Iraq wants Turkish troops out of Iraq and not to take part in Mosul offensive
Iraq's Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi has warned Turkey that by keeping its troops in Iraq it risks a regional war. Turkey's parliament voted just last week to extend its military presence in Iraq for a year to help battle terrorist organizations.
|Terrorist organizations for Turkey include not just the Islamic State but also some Kurdish groups such as the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK). The Iraqi parliament voted Tuesday night to condemn the Turkish decision to stay in Iraq. Al-Abadi warned on TV: "We have asked the Turkish side more than once not to intervene in Iraqi matters and I fear the Turkish adventure could turn into a regional war. The Turkish leadership's behavior is not acceptable and we don't want to get into a military confrontation with Turkey."|
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