Skip to comments.Iraq reacts to Erdogan for Shengal: “We won’t allow it!”(Baghdad)
Posted on 03/22/2018 11:37:20 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
The Iraqi government has responded to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğans threats to invade Shengal.
Shengal was on the agenda in the meeting Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim el Caferi held with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız.
Caferis office issued a written statement after the meeting that said, Iraq will not allow the presence of any forces that carry out military operations in neighboring countries on its territory.
Caferi said the Iraqi government wont accept the Turkish forces invading the border and demanded Turkey pull their forces in the Bashika camp.
Following the massacres in Afrin, Turkish President Erdoğan frequently threatens Kurds with invasions. In a statement made on Monday, he threatened they could one night suddenly enter Shengal.
In the past, the KRG (Barzani) has had a relationship with Turkey, due to oil exported through Turkish pipelines and ports. That relationship cooled a lot after the Erdogan blow up over the Referendum in Erbil.
The Massacre in Afrin, Syria has changed a lot of things. There is no longer an illusion about exactly what Erdogan the Islamist Dictator's intent is.
If we're really clever, US Troops can fight on both sides!
Early on Iraqi troops wouldn’t fight ISIS. So I doubt if they will fight the Turks.
What a mess. Glad we aren’t in the middle of it. /sarc
What’s frequently ignored when these discussions about the Sudentenland come up is that Poland also invaded an area it claimed in Czechoslovakia at the same time.
That the Czechs stole from the Poles in 1920. And also by that time Czechoslovakia no longer existed anyway. The Nazis didn't care, they'd figured eventually they'd get it all anyway.
Erdogan needs to go he is an Islamic extremist mixed with Putin.
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Turkey. Ottoman/Roman empire reforming...
In the past, Turkey has raided into Kurdish areas of Iraq to attack PKK, with relative impunity from the Government in Baghdad.
Shengal (Sinjar) would be much deeper into Iraq than those raids though, and could also strategically cut off the main supply line of the Syrian Kurds. It looks like a strategic play, that would deeply threaten Iraqi and Iranian interests, and mortally threaten Kurds.
Turkey has shown that it no longer conducts security operations and goes home - now it is in the business of taking territory to permanently annex it.
Turkey is now a rogue state, and its neighbors likely know it.
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