Aawsat – Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced plans to establish a military base in northern Iraq, similar to that in northern Syria.
Ankara will establish the base in the Metina area in the northern Iraqi region of Dohuk to block the movement of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters there, Soylu told members of the ruling Justice and Development Party’s executive board on Friday.
“The operations in northern Iraq will continue. Metina region is an important strategic place. Just like we did in Syria, we will establish bases and control the area,” Soylu stressed.