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Iraqi lawmaker calls for stance against Turkish strikes on northern Iraq

New Generation lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament Yusra Rajab (File)
2019-06-13

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SULAIMANI — New Generation lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament Yusra Rajab called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi to take a stance against Turkish strikes and deployment of units of Turkish army in Iraq.

Rajab said in a press conference on Thursday (June 13) that stationing Turkish army in the Kurdistan Region’s areas had damaged the reputation and independence of Iraq according to Article 1 of Iraqi Constitution.

The presidency of Iraqi parliament was asked to summon Turkish ambassador to Iraq through the Iraqi Foreign Ministry and give him an official letter of protest over the Turkish strikes and the deployment of Turkish military inside the country, she added.

She called on the Turkish government to “respect the international laws and solve its domestic issues inside Turkey."

Turkey has recently increased the frequency of it strikes on targets in the Kurdistan Region, which it says are part of an effort to combat the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

On Wednesday, Turkish warplanes bombed a petrol station in the Amedi district , northeast of Duhok.

Turkish airstrikes also wounded three members of the Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Region’s area of Bradost on June 5.

At least 120 villages have been evacuated in the Kurdistan Region’s sub-district of Sidakan due to Turkish airstrikes on the area, according to authorities.

(NRT Digital Media)