Turkey pulls troops from northern Iraq

Turkey pulls troops from northern Iraq

World December 19, 2015 23:14

ANKARA - Turkey will withdraw its troops from northern Iraq. It has said the Turkish Foreign Ministry Saturday. Turkey had earlier this month sent hundreds of soldiers to the military base Bashiqa in Mosul, in the northern province of Nineveh.

That would be done at the request of Iraq to help the Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State, but Baghdad says they know nothing and demanded that Turkey would withdraw the military. A , misunderstanding Turkey says now.

US President Barack Obama urged on Friday with his Turkish counterpart Erdogan on that he would remove its troops from northern Iraq.

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