Russia to raise issue of Turkish troops in Iraq at UN Security Council

Russia will raise the issue of Turkey’s troops presence in northern Iraq without Baghdad’s permission at a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, a diplomatic source in the organization has told.
Iraq’s Foreign Ministry said Turkey had deployed forces without Baghdad’s permission and warned that it considered the step as a "hostile act." On December 6, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Baghdad had the right to take any action, including turning to the UN Security Council if Turkey’s troops failed to leave Iraq’s territory within 48 hours.