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Iraqi parliament rejects ‘occupying’ Turkish military mandate in N.Iraq

By Rudaw 4/10/2016
A Turkish military base in Bashiqa near the Iraqi city of Mosul. Photo: Rudaw
A Turkish military base in Bashiqa near the Iraqi city of Mosul. Photo: Rudaw
Baghdad, Iraq—The Iraqi parliament, in a majority vote, has rejected an extension of the mandate of Turkish troops in Iraq and called for a review of relations with Turkey.

The lawmakers also asked for the government of Iraq to file a complaint against Turkey at the United Nations and the UN Security Council. They want the government to formally describe Turkish troops as an “occupying” force. 

In addition, the parliament demanded the Turkish ambassador be summoned to receive a letter critical of Turkey’s presence in Iraq. 

In Iraq’s northern Nineveh Province, Turkey deployed military advisors to train Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Sunni Hashd al-Watani militia to fight ISIS in that province last year. Baghdad has been demanding Turkish forces withdraw since last December when Turkey sent additional military forces to protect its base in Bashiqa, near Mosul, from ISIS attacks, without the explicit authorization of the Iraqi government.

On Saturday, the Turkish parliament voted to extend the army’s military mandates in both Iraq and Syria, where Turkish forces are trying to establish a 5,000 square kilometre safe zone along its border. 

Comments

 
guest worker | 5/10/2016
You tried talking to them and tried complaining to the UN, the US etc. , doesn't work. They've set up camp illegally on your soil and training and arming sunni militias without your approval! you should consider arming the PKK if you don't have the balls confronting them yourselves,

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