ICF Spokesman US LT Colonel Dorrian: 'Turkish soldiers’ presence in Iraq is illegal' (ANF).
US Lieutenant Colonel John Dorrian, the spokesperson for the International Coalition Forces in Iraq, stated that Turkish soldiers on Iraqi soil were not part of the ‘International Coalition Forces’ that assist the Iraqi Government in their fights against ISIS.
Dorrian said "The Turkish army on Iraqi soil is illegal and has not enter the country with the official permission of the Iraqi government. Several countries that are part of the International Coalition Forces are in Iraq due to the permission of the Iraqi Government. These countries support the Iraqi army in the fight against ISIS."
Iraqi Parliament had described Turkey’s military presence in Iraq as ‘occupation’ yesterday, and decided to apply to the United Nations (UN), International Security Council and the Arab League for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Iraqi soil.