Iraq Considers Turkish Airstrikes on PKK as Violation of Country's Sovereignty

World | July 29, 2015, Wednesday // 15:03
Bulgaria: Iraq Considers Turkish Airstrikes on PKK as Violation of Country's Sovereignty Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi. Photo: Official Twitter account of Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday that the Turkish airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq constituted a violation of the country's sovereignty.

The Council of Ministers considered the airstrikes as “dangerous escalation and a violation of Iraq's sovereignty”, al-Abadi said in a message on his official Twitter account.

The prime minister called on Turkey to respect good relations and expressed the commitment of the government not to allow any attack on Turkey from Iraqi territory.

These development come as Turkey has been conducting a series of airstrikes against suspected Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets in Iraq and Islamic State (IS) in Syria since last week.

On Tuesday, Turkey carried out its latest aerial campaign against PKK, bombing targets located both on its territory and across the border in northern Iraq.

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