Turkey has no right to send his troops to Iraq without the consent of the Iraqi government. Its a form of invasion which should be strongly condemned by the UN.
And as Iraq sees it as such, they have set their air force on high alert to be ready to react on any further advancement of Turkish military. The commander of the voluntary forces in Iraq stated that they will attack Turkish soldiers if they do not withdraw.
After the Iraqi PM has demanded the withdrawal of the Turkish troops, which are not only personell but heavy weapons as well, Turkey stated that they have sent them to train Kurdish fighters and support Turkish troops being already for some time in Iraq.
If this is the case, why did they not inform Baghdad beforehand?
Here is what the guardian writes today:
Political analysts saw last week’s deployment by Turkey, which has the
second biggest army in Nato, as an attempt to assert its influence in
the face of increased Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria and
“Turkey seems to be angling to prove to the Russians and Iranians that
they will not be allowed to have either the Syrian or Iraqi war
theatres only to themselves,” said Aydın Selcen, a former consul
general of Turkey in Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish
Here is what rt writes:
The Turkish intrusion into Iraq comes shortly after Ankara’s motives
in the war on Islamic State have been questioned by Moscow, Tehran, as
well as by Baghdad.
the Iraqis are convinced that Turkey is involved in smuggling oil
While officially Baghdad is now considering whether there is enough
evidence of Turkey’s involvement in oil trade with IS to file a formal
protest at the UN Security Council, an Iraqi Defense Ministry
spokesman, Naseer Nuri, told Sputnik on Wednesday that “general
information about the smuggling of Iraqi oil by trucks to certain
countries, including Turkey” is already available to them, and “this
oil is used to fund Daesh.”
Other Iraqi officials have openly accused Turkey of knowingly trading
with the terrorists.
There is “no shadow of a doubt” that Ankara knows about the oil
smuggling operations, Iraqi MP and former national security adviser
Mowaffak al Rubaie told RT.