Obama's urgent calls for Erdogan to continue the withdrawal of Turkish troops from ..
Obama's urgent calls for Erdogan to continue the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Iraq
12/19/2015 0 Comments
US President Barack Obama on Friday called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to work to ease tensions with Iraq through the remainder of the withdrawal of Turkish troops stationed near Mosul.
The White House said in a statement that Obama telephoned Erdogan which show the tension that exists between Turkey and Iraq on the back of the deployment of Turkish troops near Mosul.
The statement added that Obama called Erdogan to "take additional steps to ease tensions with Iraq, including the follow-up to the withdrawal of Turkish troops and respect for the sovereignty and unity of Iraq."
The two presidents agreed to work together through diplomatic channels with Iraq to reduce tension and to unite efforts in the fight against al Daash.