'You Are Not on My Level,' Turkey's Erdogan Tells Iraqi PM

Quotes | October 12, 2016, Wednesday // 08:37
Bulgaria: 'You Are Not on My Level,' Turkey's Erdogan Tells Iraqi PM File photo, EPA/BGNES

“He is defaming me but you are not my interlocutor; you are not on my level and are not my value or quality. We will go our own way, everyone should know this. Who is this? Iraq’s prime minister. Know your place.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defending his country's will to take part in the battle for Mosul in neighboring Iraq. His remark was to Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

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