Iraqi authorities reported on Wednesday that they suspended Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar’s visit to the country after two border patrol commanders were killed in a Turkish drone attack near the city of Erbil, capital of the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry, which issued a statement confirming that the visit was canceled, has indicated that it has called the Turkish ambassador to the country to protest what the government calls “aggression and rape” on Iraqi soil Has. .
As a result, the authorities condemned the attack and threatened to “reconsider” their cooperation with the Turkish government. In recent weeks, despite criticism from Baghdad, Turkey has carried out a series of attacks on Kurdish militias in northern Iraq.
“Iraq categorically rejects and strongly condemns the flagrant attack by Turkey in Iraqi countries in the Sidekan area of the Erbil Governorate in the Iraqi Kurdistan region by a drone in which two officers and a heroic soldier were killed. Iraqi Armed Forces” picks up the text.