Iraq condemns Turkish incursion into Kurdistan-Xinhua

Iraq condemns Turkish incursion into Kurdistan

Source: Xinhua

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2024-07-11 05:47:30

BAGHDAD, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Iraq's National Security Council condemned on Wednesday Türkiye's military incursion into its Kurdistan Region, calling it a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani's office said in a statement that the council demanded Türkiye respect good neighborliness and engage diplomatically.

The Iraqi prime minister appointed a delegation to visit Kurdistan to assess the situation and develop a joint response, according to the statement.

Kurdish media reported that Turkish troops entered Iraqi territory near Amedi in recent days. Türkiye frequently conducts cross-border operations against PKK militants based in northern Iraq. The PKK is designated a terrorist group by Türkiye, the U.S., and the EU.