Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that troops would remain in neighboring Iraq. These words contradict the statement made by foreign Minister Cavusoglu Mileta.
«Our soldiers are not involved in the fighting, and prepare Kurdish and Arab forces. We are not going to abort this mission», — said the head of state, Recalling that the Turks trained units engage in battle with the «Islamic state».
The President also accused Russia and Iran that they are using backroom deals trying to keep the power behind Bashar Assad. «Russia is using the situation in Syria, in order to achieve his goal – to gain a foothold in the Eastern Mediterranean», — said Erdogan.
Recall that a few days ago, after a telephone conversation with Erdogan with U.S. President Barack Obama, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkey reported that the Turkish troops were withdrawn from the located in the vicinity of the Mosul training base.