Turkey says will remain in northern Iraq until all terrorist groups are removed

Turkey will remain in northern Iraq until all terrorist groups are removed, Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Tuesday, amid increasing government warnings of a military operation against Kurdish militants based in the Qandil mountains.
Speaking at a roundtable interview with the state-run Anadolu news agency, Canikli also said Turkey had offered to carry out a potential operation into Qandil with Iran, who has voiced support for the offensive. He also said Turkey was in full agreement with Baghdad on the operation.