FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Turkey prepares for military operation in Iraq
7:13 AM ADMIN
Erdogan said last Tuesday that "Iraq needs a similar military operation because the solution of Mosul's problem will be achieved through listening to the Turkish rational vision on the region".
He disclosed that the plans of the operation is "ready", which is based on agreement with Britain in 1926, which granted Turkey the right to protect the Turkmen in Mosul city.
Mosul was the last Willayat (province) to be lost in Iraq by the Turks.
The League of Nations granted Iraq the property of Mosul city and obliged Turkey to sign the border agreement with Iraq in 1926, which granted Ankara 10% of Mosul's oil for 25 years to come.
Turkish oil partnership continued till 1954, but the payment of revenues was stopped after 1958 Revolution of General Abdul Kareem Qassim.
In 1986, a settlement was made with the Arab countries, where the agreement was cancelled.
The Turkish statements came at a time of military enforcement in the outskirts of Mosul city, where the Iraqi forces managed to control some villages and establishments in the area.
The control of Da'ish (ISIS) in Iraq is diminishing, where only Nineveh province and some parts of Anbar province are still under its control at the time being.