FIRST AIRED: October 5, 2016

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

We've got more news

Get our editor’s daily email summary of what’s going on in the world.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Replay Program

World

Baghdad warns of a 'regional war' with Turkey

Opening sequence

Opening sequence

World

Baghdad warns of a 'regional war' with Turkey

0:00
17:34
More Info

COMING UP:Baghdad warns of a 'regional war' with Turkey

×

Transcript

00:00:01
>> Get your troops out of my country or this could be war. Iraqi Prime Minster Haider al-Abadi warning Turkey that there could be serious consequences if Turkey continues what he called their military adventure in northern Iraq. Last week, Turkey's parliament voted to extend its involvement for another year.
00:00:20
To fight what it calls terrorist organizations and to retake the IS-held city of Mosul. Iraq condemned the decision and wants troops pulled out altogether. Reuters bureau chief Luke Baker.>> Well I think it's particularly worrying in the context of the build-up to this operation that's expected in Mosul.
00:00:38
What you're seeing is in a way, a number of countries that are effectively allied in the fight against Islamic State. Iraq, Turkey, US-backed forces. But with differing views on how it should take place. And what I think this manifestation of a fight between Turkey and Iraq is really over, differences in that strategy.
00:01:00
>> Most of Turkey's 2,000 troops are at a base north of Mosul training Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga and Sunni fighters.>> One of the concerns for Turkey is that Iraq's Shi'ite led government. With this design to take back the city of Mosul. Is going to destabilize some of the ethnic makeup of that city.
00:01:19
Not only because of Mosul's largely Sunni population, but also because there are Turkmen in that region who are ethnic kin of the Turks. And so what we're seeing is a lot of layers of sectarian and religious tensions across that region, all focused around the operation to retake Mosul.
00:01:36
The latest wave of tensions could hamper efforts to recapture Mosul from IS. Up until now, an assault had been expected to happen in the next few weeks.