- Turkey has withdrawn some of its troops from a military camp north of the Iraqi city of Mosul. A convoy of twelve vehicles is removed as part of a regrouping of the region, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported Monday.
According to Kurdish sources in northern Iraq are twenty soldiers, three tanks and armored vehicles toward the border left. For more than a week to make Ankara and Baghdad argue over the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq. Turkey says it no combat units, but they there to protect all existing train Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish troops. The Iraqi government submitted a complaint to the UN Security Council.
The Turkish government argues that the stakes in Iraq agreement happened. But the Baghdad government denies emphatically.
US Vice President Joe Biden welcomed the partial withdrawal and urged Turkey to continue to cooperate with Baghdad. In an interview with the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told Biden that the removal of Turkish troops from camp- Bashiqa " is an important step for the recent tensions de-escalate ", according to the White House in a statement. Biden reiterated that the Government of Iraq must give permission for foreign military presence.