BREAKING: 1,200 Turkish troops enter Northern Iraq

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December 5, 2015 – 

RusVesna – 

Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski 

A battalion of Turkish soldiers has been deployed in the area of Bashiqa near the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.

This was reported on Friday by the television channel CNN Turk, TASS writes.

According to the channel, around 1.2 thousand soldiers of the Turkish armed forces are near Mosul. It has been noted that representatives of the international coalition were informed of this. The reason for the Turkish military presence in Iraq was not reported.

According to the television channel NTV, soldiers have already been engaged in training Kurdish Peshmerga forces for two years, and the current relocation is part of planned activities.

Meanwhile, as Russian Spring reported yesterday, the prime minister of Iraq has stated that any actions by foreign troops not coordinated with the government will be regarded as an invasion. 

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