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Turkey's prime minister said Saturday he would be receptive to the possibility of allowing American troops to withdraw from Iraq across Turkish territory, if the United States asks for permission.
If weapons and ammunition are going to come out, it has to be clear where they are going to be heading," Erdogan said. "If we are informed about where this military equipment would be going precisely, then we can make a proper evaluation."
Going across land through Turkey would make it much easier and faster since Turkey should have the infrastructure that makes it a more favorable route when bringing military equipment back towards our bases in Germany and eventually the US.
There is more of a border with Turkey and Iraq than with Kuwait and Iraq.
Same goes for the Iranian issue since it would be more favorable diplomatically, at least in my opinion, to be getting troops away from Iran's general direction. It would help in diffusing the nuclear issue hopefully.