Despite opposition from Baghdad: Turkish PM reiterates willingness to send forces to Iraq
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday restated Ankara's willingness to dispatch troops to Iraq as he arrived on a two-day visit to Tajikistan.
"We would like to send troops there with the goal of establishing stability in Iraq. This was a request from the Americans," he told reporters after arriving in Dushanbe. "But we have no intention of forcing our troops into Iraq."
Erdogan is expected to spend two days in Tajikistan where he is to meet with the Tajik President Emomali Rakhmonov and other senior officials. (Albawaba.com)
© 2003 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)