Tag: Iraq

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…


Turkey to keep troops in Iraq in spite of Baghdad’s protests

Posted December 08, 2015 06:18:40 Turkey says it will not withdraw hundreds of soldiers who arrived last week at a base in northern Iraq regardless of being ordered by Baghdad to pull them out within 48 hours. Essential points Turkey will not withdraw hundreds of soldiers deployed to northern Iraq without having permission Iraq says…


Iraq calls on Turkey to ‘immediately’ withdraw troops sent more than the border

Posted December 05, 2015 19:48:32 The Iraqi government has demanded Turkey withdraw soldiers it sent over the border to an region in the country’s north controlled by Islamic State militants. Turkish media reported that around 150 Turkish soldiers backed by 20 to 25 tanks had been sent by road to the Bashiqa region north-east of…


Men should remain in Syria, Iraq to fight Islamic State: Liberal backbencher

Posted December 01, 2015 14:01:31 A former Abbott government frontbencher has criticised male asylum seekers who seek refuge overseas instead of fighting for their homeland. Liberal backbencher Bob Baldwin told Parliament last evening that it was “a bit wealthy” to expect coalition soldiers to fight in nations such as Syria and Iraq when appropriately aged…