Erdogan says attempted Islamic State attack vindicates Iraq deployment




 
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Erdogan says attempted Islamic State attack vindicates Iraq deployment
 
January 9th, 2016  
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Erdogan says attempted Islamic State attack vindicates Iraq deployment
By Tulay Karadeniz and Stephen Kalin ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An attempted attack by Islamic State on a military base in northern Iraq shows Turkey's decision to deploy troops there was justified, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, suggesting Russia was stirring up a row over the issue. Turkey deployed a force protection unit of around 150 troops to northern Iraq in December citing heightened security risks near Bashiqa, where its soldiers have been training an Iraqi militia to fight Islamic State.




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