Iraqi authorities demand Ankara withdraw its forces immediately from Mosul area
Iraqi authorities demanding Ankara to withdraw its forces immediately from the Mosul area Date of publication: 05.12.2015 | 14:08 GMT | Arab World News
Iraq President Fuad Masum said Saturday, December 5 / December that the deployment of hundreds of Turkish troops near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a violation of international norms and laws.
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President of Iraq and stressed in a statement in this regard that this will increase regional tensions.
President Fuad Masum, called on Turkey to withdraw its troops immediately, and instructed in this regard the Iraqi Foreign Ministry to take measures to protect the sovereignty and independence of the country's steps.
To that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on the Turkish government to withdraw its troops from the province of Nineveh (Mosul position) north of the country, believing that this is a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty.
Information Office told Ebadi that he was sure of the presence of nearly battalions of Turkish soldiers census 150 component, in addition to the 25 tanks in the province of Nineveh, pointing out that the presence of Turkish troops came under the pretext of training Iraqi groups, without request or permission from the government, calling for the withdrawal of the force Turkish immediately.
For its part, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry denounced the incursion by a number of Turkish military units inside Iraqi territory, stressing in a statement that this violation of Iraq's sovereignty and a clear abuse of bilateral relations between the two countries.
She added that the ministry has already confirmed that any Turkish military campaign does not take place in coordination with the federal Iraqi government totally unacceptable, according to the text of the statement.
In the meantime, revealed the official spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense Mohammed Naseer Nouri, Saturday, for contacts with Turkey and the Kurdistan region and the US Embassy in Baghdad, to verify the withdrawal of Turkish troops entered the north of Iraq.
Where Naseer Nouri Mohammed pointed out that the Turkish troops that entered Iraq's Kurdistan region, to promote the "liberalization of the province of Nineveh camp", and its center of Mosul, logistically and militarily, made without the knowledge or coordination with the Iraqi central government.
The Turkish security source said Friday that hundreds of Turkish troops were deployed to provide training to Iraqi forces near the city of Mosul, home to more than a million people and seized by the organizing Daash in July 2014.