Turkey's military aid reaches out to Iraq

Two planes carrying military aid land in Baghdad and have delivered much needed supplies and was handed over by Ambassador Kaymakci to Iraq Defence Officials.

Turkey's military aid reaches out to Iraq
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Two planes carrying Turkish military aid to Iraq have landed in Baghdad.

According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent, two C-130-type military planes landed at Muthenna Air Base on Tuesday.

Turkey's ambassador to Baghdad, Faruk Kaymakci, said: "Turkey will continue to stand with the Iraqi government within the scope of the international coalition against Daesh [the Arabic acronym for ISIL] and we will contribute for the stability, security and prosperity of Iraq."

Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June 2014 when Daesh militants stormed the northern province of Mosul and declared a self-styled caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Mart 2015, 16:21