Turkey's PM pledges full probe into deadly raid.
ANKARA - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Friday
promised a full investigation into airstrikes on the Iraqi
border that killed 35 villagers whom the military had
mistaken for Kurdish militants - an attack that has
infuriated minority Kurds in Turkey and Iraq.
The strikes sparked clashes on Friday in Turkey's restive
mainly Kurdish southeast and in the autonomous Kurdish
northern Iraq region.
In the border village of Gulyazi, thousands of mourners
attended funerals after digging deep graves along a steep
cliff. The bodies, most of them young villagers who were
smuggling cigarettes and diesel, were ferried on tractors or
wrapped in carpets
lashed to donkeys making their way along snowed tracks.
Breaking his silence over an attack Turkey's largest
pro-Kurdish party has
labeled a crime against
said video recordings of the air
raid would be
examined and forensic
experts would be dispatched to the area.