IRAQI PRE­MIER WARNS TURKEY OF ‘RE­GIONAL WAR’

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BAGH­DAD: Iraqi Prime Min­is­ter Haider al-Abadi has warned Turkey that it risks trig­ger­ing a re­gional war by keep­ing troops in Iraq, as each sum­moned the other’s am­bas­sador in a grow­ing row. Re­la­tions be­tween the two re­gional pow­ers are al­ready broadly strained by the Syr­ian civil war and the rise of the Is­lamic State (IS) group. Turkey’s par­lia­ment voted last week to ex­tend its mil­i­tary pres­ence in Iraq for a fur­ther year to take on what it called “ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tions” – a likely ref­er­ence to Kur­dish rebels as well as IS. – Reuters

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