Baghdad warns of 'regional war' over Turkish military presence

October 5, 2016 9:54 AM

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Baghdad warns of 'regional war' over Turkish military presence

BAGHDAD/ANKARA Iraq's prime minister warned Turkey on Wednesday it risked triggering a regional war by keeping troops in his territory, as the neighboring states summoned each other's ambassadors in a mounting diplomatic stand-off.

Turkey's parliament voted last week to extend its military operation in Iraq and take on "terrorist organizations" - a likely reference to Kurdish militants and Islamic State.

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