Skip to comments.ISIL fighters seize Turkish consulate in Iraq's Mosul
Posted on 06/11/2014 5:35:02 AM PDT by sunmars
Militants have seized the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and efforts are under way to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff, two Turkish government sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), seized Mosul on Tuesday in a show of strength against Iraq's Shi'ite-led government.
"Certain militant groups in Mosul have been directly contacted to ensure the safety of diplomatic staff," a Turkish government source said, adding there was no immediate information on the status of the diplomats.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held an emergency meeting with the Undersecretary of Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) and Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay to discuss the developments, Turkish media reported.
The seizure of the consulate comes a day after 28 Turkish truck drivers were abducted by ISIL militants while delivering diesel to a power plant in Mosul.
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Mosul governor calls for a robust action from Ankara: We need Turkey's help in Mosul.
Erdogan, this is your payback.
Turkish foreign policy over the last years has been a disaster. We are seeing the results now.
Several diplomats and their families are now missing including the consular general
Thanks to Obama....
I guess this answers the questions that they have pilots ..
Iraqi MP: ISIS fighters fly over Mosul in helicopters seized from Iraqi army.
100 Kurdish presidential guards in Tikrit surrounded by ISIS fighters. Given 2-hour ultimatum to leave base.
this is all going down the toilet fast......
Haven't they favored the overthrow of Assad? Assad was the only person keeping those terrorists on Turkey's border in check.
What about the NATO situation? Turkey's in NATO. Libya and now Ukraine are not. How can NATO keep working to expand and be the military arm of European bankers and not defend a member? Will NATO have to defend Turkey if the violence spills over?
This seems to be a global chess game that is a battle to define the borders for eight or so regional entities that control the whole world. It has no regard for cultures and lives that are destoyed in the process. JMHO
Honestly, its a powderkeg that is on the brink of complete and utter nuclear sized explosion.
Anything can and will happen here and it is not going to be pretty.
Obama has had a desire to see the Caliphate come together once again. The Ottoman empire, in his opinion, should never have been defeated and colonized by the west. The Anti-colonialist may just get his way.
Breaking Reuters: Iraqi security sources say insurgents are now overrunning parts of Iraqi city of Tikrit.
Everything our servicemen and women did over there is lost...THANK YOU MR. OBAMA
Why did they have to die...for THIS!?!?!?!
Incredible. And yes, this can all be laid directly at the feet of Obama.
Tikrit by the way is half way between Mosul and Baghdad.........Iraqi Cent Govt must be crapping themselves right now as they cannot depend on the army either. Fleeing in droves.
Wonderful. It sure didn’t take ISIS long to get those helicopters up, and I think they’re going to be pretty unstoppable now.
How did our spy satellites miss the terrorist buildup?
I got an idea.
It was missed because this attack is a “spontaneous” response to a video.
Nope.....i suspected they would’nt....What a great big cluster**** this is and for what. Close the borders, seal it up and leave them to kill each other.
ISIS have now taken over Tikrit (Saddams native home), opened the prisons and freed prisoners.....more soldiers for them.
ISIS destroys border between Iraq and Syria...building large trenches. pic.twitter.com/pp8zrEiw1x
Report: ISIS have just pledged to go to Baghdad after they seize further areas in Kirkuk and Salahudin, they rises slogan “we are coming ya baghdad”.
It’s hard to grasp the magnitude of this - coupled with the fact that nobody here seems to be paying much attention to it. And our intelligence services had no warning of this coming storm?
AQ is getting its own country, one that we lost thousands of lives attempting to defend and restore.
Iraq and Syria, as we've known them, are over and done with.
Welcome to the new middle east Barry, you broke it, you buy it.