From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Turkey's foreign minister has said its troops have killed 17 ISIL fighters with artillery and mortars since the operation in Mosul began.
However, Ankara is locked in a dispute with Baghdad over the presence of Turkish troops at the Bashiqa camp.
Iraq says the Turkish soldiers are there without permission.
Mohammed Zanagana, a political analyst, discusses the Kurdish perspective on the issue with Al Jazeera’s Imran Khan in Erbil: