Turkish troops in Bashiqa will withdraw after Mosul Operation: Iraqi envoy
Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp in northern Iraq will withdraw after the completion of the Mosul Operation against the Islamic State (IS), the Iraqi ambassador said Jan. 11.

However, Defense Minister Fikri Isik said Ankara and Baghdad would discuss the issue after terror groups were removed from the region, Hurriyet daily reported.

Isik reiterated that the Turkish presence at the base was a necessity even as Ankara respected the territorial integrity of Iraq.

News Code: 15024  |  Date: 2017/01/11  |  Time: 14 : 45

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