Iraqi PM speaks out against Turkish airstrikes
BRUSSELS – The Associated Press
AP PhotoIraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said his council of ministers views Turkish airstrikes in his country as “a dangerous escalation and a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.”
In a three-part message posted on his official Twitter account on July 28, al-Abadi said that the council is committed “not to allow any attack on Turkey from Iraqi territory and called on Turkey to respect good relations.”
Turkey launched a wave of airstrikes in Iraq last week targeting militants with the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, in the country’s northwest as it also hits Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria.