Arab League condemns Turkish military operation in Iraq

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Cairo,  June 15 (BNA): Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned today the military operation launched by Turkey in the regions of Northern Iraq for allegedly chasing elements of the Kurdistan Workers' Party.

 

The Turkish military interference represents an attack on the Iraqi sovereignty, and without coordination with the government in Baghdad, he said in a statement, adding that Ankara underestimates the international law and its relations with its Arab neighbors.


Arab League’s council had adopted a resolution last March condemning the ongoing Turkish interference in Northern Iraq under the title “Taking a unified Arab Stance towards the Turkish forces’ violation of Iraqi sovereignty” and the Arab countries unanimously approved the resolution, except one country which had reservations about it.

 

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