Arab League Denounces 'Neo Ottoman conqueror' Turkey's Troop Deployment in Iraq. (Naharnet).
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi condemned on Thursday a Turkish military deployment in Iraq as a violation of international law, at a meeting called by Baghdad to pressure Ankara on withdrawing the forces.
"The Turkish military incursion into Iraq is a clear violation of international law and Iraqi sovereignty," Arabi said at the start of the foreign ministers meeting in the Cairo headquarters of the pan-Arab bloc.
Turkey announced on Saturday that it had begun withdrawing troops in a bid to de-escalate a bitter row with Baghdad and following a call from U.S. President Barack Obama.
Earlier this month, Turkey deployed troops to a base in Nineveh province where it has a long-running training program for forces battling the Islamic State jihadist group.
In an Arab league meeting in Cairo, Iraqi FM accuses Turkey of retracting its promise to withdrew from #Iraq https://t.co/pWMYXnkbBn— Nervana Mahmoud (@Nervana_1) December 24, 2015