Wednesday, November 2, 2016

As The Battle for Mosul Unfolds, Iraq-Turkey Tensions Are Rising

Al Jazeera: Iraq-Turkey tension rises amid battle for Mosul

Deployment of Turkish military near border elicits warning from Iraq's Abadi, who says "we do not want war with Turkey".

Iraq's prime minister has warned Turkey against provoking a confrontation while saying he does not want war.

Haider al-Abadi made the comments after Turkey deployed tanks and artillery near the Iraqi border and insisted that any Turkish involvement would be a violation of national sovereignty.

Turkey wants a a role in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, by virtue of being a member of the anti-ISIL coalition.

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WNU Editor: Turkey is telling Iraq to "calm down" .... Turkey says Iraqi border deployment a precaution, urges calm from Baghdad (Reuters).

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