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    Turkish troops leaving camp in Iraq as part of new arrangement

    The troops deployed in Bashiqa started moving north with a convoy consisting of 10-12 vehicles

    Baku. 14 December. REPORT.AZ/ Some Turkish troops deployed in Northern Iraq are leaving Bashiqa Camp, moving North as part of 'New Arrangement,' Report informs referring to the Turkish media, a military source said on Monday.

    According to reports, the troops deployed in Bashiqa started moving north with a convoy consisting of 10-12 vehicles, and the military source underscored that the move comes as part of the new arrangement.

    On December 4, 150 Turkish soldiers equipped with heavy weapons arrived on the outskirts of the Daesh-held Mosul province in Northern Iraq to train forces, while Baghdad demanded the withdrawal of soldiers. Iraq on Sunday, gave Turkey a 48 hour ultimatum to withdraw the forces or face "all available options."

    Turkish PM Davutoğlu previously sent a letter to his Iraqi counterpart Haider Al-Abadi in which he emphasized Turkey's commitment to cooperation with Iraq, and said, "We will not deploy more troops to Bashiqa until your concerns about the matter are assuaged."

    According to the statement released by the Prime Ministry on Sunday, Davutoğlu informed Al-Abadi about the military training program currently in progress in Bashiqa, duties and activities of Turkish soldiers and current developments about the matter. 

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