally that has already paid a stiff price for its hard line against Baghdad, greets Secretary of State James A. Baker III today, fearful of war but officially unflinching in its support for the United States. What is less clear is whether Turkey would be drawn into ground fighting on a second, northern front. For the record, both Turkish President Turgut Ozal and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein rule out a second front.
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January 18, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American-allied Turkey took a major step toward war Thursday, authorizing a swelling armada of U.S. warplanes here to open a second air front against Iraq. "Turkish airspace can be used if the U.S. wants. It is up to the U.S. command," said President Turgut Ozal after Parliament in Ankara authorized American strikes against Iraq from Turkey with government permission.
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January 27, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is cold out on the rim of war and journalism. When Mahmut Celik returns after 11 hours as a reporter-in-hiding, his face is pinched and as raw as the official nerves he rubs the wrong way. Only a few weeks ago, Celik was a police reporter in Adana for the Turkish national newspaper Hurriyet. Now he counts American warplanes for Hurriyet. He has become skillful at eluding some of the police he used to interview.
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April 30, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is only two weeks, but it seems ages, since Ron Gahagan moved into a tent in a green field here and wondered how to keep the sheep out. Now he is master of ceremonies of what must be the most bizarre bus route on earth. Gahagan, an army major from Spartanburg, S.C., calls his service Zakhu Tours International. Buses leave every two hours for the short ride across the damaged international bridge from Turkey into the town of Zakhu in northern Iraq and refugee camps beyond it.
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July 12, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration is expected to announce today the withdrawal of the last 1,500 U.S. troops in Iraq as it turns over protection of Iraq's minority Kurdish population to an eight-nation mobile strike force deployed in neighboring Turkey. The pullout, expected to begin this weekend and to be completed by July 20, will effectively end Operation Provide Comfort, the Kurdish protective mission, and represents a milestone in the 11-month U.S. intervention in the Persian Gulf.
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July 12, 1991 | ROBIN WRIGHT and JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Bush Administration is expected to announce today the withdrawal of the last 1,500 U.S. troops in Iraq as it turns over protection of Iraq's minority Kurdish population to an eight-nation mobile strike force deployed in neighboring Turkey. The pullout, expected to begin this weekend and to be completed by July 20, will effectively end Operation Provide Comfort, the Kurdish protective mission, and represents a milestone in the 11-month U.S. intervention in the Persian Gulf.
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June 21, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration, fearing continued threats to Iraq's Kurdish minority, has agreed to maintain U.S. troops in Turkey indefinitely as part of a multinational force that could shield the Kurds from government attacks, Administration officials said Thursday. The troop commitment, which one official described as "open-ended," is an important step toward establishing a comprehensive security arrangement for the volatile Middle East.
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April 30, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is only two weeks, but it seems ages, since Ron Gahagan moved into a tent in a green field here and wondered how to keep the sheep out. Now he is master of ceremonies of what must be the most bizarre bus route on earth. Gahagan, an army major from Spartanburg, S.C., calls his service Zakhu Tours International. Buses leave every two hours for the short ride across the damaged international bridge from Turkey into the town of Zakhu in northern Iraq and refugee camps beyond it.
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April 23, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This youngest and most improbable town in Turkey, population 680 and growing rapidly, is one week old today. Grimy residents will celebrate by taking a shower, the mayor promises. It is not a big place, sandwiched between the main runway and a practice bombing range on the rim of the airport at Diyarbakir here in southeastern Turkey. Still, American is spoken and also English. There is a McDonald's--of sorts--and movies every night.
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March 1, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two gunmen shot and wounded a U.S. Air Force officer outside his apartment in western Turkey on Thursday--the second shooting of an American this month and a sobering setback to Turkey's success in presenting itself as a stable, safe haven in the post-Gulf War Middle East. Lt. Col. Alvin Macke, 44, assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Land Headquarters Southeast in the Aegean port city of Izmir, was struck in the face by one bullet.
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January 28, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Americans have come to Batman, but not everyone here in the shadow of Iraq thinks that it is a good idea. American troops, officially described as a search-and-rescue detachment, have slipped quietly into a Turkish air base outside of town. They have become a magnet for trouble in Batman. Turkish riot police and blue-beret army commandos faced down surly anti-war loiterers here Sunday in this oil town 80 miles from Iraq.
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March 1, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two gunmen shot and wounded a U.S. Air Force officer outside his apartment in western Turkey on Thursday--the second shooting of an American this month and a sobering setback to Turkey's success in presenting itself as a stable, safe haven in the post-Gulf War Middle East. Lt. Col. Alvin Macke, 44, assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Land Headquarters Southeast in the Aegean port city of Izmir, was struck in the face by one bullet.
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January 28, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Americans have come to Batman, but not everyone here in the shadow of Iraq thinks that it is a good idea. American troops, officially described as a search-and-rescue detachment, have slipped quietly into a Turkish air base outside of town. They have become a magnet for trouble in Batman. Turkish riot police and blue-beret army commandos faced down surly anti-war loiterers here Sunday in this oil town 80 miles from Iraq.
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January 27, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is cold out on the rim of war and journalism. When Mahmut Celik returns after 11 hours as a reporter-in-hiding, his face is pinched and as raw as the official nerves he rubs the wrong way. Only a few weeks ago, Celik was a police reporter in Adana for the Turkish national newspaper Hurriyet. Now he counts American warplanes for Hurriyet. He has become skillful at eluding some of the police he used to interview.
NEWS
January 18, 1991 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American-allied Turkey took a major step toward war Thursday, authorizing a swelling armada of U.S. warplanes here to open a second air front against Iraq. "Turkish airspace can be used if the U.S. wants. It is up to the U.S. command," said President Turgut Ozal after Parliament in Ankara authorized American strikes against Iraq from Turkey with government permission.
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