Turkey, Politics

Turkish FM, KRG PM discuss military base attack in N.Iraq

A base belonging to Turkish Armed Forces in northern Iraq was attacked after PKK terror group's provocation

26.01.2019
Turkish FM, KRG PM discuss military base attack in N.Iraq

By Tugcenur Yilmaz

ANKARA

The Turkish foreign minister and the prime minister of the northern Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) on Saturday discussed an attack on Turkish military base in northern Iraq, according to diplomatic sources.

In a telephone conversation with Mevlut Cavusoglu, Nechirvan Barzani stated all measures were taken and an investigation was launched after the attack, said the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity

Earlier on Saturday, the Turkish National Defense Ministry said the base came under attacked after PKK terror group's provocation.

"As a result of the provocation of the PKK terrorist organization, an attack took place in our base area located in northern Iraq," the ministry said in a statement.

There was a partial damage to vehicles and equipment in the attack, it said, adding that necessary measures were being taken regarding the incident.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- recognized as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people.

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