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Turkish army holds military exercise on Iraqi border

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 00:50

Turkish armed forces carry out military exercises at the Iraqi border. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The Turkish army carried out military exercises on the Iraqi border on Monday (18 September) - a week ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence in northern Iraq which Turkey wants cancelled. Around 100 military vehicles, mostly tanks, took part in the drill near the Habur border gate, a crossing point into Iraq, the private Dogan news agency said. Vehicles carrying missiles and howitzers also participated. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said the planned September 25 referendum is an issue of national security and warned that Turkey will take any necessary steps in response.

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Turkish army holds military exercise on Iraqi border

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 00:50