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Turkey resolutely continues cross-border ops in Iraq

Turkey continues military operations against terrorist organization PKK, Foreign Ministry tells Iraqi Charge d’Affaires

Ahmet Furkan Mercan   | 30.06.2019
Turkey resolutely continues cross-border ops in Iraq

ANKARA 

Turkey resolutely continues cross-border operations against terrorists in Iraq, told the country's Foreign Ministry to Iraqi Charge d’Affaires on Sunday, according to a statement by the spokesman.

Iraqi Charge d’Affaires Issam Muhammed was summoned to the ministry and informed that Turkey will resolutely continue cross-border operations against terrorists in Iraq, Hami Aksoy, the spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, said in a statement.

Claims about civilian casualties in military operations against PKK in Iraq is unacceptable, the statement added.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has waged a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 30 years, resulting in the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.

* Writing by Gozde Bayar

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