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UN: Churkin hopes UN can calm 'hot heads in Ankara' over Iraq intervention00:44

UN: Churkin hopes UN can calm 'hot heads in Ankara' over Iraq intervention

United Nations, New York City
December 9, 2015 at 03:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UN Security Council held a closed session at the request of Russia to discuss the escalating crisis between Turkey and Iraq, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Wednesday.

Speaking to the press ahead of the meeting, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitali Churkin said that Moscow hopes "members of the Security Council will cool down the hot heads in Ankara so that they will resolve the situation in Iraq in a way that would be acceptable for the government of Iraq." Churkin added that the US was "unhappy about Turkey's actions and I came to the conclusion that these actions were unexpected for the Americans."

Turkey sent troops into the Iraqi Nineveh Province on Friday claiming they plan to train fighters to battle the so-called Islamic State. Baghdad promptly ordered Ankara to withdraw all its forces from Iraqi territory within 48 hours. Following this pronouncement, Russia moved to bring the issue of the Turkish military presence in Iraq before the UN Security Council.

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

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The UN Security Council held a closed session at the request of Russia to discuss the escalating crisis between Turkey and Iraq, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Wednesday.

Speaking to the press ahead of the meeting, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitali Churkin said that Moscow hopes "members of the Security Council will cool down the hot heads in Ankara so that they will resolve the situation in Iraq in a way that would be acceptable for the government of Iraq." Churkin added that the US was "unhappy about Turkey's actions and I came to the conclusion that these actions were unexpected for the Americans."

Turkey sent troops into the Iraqi Nineveh Province on Friday claiming they plan to train fighters to battle the so-called Islamic State. Baghdad promptly ordered Ankara to withdraw all its forces from Iraqi territory within 48 hours. Following this pronouncement, Russia moved to bring the issue of the Turkish military presence in Iraq before the UN Security Council.

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV