Iraq Chides Turkey For Moving Troops Near Mosul
Iraq says Turkey is infringing on its sovereignty by stationing troops near the ISIS-held city of Mosul. Turkey says it's just a routine procedure.By Matt Picht | December 5, 2015
Turkey is sending a fresh contingent of troops to reinforce a camp near the ISIS-held city of Mosul in Iraq. Problem is, the Iraqi government doesn't want them there.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi described the influx of Turkish troops and weaponry as "a serious breach of Iraqi sovereignty" and called for their immediate withdrawal.
But Turkey says the deployment is just to train local peshmerga forces, staffing an established base camp that's been training Kurdish fighters to combat ISIS for more that two years.