Turkey has evacuated its consulate in the southern Iraq city of Basra due to an increased security risk in Iraq, Reuters has reported.
A foreign ministry official told Reuters the 18 staff members, including the consul general, would return to Turkey from Kuwait and that there were no plans to evacuate the embassy in Baghdad.
The Foreign Secretary has been clear on the threat of Isis, but he has ruled out the prospect of any UK military involvement in the crisis.
Iraq’s foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari, is a natural diplomat. Polite, immaculately dressed, and blessed with a great memory.
Isis has paraded military equipment in Mosul it captured from when the Iraqi army fled in what some see as a "nightmare scenario."