Bush: NATO states not expected to send more troops to Iraq
US President Bush said it was unlikely that NATO statwes would contribute additional troops to Iraq, but he added in an interview aired Friday that he was hopeful some countries would help train Iraqi forces.
"I am not so sure we're going to get more troops out of any NATO countries," Bush said in the interview recorded Thursday night. "I think most of the NATO countries that have participated with troops are at their limit, and I think some of the NATO countries that haven't put troops in are really not interested in doing so."
In an interview with Turkey's private NTV television, Bush also pledged to help Turkey and Iraq crack down on Turkish Kurdish groups seeking autonomy from Turkey. (Albawaba.com)
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