ANKARA -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday criticised Iraq's leadership, saying it was "being provocative" with recent comments and said Ankara will continue to have a presence in Iraq.
"In recent days, there have been warnings from Iraq. We will not listen to this, nobody can tell us to not be concerned about the region," Yildirim told a conference of his ruling AK Party, which is being held this weekend in western Afyon province.
"The Iraqi leadership is being provocative. Turkey does not bow to anyone's threats, Turkey will continue to be present there," he said.