Turkish President says Iranian and Iraqi policies in Syria led to sectarianism

 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says that Turkish troops had been stationed at a military base in northern Iraq at the request of Iraq`s leader since 2014, al-Jazeera reported on Wednesday.

Reuters| Updated: Dec 10, 2015, 01:48 AM IST
Turkish President says Iranian and Iraqi policies in Syria led to sectarianism

Doha: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says that Turkish troops had been stationed at a military base in northern Iraq at the request of Iraq`s leader since 2014, al-Jazeera reported on Wednesday.

"Elements of the Army have been at Camp Bashiqa at (Iraqi Prime Minister Haider) al-Abadi`s request since 2014," said Erdogan.

The Turkish leader also blamed the policies of neighbouring Iraq and Iran for the rise of sectarianism in Syria.