Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, attends at the opening session of the 22st OSCE Ministerial Council, in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
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Turkey said Monday it had a duty to protect its soldiers around the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul in Iraq and that they were there simply on a training mission, after Baghdad ordered the immediate withdrawal of its latest deployment.Turkey sent hundreds of forces to a camp in the Bashiqa region of northern Iraq Thursday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, however, said Abadi had repeatedly requested more active Turkish support against ISIS, and said he believed other countries had played a role in Iraq's reaction.A senior Kurdish military official based on the Bashiqa front line, north of Mosul, said last week that additional Turkish trainers had arrived at a camp in the area Thursday, escorted by a Turkish protection force.
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