TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Iraqi rejection of Erdogan's date for Mosul's liberation, MP
3:56 AM ADMIN
Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink: The statement of the Turkish President Reccep Tayyib Erdogan on the date
MP Razzaq Muhaibis regarded this statement as "avowed interference in Iraqi internal affairs".
In a statement, he called the United Nations and USA to "expel" the Turkish forces from Iraq, but stressed that the Iraqi government should put an "end" to Turkish violations in the country.
President Erdogan set the date of 19 October as the date for the start of Mosul's liberation battle, pointing that Turkey should be "ready" to this battle and stressed the importance of cooperation between the Kurdish Peshmarga forces with Arab Sunnis in Iraq.
Currently, the Turkish forces are stationed in Ba'sheeqa military camp, north of Mosul city, despite the continued demands of the Iraqi government to withdraw them.
Iraqi Premier Haidar al-Ibadi stated, on 18 September instant, that the Turkish forces "hinder" Iraqi efforts in the war against Da'ish (ISIS) organization.
"Sending the Turkish forces under the pretext of fighting the PKK gunmen and its continued presence is (unjustified) reason", Ibadi added.
He stressed that the presence of the Turkish forces is made without the formal agreement of the Iraqi government, calling the Turks to prove the opposite