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Turkish PM Visits Iraqi Counterpart Amid Dispute Over Troop Presence

Sat Jan 07 13:11:01 EST 2017 | Voice of America
BAGHDAD —  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim began a two-day visit to Iraq on Saturday, the first since the two governments quarreled over the presence of unauthorized Turkish troops in northern Iraq, straining relations between the two neighbors fighting the Islamic State group. The presence of 500 Turkish troops in the Bashiqa region, northeast of the IS-held city of Mosul, has stirred tension with Baghdad since late last year. Iraq has demanded their withdrawal, saying they are in "..

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