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Turkey Refuses to Withdraw Troops From Iraq

Turkey is refusing to withdraw forces deployed to Iraq, despite Baghdad's call for Ankara to do so immediately. Ankara insists the deployment is to protect its troops who are training Iraqi Kurdish forces, but the dispute is stoking old and new regional tensions. Iraq has threatened to take Turkey to the United Nations Security Council, but Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has ruled out any withdrawal, saying it is Turkey's duty to provide security for the soldiers...

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