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Erdogan tells Iraq PM to ‘know his limits’, says will not get orders on Bashiqa camp

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Erdogan told Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to “know his limits” on Tuesday, and said the Turkish army would not take orders from Iraq on the Bashiqa camp.

“Iraq had certain requests from us regarding Bashiqa, and now they are telling us to leave, but the Turkish army has not lost so much standing as to take orders from you,” Erdogan told a meeting of Islamic leaders in Istanbul.

“The Iraqi prime minister is insulting me, first know your limits,” he added.

Turkey and Iraq have summoned each other’s ambassadors in a mounting diplomatic stand-off and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned Turkey that it risked triggering a “regional war” by keeping troops in Iraqi territory.