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>> An uneasy meeting, the Turkish Prime Minister meeting his Iraqi counterpart, Saturday. Binali Yildirim traveled to Iraq to see Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. At the start of a visit, which hopes to thaw a chilled relationship between the two countries. Ties between largely Sunni Muslim Turkey, and the Shiite dominated central government in Iraq have been strained.
Particularly over the presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa Camp north of Mosul. The issue has caused diplomatic pressure with Iraq saying the troops were deployed without their permission. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the presence of the country's forces was an insurance against attack on Turkey. Turkey has also demanded to allow its troops to participate in the seize of Mosel, Islamic states last stronghold in the country.
Yildirim's deputy said last week that the Prime Minister was traveling to Iraq to discuss the fight against terrorism and the future of Iraq.