Turkey Violates Iraqi Border to Protect its Oil Smuggling Pipeline

No matter the alibi, Turkey intruded into Iraqi soil just to protect its oil smuggling interests. This barbaric attitude should be condemned by the righteous Western media but they are so silent about it.

Dozens of Turkish armored tanks were deployed into Iraq under the cover of darkness. Yes, Turkey is also now an expert in smuggling entire armored tank division!


Putin was absolutely right when he said just recently that Allah may be punishing Erdogan for whatever he’s doing by taking off his sanity.
This latest Turkish misadventure will add more impetus to the impending Iraqi plan to request for Russian military intervention to fight ISIS in the country instead of the US forces who are reportedly already embedded with “moderate rebels” fighting in Syria.

Iraq: Turkey troops ‘violation of intl. norms’

Iraqi President Fuad Masum speaks on December 2, 2015 in Paris, during a press conference. (AFP Photo)
Iraqi President Fuad Masum says Turkey’s deployment of several hundred troops near Mosul is “a violation of international norms and law.”
Masum said the deployment will raise regional tensions, calling on Turkey to withdraw its forces from the Iraqi territory.
The president also asked the foreign ministry to take the necessary measures to preserve the country’s sovereignty and independence.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called on Ankara to immediately withdraw its forces from the Iraqi soil, branding the military presence as a hostile act.
“The Iraqi authorities call on Turkey to… immediately withdraw from Iraqi territory,” a statement from Abadi’s office said, adding that the deployment “is considered a serious violation of Iraqi sovereignty.”
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the deployment of troops does not constitute an expanded military presence in Iraq, also denying that Ankara is preparing for a ground operation into the Arab country.
“The camp in Bashiqa, 30 kilometers (19 miles) northeast of Mosul, is a training facility established to support local volunteer forces’ fight against terrorism,” said Davutoglu, claiming that the camp is not new and the training began after a request from Mosul’s gubernatorial office and in coordination with the Iraqi Defense Ministry.
Turkey claims that the battalion is deployed to train Kurdish Peshmerga forces in their battle against Takfiri group Daesh, which controls Mosul and areas around it. Kurdish military sources have also confirmed the presence as a routine procedure.
However, officials in Baghdad are strongly against uncoordinated deals between Kurds and Ankara, saying it violates Iraq’s national sovereignty.
Abadi has also taken a hard line on the potential presence of foreign forces to allegedly help Iraq in its battle against Daesh, as more of such deployments would undermine efforts made by the pro-government forces to push back the terrorists from their strongholds in west and north of the country.
The Iraqi premier has rejected statements by two US senators who recently called for the number of US troops in Iraq to be tripled.

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3 thoughts on “Turkey Violates Iraqi Border to Protect its Oil Smuggling Pipeline”

  1. Dang Turkey, they just get more and more brazen. “Please leave our country, you’re violating our sovereignty.” “No, it’s okay, you already said we could be here.” “No we didn’t.” “It’s fine, we’re not expanding our forces.” “Go away.” “NATO.”
    I hope Fulford is right and Turkey loses a bunch of its land to neighboring countries. And I’m looking forward to the Turkish revolt where they do some brutal things to Erdogan.

  2. It’s insane that country after country desides to send their troops into Iraq (or Syria for that matter) without Iraq having anything to say about it..WTF! Crazy world we live in, everybody lying cheating, having hidden agenda’s, double standards, it’s absolutely disgusting.

  3. Check out the confusing and totally unbelievable explanation KRG news network Rudaw tries to pull on this story: https://youtu.be/TEGsp4u0D48
    Turkey set up several “training camps” in northern Iraq earlier – the question is who were they for?? First they said the camps were for displaced Turkmen, but when the camps turned out to be large enough to hold 10 times the number of Turkmen displaced the story changed to training camps. So, one for Turkmen, one for Kurds, one for Westerners???

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