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Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during an anti-Turkey protest in front of the Turkish embassy in Baghdad, Iraq October 18, 2016. © Wissm al-Okili Supporters of Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during an anti-Turkey protest in front of the Turkish embassy in Baghdad, Iraq October 18, 2016. © Wissm al-Okili / Reuters

Thousands of Iraqis surrounded the Turkish embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday to protest Turkey’s continued military presence in their country, as well as its stated intention to take part in the ongoing battle for Mosul Islamic State’s key stronghold in Iraq.

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Huge protests in #Baghdad today outside the Turkish embassy vs. the Ottofascist rhetoric from #Turkey re: #Mosul.

“Get out occupier!” shouted members of the crowd, many of whom were adherents of powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a particularly vociferous opponent of Sunni Turkey. “Fight terrorism in your own country,”read a placard held up by one of the…

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