Turkey has 140,000 troops on Iraq border: Iraq | U.S. | Reuters

Turkey has 140,000 troops on Iraq border: Iraq | U.S. | Reuters
BAGHDAD Reuters – The Turkish army has 140,000 soldiers along its border with northern Iraq as part of a “great mobilization”, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said on Monday.

Turkeys armed forces have urged its government to allow an incursion into neighboring, mainly Kurdish, northern Iraq to crush up to 4,000 Turkish Kurdish militants who use the region as a base to attack security and civilian targets inside Turkey.

Rumors of a possible Turkish incursion have rattled financial markets and have drawn warnings from the United States, Ankaras NATO ally, to stay out of Iraq.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s