Turkey pulls troops out of Iraqi border after Baghdad protests

The 350 Turkish troops were pulled back from the Iraqi border Monday, after Baghdad protested the presence of 600 troops to Mosul for training Iraqi Sunni local guards. The US said it opposed the entry of any more Turkish military forces into Iraq without the central government’s consent. There will be no more Turkish deployments until “Baghdad’s concerns are assuaged,” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu promised  his Iraqi counterpart, Haider al-Abadi,

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