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T urkey has described its military build-up on its border with Iraq as a precaution not a threat.
A convoy of Turkish tanks and other armoured cars has added to the tension between the two countries as the battle for Mosul rages.
The deployment at Silopi , while being close to the Iraq border is also one of the main areas of conflict between Turkey and Kurdish militants.
But on Tuesday Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, warned that Baghdad will respond against any Turkish incursion .
Anger is growing in Iraq over Turkey’s insistence of a role in taking on ISIL in the battle for Mosul.
Iraq sees it as cover for an invasion as Turkey widens its fight against terrorism.
2016.11.03 / 13:17