Iraq demands Turkey to attacks against Turkish rebels

Iraq demanded a Turkish envoy in Baghdad an immediate end to air strikes ordered by Ankara on Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry released Thursday. The formal protest was broadcast on Wednesday Undersecretary of the ministry, Mohamed Jawad al Dorkie, special envoy Murat Ozcelik Turkish Baghdad, AFP reported. Dorkie Ozcelik moved to "the Iraqi government protest against violations of Iraqi sovereignty, the bombing of border areas to attack and the fact innocent civilians, and demanded the immediate suspension of these operations, "the statement said. "The ambassador has sent a protest note to this effect," he said. The Turkish government ordered the August 17 ​​bombing Kurdish positions after an attack by rebels Kurds in the Turkish-Iraqi border that killed nine members of the security forces. One hundred rebels were killed during the bombings of recent days, said Tuesday the Turkish army. The Kurdish conflict, which began in 1984 when the Party Kurdistan Workers took up arms against Turkey, caused about 45,000 deaths.

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