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Iraq Threatens Turkey With War After Erdogan Deploys Tanks To Iraqi Border

  • Iraq Threatens Turkey With War After Erdogan Deploys Tanks To Iraqi Border
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com 
    In the latest provocation between Turkey and Iraq, the Turkish military begun deploying tanks and other armored vehicles to the town of Silopi near the Iraqi border, in a move the defense minister said on Tuesday was related to the fight against terrorism and developments across the border.

    As a reminder, Iraq had previously slammed the presence of Turkish troops on its territory, when on October 5 Baghdad warned of “regional war” if Turkey does not withdraw its force.

    That threat, however, was lost on the Turkish defense minister, Fikri Isik who said Turkey had “no obligation” to wait behind its borders and would do what was necessary if Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants took a foothold in northwest Iraq’s Sinjar region, around 115 km (71 miles) south of Silopi. “We will not allow the threat to Turkey to increase,” he told broadcaster A Haber in an interview.

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November 3, 2016 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , ,

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