turkish speaker nullifies u.s. troop vote

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    Turkish Speaker Nullifies U.S. Troop Vote
    (AP) - In a serious blow to U.S. plans for a possible war with Iraq, Turkey's parliament speaker nullified the legislature's vote Sat#rday to allow deployment of 62,000 U.S. combat troops to open a northern front against Iraq. Speaker Bulent Arinc voided the vote on constitutional grounds, ruling that a majority of legislators present had not voted in favor. Arinc then closed parliament until Tuesday. The vote was 264-250 with 19 abstentions, four short of a simple majority.
 
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