US - Iran Tension: Why Turkey Remains On The Sidelines Of Latest Conflict
By Palash Ghosh
Turkish officials have warned the U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani may trigger new conflicts in the region.
During the weekend Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with both Iranian President Hasan Rouhani and Iraqi President Barham Salih to offer his condolences and to urge peace through diplomatic means.
Erdogan reportedly told Salih Turkey would “not allow Iraq to become a field of regional and international conflicts.”
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