Kurdistan Regional Government vows to punish attackers of Turkish base in N Iraq

Kurdistan Regional Government vows to punish attackers of Turkish base in N Iraq

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Kurdistan Regional Government vows to punish attackers of Turkish base in N Iraq

Nechirvan Barzani

The regional government in northern Iraq on Jan. 26 stated the perpetrators of an attack on a Turkish military base in the region will be punished.

"There are provocateurs behind the attack and they will be punished," the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) said in a statement.

The KRG will launch a comprehensive investigation into the incident, read the statement.

Earlier on Jan. 26, the Turkish Defense Ministry said a base belonging to Turkish Armed Forces in northern Iraq was attacked.

"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.

Meanwhile, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu discussed the issue with KRG leader Nechirvan Barzani in a telephone conversation in the evening on Jan. 26.

PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

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