Turkey Denies Cooperation with US Against Iran


Cihan News Agency 26/12/2005 07:15

Turkey has ruled out any cooperation with the United State against Iran.

Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul on Saturday dismissed the reports that the US had offered the PKK terror organization in return for Iran.

German news agency (DPP) had claimed on Friday that CIA director Peter Goss requested support from Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Ankara last week for an aerial attack to Iran's nuclear plants.

Gul said that the top level visits from the US to Turkey were not related to third countries including Iran and Syria.

"Those claims are pure imagination," Foreign Minister Gul told the reporters on Saturday in the city of Bursa.

The DPP had claimed in the news that Goss, in return for Turkey's support, promised that Turkey could hold raids against PKK camps in Iran, by letting Ankara know that the US offensive to begin in a few hours on the same day.

Turkey has long strategic relations with USA; however, the relations between Turkey and neighboring Iran have also improved in remarkable ways in recent years following reciprocal trust boosting steps.