Iraq slams Turkey’s military incursion into Kurdistan Region

(MENAFN) On Wednesday, Iraq's National Security Council strongly condemned Turkey's military incursion into its Kurdistan Region, labeling it as a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani's office issued a statement asserting that the council insisted on Turkey respecting principles of good neighborliness and resolving issues through diplomatic means.

In response to the situation, the Iraqi prime minister has appointed a delegation tasked with visiting Kurdistan to assess the ongoing developments and formulate a coordinated response, according to the statement released by his office.

Reports from Kurdish media indicated that Turkish troops had recently entered Iraqi territory near Amedi. Turkey has conducted numerous cross-border operations into northern Iraq targeting PKK militants, whom Turkey, the United States, and the European Union designate as a terrorist organization.

The incursion has sparked diplomatic tensions between Iraq and Turkey, highlighting the complex dynamics in the region concerning security, sovereignty, and the ongoing conflict with Kurdish militants. Iraq's response underscores its commitment to defending its territorial integrity while seeking diplomatic solutions to regional challenges.



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