Ankara condemns attack on Turkmens in Kirkuk, urges Baghdad to take 'measures'
At least 10 people were injured in four bombings in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on July 18.
"We condemn the bomb attacks on Turkmen-populated neighborhoods of Kirkuk, including a children’s hospital. We wish a quick recovery to the many wounded Turkmens," Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said on July 19.
"We stress our utmost sensitivity to the safety and security of our Turkmen brethren, who constitute a safeguard for Iraq's territorial integrity," he added.
"The government of Iraq should take necessary security measures and foil internal and external groups aiming to destabilize Iraq by creating a new fait accompli in Kirkuk."