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ABOUT FACE: After saying no before the war, Turkey may be on the verge of sending troops to Iraq

It's Decision time
TURKEY The country's unpredictable parliament is expected to vote as early as this week on a U.S. request to send up to 11,000 troops to Iraq. Given that Turkey rejected an American request to admit U.S. troops to Turkish soil before the war, officials in Ankara are not forecasting the outcome. But there are reasons to believe that the result will be different this time. Turkey's armed forces and the pro-Islamic government both realize that failing Washington again could endanger Turkey's economy, says Dogu Ergil, a political scientist at Ankara University....

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