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Iraq summons Turkish ambassador to demand withdrawal of troops

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 Cinnamon    14,241

Government says it was not informed of deployment near Isis-held Mosul described by Turkey as a rotation of training personnel

Iraq’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish ambassador to demand that Turkey immediately withdraw hundreds of troops deployed to northern Iraq, near the Islamic State controlled city of Mosul.

The ministry said on Saturday that the Turkish forces had entered Iraqi territory without the knowledge of the central government in Baghdad, and that Iraqconsidered such presence “a hostile act”.

The Turkish prime minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, said the troop rotation was routine and that Turkish forces had set up a camp near Mosul almost a year ago in coordination with Iraqi authorities.

“This camp was established as a training camp for a force of local volunteers fighting terrorism,” he said in a speech to a labour union that was broadcast live by NTV news channel.



Turkey just keeps on getting into trouble. 

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 DarkKnightNomeD    1,571
12 hours ago, Cinnamon said:

Turkey just keeps on getting into trouble. 


Iraq puts its entire military on alert to confront Turkish incursion

(Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would not withdraw hundreds of soldiers who arrived last week at a base in northern Iraq, despite being ordered by Baghdad to pull them out within 48 hours.


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 Millevolt    630

So they can violate someone elses territory with impunity, but are intolerant to a minor airspace violation,(if it happened at all). Hmmm... Sounds like the progressive liberal agenda!

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