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UN Security Council to Address Issue of Turkish Troops Entering Iraq

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A UN source says Russia urged the discussion of the presence of Turkish troops in Iraq.

Turkish army troops sit in the back of a military truck as they return from northern Iraq, in Cukurca in Hakkari province at the Turkey-Iraq border, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. - Sputnik International
Turkey Refuses to Withdraw Its Troops From Northern Iraq Despite Ultimatum
On Friday, media reports emerged saying that up to 150 Turkish military personnel had been deployed in northern Iraq's Nineveh province allegedly to provide training to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

The source told RIA Novosti that Russia was the one to propose the discussion, adding that no separate meeting would be held, but that "the question will be discussed in a closed session within the framework of 'other questions.'"

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said the deployment of Turkish servicemen on Iraqi territory had been carried out without the consent and knowledge of the Iraqi authorities and represented a violation of sovereignty and a breach of the principles of good neighborliness.

Abadi on Monday gave Turkey 24 hours to withdraw its troops from Iraq to avoid the matter being reviewed by the UN Security Council. Turkey has refused to do so.

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