Turkey says it will to halt transfers of troops to northIraq for now
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan - REUTERS

ANKARA: Turkey said on Sunday it would halt further transfers of troops to an area near the Islamic State-controlled city of Mosul in Iraq after Baghdad threatened to appeal to the United Nations to force Turkey to withdraw its soldiers.

Turkey deployed hundreds of forces to a camp near the Mosul in the north on Thursday, calling it a routine rotation in a training programme but angering Baghdad, which said it had been done without consultation.

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