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Kurdish Gains Concern Turkish Government

Images of Kurdish militias in control of the streets of the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk are making Turkey nervous. Fearing that Turkish Kurds might now rise up against the government, Turkey again threatens to send troops into northern Iraq. U.S. diplomats are working to keep that from happening. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.