Occupation of Iraq
Turkey will let US and coalition forces use its bases, including the İncirlik base, for operations against ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq, American defense officials said
Iraq and Turkey should establish a customs union and joint market to improve and maintain the sustainability of commercial ties, a prominent Iraqi business representative says
Trying to reassure war-weary Americans, Obama vowed the US will not fight another ground war in Iraq but his spokesman said some military advisers could end up in front-line positions
The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Sept. 16 that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against the ISIL militants
Turkeyâs Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoÄlu has been to the first to congratulate Iraqâs new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi whose government was approved at Parliament late Sept. 8.
DavutoÄlu held a telephone conversation with Abadi shortly after his Cabinet won a vote of confidence, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Sept. 9, citing sources from the Prime Ministry office.