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Iraq appeals to UN Safety Council to push for Turkish troop withdrawal

Posted December 12, 2015 17:09:52

Iraq has appealed to the United Nations Security Council to demand an instant and unconditional withdrawal of all Turkish troops from its north, calling the military incursion a “flagrant violation” of international law.

“We contact on the Security Council to demand that Turkey withdraw its forces quickly … and not to violate Iraqi sovereignty once more,” Iraqi ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim stated in a letter to US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Energy, president of the Security Council this month.

“This is regarded as a flagrant violation of the principles of the UN Charter, and a violation of Iraqi territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state of Iraq,” the letter mentioned, according to an unofficial translation of the Arabic original.

The letter was sent after Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi instructed his foreign ministry to lodge a formal complaint at the United Nations.

One diplomat on the 15-nation Safety Council stated on situation of anonymity that there had been no instant plans to convene a particular meeting over the weekend in response to the Iraqi letter.

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan mentioned on Friday that he would not bow to Iraqi demands to withdraw Turkish troops from a camp close to the Islamic State militants-held city of Mosul.

Mr Alhakim created clear that bilateral diplomacy had failed so far to finish the dispute in between the two neighbours.

“Iraq worked on containment of this situation by diplomatic signifies and bilateral talks, but these efforts did not succeed in convincing Turkey to withdraw its occupying forces from Iraqi territory,” Mr Alhakim wrote in the letter to Ms Power, noting that the Turkish incursion was an “aggressive act”.

“Help with military training and sophisticated technologies and weapons to fight the Islamic State (IS) terrorist entity should be primarily based upon bilateral and multilateral agreements and in full respect of the national sovereignty and Iraqi constitution, and in coordination with the Iraqi armed forces.”

The dispute more than the deployment has soured relations amongst Ankara and Baghdad, which denies getting agreed to it.

Ankara has said the troops were sent as component of an international mission to train and equip Iraqi forces to fight IS, which has seized massive components of Syria and Iraq.

The Turkish military is helping to train neighborhood Iraqi volunteers and Kurdish Peshmerga who are preparing for a lengthy-anticipated offensive to retake Mosul, a major northern city seized by IS far more than a year ago.

Turkish tank on Syrian border Photo: Turkey has deployed hundreds of soldiers and a quantity of tanks to northern Iraq without having Baghdad’s permission. (Reuters, file photo)


Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, defence-and-national-security, globe-politics, turkey, iraq, syrian-arab-republic

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SA council commemorates one particular year given that mass whale beaching

By Isabella Pittaway

Posted December ten, 2015 ten:28:01

Yorke Peninsula Council Mayor Ray Agnew unveiling a plaque set on a rock near the beach where seven sperm whales died Photo: Yorke Peninsula Council Mayor Ray Agnew unveils a plaque for the seven sperm whales that beached themselves near Ardrossan. (Supplied: Yorke Peninsula Council)

Plaques have been set into rocks and trees planted for every single of the seven sperm whales that died after beaching themselves at Ardrossan in South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula in December last year.

A regional loved ones recommended the tribute to the Yorke Peninsula Council to commemorate the occasion.

The council’s Mayor Ray Agnew mentioned the seven rocks have been placed close to the beach in the pattern the whales were found stranded.

A plaque describing the specifics of the beaching has also been placed nearby.

Mr Agnew said school students chose a name for every whale to be engraved on the plaques.

“The Ardrossan school students had been provided the chance to individually name the whales and they came up with the names Ardy, I assume from Ardrossan, Pasadena which is like seaweed, then they’ve got Splash, Fin, Smoothie and Diver,” he mentioned.

Mr Agnew said the memorial also highlighted the community’s efforts in handling the largest recorded beaching of sperm whales in South Australia.

“It’s anything none of us had come across ahead of and the State Government departments didn’t have any way of handling it as nicely,” he said.

“They had some employees there function for a couple of days but most of the perform was carried out by council and [mining business] Arrium officers and also Ardrossan Earth Moving, they worked incredibly well so we had been in a position to get it completed.”

A group from the South Australian Museum is still determining what brought on the seven whales to come ashore.

A plaque explaining the deaths of seven sperm whales that beached themselves near Ardrossan Photo: The Yorke Peninsula Council has placed a sign close to a beach in Ardrossan exactly where seven sperm whales have been found beached a year ago.

Subjects: animals, human-interest, environmental-management, environment, ardrossan-5571, sa, australia

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Indigenous Referendum Council named soon after drawn-out negotiations

Posted December 07, 2015 00:01:11

The Federal Government and Opposition have settled on the lengthy-awaited Referendum Council to seek advice from on the greatest prospect of recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution.

Advocates of adjust are hopeful the 16-member council will break the impasse in the debate over the question that would be put to voters.

The council was anticipated to be named around the time Tony Abbott was toppled as prime minister in mid-September and the time lag has caused great aggravation for some advocates.

Membership of the council was negotiated between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

It consists of prominent Indigenous advocates for adjust from across the country — Pat Dodson, Pat Anderson, Noel Pearson, Mick Gooda, Megan Davis and Galarrwuy Yunupingu.

They will be joined by former Labor NSW premier Kristina Keneally, former Democrats leader Natasha Stott Despoja and former federal Liberal indigenous affairs minister Amanda Vanstone.

Former AFL chief Andrew Demetriou, senior lawyer and advocate Mark Leibler and former higher court chief justice Murray Gleeson are also members.

Referendum Council members:

  • Professor Patrick Dodson (co-chair)
  • Mark Leibler AC (co-chair)
  • Pat Anderson AO
  • Professor Megan Davis
  • Andrew Demetriou
  • Murray Gleeson AC QC
  • Kristina Keneally
  • Mick Gooda
  • Tanya Hosch
  • Jane McAloon
  • Michael Rose
  • Natasha Stott Despoja AM
  • Noel Pearson
  • Amanda Vanstone
  • Dalassa Yorkston
  • Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM

Topics: indigenous-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander, community-and-society, government-and-politics, indigenous-policy, federal-government, australia

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