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Sunday, December 6, 2015

'Neo Ottoman Conqueror' Turkey to Deploy Over 2000 Soldiers to Iraq?

'Neo Ottoman Conqueror' Turkey to Deploy Over 2000 Soldiers to Iraq? (Al-Masdar)

Al-Masdar a few days ago reported that Turkey had violated Iraq’s territorial integrity by sending a few hundred troops to just north of ISIS’ de facto Iraq capital of Mosul.

It has now been reported in Turkish media circles that Erdogan is set to escalate the situation further by having in excess of 2000 soldiers from as little a couple hundred currently in Iraq.

Their role is supposedly to only train the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Sunni Arab militias fighting ISIS.

There has been no coordination with Baghdad who denounce Turkish military violations.

This could be in response to help bolster Peshmerga forces as Russia supports rival YPG forces in Syria.

This is a tense situation as Turkey two weeks shot down a Russian jet that had allegedly violated Turkish airspace for as little as 17 seconds. Hmmm......Or now that Russia is destroying Erdo's cheap oil he has decided to go for the Iraqi Kurd oil field.

Interestingly, camp secures road leading to newly built oil facility of Hunt Oil Co. — Christiaan Triebert (@trbrtc) December 5, 2015.

Flashback 2014:

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