Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, on Wednesday, the cancellation of the visit of the Turkish Minister of Defense, Hulusi Akar, to the country, according to what was reported by the official news agency (INA).
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry confirmed that Akar’s visit, which was scheduled for Thursday, has been cancelled.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry added that the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad will be summoned to deliver a letter of protest against a Turkish drone attack on the border guards in the north of the country, which resulted in the killing of two Iraqi military leaders, in addition to a driver who was accompanying them.
Earlier, the spokesman for the joint operations, Major General Tahsin Al-Khafaji, confirmed, on Tuesday, that there is communication and consultation with officials in the Kurdistan region regarding the Turkish aggression.
Khafaji indicated that there are other details that will be consulted with the region to find out what are the reasons that led to this attack and how a certain party is targeting military leaders within the Iraqi borders.
For his part, the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Army, Yahya Rasool, said: We will not tolerate the shedding of Iraqi blood,” according to the official news agency.
And last June, Turkey announced the launch of the military operation “Claw-Eagle”, to strike Kurdish targets, according to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which Ankara classifies as a “terrorist organization”.
Source: CNN Arabic