Ten people arrested in demonstration by Kurdish party that Ankara is trying to ban.
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At that meeting, Bush pledged more help to Turkey, a Nato ally, in fighting the PKK.
Washington and Baghdad have urged Turkey not to mount a major incursion into mainly Kurdish northern Iraq, fearing this could destabilise the wider region.
Speaking to his ruling AK Party on Tuesday, Erdogan reaffirmed Turkey’s right to stage a cross-border operation if it deemed it necessary, but put more emphasis on political and diplomatic means.
“Nobody should expect emotion from us… This issue has political, diplomatic and military dimensions. Now we are engaged in the diplomatic dimension,” he said.
Analysts say Erdogan’s government is reluctant to authorise a major incursion, especially as winter looms in the mountainous region, but is under heavy public pressure to take firm action and to keep up pressure on Washington and Baghdad to act.