[ltr]Kurdish official: Turkey has 18 military base in Iraq[/ltr][ltr]
Erbil-Iraq Press October -15: the leadership of thePeople 's Democratic Front , in the province ofKurdistan official Mohammed Kayani , said that Turkey has 18 military bases on Iraqi soil has a new base in the Amadiyah , Dohuk governorate hasestablished a week ago, referring to the
He said Kayani said in a statement received L / Iraq Press / copy of it on Saturday, that "there are 18 Turkish base in Iraq, it has built the Turks a new base in the district of Amadiyah of the province ofDohuk a week ago , " noting that " it is not thevalidity of the Kurdistan Regional Authority giving permission to enter foreign troops, it is the power ofthe federal government exclusively. "
He said Kayani, said that " the Kurdistan Regional Government claims that it has entered into an agreement with the Turkish side term of 50 years, and on the Iraqi government and the House of Representatives to verify this and claim the KRG and the Turkish side of the discontinuation of this Convention for that, according to the Iraqi constitution has no right to the Government of the Territory to conclude anagreement with any country, international Davakiet of the exclusive powers of central authority and must be ratified by parliament. "
He said the "sovereignty compromised will have a significant negative impact on Iraq, and the government has to deal with it seriously and not just claim Turkey to withdraw its troops from Ba'shiqah only , but should be calling for Turkey to withdraw its forces from all Iraqi territory and the Kurdistan region."
Relations between Iraq and Turkey strained after the Iraqi parliament 's decision considered the presence of Turkish troops inthe camp Ba'shiqah "occupying forces hostile" following the Turkish parliament 's approval in the first of this month to extendthe mandate of a government resolution to authorize Turkish troops launched military operations in Syria and Iraq for a year.
Declared Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that his country would use an alternative plan to intervene in Iraq if the international coalition rejected the participation of Ankara , the liberalization of Mosul Daesh.
Erdogan stressed that "we are determined to participate in the coalition forces in order to preserve the unity of Iraq and in caseof rejection of the coalition will do the plan and (b) if this does not work well we will move on to the plan , and (c) Turkey is nota tribal state and everyone knows it , " .anthy (