Iraq delivers a 3rd ”demarche” protest note to Turkey


Shafaq News / On Wednesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered a formal diplomatic “demarche” protest note to the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad  on the background of the killing of Iraqi border guards by Turkish air strikes on Tuesday.


According to a statement by the ministry received by Shafaq News agency, it had summoned the Turkish ambassador Fatih Yildiz due to the continuous bombardment, especially the recent by a drone in Sidekan area which led to the martyrdom of two officers and others. "


The statement  added, "The demarche delivered to the ambassador by the Undersecretary of the Ministry, Ambassador Abdul Karim Hashem, in which held Turkey the responsibility for this attack, and called on to clarify the circumstances and hold the perpetrators accountable."


The ministry stressed the need for the Turkish government to stop the bombing and withdraw its forces from all Iraqi territories.


In the same regard, the Iraqi government canceled the visit of the Turkish Minister of Defense to Baghdad, as well as all the visits scheduled for Turkish officials at the present time.


This is the third memorandum Iraq deliver it to the Turkish ambassador since last June.


Turkey says it is targeting the PKK fighters, but its military operations have caused human and material losses in the border areas of the region.

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