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Kurdish officials in northern Iraq say they fear a full-scale invasion after the parliamentary elections in Turkey tomorrow.
Turkish troops backed by tanks and artillery are massing along the frontier with Iraq, preparing for a possible assault on the separatist rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
This military build-up, which could involve as many as 140,000 troops, comes amid intensified violence. At least 200 Turkish soldiers have been killed by the PKK so far this year...