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From the Department of Strange Coincidences

By on 2.29.08 | 8:59AM

Turkey does what it wants to, okay? No one forces Turkey to do anything.

Turkey's military said Friday it has ended a ground offensive against Kurdish rebels in Iraq, but said that foreign influence did not play a role in its decision.

See? Toe-tah-lee independent.
The move came a day after Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Turkish leaders during a visit in Ankara that they should end the offensive as soon as possible. In Washington, President Bush made a similar point Thursday, saying Turkey needed to move quickly and get out.

Turkey changed its name later in the day to "Li'l Brudder" when Secretary Gates noted that "Turkey" is kind of a silly name.

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