Turkey refuted information about building its military forces in Iraq

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Ahmet davutoglu, speaking Saturday in the Turkish television broadcast, denied reports that Ankara is increasing its military presence in Iraq.

"At the camp in 30 km north of Ba'shiqah Mosul conducted training of volunteers who fight with terrorists," he said, noting that the presence of Turkish soldiers does not mean preparation for the beginning of Turkish military operations in Iraq.

On the eve of the Turkish media reported that the area of Iraq arrived 150 Turkish soldiers, as well as armoured vehicles and artillery. In this regard, the authorities in Baghdad issued a statement which demanded Ankara to withdraw Turkish troops, citing a requirement that the arrival of Turkish troops has not been prearranged with the central leadership of Iraq.

Interfax

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