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Turkey opens airspace to US aircraft: Report
Reuters, PTI
Ankara, March 22, 2003
First Published: 01:07 IST(22/3/2003)
Last Updated: 09:58 IST(22/3/2003)

Turkey has opened its airspace to US military aircraft as war rages in neighbouring Iraq, local television channels said on Friday.

Washington will hope the decision by its close NATO ally will ease pressure on a main invasion force pressing up from the south. It will enable US warplanes to cross Turkish territory for operations in northern Iraq.

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