Turkey stops training Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga after independence vote

By REUTERS
September 28, 2017 16:55
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ISTANBUL - Turkey said on Thursday it had stopped training peshmerga forces in northern Iraq in response to a Kurdish independence vote there, whose backers had thrown themselves "into the fire".

The Kurdish peshmerga have been at the forefront of the campaign against Islamic State and been trained by NATO-member Turkey's military since late 2014.


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