Presidency Condemns Turkish Airstrike in Sidakan Area for being a serious Violation of Iraq's Sovereignty

2020/08/12

The Presidency condemned Turkey's attack which was carried out by a drone that targeted the Sidakan area in the Kurdistan Region.
In a statement issued today Tuesday, August 11, 2020, the Official Spokesperson for the Presidency stressed that the repeated Turkish military breaches of Iraqi territories are a serious violation of Iraq's sovereignty.
Furthermore, he called for cessation of all the Turkish military incursions into Iraq which would harm good-neighborly relations in addition to seeking dialog and understanding to solve the border problems between the two neighboring countries.   
The statement is as the following:
" We condemn the flagrant attack which was carried out by a Turkish drone that targeted the Sidakan area in the Kurdistan Region.
The repeated Turkish military breaches of Iraqi territories are a serious violation of Iraq's sovereignty and a clear violation of the international laws and covenants.
While denouncing these acts of aggressions which have resulted in the martyrdom of a number of innocent citizens in addition to border guard battalion officers, we call for the immediately cessation of such aggressions as well as sitting down together and opening dialogue to resolve the border problems between the two neighboring countries by adopting the peaceful ways and means so as to preserve the security and stability of the Region.
Presedent

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