Turkish president challenges Iraq attack

20 March 2003
Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer said on 20 March that he had doubts about the legitimacy of what he called unilateral US action against Iraq.

'The United Nations Security Council process on Iraq should have been allowed to finish,' he told reporters in Ankara. 'I do not find it right that the U.S. behaved unilaterally before that process ended.' The Turkish Parliament was due to vote later in the day on a resolution authorising US warplanes to use Turkish airspace for attacks on Iraq.

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