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Iraq demands Turkiye apologise over attack on Sulaimaniyah Airport

April 11, 2023 at 8:09 pm

Outside Sulaymaniyah International Airport [SHWAN MOHAMMED/AFP via Getty Images]

The Iraqi government has called on Turkiye to apologise for an attack on an airport in the country’s northern Kurdish region, Reuters news agency reports.

According to the report, the Iraqi demand on Saturday came as a Turkish Defence Ministry official told the Reuters news agency that no Turkish Armed Forces operation had taken place in that region in recent days.

Iraq’s presidency said the attack on Friday took place in the vicinity of the Sulaimaniyah Airport in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, denouncing it as a “flagrant aggression” against its sovereignty.

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