A total of 378 people have been detained in January during operations against PKK/PYD terrorist organisation, Turkish Interior Ministry says.
Tikrit massacre saw the terror group in June 2014 abduct up to 1,700 mainly Shia cadets from the former US Speicher military base and execute them.
The move comes after the governor said he no longer wishes to stay in the job, according to local media.
Deadly incident happened as spectators gathered to attend the final match in Basra city in the country's first international football event held in four decades.
It is the first time Iraq hosts the regional competition since 1979, the same year Saddam Hussein seized power in Baghdad.
Turkish security forces nab at least 40 Syrian, Iraqi, and Azerbaijani nationals, who were found to be operating on behalf of the terrorist organisation in Syria and Iraq.
A total of 124 terrorists have laid down their arms and surrendered to security forces so far in 2022, according to Türkiye's Interior Ministry.
'Baghdad II' meeting, which includes high-level officials from Saudi Arabia and Iran, tackles Iraq's most pressing concerns including its security and the economy.
Nine officers from Iraq's federal police were killed in one of the deadliest such incidents in months.
Turkish foreign minister calls for cooperation fighting against terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq to clear terror threat.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also criticised the US for giving support and weapons to terrorist organisations in northern Syria.
Deputy foreign ministers of Türkiye and Russia met on December 8-9 in Istanbul to discuss regional issues.
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