Civil war taking place in Iraq, Turkish FM says

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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 21

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

A civil war is taking place in Iraq, Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, according to Turkish Sabah newspaper.

Davutoglu also said that currently the situation in Iraq can't affect Turkey.

Turkish FM added that all countries must fight together against terrorists.

On June 10, the militants of the terrorist group known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), with the support of now banned Iraqi Ba'ath Party [Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party] seized the administrative center of Mosul city in northern Iraqi province of Ninawa, a number of small settlements, and a part of the Salah al Din Province, including its center - the city of Tikrit.

The ISIL militants took control over the Iraqi town of Tal Afar on June 16.

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