A NATO general said that Turkey is an “important” contributor to the Iraq mission of the alliance.

Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin told Anadolu Agency at the headquarters in Brussels: “Turkey is an important ally and an important contributor in this mission.”

Fortin, a Canadian general, said the mission offers consultancy and training and not combat.

“We are grateful for Turkey’s contributions to the mission headquarters and the instructors and advisors at the Military School of Administration and Logistics in Taji,” Fortin added, referring to one of the schools where NATO provides training.

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