The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday, that it will send 25 military advisers to Baghdad to support the Iraqi army within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization “NATO”.
The ministry said on Twitter: “Our military advisers went to Baghdad to support the friendly and brotherly Iraqi army within the framework of the NATO mission in Iraq”.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense added, “25 elements, one of whom is brigadier general, will perform tasks within the NATO mission in Iraq,” according to Turkish Anadolu news Agency.
Last week, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar paid a visit to Iraq, in which he declared that his meetings with officials in Baghdad and Erbil were fruitful and successful, and that he discussed with them security issues related to the two countries and the region.
Akar said, “After the intensive talks, we noticed the convergence of views between the two parties on many issues, and this is a source of pleasure.
We reached understandings on many issues”.