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Turkey prevented the entry of 30 000 ISIS elements to Iraq, says Qaamakja

Turkey's ambassador in Baghdad, Farouq Qaamakja
Turkey’s ambassador in Baghdad, Farouq Qaamakja

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Turkey’s ambassador in Baghdad, Farouq Qaamakja announced, that his country prevented the entry of 30 thousand people, suspected of belonging to the ISIS, to the Iraqi territory.

Qaamakja said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, on the sidelines of a ceremony held by the Turkish Embassy, “In the past year, we did not celebrate the occasion of the anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey because of ISIS dominance in Mosul and parts of Anbar and Salah al-Din,” adding that “we recall today the Iraqi and Turkish martyrs.”

Qaimagja added, “Turkey contributed to prevent the entry of about 30 thousand people, suspected of belonging to ISIS, to Iraq.”

Turkish ambassador stated, “Today the Turkish government supports Iraq against ISIS and provides support for the Iraqi government and the Iraqi people,” explaining that Turkey “provides all assistance to the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga.”



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