| Moscow expects ‘unpredictable’ Ankara will avoid further reckless actions
| Wednesday, December 09, 2015
|In the wake of Turkey disturbing deployment of troops in Iraq,
Moscow hopes that Ankara will avoid escalating situation in the region
with any further reckless actions, including in the territory of Syria,
said Russia’s UN envoy following a UN Security Council meeting.
"We hope that this
concern that the UN Secretary-General and several members of the
Security Council had shown during the meeting we had convened, will cool
down the hot heads in Ankara, that they will settle the situation in
Iraq in the way that would satisfy the Iraqi government," Vitaly Churkin said.
Russian diplomat stressed that Moscow hopes Turkey “will not carry out any new reckless moves, including on the Syrian territory.” Up to 150 Turkish troops equipped with tanks and artillery crossed
into Iraq’s northern province, allegedly to train forces battling
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Turkish troops did not simply
cross the Iraqi border into the Nineveh province, but penetrated 100
kilometer into Iraq, reaching the Bashiqa region, about 10 kilometers
northeast of Mosul which has been occupied by IS terrorists since
"I have come to the conclusion those actions were
unexpected for the US, which is rather strange, which once again proves
Turkey is an unpredictable player, which may undertake actions that not
only cause protest among the Iraqis, but may even bewilder the US," Churkin added.
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