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March 01, 2003

Turkish Troop Vote Nullified

Damn, that democracy just keeps getting in the way of Bush's war:

Turkey's parliament speaker nullified the legisature's vote Saturday to allow deployment of 62,000 U.S. combat troops to open a northern front against Iraq. Speaker Bulent Arinc voided the vote on constitutional grounds, ruling that a majority of legislators present had not voted in favor. Arinc then closed parliament until Tuesday. The vote was 264-250 with 19 abstentions, four short of a simple majority...A mile from parliament, 50,000 Turks held a rally to protest the war.

Posted by Nathan at March 1, 2003 01:40 PM

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