28 September 2020

Turkey hits Iraq and PKK meeting: Akar's visit cancelled

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Turkish warplanes have struck a car carrying two high-ranking Baghdad government forces in northern Iraq. reports that the statement came from the Iraqi government.

According to the report, in addition to the officers, there was a driver in the car.

Ihsan Chalabi, the mayor of Sidekan district in Erbil province, said the commanders were shot during a meeting with PKK members.

"Turkish UAVs hit a meeting place between Baghdad government forces and PKK members near the border."

Speaking to the Associated Press, Iraqi army officials confirmed that the commanders had met with PKK members. They said five people were killed in the incident.

According to the report, Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar's visit to Iraq was also cancelled.

It should be noted that PKK leader Jamil Bayik was allegedly killed as a result of these strikes yesterday.

2020.08.12 / 12:38
Tural Azimzadeh
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